School Life

A stimulating environment

We offer varied activités to promote curiosity among our students

Open House Sunday Oct. 1st 2017 1PM to 4PM

Open House Sunday Oct. 1st 2017 1PM to 4PM

Code of conduct

At Montessori School of Montreal, a code of conduct has been established to create a safe environment which will foster learning and harmonious relationships. Our code of conduct outlines behaviors which the students must adopt in order to maintain a pleasant atmosphere and to succeed in their studies. We believe in autonomy, respect for oneself, respect for others, respect for the environment, and establishing an awareness of safety. We encourage our students to demonstrate proper manners and gestures. These positive actions are awarded and used as examples for our students to follow and to reflect on as they continue to develop their individual characters as good citizens.

Dress code

At Montessori School of Montreal, the students are required to wear the school uniform chosen by the administration.

    • Grey pants or skirt.
    • White dress shirt with short or long sleeves and tie.
    • White polo shirt with short sleeves
    • Black sweater or vest with school’s logo
    • Veston noir
    • Black or grey socks or tights
    • Black streak-free leather shoes

The physical education uniform consists of: grey shorts or sweat pants, white t-shirt, grey sweater with hood, and comfortable non-streak running shoes. All articles of clothing have the school’s logo. The company Flip Design furnishes all the articles of clothing for the school uniform. In the month of May, employees from the company visit our school to take the measurements of the students and to register the orders placed by the parents. In the month of August, before the commencement of the new school year, the orders that were previously placed are delivered to the school for pick-up on a designated day. In addition, parents can place orders on-line throughout the year and the orders will be shipped to the school.

Meals and nutrition

At Montessori School of Montreal, our chef prepares all the snacks and a hot lunch for the students on the premises. The chef uses only the best ingredients. Fresh fruits and vegetables accompany every meal and milk as the main beverage. A vegetarian meal is also available every day. We believe that serving our students a healthy and nutritious meal on a daily basis provides them with the energy they need to complete their studies successfully and helps them to develop the good habit of eating healthy.

Extracurricular Activities

At Montessori School of Montreal, we believe in occupying a student’s free time in a fun and challenging manner. A student may register for one or more activities from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Various activities are offered throughout the school year.

Here are some examples :

  • Checkers
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Drama
  • Arts
  • Private piano or violin lessons
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Dynamix (team games)
  • Fusion sports
  • Choir
  • Soccer
  • Dancing

Community services

The Montessori School of Montreal believes in helping the community; locally and internationally. Throughout the school year, the students embark on various projects that help them to become aware of serious issues close to home and abroad. We stress the importance of doing daily gestures that will help protect our planet and improve the living conditions of millions of people.

  • Terry Fox Marathon : Our students participate in the annual ‘Marathon of Hope’ to raise funds for institutions doing research against diseases and in finding their cures.
  • Free the Children : Our students participate in conferences that sensitize them to the reality that one third of the children in the world do not have the privilege of going to school. Our students raise funds for children in various countries to help them achieve their dream of receiving an education.
  • Christmas Bake Sale :Our students bake treats with their parents and sell them right before the holidays. All funds raised are donated to the children’s hospitals in Montreal.
  • Choir performance : Our choir students visit a senior citizens home to sing for them and to remind them that they are important members of our community.
  • Food banks :Our students and their parents generously donate non-perishable foods in the springtime for individuals in need in our community.
  • Dictée P.G.L. : Our students participate in an international French dictation competition. Students receive pledges for every correct word they spell. The funds are donated to the Paul Gerin-Lajoie Foundation to support educational programs for children and literary and vocational projects for young adults in Haiti, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, and Senegal.

Study period

No homework at home

  • We favor effective teaching
  • We believe in a good quality of life at home (without the stress of homework)
  • Obligatory study period supervised by the teachers from 3:10 to 4:00 pm

No to bullying! (bill 56)

At Montessori School of Montreal, we believe in a peaceful learning environment where we insist on respect for others and our surroundings. The students are taught from kindergarten to grade six to resolve any conflict in a non-aggressive manner. The students are encouraged to use precise and positive words to express themselves when faced with a difficult situation. Our school has implemented the Pacific Path Program at all levels. The Pacific Path Program aims to reduce violence (physical, verbal, psychological) in our schools. This program has been recognized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Furthermore, the administration and the teachers ensure an immediate and rigorous follow-up when it comes to resolving conflicts and in ensuring a respectful and happy school life for all the students. Our school does not tolerate any form of bullying. Conferences and workshops are organized numerous times throughout the school year on the topic.

Extracurricular Activities

At Montessori School of Montreal, we believe in occupying a student’s free time in a fun and challenging manner. A student may register for one or more activities from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Various activities are offered throughout the school year.

Here are some examples :
  • Checkers
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Drama
  • Arts
  • Private piano or violin lessons
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Dynamix (team games)
  • Fusion sports
  • Choir
  • Soccer
  • Dancing

Library

At Montessori School of Montreal, the library contains hundreds of storybooks and novels appropriate for all ages. The students visit the library once a week to borrow books in French, English, and Spanish. The students also visit the library to use the computer lab for research and projects.

Projects, Special Activities, Contests, and Competitions

At Montessori School of Montreal, our students are continuously challenged and encouraged to participate in numerous activities, contests, and competitions. We believe in providing them with as many opportunities as possible to be successful.

  • Drama (grades K – 5): The students prepare a theatrical production that they will present to their parents in the month of March. With the help of their teacher, the students will memorize passages, design the decor, and prepare for their debut as actors and actresses.
  • Public Speaking/Debate (grade 6): The students reflect on various world issues with the guidance of their teacher. A number of issues are chosen and elaborated on. In March, the students prepare to defend their opinion in front of their friends and parents.
  • Spectacle de Noël / spectacle de fin d’année : Les élèves de la maternelle à la 6e année préparent deux grands concerts pendant l’année scolaire. Ces spectacles combinent le chant, la danse, la musique et le théâtre afin que les élèves démontrent leurs talents.
  • French Mathematics Competitions (grades 3 – 6):Thales Contest (grade 3), Byron-Germain Contest (grade 4), Fibonacci Contest (grade 5) and Pythagoras Contest (grade 6) are offered by Mathematica Centrum. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has declared that learning mathematics through problem solving activities is the most effective way for students to develop mathematical skills that will prepare them for the challenges of the future.
  • English Poetry Contest (all grade levels):Poetic Power is offered by Creative Communications. This company is devoted to the promotion of writing, teaching, and appreciation of student writing. The intent of the contest is to motivate young creative writers to explore the literary world.
  • Trilingual science fair: Our students, in collaboration with their teachers, participate in the annual science fair which is held in May. The French, English, Spanish, and science teachers prepare their students to present an array of topics and experiments to their parents.
  • Chess competition: Students registered in the after school activity of chess have the opportunity to challenge the skills they have mastered in an annual team chess tournament held at College Jean-de-Brébeuf, offered by Association Échecs et Maths.

Morning and After school services

The morning and after school services are included in the school’s fees. Morning service begins at 7:30 and after school service begins when classes and the study period end until 5:30. The teachers and the educators ensure the proper functioning of these services. After school, the students can socialize and enjoy themselves while moving around freely in a designated area; gym or library. The students may play ball in the gym, board games with a group of friends, draw, and play on the computers in the library, read, and exchange ideas. When the weather is pleasant, the students go outside during this time.