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A progressive education for 12 months - grade 12


A love of life-long learning begins here!

In Barrie's Lower School, we offer an authentic, hands-on Montessori education with programs for toddlers (starting at 12 months) through elementary school (Grade 5) that focus on the the uniqueness of each child, and support optimum learning experiences. Our conscientious faculty, low student-to-teacher ratio, and individualized attention provide an exceptional learning environment.

Many families choose our school, because we are known for being a great school—and stay through the elementary years, because they have discovered that the individualized, joyful learning experiences in Montessori are worth investing in.

Bright classrooms with lots of windows are equipped with a full range of Montessori materials, and most classrooms have direct access to the outside, allowing children to flow between air-conditioned or heated inside work and gardening, art and other outside activities throughout the day. Play areas surround our Lower School campus, providing children with the opportunity for active play—from play structures to art projects to gardening, and our 45 acre campus provides outdoor learning opportunities that aren't available inside the classroom..

Whether enrolled only for early years or you continue on to our Middle and Upper School, your child can thrive at our school for many years. 



Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire 'to make him learn things,’ but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called the intelligence. 

Dr. Maria Montessori

Toddlers outside


We look forward to showing you around your child’s future school, and helping you discover the life-changing value of a great Montessori education.

Lower School