Teachers & Parents – Partners in Education

A strong sense of community is a key element of a Montessori education. At Kendalwood, our approach to fostering a close-knit community extends beyond our campus to involve the entire family.  We make an effort to provide parents with many opportunities to participate and be involved in the school on an ongoing basis. Here’s a glimpse into how we do it!

A Family Montessori Experience

We welcome parents within our school as part of the regular daily routine. Our families enjoy having the opportunity to enter the school together in the morning and say their goodbyes as students are settled. Parents are invited to come inside, say hello to teachers and friends which allows for ongoing communication. The door is always open to our families.

Parent Education & Connection

During the academic year Kendalwood hosts a series of Parent Meet-Ups. These bi-monthly sessions are an opportunity for Kendalwood families to get to know one another while we explore topics related to Montessori education, child development and parenting. Our Meet-Ups offer a venue where parents can ask questions and learn more about Montessori while building their network of like-minded parents.

Open Communication 

We feel that the best way to educate a child is through parental involvement and this means two way communications. We strive to share and inform parents, and we ask parents to do the same. When there are changes happening at home or other matters which may impact a child at school, it is helpful for our faculty to be aware.  Montessori education looks at the whole child and all of these aspects contribute to student success.


At Kendalwood, we work with parents to ensure consistent expectations between the classroom and home. We feel it is important that teachers and parents demonstrate a united front when it comes to classroom expectations, learning criteria and work requirements. When needed, Parents are consulted in order to support consistency between school and home.

Kendalwood is much more than just a school – it is a community that nurtures children and provides support to families. Drop by our Open House on December 9th between 4:00 – 8:00 pm to learn more about the Kendalwood Difference!

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.