upcoming events

Feb, 22


Parent Teacher Interviews

04:15 pm

Feb, 24

Open House

Registering for Sept 2018

10:00 am

Mar, 01


Parent Teacher Interviews

04:15 pm

Our Mission
To provide a safe and nurturing child-centered environment that allows the child to learn and interact with their community based on Montessori principles, to become independent, compassionate and motivated for life long learning.
Why choose the Children´s Montessori Academy?

At our little yellow school, your child will never be just another face in the crowd. Our school is like a second family, a community of children within a caring and nurturing environment. Our children remember this special time in their lives and often drop by to visit long after graduation. You can learn more about our community on our blog.

Open house dates

Our Open Houses are generally held at various times during the school year for parents interested in enrollment for the following school years. It is recommended that you check out our blog, contact the school and attend one of the Open Houses to appreciate what our program has to offer your child.

Our School
The Children's Montessori Academy is a special place for families in Oak Ridges and Richmond Hill. Established in 1997, we are an intentionally small preschool.

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What is the Magic of the Children's House?

The specially prepared environment of the classroom aids in the natural tendency of children to follow their interests. Through their activities, they develop a sense of order, concentration and independence. Over time they develop a higher sense of thinking, self-discipline, and a love of learning that will carry them throughout their life.


A farm visit that will explore how food is grown and how animals are raised is an ideal way for city children to understand and connect with where their food.
Our History
The Children's Montessori Academy was founded in 1997 by Mrs. Lorraine Pinto. Mrs. Pinto acquired and Honours B.A. from York University and completed her Montessori Training at Toronto Montessori Institute.

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How is Montessori different from traditional education?

Mainly individual instruction ♥ Teacher as a guide in the class ♥ Emphasis on cognitive development ♥ Mixed age grouping in class ♥ Grouping encourages children to teach and help each other ♥ Child chooses their own work ♥ Child discovers their own concepts from self-teaching materials ♥ Child works as long as he wishes on chosen work ♥ Child sets their own learning pace ♥ Child spots own errors from feedback of material ♥ Child reinforces own learning by repetition of work and internal feeling of success.