- After-school enrichment and homework club
- French instruction beginning in the Infant Program
- A fully stocked library including a parent lending library
- Regular educational field trips
- Onsite tutoring available to all students
Discover the Kendalwood Difference
Kendalwood Montessori and Elementary School is dedicated to providing an environment where your child’s intellectual abilities and self-esteem grow hand in hand, and where imagination and curiosity are cultivated. Our modern and recently renovated facilities truly set us apart, and the light-filled classrooms we have created provide the perfect backdrop for inspired learning. Continually striving for excellence in education, Kendalwood employs the century-old Montessori method of education, which distinguishes us from other schools.
The Montessori philosophy emphasizes an individualized approach to education, designed to foster independence. With a focus on exploration, investigation and study, natural curiosity is encouraged and strong critical thinking skills are developed. Classrooms contain children of multiple ages, and the curriculum emphasizes cooperative learning, peer teaching and emotional development.
In a Montessori environment, each student is encouraged to reach his or her full potential in all aspects of life, and groomed to become a confident and independent individual with a strong sense of personal discipline. It is an environment where conflict resolution is actively practiced and individual development is respected.
Kendalwood Montessori maintains a highly qualified and professional team of individuals who are dedicated to assisting children during their formative years. Our Montessori teachers all possess training from an accredited college and many are members of CAMT (Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers). Teachers within a Licensed program are also Ministry-approved. In addition, all staff members are required to maintain current First Aid, CPR training and WHMIS training.
When it comes to communicating with staff members, we have an open door policy. Teacher mailboxes offer an easy way to contact teachers, and our Principal is readily available. In addition, Friday Fill-In emails are sent, calendars and monthly newsletters are sent home by teachers and our website and blog are updated frequently. In addition to these forms of communication, a white board is posted at every entrance way with a monthly calendar.
Kendalwood Montessori and Elementary School takes a different approach when it comes to tuition. With a firm belief in transparency, there are no hidden costs; class trips, books and classroom materials are all included in the price of tuition. Similarly, the cost of the Extended Care Program includes access to any after-school programming or clubs offered.
The Kendalwood Community
Kendalwood is much more than just a school; it is a community that nurtures children and provides support to families. We are proud to offer:
Safety is of the utmost concern for Kendalwood, and all facility and program standards are inspected and monitored by the Ministry of Education and the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators. In addition:
- All staff members are required to maintain current CPR with First Aid training and WHMIS certification
- Staff members and volunteers must undergo criminal reference checks
- We follow Ministry-approved ratios for program time; including playground supervision and the Extended Care Program
- Access to the facility is controlled through enhanced security card access and surveillance system