Foundations Montessori School – Bilingual Montessori Elementary Education



Foundations Montessori School is a bilingual Montessori Elementary 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. We seek to:

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

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

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

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

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

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




The Montessori Method has proven very beneficial to our son, as it focuses on individuality and independence in learning. Our son was able to decide what to learn, following his interests and curiosity, at his own pace. Over the last year he has become more independent and confident, expressing his joy of learning.
Ms. Bennett is a very competent Montessori teacher. She is full of energy and puts in a lot of effort and care every day. She has developed a personal connection with her students, giving them a sense of security. She is engaging and guides the children with respect and a positive behaviour management approach. She enjoys taking the children outdoors and enriches her students’ life through dance and music.

Dana, parent

I am very satisfied with choosing Montessori education for my son. I have noticed that it has helped him develop independence, confidence and creativity. I am also happy that the classes are multi-aged because my son is an only child and I think it is important that he has a chance to interact with both younger and older children. I appreciate the concept of freedom within limits. Montessori students are encouraged to explore but they are given a solid structure that I believe children need.

Mrs. Zak, parent