About Stoney Creek Montessori School

A traditional Montessori school housed in a beautifully refurbished building conveniently located near the highways in Lower Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada. We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and we are a member of the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

The school is located at 178 Barton Street, Units 4-5, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 4W2. 

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which Stoney Creek Montessori School sits is within the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Mississauga Nations. We honour the enduring presence of the indigenous people and express our gratitude that we can work within these lands.

 

Our children learn and play in intentionally mixed-aged groups of

Bambini: 18 months to 3 years

Casa I: 2.5 years to 4.5 years

Casa II: 3.5 years to 7 years

With both outdoor and indoor spaces specifically designed by us to accommodate the needs of the children, Stoney Creek Montessori is a nurturing and joyful place where each child is treated as an individual. It is the Montessori way to allow children to develop at their own pace. Accordingly, everything in Stoney Creek Montessori’s environment reflects a dedication to quality, beauty and the children’s abilities to do things for themselves.

There is a waiting list, which you can add your child to by completing this form.

Opening hours

Our standard hours are 8:30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on public holidays, for winter holidays, and for March Break. Please refer to the school calendar for specific dates when we are closed.

We offer an earlier start at 7:30 am and/or late finish at 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday at an additional cost.

A standard school day for all ages

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Extended care
7:30 am – 8:30 am
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

We no longer enrol half-day students, nor do we offer two-day and three-day options as alternatives to the full five days a week.

Meals

Our in-house cooking prepare fresh, hot meals and snacks for the children. We always use the freshest ingredients, with preference given to organic and locally sourced items. The variety reflects a healthy, well-balanced diet. Every effort is made to satisfy genuine dietary needs. We only serve organic milk.

A full menu is always on display at the school each week.

Working closely with families

Thrice a year we hold Parents Evenings when teachers will discuss your child’s individual progress. We have an open-door policy for parents throughout the year. Appointments are always recommended to ensure that staff can focus on parent questions and concerns.

Medicine

Medicines can be administered as long as

  • a doctor has prescribed it,
  • the Medication Administration form is signed
  • we have a letter of consent.

If your child has any allergies, please inform the school.

Clothing

The school does not have a uniform. However, apart from on Fridays, we encourage clothing that is not overly casual and that has no logos or graphics. We ask that you provide an extra full outfit, labelled with the child’s name, which we will store in their cubby. Spare clothing will be used in case of accidents during messy play or toilet training. Staff and children are required to wear comfortable indoor footwear, not outdoor shoes whilst in the classrooms.

Collection

It is the school’s policy to release a child to the parent/caregiver or to someone who has been authorized in writing to pick-up the child.  Parents/caregivers are asked to personally introduce us to any other person who may be required to collect their child.

In the event of an emergency, whereby a child needs to be collected by someone we are not familiar with, the procedure is as follows: the person collecting your child must bring a proof of identity for security reasons.  You will also be asked to provide a password to the person collecting your child.

Settling in procedure

We believe that children benefit greatly from a gradual introduction to a new school environment.  Attending a new school for the first time is an important step in children’s lives, even if they have previously been cared for by a childminder or attended another nursery.  To aid this change, we encourage the parents to spend some time at the school, if they feel it is appropriate. Our staff members are trained to handle those first few days with expert care. The aim is that each child starting school is happy and comfortable in his new environment. Parents are welcome to bring a comfort blanket or a toy from home to help in this transition.

Equal Opportunities

Our staff is committed to equality.  They recognize that children’s attitude towards others is established in these early years. We welcome everyone who applies for entry regardless of their race, ethnic origin, culture, disability, or religion.

Health and Safety

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe environment both inside the school and outside in the playground.  We know your child is precious and special so we make safety and security our top priority. Our high staff to pupil ratio ensures close supervision at all times. We also have emergency procedures in place should unplanned emergencies happen. The site has 24-hour CCTV surveillance as well.

Illness Policy

Children are asked not to attend school if they are suffering from sickness, diarrhoea, vomiting, red eyes, unexplained symptoms, or any infection that may be transmitted to any other children. The nursery requires parents to respect this policy, in the interest of everyone’s health and safety.  Parents are welcome to discuss these conditions or any other concerns they may have with the school.

If your child falls ill or has an accident during the day, we may need to contact you, so please ensure that your contact details are always up to date on our records.