Is the Montessori Program the Right Choice for My Child?
A successful student demonstrates:
a willingness and capacity to work independently
an ability to be self-directed
academic success through engagement in Alberta Programs of Study using the Montessori philosophy and methodology
an appreciation for use of hands-on learning with a diminished focus on homework
Characteristics of the Montessori Program
Emphasis on intrinsic motivation and student choice
Intentional learning environments designed to facilitate self-directed learning
Where possible, multi-aged classrooms are provided, so that children develop trusting relationships within a peer cohort
Working with children of differing ages encouraging leadership skills and collaboration
Montessori teachers hold an Alberta teaching certificate and Montessori teacher training
Beautifully prepared Montessori materials extend learning
** Entry into the Montessori Program takes place in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 only, unless a child has continuous documented Montessori experience (space dependent).
Students with previous Montessori experience may start the Montessori program at other grade levels. In the case of alternate entry points, the student, parents and principal of the designated school will meet to determine a personalized plan for successful entry.
How to Register for the 2022-23 School Year
Alternative programs have a new registration process. Please visit our
Program Options page to read the new process and for additional information on alternative program registration.
Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students.
Find a School
Every child in Calgary has a designated school based on their home address and the program they choose.
Find your designated school with our find a school tool along with the school's contact information and website address. Be sure to use the drop down arrow for 'Program Options' to select 'Montessori'.