Calgary Montessori Preschool is privately owned and operated and licensed by Alberta Child and Family Services.
The Kindergarten and Elementary Programs are governed by an independent Board of Directors and are accredited by Alberta Education.
The Calgary Montessori School was founded in 1919 as a day and boarding school for Grades One to Twelve to educate Calgary families following the Montessori method. Over the years the school has evolved based on the needs of our families. Its primary focus for over fifty years was quality Montessori preschool and elementary education. In 2005, the Board shifted its focus to offering only Preschool/Kindergarten. Based on the continued success of the program and the needs and wishes of our families to continue receiving excellent Montessori education past Kindergarten, the Board made the exciting decision to reestablish an elementary program in September 2015.
With the blessing of Alberta Education, we opened a classroom with nine students in Grades One to Three for the 2015/16 school year. For the 2016/17 school year, the elementary enrolment more than doubled to twenty students. The B.Ed. and AMI Montessori certified teacher was joined by a second B.Ed. and AMI certified teacher. The enrolment for 2017/18 rose to 32.
Our Parent Advisory Council was established in the fall of 2016 and has been so supportive of various classroom activities including a parent appreciation tea in May and coordinating the ordering and distribution of uniforms. The Board is so pleased to have such wonderful support from our families.