Montessori education has an international reputation and influence. It is a holistic approach: it develops and educates the whole child, physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally.
Montessori is child centred: each child progresses at his or her own pace, not pressured to achieve and encouraged to follow his/her own path of development. It offers a unique combination of highly structured curriculum and the freedom for the child to choose his/her own activities. Because they have a choice, Montessori children become enthusiastic learners.
Emphasis is placed on developing children’s creative imagination through art, craft and drama.
At Bayside Montessori we offer a music program, a creative dance program and a French program. Our school is geared for children from 2.5 or 3 years of age with the expectation that they remain with us for the next three years as a replacement for kindergarten. We offer five half day or five full-day programs with snacks and lunch provided by the school.
Children are accepted upon the basis of an interview and interaction in one of our classrooms. Our Montessori teachers hold university degrees and/or college degrees and/or Montessori diplomas.