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The Elementary Curriculum (Levels 1-3) Virtual Seminar

March Virtual Open House Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing

297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville

Dearcroft Montessori Trafalgar Crossing Virtual Open House

The Elementary Curriculum

Wednesday, March 9th 2022

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Curious about Montessori Education in the Elementary Levels (Grades 1-3) and if it is right for your child?

Join Anna Campbell, Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School, for an informative virtual seminar to learn more about Montessori in the older years and why it is your natural choice.

The Elementary aged child is full of awe and wonder about the world in which they live. Our Montessori Elementary Program inspires the love of learning by going beyond the usual goals of skill and development and addressing the development of the whole person. Children who work in our program gain an understanding of the natural world, of human knowledge and of themselves.

The Elementary Program continues to build on the foundation established in Casa, and centres on the Montessori concept of a cosmic curriculum. Aided by a curious mind, developing imagination and ability to absorb large amounts information, the child begins to learn about the universe and his/her place in it. Careful attention is paid to the development of language and mathematical skills. These abilities assist in the integrated areas of history, geography, science, botany, zoology and peace education.

 

 

Learn how our teachers guide students through a rigorous curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s interests, needs and abilities. This session will discuss: 

 

  • How our classrooms are prepared environments that are structured to allow for the students to experience freedom within limits.
  • How our students are challenged with individualized programming tailored to their specific need.
  • During the three- year cycle of their academic development in the classroom, our students gain confidence, self-esteem and an impressive level of independence and learning.
  • Student maturity, sense of global awareness and overall citizenship is nurtured and strengthened by their multi-aged experience.
  • Learn about Junior Elementary experiential education field trips.

We welcome friends and family to this seminar and anyone who you think might be interested in learning more about Montessori in the elementary years.

 

Mrs. Anna Campbell, Director of Programming Dearcroft Montessori
Mrs. Anna Campbell,
Director of Programming

About Anna Campbell:

Anna Campbell is the Director of Programming at Dearcroft Montessori School.  She is also an AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society) trained teacher as well as an AMS teacher-trainer.  Anna has over 30 years experience and has created, developed and implemented the Elementary programs at Tall Pines and Dearcroft, as well as the Preschool Program at Rotherglen and Brampton Montessori Schools.  Anna is a mother of two children with a background in Early Childhood Education and psychology.

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Growing with our community!

We are excited to announce that Dearcroft is growing with our community and opening an additional location this September 2022, in north Oakville.  Dearcroft was founded in 1968 and is one of Canada’s original Montessori schools and is a long-standing pillar of Oakville’s private school community.  This new space will provide an opportunity for more children to learn in our well established Montessori programs.  

The Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Campus, located at 297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville, will offer programs from Toddler (18 months – 2.5 yrs), Casa (2.5 – 5 yrs), through to Junior Elementary (Grades 1 -3).

One of the greatest benefits of Montessori education is building real-life skills that carry over when it is time to enter the workforce. Problem-solving, creativity, team work, and responsibility run through the veins of a Montessori child.

To RSVP to our Virtual Open House please email:
info@dearcroft-montessori.com 

 

Elementary Program (Levels 1-3)

Junior Elementary group activitieshiking, exploration, nature learning, Junior Elementary, Dearcroft Montessori
monitor student developmentsize class size

 

 

Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing

297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville

Dearcroft Growing with our Community

Toddler to Elementary

Wednesday, February 23rd 2022

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

We are excited to announce that Dearcroft is growing with our community and opening an additional location this September 2022, in north Oakville.  Dearcroft was founded in 1968 and is one of Canada’s original Montessori schools and is a long-standing pillar of Oakville’s private school community.  This new space will provide an opportunity for more children to learn in our well established Montessori programs.  

Join us for a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 23rd from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to learn more about our new location, Montessori education and our programs offered from Toddler through to Elementary. 

The Dearcroft Trafalgar Crossing Campus, located at 297 Oak Walk Drive, Oakville, will offer programs from Toddler (18 months – 2.5 yrs), Casa (2.5 – 5 yrs), through to Junior Elementary (Grades 1 -3).

One of the greatest benefits of Montessori education is building real-life skills that carry over when it is time to enter the workforce. Problem-solving, creativity, team work, and responsibility run through the veins of a Montessori child.

To RSVP to our Virtual Open House please email:
info@dearcroft-montessori.com 

 

Toddler Program

 

Casa ProgramCasa work program

 

Elementary Program (Levels 1-3)

Junior Elementary group activitieshiking, exploration, nature learning, Junior Elementary, Dearcroft Montessori
monitor student developmentsize class size

 

Director’s Letter Holiday Season

Dear Parents,

Director's Letter - Growing with our CommunityAs the Fall Term gives way to the festive season and we eagerly approach the holidays, we are so grateful for a wonderfully successful and productive start to our school year.  Everyone has worked so hard to maintain a safe, happy, and healthy learning environment built on a foundation of gratitude, positivity, and kindness.  It has been tiring and at times challenging, but everyone has risen to the occasion and all our staff and students have flourished since the return to campus.  With the winter solstice now just days away, we are grateful to know that the days will soon be getting longer and that the chance to enjoy some long-awaited rest and relaxation with our family, friends and loved ones is just around the corner.

By the time we gather again in the New Year we will have navigated nearly two years of unforeseen and unprecedented challenges.  A time of great uncertainty that we’ve weathered together, ultimately buoyed by a renewed sense of purpose and commitment.  In fact, through this period we have experienced a profound growth in interest for our programs.  Many parents are looking for more stable and secure learning opportunities for their children.  The pandemic has in fact illuminated the reality that not all children in our community and across Halton region have experienced the same level of happiness and ease of transition back into classroom-based learning.  Most of these families are looking for stability, attention to detail and strength of experience, the qualities of a Montessori education and the core values of a school community like ours.  In short, we have a lengthy waiting list at virtually all levels of our enrollment.  A waiting list that in fact rivals the scale of our total student population.

As we approach our 55th year of operation as Oakville’s third oldest independent school and our community’s original Montessori school, we are now planning the future steps essential to securing the growth and sustainability of Dearcroft’s long term path.  The Covid journey upon which we have been traveling has revealed the vulnerability of all businesses and sectors in our economy including education, exposing the importance of operational efficiencies, strategic planning, and planning despite uncertainty.  The word pivot, although now one we’re all likely sick of hearing, has in fact become a lexicon of everyday life.

With all these factors in mind, and after much consideration of the needs of our community, we are excited to announce that we are planning to open an additional location next September 2022, growing with our community in north Oakville.

Opening the 2022-2023 school year at Trafalgar Crossing, a beautiful and exciting new development at the SW corner of Dundas and Trafalgar, our new additional location will feature state of the art space created in partnership with the Sigma Group, one of Canada’s premier builders of hospitality space.  Sigma’s founders are supporters of the Montessori model of education, and we are excited to work together to create this beautiful new learning environment, which is planned primarily to serve the needs of Toddler and Casa students.

With Dearcroft soon being able to offer quality Montessori education to more families in Oakville, we will strengthen our position as a leader in our education community, adding depth of programing and helping ensure growth of a balanced pattern of enrollment at of both our Lakeshore and new North Oakville campus.

As we move forward with the opening of the new location, we will be sure to share more details of the evolution of this exciting new project! In the meantime, on behalf of all our staff, the Phippen family and indeed all members of our school community, we wish you a truly magical holiday season.  A special time of celebration, together with your family and friends.  Be well, stay safe and warmest wishes for a healthy, happy, and uplifting year ahead.

Warmly,

Gord & Lynda Phippen

Dearcroft Growing with our Community

Dearcroft Growing with our Community

Dearcroft Growing with our Community

Opening the 2022-2023 school year at Trafalgar Crossing, a beautiful and exciting new development at the SW corner of Dundas and Trafalgar, our new additional location will feature state of the art space created in partnership with the Sigma Group, one of Canada’s premier builders of hospitality space. Sigma’s founders are supporters of the Montessori model of education, and we are excited to work together to create this beautiful new learning environment, which is planned primarily to serve the needs of Toddler and Casa students.

With Dearcroft soon being able to offer quality Montessori education to more families in Oakville, we will strengthen our position as a leader in our education community, adding depth of programming and helping ensure growth of a balanced pattern of enrollment at both our Lakeshore and new North Oakville campus.

As we move forward with the opening of the new location, we will be sure to share more details of the evolution of this exciting new project! In the meantime, on behalf of all our staff, the Phippen family and indeed all members of our school community, we wish you a truly magical holiday season. A special time of celebration, together with your family and friends. Be well, stay safe and warmest wishes for a healthy, happy, and uplifting year ahead.