A few testimonials from the parents…
My oldest daughter was in the very first class when Harbourview Montessori School opened, and, 17 years later, I still find myself making the drive every morning to drop off my 9 year old to this amazing school. The experiences my 3 children have had through Harbourview Montessori are ones that have had lasting effects on their lives and careers. Children are told they can do and be anything and are encouraged to follow their dreams with guidance from staff and fellow students. The education my children have received at this school has helped them become independent, confident people who are as comfortable in a room full of UN delegates as they are reading stories aloud to the Children’s House students. Harbourview Montessori offers an education like no other and I am forever grateful for the time we have spent there!
Elaine (Proud mom of 2 Harbourview Montessori School graduates and 1 current elementary student)
My son finished grade nine and I must say, without a doubt, this is the best school, with the best teachers anyone could ever hope to have for their child. We discovered their after-school reading program part way through his primary year at public school and after a wonderful, up-lifting experience, I immediately enrolled him for the upcoming year. He spent nine years at Harbourview Montessori. It was the best environment imaginable. What a way to learn! The peaceful, respectful environment combined with the caring, professional teachers are second-to-none! I attribute much of who my son turned out to be to be a direct result of this school and his teachers.
Paula (proud mom of a Harbourview Montessori School graduate)
I can best describe my experience with this school as restoring my faith in humanity and education! We transferred our son to Harbourview Montessori in grade 1 because he was bored. We felt he was being held behind. After a few months in his new school, his love of learning returned full force! Seeing him come out of school at the end of the day with a big grin made us very happy parents. The classrooms are so well designed and the teachers are kind, knowledgeable and attentive. We couldn’t be happier!
Allison and John
“We couldn’t ask for a better early childhood education for our daughter. She started when she was three and we have been consistently impressed with the facilities, curriculum and teacher. So much thought goes into structuring the day, activities and year. We know she is never just passing time while there. Couldn’t recommend more highly”.
“We are thrilled that we chose this program for our child beginning at 3 years old. The Montessori philosophy that supports a child’s self-direction and intrinsic motivation to learn has been a very positive experience for our child and family. Our child LOVES going to school everyday. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, skilled and attentive to each child’s individual needs. We appreciate the cultural diversity that is evident and respected in the Harbourview community. We appreciate the attention to peace and respect amongst students and we love the emphasis on time outdoors. I would highly recommend Harbourview Children’s House as an alternative to daycare”.
“There are many things that I deeply appreciate about this school and the first is that every child is recognized and respected for their own individual self. Teachers take great time, care, and compassion to truly know each child. Children are engaged in the things they love and taught healthy social skills through modelling and practice (peace table, discussing emotions etc). They have plenty outdoor time with lots of room to run and play creatively… on real grass, amongst trees, and a multi-lingual peace garden, and wooden play structure. As this pre-school is located within an elementary school, the younger children are mentored by the older children during reading time and social gatherings. The same is true in the classroom where the older children are encouraged to help, care for, teach, and be a mentor to the younger children. The educational materials are practical and engaging and the program delivery is done with great creativity and care. What is felt most is the love in this beautiful environment”.