Our school is guided by the philosophy of education for life. We encourage life-long learning and healthy curiosity about the world around us.
Our vision is to provide the tools, experiences and guidance needed to awaken each child’s full and unique potential.
We are a community of joyful children, dedicated staff and supportive parents who share a life-long passion for learning.
About Family Montessori
Family Montessori School is an integrated preschool and kindergarten program for children aged 3 to 6. We guide the early development of your child to reach their maximum potential. We offer half-day and full-day programs.
Family Montessori School has been providing exceptional Montessori education to Vancouver families since 1980. We adhere closely to Association Montessori International (AMI) standards and are licensed by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
Providing Montessori education in Vancouver since 1980.
years of history
Montessori education values the development of the whole child: physical, social, emotional and cognitive.
In our thoughtfully-designed learning environment, children are encouraged to grow and become who they are meant to be. Montessori learning principles support development in Practical, Sensorial, Language, Math and Cultural life skills.
Children are given tools and experiences that allow development at their speed, with their interests being encouraged, while nurturing specific needs during their sensitive periods.
This is a sensorial introduction to the world of numbers. The materials in the mathematics area begin by giving the child a very concrete experience with numbers. As the child progresses through the curriculum, the materials become less concrete and the child is able to work with abstract concepts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. With this method, the child is able to achieve a natural appreciation of the basic concepts and avoids the mental blockages that so often occur when they first face the abstract.
We offer an integrated preschool and kindergarten program for children from the ages of 3-6 years of age. In keeping with the Montessori philosophy, we aim to balance the classes so that each session has a mixed age group and a balance of genders.
Year one of our Montessori programs consists of our half-day pre-school program which offers the choice of either morning or afternoon classes and runs five days a week. We find the 5 day schedule helps promote consistency which is very important at this stage in a child’s education. Our half-day pre-school program is available for children who are ages 3-4 years old.
- 8:30am – 11:30am
- 12:45pm – 3:45pm
Year two of our Montessori program builds on the introductory skills learned in year one. This program allows children to develop a deeper understanding of their learning and allows more time to practice, furthering their development. Our full-day pre-school program is available for children who are 4 years of age.
- 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
- 8:30 am – 11:30 am
- 12:45 am – 3:45 pm
The third and final year of our Montessori program allows children to bloom through the culmination of a three-year developmental stage. This full-day program consolidates their knowledge and provides an opportunity for the children to bring their educational, social and mentoring skills to fruition. The mixed-age grouping in the classroom allows the kindergarten children to practice responsibility, to be leaders and to offer support to others.
- 8:30am – 3:45pm