About Us

Our Mission

Dearcroft Montessori

Dearcroft Montessori School’s mission is to provide our students with the opportunity to develop and nurture their individual academic and social strengths in a safe and motivational learning environment.

Within classically structured and fully equipped Montessori classrooms, immersed in a naturally inspired setting, our students experience an exciting, well balanced curriculum.

Individually, we strive to nurture character and independence through helping all of our students acquire the tools needed to pursue a lifelong love for learning.

Established in 1968, Dearcroft is Oakville’s original Montessori school and the first in our community to offer a comprehensive Junior High (Grade 7/8) program since 1999.  Now approaching our 50th Anniversary, we offer a full toddler (18 months) to Grade 8 program.  Dearcroft is a fully accredited charter member of CCMA (Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators) and O.I.S. (Oakville Independent Schools).


Directors
Mr. Gordon Phippen, B.Sc., AMS
Mrs. Lynda Phippen, B.A., AMI, AMS
Administrator
Mrs. Catherine DeBorba, B.A.A.
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Susanne Homer
Director of Programming
Mrs. Anna Campbell
Director of School Operations
Mrs. Breanne Rymes
Director of Marketing & Communications
Mrs. Shari Nelson
Mrs. Catherine DeBorba, Administrator Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Catherine DeBorba
Administrator
Mrs. Susanne Homer, Administrative Assistant Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Susanne Homer
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Anna Campbell, Director of Programming Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Anna Campbell
Director of Programming
Mrs. Breanne Rymes, Director of School Operations,Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Breanne Rymes
Director of School Operations
Mrs. Shari Nelson, Director of Marketing & Communications Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Shari Nelson
Director of Marketing & Communications