Our school day runs from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Beginning in September 2024, we will offer After School Care (4:00pm – 4:30pm) for an additional fee. 

Ivy Montessori, while located in the bright, sunny basement of St. Matthias Anglican church is not a religious school nor do we have a religion based curriculum.

We are a non-denominational school that acknowledges and observes many traditions, holidays and cultures. 

Ivy Montessori School is licensed by the Ministry of Education under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. 

Yes. We are inspected by Toronto Public Health and have to meet the strict regulations in order to obtain clearance to operate. 

Our Casa Program is for children ages 2.5 – 6 years old. 

Our graduates leave after a 3-year cycle, well prepared for Grade One. 

Yes. Your child must be reliably toilet trained (meaning they know when they have to go and can use the toilet un-assisted) before they can begin school. As per our Ministry License, we cannot have children in diapers or pull-ups. 

Accidents happen and each child has an extra clothing bin at school in the event. Staff are always on hand to assist when needed. 


We highly encourage you to come for a visit to our school!

It’s important to be able physically see several different schools when making a choice for your child’s education. 

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Enrolment into our program occurs at two points in the year. 

For a September start date, we begin enrolment the previous January/February. 

Should we have available spots as the year progress, enrolment for September can occur at any point. 

We also offer a January Start Date (in the event we have spaces available). 

Enrolment for Sept 2024 is now Open. Limited spaces available. 

Please call or email to inquire about enrolment. 

The teacher student ratio is 1:8.

With a full class of 24 students, there will be a Lead Teacher or Guide and two assistants. 

Every Montessori School and classroom will be different based on the training, experience and vision of the Directors and   the Lead Guide. 

Each Montessori Classroom should have the full set of Montessori Materials, an open feel and space for children to move freely and independently. Shelves should be child height and all lessons easily accessible. 

The Lead Guide must be Montessori Trained.

While AMI is the gold standard of Montessori Training, Guides can also hold MACTE and TMI certification. 

*MACTE: Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education

*TMI: Toronto Montessori Institute