Songs, finger plays and stories are presented to our students under the direction of our music teacher. Musical studies begin with singing and ear training exercises with our younger children, and continue with the study of instruments and various musical styles with our older children. Two concerts per school-year are presented to our families.
The movement class is beneficial to our student’s development in balance, coordination, self esteem and body awareness. Our students are given the opportunity to express themselves through dance and movement to different styles of music once per week. Lisa Wolsey, long-time dance student with a school affiliated with The British Association Teachers of Dance, leads our morning class.
A daily class of conversational French is taught to our students during circle time. Games, songs, pictures and real objects are used to make the study of French enjoyable and interesting. An advanced French class is provided to students in their final year at BMS. The class is designed to provide our students with the conversational French needed in French immersion.
Physical activity is a vital part of the development of the whole child. Physical activities and instruction are a part of every day at Bayside Montessori. We promote 40 minutes of physical activity everyday through the use of the gymnasium, our playground and various parks and ball fields that surround our school.
The students of Bayside Montessori are provided with various materials and encouraged to try different media and create their own masterpieces. Seasonal crafts and other activities that tie in with our units of study are a part of our school curriculum.
Nutritious snacks and lunches are provided each day. We follow Canada’s food guide by providing meals that contain one serving of each food group. Dietary restrictions are taken into consideration when preparing meals. Parents are provided with a rotating, monthly menu at the beginning of the school year. We are a peanut free school.
Enrollment preference will be given to families with a firm commitment to the Montessori philosophy and who intend to keep their child in our program for the full three-year cycle. Existing student will be offered opportunity to make first choice in enrollment. Once existing students are served, priority will go to siblings, alumni and public wait list. The school reserves the right to adjust the enrollment placement of students at any time.
Classes are multi-aged, and Bayside Montessori School will make every reasonable effort to balance each class with respect to age and gender. Bayside Montessori School admits students of any race, colour, national and ethnic origin to all rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It is the practice of Bayside Montessori School to offer enrollment to children with minor difficulties in speech or who speak a different language. Bayside Montessori can not offer services to children with special needs as we do not have the appropriate training or resources.
Annual fees show a discount of 2%.
Semi-annual fees show a discount of 1%.
All payments must be made with post-dated cheques
A. Five Full Days: Annual fee-$9224.84 due September 1st, Semi-annual fee-$4659.49 September 1st and February 1st, Monthly payments-$941.31 due the first of each month September -June
B. Five mornings: Annual fee-$4556.22 due September 1st, Semi-annual fee-$2301.46 due September 1st and February 1st. Monthly payments-$464.10 due the first of each month September –June.
C. Monday, Wednesday, Friday introductory program for first-year students: Annual fee-$5880.00 due September 1st, Semi-annual fee-$2970.00 due September 1st and February 1st, Monthly payments 600.00 due the first of each month September-June.
The before care program begins at 7:30 am
Five days per week is $140.00 .Three days per week is $84.00
Less than three days is $7.00 per day
The lunch program is open to half day children for an extra fee of $55.64 per month.
Aftercare runs from 4:00-5:30 for and extra cost of $13.00 per day or $220.00 per month.
Each sibling is counted as a separate tuition to which the annual or semi-annual discount may be applied. There are no other sibling discounts.
A non-refundable registration fee of $210.00 will be required.