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Ignite your child’s natural curiosity,

independence and joy for lifelong learning

at Forestville Montessori School.

Under 3

Birth – 3 Years


3 – 6 Years

Lower Primary

6 – 9 Years

Upper Primary

9 – 12 Years

The Montessori Difference

At FMS we play to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or ability, without competitive pressure. We cultivate thinking outside the box, expanding their horizons, taking them beyond accomplished.

Graphic of Beyond Imagined: Growing Pathways

Embracing your child’s individuality while nurturing ways to explore a deep and meaningful understanding of the world around them.

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Graphic of Beyond Inspired: Harnessing Curiosity

Seeking adventures to ignite your child’s natural curiosity, energy and joy for lifelong learning.

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Graphic of Beyond Engaged: Capturing Enthusiasm

Offering your child hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning. We explore individual interests to enable ongoing positive engagement and enthusiasm.

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Graphic of Beyond Accomplished: Expanding Horizons

Playing to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or abilities – without competitive pressure. We cultivate thinking outside the box.

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FMS Values

Making Amends

Our children make mistakes. We can help them learn how to make amends. Help children shift from throw-away apologies to repairing the wrong-doing.Mistakes are a part of life. We all make them. Hopefully, we even learn from them! Intellectually we probably understand that mistakes are part of our children’s process of learning and growing. Yet as parents and caregivers, it can be hard to know how to handle situations when…
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The Positive Way

Positive Discipline aligns well with Montessori philosophy and helps us shift from being punitive or reward-based to being kind and firm at the same time. We are often asked about how we handle discipline in Montessori. It’s a great question because we think differently about discipline. Ultimately, we want our children to develop self-discipline and to understand how to balance being an individual within a community. We know that children need…
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The Montessori Prepared Environment

A Montessori prepared environment (classroom) is a place designed to foster children’s learning as well as support their fundamental human tendencies.In Montessori, we talk a lot about the “prepared environment.” Really, though, this concept of a prepared environment isn’t limited to Montessori. In fact, from the earth’s biosphere offering an array of support for life, to the fragrant and colorful flowers existing to lure pollinators, to a woman’s uterus preparing…

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