Authentic Montessori in Ancaster

Play School and Daycare Centre in Ancaster

The Ancaster Montessori School was originally opened in 1984 by Daylene Lumis. The school is licensed by the Ministry of Education. It is family-owned and operated by Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) accredited teachers who have been trained either under Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) or the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Ancaster Montessori School offers an authentic Montessori program for children ages 15 months to 6 years. Our program is bilingual, with an immersion experience of both French and English. Drawing instruction is offered to full-day students and music lessons are available at an additional cost.

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Our Learning Environment

Our school community of staff, students and parents now have 4 newly-renovated classrooms, a beautiful fenced-in playground, an auditorium used for recess during inclement weather and social events, and the use of other rooms within the Ryerson United Church, such as the beautiful Fireside room.


Admission begins between 15 months and 3 years of age. Our full Montessori program is 3 years. Quality Montessori programs count on parents’ three-year commitment; however, actual financial commitment is for one year at a time. New students are allowed a 30-day trial period. Application for admission for upcoming summer and fall programs can be made as of Feb 1st. Admissions are then on a first come, first served basis.

The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of a flaming imagination.

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Ancaster Montessori School
265 Wilson St E
Ancaster, ON L9G 2B8


Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Half-day programs run 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
and 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
The Montessori school year is September to June.

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