An Introduction to the
KEYSTONE MONTESSORI & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Meet The Teachers
How Is Montessori Different From A Conventional School?
About Us & Montessori
Keystone Montessori & Elementary School is a JK to Grade 8 private school, located in Orillia, a short 20 minutes drive from Barrie.
The key principles of the Montessori method are:
mixed-age group classes
a structured, child-oriented environment,
activity based, sensorial learning
students working at their optimal pace
excellent executive function development
Above all else, the single greatest benefits of the Montessori method are the love of learning, self-confidence, and curiosity that flourishes in our students and prepares them for whatever the world has in store. To learn more about the benefits, visit Foundations of Learning & Leadership.
If you are at all interested in our school, please contact us to arrange an observation in one of our classrooms so you can see the Montessori method yourself.
In this 5-minute time-lapse video you will follow a 4-year-old boy throughout his 3-hour morning work cycle at a Montessori school.
You will be in a class with children your own age and children that are 1 or 2 years younger and/or older than you.
The teacher will present new work when you are ready.
You will be learning at your own pace and you get to choose the activities that you will perform each day (with some guidance from the teacher).
You will not be sitting in a chair listening to the teacher talk all day.
You will be moving about the classroom working on your own and in small groups.
You will have the opportunity to mentor younger children and you will learn and observe what the older children are doing.
Please call us to arrange an observation so you can see for yourself how the classrooms operate.
You will receive weekly updates from our staff, regular feedback on your child, in-class observations, parent-teacher conferences, detailed written progress reports, newsletters, etc.
Your child will be respected, challenged to reach their highest and best self and offered the gift of a life-long love of learning.
“Our aim is not merely to make children understand, and still less to force them to memorize, but so to touch their imaginations as to enthuse them to their innermost core.”
Dr. Maria Montessori
FREE WEEK TRIAL
Keystone Montessori School is located centrally in Orillia, on James Street East. Please contact us to set up a complimentary guided school tour.
133 James St East (St. Davids Church) Orillia ON Canada L3V 6J8