Lyonsgate Montessori first opened its doors in September 2005 from the basement of Melrose United Church, with a single Casa classroom led by school owner Rachel Lyons. A Montessori child herself, Mrs. Lyons knew that she wanted to provide a warm and engaging environment in which children could explore and learn with independence and respect. In September 2007, Sarah Kennedy joined the school as the lead Casa directress, allowing Mrs. Lyons to attend to the increasing administrative needs of her growing school.
Over the years, the popularity of the programme and the desire to open a toddler classroom led Lyonsgate Montessori to look for new building to call home. Luckily, the east wing of the Beth Jacob Synagogue on Aberdeen Avenue was just around the corner and provided the perfect space for the expansion of the school with several classrooms, a large gym space, and recess courtyard.
In September 2015, Lyonsgate’s toddler programme was established, and a year later, the school proudly opened its second Casa environment. It quickly became apparent that the families and students at Lyonsgate wanted to continue their journey with Montessori and in September 2016, our Elementary programme welcomed its first students.
We are looking forward to the expansion of the Elementary programme to our second campus on Locke Street for the 2017 - 2018 school year!