The Montessori approach to education is based on respect for the child as a ‘worthy individual’ performing tasks that will help him or her develop into a mature adult. Montessori education takes into account the natural curiosity and desire to learn that is present in all children. A child needs independence to control his/her own impulses and emotions as a result of which he/she gains self-confidence.

Montessori education takes into account the fact that children absorb information from their surroundings. Learning does not have to be forced upon them. Hence, a Montessori School provides an orderly and readily accessible environment where a child is free to work through his or her own cycle of activity at his or her own pace. A child learns to read, write and calculate in a natural way just as he or she learns to walk and talk.

There is a rapid growth of intelligence in the early years. However, children mature at different rates and their readiness for academic subjects varies greatly. The Montessori classroom allows each child the flexibility and freedom to select activities that correspond to his or her interest and readiness.

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Hopedale Montessori School 

Hopedale Montessori School has been serving the Halton community for over 20 years. Our team of qualified staff are dedicated to providing students with the best education possible.

Each of our classrooms is fully equipped with traditional Montessori materials. In addition to providing students with a strong academic foundation, our program is enhanced with a fun music and French program.

All our programs offer exercises aimed at making children independent as well as care for the environment and others. Tasks such as tying shoes, pouring, polishing, preparing food, cleaning up and tidying up after exercises helps a child develop coordination, concentration and good work habits. Each accomplishment reinforces their self-confidence.

A child’s perception of size and space is developed through activities that activate sensory skills of smelling, tasting, hearing, seeing and feeling. Spheres and cubes, rods of varying lengths, cylinders of different dimensions help children in discrimination and classification. Our programs focus on language skills especially in the areas of reading, literature, grammar, creative writing, handwriting, vocabulary enhancement and self-expression.

The basic concepts of mathematics are inculcated as a child uses concrete materials. Patterns and number concepts are introduced and developed to various levels.