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Teaching Philosophy Montessori


Is the Montessori Program the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • a willingness and capacity to work independently

  • an ability to be self-directed

  • academic success through engagement in Alberta Programs of Study using the Montessori philosophy and methodology

  • an appreciation for use of hands-on learning with a diminished focus on homework

Characteristics of the Montessori Program

  • Emphasis on intrinsic motivation and student choice

  • Intentional learning environments designed to facilitate self-directed learning

  • Where possible, multi-aged classrooms are provided so that children develop trusting relationships within a peer cohort

  • Working with children of differing ages, encouraging leadership skills and collaboration

  • Montessori teachers hold an Alberta teaching certificate and Montessori teacher training

  • Beautifully prepared Montessori materials extend learning

** Entry into the Montessori Program takes place in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 only unless a child has continuous documented Montessori experience (space dependent).

Students with previous Montessori experience may start the Montessori program at other grade levels. In the case of alternate entry points, the student, parents and principal of the designated school will meet to determine a personalized plan for successful entry.


How to Register for the Montessori Program

Alternative and Language Programs have their own registration process. Visit the Alternative Program Registration page for information on how to register. ​


See Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students.

Find a School

Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose.

Find your designated school with our find a school tool along with the school's contact information and website address. Be sure to use the drop-down arrow for 'Program Options' to select 'Montessori.'​


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