Barrie Montessori
18 Months - Grade 5

Barrie Montessori focuses on the uniqueness of each child, supporting optimum learning experiences, and integrating a hands-on Montessori approach.



Montessori at Barrie

Welcome from the Head of Barrie Montessori
Margie Smetana
Welcome from Margie Smetana, Head of Barrie Montessori

We are pleased to provide you with information about Barrie Montessori, an innovative educational experience for children age 18 months through grade five. Our conscientious faculty, low student-to-teacher ratio, and individualized attention provide an exceptional learning environment for our students.

Barrie Montessori is based upon the principles and teaching methods developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori recognized children’s innate desire to engage in meaningful work. She dedicated her life to developing methodologies which incorporate concrete and abstract experiences to meet each child at his and her readiness.

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Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies

Since 1980, Barrie has been a leader in Montessori education for teachers. The Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies at Barrie offers Montessori teacher education programs each summer, which lead to American Montessori Society (AMS) teacher certification.

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