Our Vision

Our vision at Clanmore Montessori School is to offer a unique educational program for children of ages eighteen months to fifteen years. We offer a top quality environment which meets the total needs of the child and fosters family life. The program is based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori, who developed an approach to children consistent with their natural development and their fundamental desire to learn.

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It is our aim to offer individual attention to the development of the whole child. To reach this goal, fully trained teachers guide and mentor the children using the principles of freedom within limits and self-directed activity. This allows each child to achieve his or her potential, without pressure, and to develop a keen sense of self.

At Clanmore, we respect the rights, dignity and integrity of each child. The program consists of carefully planned days with a focus on individualized programming. There are opportunities for individual and group activity, both indoors and out, yet always within a warm and caring environment.

Within the carefully prepared environment, the children may freely choose activities. These
developmentally appropriate activities lead to the emergence of self-esteem, personal dignity and mutual respect. The children become confident learners, channelling curiosity into exploration and experimentation, all amidst a developing inner self-discipline.

Concrete experiences and manipulative Montessori materials lead to a deep understanding of abstract concepts. Physical, emotional and intellectual independence is supported and at the same time there is the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them. Many concepts are explored from a cross-disciplinary perspective, integrating learning into everyday life. As a result, adaptable thinkers emerge.

Problem solving and time-management abilities are supported and strengthened, and the children are able to find conflict resolution through Clanmore’s innovative social curriculum. The children demonstrate tremendous respect for themselves and each other, form meaningful and lasting friendships, and take on increasing responsibility for their community and the world at large. There is an emphasis on social engagement and social responsibility, and on independence and interdependence. For the adolescent children, there are leadership and managerial opportunities, and instruction and practical experiences in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial
management and information technology.

As the children at Clanmore are consistently together with others of different ages, an atmosphere of family life prevails, providing the children and their families with a feeling of belonging.

We look forward to warmly welcoming you to the Clanmore community of children, families and school.

Our Mission

The mission of Clanmore Montessori School is to provide the finest quality authentic Montessori prepared environment for children ages 18 months to 15 years. Clanmore responds to and inspires each individual child in the school academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally and optimally prepares them for life.

How we accomplish our mission.

We do this by:

• Being a school community where each child is encouraged to develop his or her intellectual, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest;

• Offering a rigorous and engaging academic program that is based upon the natural developmental stages of the child from birth through to maturity and encourages a fundamental love of learning;

• Offering a social curriculum that fosters independence, self-esteem, co-operation, conflict resolution and respect of self, others and the environment;

• Providing students with a vision and experience of the world that encourages the children to use their unique skills and talents to  contribute to their communities and to connect to the world around them;

• Respecting the rights, dignity and integrity of each individual child and his or her family. Offering partnership and support to the  students and parents that, in turn, encourages a happy and balanced life; and

• Adhering as closely as possible to the Montessori pedagogy and practice as developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and to the standards set out by the Canadian Council for Montessori Administrators CCMA).

Clanmore School   Housed in a beautifully restored historic building, with a modern, aesthetically captivating new addition, Clanmore is situated in southeast Oakville (bordering Joshua’s Creek Conservation Area). Clanmore is an Oakville private school providing a top-quality academic program in a rich, stimulating environment. With low student-to-teacher ratios and a highly qualified, caring staff, our atmosphere is warm and inclusive. We nurture the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence, thereby unlocking individual potential and encouraging academic and social growth.