Toronto Campus

LOCATION:

Our school is located in the “All Saints Church Kingsway”, at 2850 Bloor Street West, Etobicoke.

ADMINISTRATOR / PRINCIPAL:

Mrs. Bozena Nowicka-Lipa, MA OF PSYCH, AMI

STAFF:

AMI Montessori trained teachers (Association Montessori Internationale)

SESSIONS: 

  • Half day:  mornings 9:00 am – 12:00PM
  • Full day: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Before and after school care are available at extra cost and run from 8-9am and 3:30-5:30pm
  • Our school year runs from September, commencing after Labor Day, to mid-June.
  • Children may be enrolled throughout the year.
  • Holidays observed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Holidays (two weeks), Family Day, and March Break (two weeks), Easter, and Victoria Day. Please refer to the school calendar for details.

AGES:

This program is for students of two and a half to six years old. Children entering the program  must be fully toilet trained A fully toilet trained child is aware of their physiological needs, and is able to  notify staff that they need to use the washroom.

MONTESSORI CASA PROGRAM:

“The Montessori method is based on love of the child and respect for his natural capabilities.”

The Montessori Method of education is followed whereby the child learns at his/her own pace and absorbs information from an enriched prepared environment. The child’s sensitive periods are recognized as he/she is guided to develop co-ordination, concentration, good work habits, and academic skills. Montessori materials and activities generally fall into these five groups: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural Activities.

In addition, our school provides French, Music, Gym, and Yoga classes.

Parents may make an appointment to observe a casa at work.

 HEALTH POLICY:

  • Children are not allowed to attend the school if they are to ill to participate, or if they are suffering from any contagious disease.
  • If a child becomes ill during the day, he /she will be put in an isolated area and the parents will be called to pick the child up as soon as possible. Any child who is unable to go outside should stay at home.
  • The staff will use its own discretion concerning the seriousness of a cold. Any child with a bad cold (cough, fever, etc.} will be asked to leave and return when able to function well with the group.
  • Parents are requested to phone the school when a child is absent due to illness.
  • A child with communicable disease or diarrhea will not be accepted into the school.
  • A child must have a Doctors note saying that he/she is fit to return to school after a communicable disease.
  • If child has taken any fever or pain reducing medication within 24 hours.( ie. Tylenol, Benelyn, Advil), child must remain at home and be medication free for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Staff is permitted to administer medication that is in the original container prescribed by the doctor, and with the Medication Authorization Form signed by the parent.

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES:

On occasion the staff and students of Prince Edward Montessori leave the premises of the school to go on field trips. Examples of such outings include museums, farms, and library.

SECURITY

The main doors are locked all day except for arrival and dismissal times. The main door is monitored through our office, via a security camera. At Prince Edward Montessori School we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your child. Parents, grandparents and caregivers will need to provide photo identification upon pick-up if they have not yet met your child’s directress/or and/or assistant.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:

In order to register a child at Prince Edward Montessori School the following is required:

  1. Parents must observe casa and decide that the Montessori Pedagogy is the education of choice for their child
  2. A completed Application Form
  3. $180.00 registration fee and the last month deposit.

Parents have the option of choosing one of the two payment plans – please refer to the Fee Schedule

Our early beginnings …

ETOBICOKE

  • Prince Edward Montessori School was officially registered with the Government of Canada in September 1995
  • Doors opened for operation in January 1996. The school opened with 3 children, 1 Directress, 1 Assistant
  • Bozena was both the Directress and Administrator at this point in time
  • Within a 3 year period, attendance grew to 24 children, 2 Directresses and 1 Assistant
  • In September of 2001, the casa space was divided into 2 separate casas with 32 children in total children, 2 Directresses and 2 Assistants
  • In 2002, Bozena took on the role of full-time administrator