What makes us unique?


  • We begin with a deep respect for the child as a unique individual.  We work from a deep concern for his or her social and emotional development because there is far more to education than mastering facts.


  • Harbourview Montessori School is a warm and supportive community of students, teachers and parents.  You will not get lost in the crowd here!
  • We consciously teach our students to be kind, generous and peaceful.  We include this in our daily routines.
  • Our classrooms are warm and inviting.  They are comfortable and exciting environments for learning about the world.
  • Here, learning is not focused on rote drill and memorization.  Instead, our goal is to help children to develop a true understanding of their work as well as to learn proper research skills in order to find things out for themselves.
  • Our students learn through hands-on experience, investigation and research.  They become actively engaged in their studies, rather than passively accepting what is given to them.
  • Our school is consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, helping students learn to study most effectively.
  • We challenge and set high expectations for all of our students.
  • Our students develop self-discipline and an internal sense of purpose and motivation.  These values and skills will pay off in high school, university and later in life.
  • Harbourview Montessori School is an international school.  Both our curriculum and student body reflect a global perspective.
  • We instil in our students a love for the natural world.  Ecological studies and outdoor education are an essential part of every student’s life at our school.  We achieve this through daily nature experiences, composting, recycling and a litter-free lunch policy.
  • Our students are not afraid of making mistakes; they see them as natural steps in the learning process.
  • Our students learn to work together in daily activities and on larger projects.  They strive for their personal best, rather than compete against one another for the highest grade in their class.
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