Elementary

A holistic education for social development.

Casa

An authentic Montessori curriculum and work cycle.

Toddler

A multi-age classroom allows for peer learning and mentorship.

Our School

Lyonsgate offers an authentic Montessori program
in conjunction with a bilingual environment.

ccma accredited

Our mission

Lyonsgate Montessori School is a fully bilingual, CCMA-accredited Montessori programme for children 18 months to 9 years of age. At Lyonsgate we believe in education of the whole child. We believe that each child develops at their own individual pace and that through guided experiential learning and hands-on activity, we can help them reach their full potential. We encourage children in a positive way, setting the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

News & Events

  • Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Nov. 9, 2018 Lyonsgate Weekly Update | Nov. 9, 2018 Monday, 05 November 2018

    Hello Lyonsgate Montessori Families,

    This week, we want to give you a perspective on your children's Montessori environments from their classroom assistants. Montessori assistants have a vital role in the environment — they help children work to master materials they have been presented, help to manage the room when the guide is engaged in giving presentations, perform a plethora of daily housekeeping duties, help your children learn French, and form part of the team of Montessori educators that are constantly guiding your children's development through observation, engagement, and collaboration.

    Toddler parents, Mlle. Noordham has your update for you this week. Casa North parents will find an update from Mr. Davis, and Casa South's comes to you from Mlle. Paul. Elementary families have an update from Jason.

    Observations Continuing

    If you haven't signed up for an observation time in your child's Montessori environment, you can still do so. Click here to read the Lyonsgate "Observation Guidelines" and to select a timeslot.

    One Way Parking Lot Reminder

    We had another close call this past week. Please remember that the synagogue parking lot is one way. Please enter the parking lot off Cottage Ave. and exit through the laneway to Mountain Ave. Thank you.

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  • Observation Guidelines and Sign-up Wednesday, 31 October 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to observe in our environment. An observation is an opportunity for you to get a glimpse of how a Montessori environment functions. There are a few things to consider when you are observing in the classroom:

    • The observation chair is an adult sized chair, intended for observers only. It is placed in a specific spot in the classroom. The children are aware of this. This is the space where observers can see the classroom from an open perspective, while allowing the environment to operate as usual with as little disruption as possible.
    • The guide will not be available to answer any questions during the observation; please ensure you make note of any questions and feel free to ask after the observation is complete.
    • The children may approach you. The best way to ensure that you are seeing an accurate depiction of the space is to politely say “Hello,” and tell them that you are here to see them do their work. Please refrain from engaging in conversation with them.
    • When your observation is complete, please quietly exit the classroom; do not feel the need to say goodbye to the children or the guides. We thank you for joining us, and hope that you thoroughly enjoy your time in the environment.

    When you are observing, you may want to take some of the following questions into consideration:

    1. Are the children choosing work independently?
    2. Is the guide the focal point of the classroom?
    3. How do the older children engage with the younger children (and vice versa)?
    4. Are the children focused on their work?
    5. How do the children solve conflict?
    6. How do children transition from one activity to the next?
    7. Is the environment productive? Respectful? Engaging?

    “Wait while observing. That is the motto for the educator. Let us wait, and be always ready to share in both the joys and the difficulties which the child experiences. Let us have endless patience with his slow progress, and show enthusiasm and gladness at his success.” — Maria Montessori

    Please click the relevant links below to book your observations. We ask that each family only book one observation slot, and that no more than two people attend each observation (please contact us if exceptional circumstances require multiple bookings):