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Montessori School & Daycare in Ancaster

At The Ancaster Montessori School, we offer an excellent environment for your children to play, learn and grow with their peers. Our Montessori school with additional daycare services in Ancaster follows a carefully designed curriculum. This gives your child the essential tools to reach their potential while exploring their world. Our team of educators supports the development of the love of learning by following Montessori principles and paying attention to every child's individual needs. 


We strive to help your child become knowledgeable and seek personal growth by offering specialized Montessori educational and early childhood development activities. Our Montessori school with before/after school daycare in Ancaster supports your child’s learning in a caring, enriching, and fun environment. Our small class sizes and high teacher-child ratio ensures your child’s needs are met in our safe and comfortable environment under our care.

Please check out the FAQ section for common questions.

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Over the years, we have put countless children on the path to success.

About Us

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 in French and English. Music lessons are available at an additional cost.

Helping Young Minds Blossom

At Ancaster Montessori School, we are committed to providing each child with the necessary impetus to develop and bloom into a well-rounded individual. Helping children learn through fun activities, games, and music lessons, we are dedicated to ensuring the holistic development of your child. With the support of our caring and attentive staff, we strive to bring out the best in each child. At Ancaster Montessori School, we firmly believe that a child's character is shaped in the formative years. We have designed a unique and well-thought-out bilingual program for young children with this as our motivation. Contact us to know more

Value and Mission

We understand that every child is unique, with distinct skillsets and unmatched personalities. We endeavour to provide a vibrant and active environment for children to realize the numerous possibilities around them.


We believe that personality development starts early. Our mission is to nurture young minds in a value-driven, lively and energetic environment where they can grow into responsible young children. We constantly strive to provide the children with an environment conducive to learning through zestful activities. Contact us to know more about our distinctive program and curriculum.

Experienced Teachers

At Ancaster Montessori School, we have qualified and experienced teachers who have years of experience instructing young children. The attentive and responsive teachers are well-versed in effective learning techniques to help children understand better. They are committed to providing each child with comfort and ease to express herself freely and look forward to learning. Contact us to know more about our curriculum. 

Our Learning Environment

Our school community of staff, students and parents have four 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 complete Montessori program is three years. Quality Montessori programs count on parents' three-year commitment; however, the 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 beginning on Feb 1st. Entries are then on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact Us

Get in touch with our staff to book an appointment today. We will be pleased to give you a tour of our facility and curriculum. We are accepting registrations throughout the school year as space permits and in January and February for upcoming programs.

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

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