Why Choose Lyonsgate?

A Bilingual English-French Programme

Starting in Casa through to Elementary, our Montessori guides speak in English to your child while each classroom has a French-speaking assistant that speaks to the students in French. This bilingual environment enables your child to begin developing a second language naturally.

Licensed Under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA)

Lyonsgate Montessori School’s Primary campus — our Toddler and Casa Montessori programmes — is required to operate as a licensed child care centre and is regulated under the Child Care and Early Years Act.

CCMA Accredited School

Lyonsgate Montessori School is an authentic Montessori programme and is a fully accredited school through the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators.

All Staff Have Standard First Aid and C.P.R. Certification

Whether in the classroom, on the playground, or out in the community, your child will be supervised by staff that are certified with Standard First Aid and C.P.R. training.

Daily Snacks Provided

Students are provided light snack items daily, at no additional cost to families. Dietary restrictions and allergies are readily accommodated.

A.M.I Trained Montessori Guides

Starting in Casa through to Elementary, all Montessori guides at Lyonsgate have received Montessori training certified by the Association Montessori Internationale. A.M.I. is the only organization that is recognized internationally, and by the Montessori family. A.M.I. protects and adheres to the original Montessori approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.

Montessori Developed Music Programme (The Bells)

An expensive-but-well-worth-it music programme developed by Maria Montessori that not all Montessori programmes offer. The bells are a middle C to high C scale of beauty. The children work with the bells to practice tone on tone matching, grading from low notes to high notes, and ultimately reading and writing music.

Parent Education Evenings

A big part of Montessori is feeling included in your child’s experience at school. Our parent education evenings offer a chance for parents to come into the classroom and learn more about the Montessori philosophy and approach, and of course to socialize and feel connected and supported.

Fenced Playground

At the Primary campus on Aberdeen Ave., a fenced in playground is directly attached to the school for the safety and security of your child.

Clean and Safe Environment

Staff at Lyonsgate Montessori School clean your child’s classroom throughout the day. Both Lyonsgate campuses are also cleaned after hours each day by a contracted professional cleaning service.  Lyonsgate’s Primary campus is also regularly inspected by Hamilton Public Health, and both campuses undergo provincial water testing every year. We have high expectations when it comes to the environment you have chosen to put your child in.

Family Owned and Run School

With the school being run by family, you get a high standard of commitment to yours and your child’s happiness and success in the programme!