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Joy Day!

On Monday December 18th the students were filled with spirit; they were dressed in their best holiday attire as they celebrated Joy Day!


With the holidays fast approaching, the teachers at Dearcroft wanted to plan a special morning for all of the children at the school to enjoy.

In keeping with the Montessori Pedagogy, each child was grouped based on mulit-ages, ranging from 18 months to 13 years.  Each student was put into a special group: Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph and they rotated throughout the morning, spending time at each station. The older children helped the younger children with crafts, they read stories, they danced, and they held their hands through each transition.

Joy day was filled with music, laughter, critters, creatures, stories, sparkles, stickers, glue, music, and lots of fun!


From our Dearcroft Family to yours, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Information Session: “Next Level” Night

Come and experience Oakville’s Original Montessori School, celebrating 50 years of leadership and innovation.  Our campus is situated on a beautiful, historic two-acre property, within walking distance of downtown Oakville.

We invite you to discover why Dearcroft Montessori is your Natural Choice.  Join us on Thursday November 2nd, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to find out more information about what Dearcroft and West Wind Montessori have to offer your family, and why we have remained leaders in excellence for 50 years.

This informative evening will provide explanations for all of our levels, Toddler through Grade 8, and will be held in the main building located at 1167 Lakeshore Road East.  This event is for our current parents who would like more details about the next program level their child is entering, as well as for parents who are interested in learning more about Dearcroft.  This is a “must” attend event that will empower you in your decision-making.  We welcome any of your questions.

We have limited childcare spots available for the evening.

Please RSVP to info@dearcroft-montessori.com and indicate how many people will be attending and what program level you are interested in hearing about.

Learning Elementary

Oakville’s Original Montessori School

Maria Montessori

Early in the 1900’s a method was developed by a woman way beyond her time. Maria Montessori grew up in Italy in the 1800’s and was the first female to graduate from medical school in Italy. After working with children in the insane asylums of Rome, she shifted her focus from being a Medical Doctor to becoming an educator. She had an initial breakthrough when she was selected to run a school for one of the slums in Rome. Montessori created her first Casa dei Bambini, also known as Children’s home, in the 1900’s. It was very successful and eventually her method expanded worldwide.

“I have studied the child. I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori Method”.

~Maria Montessori

Dr. Maria Montessori’s method was based upon observing children in their environment, and is very different from a traditional school.   The roots of Montessori’s method are found in the natural way children learn. The approach builds the foundation for a lifetime of self-fulfillment because each individual child learns at their own pace and therefore gets to enjoy and experience what they are learning.

At Dearcroft Montessori School our experienced staff take great pride in offering a warm and engaging environment for students, providing programs for toddlers through Grade 8. Celebrating 50 years of leadership and innovation, Dearcroft Montessori School, founded in 1968, is Oakville’s original Montessori School and one of the first Canada-wide. It is situated within walking distance of downtown Oakville on a historic two-acre property. Dearcroft is CCMA accredited and a founding member of the Oakville Independent Schools.

Come Discover Why Dearcroft Montessori School is your Natural Choice…