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