Casa (Preschool, Junior and Senior Kindergarten) Admission Registration Process

  1. For Casa (preschool, junior and senior kindergarten) admission, call the school at (613) 216-7275 or email us to make an appointment for a personal visit. Please note that the visit may take up to one hour of your time. You will be briefly introduced to the Montessori Education and our daily routine. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to tour our facility and ask questions.
  2. Once you are interested in registering your child in our Casa program and have been informed that we have openings available, please submit an application form accompanied by an application fee of $75. If our program is currently full, your child can be placed on a waiting list at no cost. When a spot becomes available, the school will contact you on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. Once your application form and fee have been received by our school office and as part of the application process, we will organize a short 20-30 minute visit during which your child will meet with the Casa Head Teacher and/or Pedagogical Supervisor. This visit is mandatory and is intended to give you a chance to ask questions to our teaching staff and also for the school to ensure that our Casa program is a good fit for your child.
  4. Following that visit, a decision about acceptance will be made within 48 hours by the school administration.
  5. If enrollment is confirmed, you will be provided with the enrollment package. Upon receipt of that package, please submit the following to our school office within 5 business days: all documents, forms, tuition deposits, fees and post-dated cheques listed in the enrollment package (signed and dated).

Please note that all the above listed requirements must be fully met for your child to be considered officially enrolled at our school.

Fees 2023-2024

  • Parkdale Montessori School is part of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) System, as such fees have been reduced.
  • Fees for the Casa Montessori program include: 7 hours of Montessori Education daily, two healthy snacks a day, three seasonal events (either off school grounds, held virtually, or with in-person guests), and all yearly materials and maintenance costs.
  • Families have the option to select precare and/or aftercare if they need extended care services outside of Montessori program hours.
  • Application fee, deposits and pro-rated fees (for time already spent in the program and/or services already used) are all non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  • Fees, programs, services and schedule are subject to change.
  • Alternative payment plan available upon request.
Program and Services Hours              Deposits               (non-refundable / non-transferable and towards tuition fees) Balance Total Fees
Montessori Program 8:30 am – 3:30 pm $2,500 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $5,150 (due Sept. 1st) $7,650
Precare 8:00 am – 8:30 am $100 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $440 (due Sept. 1st) $540
Aftercare 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm $200 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $1,250 (due Sept. 1st) $1,450
* Application fee: $75 (non-refundable/non-transferable and due with submission of application form)



  • Hot lunch in Casa is optional and not covered by CWELCC.
  • Hot lunch is catered by L’ Entreprise Mazzola.
  • Families can opt to pay upfront or monthly for the hot lunch program.
  • Fees are subject to increase at any time during the school year due to rising food cost.
Hot Lunch Payment Options Fees
1 Up-front payment $3,100 (due Sept. 1st)
10 Monthly payments $330/month (due on the 1st of each month)


School Policies

  • Parkdale Montessori School welcomes all prospective parents and their families, and has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children.
  • Acceptance into our programs is based on many factors such as: availability, age, etc. Children may be admitted at any time during the school year, depending on availability of space.
  • Priority will be given to children who are currently enrolled and are eligible to move to the next age grouping, siblings of children currently enrolled, and families who previously attended Parkdale Montessori School.


  • Children must be fully toilet-trained to be accepted into our Casa program (i.e. able to independently use the toilet, wipe, and wash hands).
  • Children must have the ability to care for their own personal needs, and show age-appropriate independence and readiness (e.g. physical independence could be observed through your child’s ability to dress himself/herself; emotional independence could be manifested through ability to verbalize his/her needs; social readiness means that your child has some ability to understand limits, can usually wait, and can control impulses most times).
  • Ages (i.e. 3 to 6 years-old) are approximate and placement depends on each child’s abilities and emotional growth.
  • Children must come for a visit prior to acceptance.
  • Previous school/daycare records must be submitted if applicable.
  • The Montessori curriculum at the Casa level is based on a three-year cycle. Therefore, it is in the child’s best interest that a commitment is made for that length of time.

Download an application form

Casa Admission Application