Foundations Montessori School

Premier Elementary Montessori School located in Ancaster, Ontario

Our mission is to prepare and equip students to reach their highest potential for a lifetime of success.

Through a rich Montessori environment we seek to nurture each child’s gifts and foster the child’s total development: intellectual, social and emotional, enabling them to be positive contributors to their community.

Prepare

Prepare independent and creative thinkers to be active participants and positive contributors in their community and society.

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori

Inspire

Inspire children to have a love for investigation, risk taking and deep thinking.

“The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.” – Maria Montessori

Provide exposure to real life experiences that connects to the world around them. “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori

Explore

Explore their gifts, talents and interests and to encourage their different gifts.

“Everyone in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions.” – Maria Montessori

Discover their community and the world around them and know that they have an important place in their family, school and larger community around them.

“Character formation cannot be taught. It comes from experience and not from explanation.” – Maria Montessori

 

Challenge them to try new things, seek new experiences and reflect on their findings.

“I love those who… grow brave by reflection.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

Nurture

Nurture and encourage the whole child as they excel academically, socially and emotionally.

“When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for Elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity.” – Maria Montessori

Celebrate

Celebrate the joy and enthusiasm for exploration and learning.

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” – Maria Montessori

Encourage children to show empathy to others, be effective communicators and responsible for themselves and their environment.

“Of all things love is the most potent.” – Maria Montessori

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“Lest we forget”

Our Remembrance Day activities included planting poppy seeds which will bloom in the Spring and making lemon and poppy seed muffins for our afternoon snack. A child's creation: "Look, I made Flanders...

Our Classroom

"Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create." Maria Montessori

Visitors from China

Thank you to our visitors from China for teaching us how to make dumplings, sharing about respect and manners in your culture and for joining us at Foundations for the morning. The dumplings were delicious! Thank you!