Canyon Springs Montessori School, founded in 1992, is a Group 1 Independent School that offers Montessori education from preschool to Kindergarten. We are conveniently located two blocks north of Coquitlam Center Shopping Mall, at the corner of Johnson and Walton Ave.
Our school is cozy, inviting, and has a home-like atmosphere with a beautiful mountain view. Our classrooms are equipped with state of the art Montessori learning tools and our facilities are specifically designed for younger children and provide two well-equipped and safe park-like playgrounds.
The curriculum is organized into four main areas: Practical Life (activities that develop everyday living skills), Sensorial (sensory awareness exercises and puzzles), Language arts (reading, literature, grammar, writing, and spelling), and Mathematics. Cultural subjects, including Science, Geography, History, and Botany are taught in an integrated fashion. The children also participate in special activities such as Kodaly Music, Kinder Dance, French Classes, Mandarin Classes, Field Trips, Mini-Olympics Days and holiday celebrations. The school day is well balanced between individual and group work, active and quiet activities and indoor and outdoor experiences.
What makes us unique?
- We are owner directed and operated. we take pride in treating the children that attend as we would want our own children to be treated. Our personal attention to our staff, students, and their families proves our over twenty years of reputation for consistent high standards and commitment.
- We take pride in our very low staff turnover rate. All of our teachers are extremely dedicated to the school and because they are so passionate about their jobs, our students benefit from the stability of teachers that stay with us year after year. Our very low staff turnover results in teachers that get to know each child's unique personality. In addition, each member of our staff is required to be educated above and beyond provincial childcare requirements.
- We provide a very high quality education that meets and exceeds provincial standards. We are licensed by Province of BC Ministry of Health Community Care Facility Act as well as BC Ministry of Education - Independent School Group for our kindergarten program. Our kindergarten program supports the BC Ministry of Education curriculum in conjunction with the Montessori method of education; this combination offers enriched learning that meets and exceeds the provincial standards.
- We fill our classes mainly through word-of-mouth and referrals by parents.