Montessori Programs

This educational model is offered as an alternative education program.   


Preschool is offered for a fee.   Kindergarten programs are available thru the preschools.   

Grades 1 through 6 are a specialty program offered FREE in public School District 22 at Silver Star Elementary.

Registration starts in January. 

Harwood Montessori 

Preschool - Kindergarten 

Fee Based Program 


Stacey Robertson

2001 45th Avenue

Vernon, BC V1T 3M9

Website:  https://www.harwoodmontessori.net 

Phone:  250.558.8854


Maven Lane 


Fee Based Program 

2711 – 38th Street

Vernon, BC V1T 6H5
Website: https://mavenlane.org  

Phone 250.558.9963

Armstrong Montessori

Preschool - Kindergarten 

Fee Based Program

Valerie Brousseau

B-2516 Patterson Ave

Armstrong, BC  

Emal: vbrousseau123@gmail.com  

Phone:  250.307.4690


Silver Star Elementary 

Grades 1-6

FREE Program provided by SD22 

Registration accepted for Grade 1 or previous elementary Montessori experieince. 

1404 35 Ave

Vernon, BC 

V1T 2R6

Website:  https://sd22.bc.ca/silverstar/ 

Montessori Page:  https://sd22.bc.ca/silverstar/programs-services/montessori/ 

Phone:  250.545.4409




  How it Works   
  • Mixed age classrooms where children have an opportunity to learn from as well as teach their classmates

  • Student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options

  • Uninterrupted (calm and orderly) blocks of work time

  • A constructivist or "discovery" model, where students learn concepts primarily by working with materials, rather than through constant, direct instruction

  • Specialized educational materials developed by Maria Montessori and her collaborators

  • Freedom of movement within the classroom

  • A trained Montessori teacher

  • Indivual or small group lessons aimed to meet children at their developmental level

  • Three year groupings allow children to develop a bond with their instructor. Furthermore, as they master various skills and lessons in the classroom, they pass them onto younger students, reinforcing leadership skills, the lessons they've just learned, and self esteem.

  • Read more at www.montessori.edu

  Montessori Origins   

Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed by Maria Montessori in 1907.  The goal of Montessori education is to foster a child’s natural inclination to learn. Montessori teachers guide rather than instruct, linking each student with activities that meet thier interests, needs, and developmental level. The classroom is designed to allow movement and collaboration, as it also promotes concentration and a sense of order.