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Our Path

Kew Park Montessori Day School began modestly in September 2000, with 17 students enrolled from grades one to three. Despite the lack of a permanent home, enrollment quickly grew. A permanent location at 79 Hiawatha Road was extensively renovated to meet the requirements of our growing community. Our enrollment continued to grow and we have now been at full capacity for several years, with approximately 90 students. Today, we offer both a casa programme and an elementary program for grades one to six. We are a small school and proud of it. We believe that young children develop best in a small school environment.

Kew Park Montessori Day School is conveniently located between Leslieville and the Beach, in the east end of Toronto. We are housed in a large, fully renovated building, which we share with a Unitarian congregation. As well as several classrooms, there are specialist rooms, such as French and music, a school library, and a childcare room. There are separate outdoor yards for both casa and elementary students, as well as a new gymnasium.

Carole Cristiano and Joan Walder, the founders of Kew Park Montessori Day School, began the school because parents of children in the community wanted an elementary Montessori programme for their children. In 2006, Tacha Pearce-Miller and Tarynn Parry assumed ownership of the school.

Tacha has been a teacher at the Day School since its beginning and Tarynn joined in 2004, after teaching for several years with the Toronto District School Board. Both Tacha and Tarynn bring experience, enthusiasm and energy necessary to further develop the programme at Kew Park.

Kew Park Montessori Day School was established with the values of respect, responsibility and resourcefulness in mind. We continue to honour these values as a school community. We are very proud of the extensive and enriched curriculum that we offer our students,
but are most proud of the nurturing, inspiring and empowering culture of our school.