The King's Town Montessori Program is founded on the philosophy and principles of the Montessori method of education. At King's Town Montessori, we offer each child an environment rich in opportunities for exploration and discovery. In this environment, children fulfill their developmental potential as an individual and as a member of a group. Children are helped by the sensitivity of our staff whose expertise lies in knowing the interests and abilities of each child and in ensuring that they are challenged and nurtured as individuals.
We run a three-year program which starts when a child is two and a half to three years old (and toilet trained) and is completed after the essential third year – the Master Year (Kindergarten equivalent). This third year is the culmination of a child's learning from the previous two years. By the time a child is five years old, they are ready to lead their fellow schoolmates by modelling peaceful behaviour and sharing knowledge with their younger classmates. After completing the Montessori Program children are ready to move into Grade 1 with confidence and a passion for learning.
King's Town School offers a unique setting for students in Junior and Senior Kindergarten. Our full day program is based on The Ontario Curriculum for Kindergarten. Our approach is holistic, child-centered, and tailored to each student’s individual strengths and needs. Our small classes allow for an academic focus on the acquisition of early literacy and numeracy skills to create the foundation for early learning. French, music, visual arts, physical education and other off-site field trips enrich the weekly school timetable.
King's Town School's grade 1-8 program offers enrichment across all subject areas. Our small class sizes allow students to get ample individual attention and afford teachers the opportunity to engage students using innovative pedagogical approaches. As an independent school, we use the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum documents as a general guide, but owing to our small class sizes, we have the flexibility to extend the Ministry curriculum in both depth and breadth to challenge students and review content to meet individual interests and needs. Our program is both rich and broad. Our approach is holistic and child-centred and based on the students’ individual strengths and needs.
Our grade 1-4 program includes the following subjects: Language (English), Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, French, Physical Education, Music, Art, and Technology. Our grade 5-8 program also includes a specialized History and Geography program.
Overall, our curriculum is designed to teach problem-solving and critical thinking, while encouraging a love for learning that focuses on nurturing balanced students who value academics, arts, and physical activity.