As part of our continued commitment to enhance the educational experience of your child(ren), Kendalwood has undergone extensive renovations to enhance our property. In July 2016, Kendalwood acquired additional property which was previously used by Live Act Dinner Theatre. The additional 3700 square feet, has provided a unique opportunity to create a gymnasium, a dedicated music room and a larger French classroom.
Brand New Gymnasium
When students returned from the Winter Break, they were excited to see Kendalwood’s brand-new gymnasium. Equipped with basketball nets, new flooring and freshly painted walls, this space brings new programming opportunities to students who participate in physical education. The original stage from Live Act Dinner Theatre, was also preserved for students to use for future choir performances and French plays.
Brand New Music Room
Kendalwood’s resident Music teacher, Mr. Linderman moved into a state-of-the-art room, which is fully stocked with musical instruments (including a piano) and a twelve foot chalkboard staff to record notes and music on. Mr. Linderman continues to offer before and afterschool music lessons, and he continues to direct the Junior and Inspire Choir in his new space.
Brand New French Room
Madame Borges’ new classroom offers students more room to learn from the AIM French Programme. With direct access to the stage and gymnasium, students can practice their play to prepare for the annual French Night. Her interactive lessons are enjoyed by all ages and the additional classroom space, allows students to become fully immersed in the body movements associated with AIM’s approach to learning a second language.
The newly acquired space has allowed Kendalwood Montessori to open an additional Casa classroom, in the old Music room. This classroom is currently capped with one teacher, to provide a small ratio for newly graduated students of our PreCasa classes. Casa C works closely with our other two Casa classes, to ensure the students are receiving a consistent education.
The faculty, owners, parents and students are thrilled with all of the renovations. The entire building has been taken over by Kendalwood! A separate hallway has been added to connect the previously built classrooms from 2015 and the original portion of the school to the new areas. When you come to tour the improved facility, please follow the posted signs to help you get around or ask any one of our smiling staff to show you around!
Kendalwood Montessori & Elementary School is Durham Region’s first fully accredited Montessori school. At Kendalwood, we believe that our job is to inspire children to become the best students they can be. With a curriculum that focuses on developing the intellect as well as nurturing self-esteem, academics are taught, curiosity is cultivated and respect is fostered. Our approach creates an environment where students flourish and develop a lifelong love of learning.