Preparation
for life.

Preparation
for life.

Welcome to Westside Montessori School where
students, aged 18 months to 14 years, radiate
self-confidence and exhibit a love for learning.

Let us help your child achieve their fullest potential through
the Montessori approach to learning. Westside Montessori
School is CCMA accredited and the ideal environment for your
urban family from toddlerhood to adolescence.

Welcome to Westside Montessori School where students, aged 18 months to 14 years, radiate self-confidence and exhibit a love for learning.

Let us help your child achieve their fullest potential through the Montessori approach to learning. Westside Montessori School is CCMA accredited and the ideal environment for your urban family from toddlerhood to adolescence.

Montessori… what the…?

Montessori is an approach to education that fosters academic abilities, along with social and emotional learning.

Our child-centred approach, combined with individualized lessons and inquiry-based learning, enables children to excel academically, problem-solve, persevere and grow into compassionate individuals.

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Montessori… what the…?

Montessori is an approach to education that fosters academic abilities, along with social and emotional learning.

Our child-centred approach, combined with individualized lessons and inquiry-based learning, enables children to excel academically, problem-solve, persevere and grow into compassionate individuals.

BOOK A TOUR BELOW

PROGRAMS


TODDLER

TODDLER
(18-36 months old)

Our youngest students build their
independence and self-care skills while
living in community in our loving and
supportive environments.


TODDLER

CASA
(3-6 years old)

Students build and strengthen their focus,
concentration, and independence while
working and socializing in our bright and
spacious classrooms.


TODDLER

ELEMENTARY
(6-12 years old)

Older children work collaboratively and
enthusiastically while growing
academically, emotionally
and socially.


TODDLER

ADOLESCENT
(12-14 years old)

Our eldest students pursue academic
subjects, spend time volunteering in their
community and run their own business
through our production and exchange
program.

PROGRAMS


TODDLER

TODDLER
(18-36 months old)

Our youngest students build their independence and selfcare skills while living in community in our loving and supportive environments.


TODDLER

CASA
(3-6 years old)

Students build and strengthen their focus, concentration, and independence while working and socializing in our bright and spacious classrooms.


TODDLER

ELEMENTARY
(6-12 years old)

Older children work collaboratively and enthusiastically while growing academically, emotionally and socially.


TODDLER

ADOLESCENT
(12-14 years old)

Our eldest students pursue academic subjects, spend time volunteering in their community and run their own business through our production and exchange program.

Our classrooms are designed with your child’s
growth and development in mind.

At both our Kensington Market and Dufferin Grove locations,
our classrooms are skillfully designed to cater to and
encompass the children’s developmental needs.

Our classrooms are designed with your child’s growth and development in mind.

At both our Kensington Market and Dufferin Grove locations, our classrooms are skillfully designed to cater to and encompass the children’s developmental needs.

TWO LOCATIONS IN THE
HEART OF TORONTO

Westside Montessori School opened in 2008, in the historical Water Works Building, with just five children. Within a few years, we had outgrown our space and opened our doors at 95 Bellevue Avenue, a historical mansion in Kensington Market in 2014.

Growth and expansion continued, and, in the fall of 2020, we opened our second location on a tree-lined property across from Dufferin Grove Park. Between our two campuses, we now have over 160 students from 18 months to 14 years old!

TWO LOCATIONS IN THE
HEART OF TORONTO

Westside Montessori School opened in 2008, in the historical Water Works Building, with just five children. Within a few years, we had outgrown our space and opened our doors at 95 Bellevue Avenue, a historical mansion in Kensington Market in 2014.

Growth and expansion continued, and, in the fall of 2020, we opened our second location on a tree-lined property across from Dufferin Grove Park. Between our two campuses, we now have over 160 students from 18 months to 14 years old!

Our Values

COMMUNITY | KINDNESS | ENVIRONMENT

Our values are rooted in kindness and respect for
ourselves, our communities and our environment.
We invite you to join us.

Our Values

COMMUNITY | KINDNESS | ENVIRONMENT

Our values are rooted in kindness and respect for ourselves, our communities and our environment.
We invite you to join us.

WESTSIDE NEWS

Stay in the know!

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information on upcoming open house
dates, program registration and special
event announcements!

WESTSIDE NEWS

Stay in the know!

Sign-up to our mailing list to receive information on upcoming open house dates, program registration and special event announcements!

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Hosting an Event - An Important Practical Life Lesson⁠
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☕🌸 Calling all parents! 🌸☕⁠
⁠
Get ready for a heartwarming treat straight from the hands of our students at Westside. 💖 Mother's and Father's Days are approaching and our children are donning their aprons and brewing up something special just for you!⁠ We will be celebrating Parents’ Days next week and again in June! 
⁠
🌷 From handmade goodies to sweet serenades, our celebrations are always filled with love, laughter, delicious snacks and cherished memories in the making.⁠
⁠
Come sip, savour, and share in the joy as we honour the amazing parents in our community! Your children delight in hosting you and work hard to prepare for a beautiful occasion. ⁠
⁠
Mark your calendars and get ready for a couple of very sweet mornings. See you there! 💕 ⁠
⁠
We're gearing up for a few exciting events coming up. And, of course, tulips must be a part of our decor! 🌷⁠
⁠
We'll be celebrating Mothers and Fathers at our upcoming Parents' Days next week and again in mid-June. ⁠
⁠
Our young students learn very early on all the details involved in hosting an event, including planning an event, inviting those welcome to attend, purchasing or making decorations and food, being sure there are drinks available, along with dishes and cups to serve. ⁠
⁠
Lastly, greeting and helping our guests to settle in and feel comfortable, between Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, Parents' Days and our upcoming in-class parent observations, there is much to celebrate at Westside! ⁠
Exploring the Wonders of Nature: A Day in the Life of Our Elementary Montessori Students! 🔍🌿⁠
⁠
At Westside Montessori School, our elementary students learn about nature in the classroom as well as outside in the forest! – they're truly living it!  Regularly, our students take their curiosity to new heights as they venture into the great outdoors to observe and document the living world around them. 🌳⁠
⁠
🙏🏼Thanks, High Park Nature Centre for your wonderful programming. Our Lower Elementary Students explore High Park every two weeks, adding greatly to their biology program, along with providing opportunity to learn to navigate public transit as well as the grace & courtesy concepts needed in new situations. 🙌🏾⁠
⁠
🔬Once in the forest, they embark on a journey of discovery, examining the intricate patterns of leaves, studying the behaviour of insects, and marvelling at the diversity of plant life in their very own city. 🐞 Every observation is a window into the natural wonders that surround us.⁠
⁠
🌱 Through hands-on exploration and inquiry-based learning, our students both deepen their understanding of science and biology while cultivating a profound respect for the environment. 🌍💚 Each discovery sparks a sense of wonder and ignites a passion for protecting our planet for generations to come. 🌙⁠
⁠
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping." - Dr. Montessori⁠

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

Hosting an Event - An Important Practical Life Lesson⁠
⁠
☕🌸 Calling all parents! 🌸☕⁠
⁠
Get ready for a heartwarming treat straight from the hands of our students at Westside. 💖 Mother's and Father's Days are approaching and our children are donning their aprons and brewing up something special just for you!⁠ We will be celebrating Parents’ Days next week and again in June! 
⁠
🌷 From handmade goodies to sweet serenades, our celebrations are always filled with love, laughter, delicious snacks and cherished memories in the making.⁠
⁠
Come sip, savour, and share in the joy as we honour the amazing parents in our community! Your children delight in hosting you and work hard to prepare for a beautiful occasion. ⁠
⁠
Mark your calendars and get ready for a couple of very sweet mornings. See you there! 💕 ⁠
⁠
We're gearing up for a few exciting events coming up. And, of course, tulips must be a part of our decor! 🌷⁠
⁠
We'll be celebrating Mothers and Fathers at our upcoming Parents' Days next week and again in mid-June. ⁠
⁠
Our young students learn very early on all the details involved in hosting an event, including planning an event, inviting those welcome to attend, purchasing or making decorations and food, being sure there are drinks available, along with dishes and cups to serve. ⁠
⁠
Lastly, greeting and helping our guests to settle in and feel comfortable, between Grandparents and Special Friends' Day, Parents' Days and our upcoming in-class parent observations, there is much to celebrate at Westside! ⁠
Exploring the Wonders of Nature: A Day in the Life of Our Elementary Montessori Students! 🔍🌿⁠
⁠
At Westside Montessori School, our elementary students learn about nature in the classroom as well as outside in the forest! – they're truly living it!  Regularly, our students take their curiosity to new heights as they venture into the great outdoors to observe and document the living world around them. 🌳⁠
⁠
🙏🏼Thanks, High Park Nature Centre for your wonderful programming. Our Lower Elementary Students explore High Park every two weeks, adding greatly to their biology program, along with providing opportunity to learn to navigate public transit as well as the grace & courtesy concepts needed in new situations. 🙌🏾⁠
⁠
🔬Once in the forest, they embark on a journey of discovery, examining the intricate patterns of leaves, studying the behaviour of insects, and marvelling at the diversity of plant life in their very own city. 🐞 Every observation is a window into the natural wonders that surround us.⁠
⁠
🌱 Through hands-on exploration and inquiry-based learning, our students both deepen their understanding of science and biology while cultivating a profound respect for the environment. 🌍💚 Each discovery sparks a sense of wonder and ignites a passion for protecting our planet for generations to come. 🌙⁠
⁠
"Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath it's shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping." - Dr. Montessori⁠
Findings⁠
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Children love to share their findings with their adults, which may include teachers, parents, coaches, caregivers and relatives. Sharing is a fundamental aspect of the learning process for children, as it enables them to receive support, feedback, and connect with those who support them while deepening their understanding of the world around them.⁠
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At Westside, our students are often sharing what they find in nature with us. We are often greeted with flowers, insects, blades of grass and even birds' nests - all very fascinating specimens. ⁠
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The wildest finding was a full muskrat skeleton! How cool is that??! ⁠
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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH