Introduction to the School
a special time.
Children need to grow up in a safe environment that provides love, opportunity for growth, and positive life experience.
..and of course, children need friends and fun!
At the Montessori School of Pointe Claire we provide the environment for children to make friends and to play and learn together. Our goal is to help children develop academically, physically and socially and to have them say “I love School”.
The Montessori School of Pointe Claire operates as a private, non-subsidized daycare with our permit from the Ministère de la Famille, des Aînés et de la Condition Feminine (permit# 2858-4241). We have 115 places available for children aged 16 months to 5 years old. The daycare adheres to all government regulations respecting daycare centres.
The Montessori School of Pointe Claire was founded in 1965 by Eva Stratis, a Montessori teacher from Athens, Greece. The original school was started as a half day preschool but with changing needs of families became a full day Montessori School providing day care facilities. Mrs. Stratis’ progressive philosophy has made the school the unique establishment it is today.
Educational Program & The Montesori Method
At the Montessori School of Pointe Claire we use the philosophy and material developed by Maria Montessori to provide a positive and fulfilling learning experience for young children that will meet their developmental needs at the appropriate time in their lives, and prepare them to enjoy schooling in the future and to succeed at school after they have graduated from our program. Our program is designed to provide a smooth transition from Montessori into the regular school system.
Each child will develop at his own pace. He is unique and needs to be treated as an individual with his own special requirements. The Montessori philosophy is to allow the child to explore based on his own interests at the time. The environment is prepared for him by the educators and he is encouraged to participate, but the choice is up to him. We know that when a child is interested, that is when he will learn.