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Durham’s Premier French Immersion Montessori School (Ages 18 months to 12 years)

French Immersion Montessori School

We offer the P.E.A.C.E of Mind Promise

Passion: Our teachers’ passion will inspire your child to become interested and excited about what they are learning.

Enrichment: Your child will be given the freedom and support to question, probe deeply, and make connections in all the academic avenues in the classroom. With a curriculum that exceeds provincial academic standards, your child will learn how to think critically, seek knowledge and understanding.

Attention Advantage: We maintain a small teacher to student ratio. Your child will receive the needed individualized attention in the classroom.

Critical Thinking: We educate the complete child and teach them how to think, learn, probe and seek answers.

Empowerment: We have created an environment where your son or daughter gains a sense of self. Your child will be a part of a culturally affirming environment that encourages them to seek where they fit in history, the present and the future.

Casa Program

Ages 3 – 6

« Apprends-moi à faire seul(e) »

Our Casa program offers young children a friendly and inclusive environment that promotes discovery, concentration, and self-initiation. The Montessori environment provides sensory and motor experiences that lay the subconscious groundwork for developing academic skills, where children learn with hands-on activities designed to help them develop physically, socially, and intellectually. Our students become confident in their own abilities as they are naturally encouraged to persevere. Through activities and class environment, kids are able to achieve manageable goals, and correct their own mistakes.

Lower Elementary

Ages 6 – 9

«La graine que nous semons est la graine de l’espérance.»

This is the age when the imagination develops, allowing children to understand and access what is not visible nor perceived by the senses. In the lower elementary program, children pass from concrete concepts to more abstract thought. The curriculum includes more advanced mathematical concepts, ample opportunity for writing, the use of basic research tools, and introduces the new ability to organize and present information. Students develop these new skills in many areas, including language arts, math, science, geography, zoology, botany, health sciences, and art.

Upper Elementary

Ages 9 – 12

«L’enfant est pour l’humanité à la fois un espoir et une promesse.»

Upper Elementary students are drawn to the outside world beyond their own community. They have been well prepared by their earlier experiences to approach a challenging curriculum of advanced ideas in literature, history, science, mathematics, and language. Students in this program not only focus on the acquisition of information but are also pushed to think and question the subject of their learning. At this level, students are given increasing opportunities to immerse in topics of interest and to carry out multi-layered research projects.

Summer Camp

Ages 4 – 12

  • Will introduce JK/SK* students to the French language
  • Will help prepare SK students entering French Immersion for the upcoming school year
  • Will reinforce French language skills
  • Enhances French learning outside the classroom
  • Builds confidence in French language skills
  • Is perfect for grade 1 – 6 French Immersion and Francophone students
  • Has trips, sports, arts and crafts, new friendships and more!
  • Provides a fun summer French experience

*Participants must be at least 4 years old to attend summer camp. All participants must be fully potty trained.

We Offer Bussing!

We are offering bussing in Markham beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Pickup spot: TBD.

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A Message From the Principal

Our highest dream is that every single child who passes through our school doors will be inspired and become so courageous to follow the highest calling on their lives. We desire that every student will dream impossible dreams and be so audacious as to know that they can achieve them.