This past Saturday, February 2nd, we opened our doors and welcomed many visitors to our school.
Thank you to all of our amazing Dearcroft Montessori Student ambassadors who came to school on a day off to welcome families who are interested in sending their children to Montessori School.
A Montessori education due to its unique ability to identify and nurture individual strengths does a remarkable job of creating graduates who go on to change the world. The founders of Google, Amazon and Wikipedia are fine examples of innovative, creative and fearless entrepreneurs who started their academic journeys in Montessori classrooms. They never stopped learning and continue to push boundaries… creating exciting new paradigms within their chosen fields. Their business cultures are outstanding examples of meaningful change and as individuals they have emerged as world ambassadors of inspired leadership.
Dearcroft Montessori is celebrating over 50 years of an Oakville tradition with a natural reputation for excellence. Established in 1968, it is Oakville’s original Montessori School. The campus is located on a wooded, two-acre historic property, walking distance to Downtown Oakville and beautiful parks. Dearcroft is CCMA accredited and a founding member of the Oakville Independent Schools. Our nurturing, highly dedicated staff take great pride in providing a warm and engaging learning environment for our students. Dearcroft offers programs for Toddlers (18 months) to Grade 8, through a dynamic, highly enriched learning experience within our supportive and close-knit community.
The best way to appreciate the school is through an actual visit so that you can see the class in progress during the morning work cycle.
We encourage families to book a personal tour. We offer tours weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Over the last few months our Junior and Senior Elementary students at Dearcroft Montessori have had the opportunity to spend quality time with our Senior Friends from Churchill Retirement Residence in #DowntownOakville.
Students love spending time walking to the Residence to participate in programming activities with their Senior friends. This article outlines all the amazing benefits of intergenerational programming and how it can improve the lives of children and older adults and the impact it has on society.
On Friday June 15th, at Dearcroft Montessori School at 7:00 p.m. To end this school year, Dearcroft Montessori celebrated 50 years a school! Dearcroft’s alumni, friends, and families gathered for a relaxed, outdoor evening to celebrate Dearcroft’s Golden Anniversary with live music, great food and drinks!
We were excited to be joined by our ‘Dearfriend’, Mike Branton, one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists. Mike provided our musical entertainment with some great blues and classic tunes. Catered by a long-time business in the heart of Downtown Oakville, Seasons Restaurant who give back to the Oakville Community by catering many charity events. Serving up some special martinis and cocktails to commemorate this special occasion was Zirkova Vodka. Zirkova Vodka is partnered with Oceanic Global- the international creative non-profit committed to protecting the environment and world’s ocean against irrevocable damage. Dearcroft is delighted to partner with these philanthropic businesses who have a commitment to giving back, locally and globally. At Dearcroft we are very excited to be developing a new collaboration with Dalhousie University’s Ocean School, a program educating Grade 6-8 students about coastal management, ocean pollution, climate’s impact on the oceans and conservation of marine species.
We loved seeing everyone at our ‘Dearstock’ Fall Festival Blast From The Past!
Dearcroft students and parents joined us for a trip down memory lane to 1968, the year that Dearcroft’s long-standing legacy began.
After picking up their child/ren from their classroom, the festivities began in the backyard and included crafts, a bouncy castle, our annual Junior High chili cook-off, and a student-led sing along to some ‘Dearstock’ songs of the era.
Students were ready to show their spirit with tie-dye t-shirts,and parents sported 1968/Woodstock costumes and won the “Dearcroft Spirit Award”.
It was a great way to start the year off with a chance to connect, relax and begin celebrating our 50th anniversary.