These are some of our most frequently asked questions.
Are the teachers qualified?
Yes, all the teachers are qualified. At MMA we consider the minimum requirement to be a Teaching Licence from the Independent school board as well as the Montessori Training for the appropriate level.
How many students attend MMA?
Our current population is just under 300 students.
What is the school’s approach to discipline?
As a Montessori school we are steeped in the belief that the only true discipline comes from self-regulation and a respect for the community. We actively seek ways to remove obstacles to a student’s ability to maintain either of these elements. When they are unsuccessful, we are direct and open with the persons involved.
What type of student will succeed at MMA?
Montessori fosters creativity, confidence and a sense of belonging. Students who are curious, community minded and keen to better themselves in physical, emotional and academic ways will thrive here.
How many students are admitted each year?
The majority of our students join us in preschool and journey into the elementary programs and beyond. Every year we bring in 2-3 new students at each level.
If my child is in the wait pool, what does that mean?
While we do time stamp applications, when it comes to final acceptance we are looking for the best fit for our community. We reserve the right to place students who will benefit the most from a particular class regardless of when they applied.
When are applications due?
Applications can be made anytime. Re-registration commences each January and we begin working with application in early February.
Are the application and registration fees refundable?
No. The application and registration fees are non-refundable.
Do you accept students with special needs?
Yes. Each of our classroom boasts a full spectrum of students with diverse needs. As in all things, our goal is balance.
What happens when a child leaves Montessori?
Experience has shown that the lessons learned in a Montessori environment will stick with a learner throughout their life. When a student graduates from our high school program, they are confident in both academic and social respects. They are effective problem solvers and able to advocate for themselves. To date, 100% of our graduates have gone on to their first choice of post-secondary placements.
What can parents do to support the school?
There are many events throughout the school year giving opportunities for the entire family to get out and support the school. The main task of the parents though is to support the student by maintaining communication with the teachers, revelling in the young person’s successes and bridging the gap between home and school.