Learn on Nature’s Doorstep

Waterdown Montessori School is a premier CCMA-accredited school that offers an unparalleled educational experience for toddler, preschool and junior/senior kindergarten-aged children. Nestled on a picturesque 50-acre property bordering the Niagara Escarpment, our bright, natural-light filled classrooms are the perfect place for students to fall in love with learning.

Our warm and inviting classrooms are filled with appealing materials that provide students with active, hands-on learning experiences that engage all of their senses. Our mixed age-group classes empower older children to be leaders and mentors to younger children, and provide a true sense of community within the school and the classroom. Students learn by actively choosing materials that interest them individually, while the Montessori philosophy accommodates all learning styles. Our experienced, CCMA-certified teachers, engaging materials and small student-teacher ratios allow us to provide a strong foundation for learning that will remain for years to come.

We are accepting registrations for the

2017/2018 Academic Year


Children, with guidance, choose their own project, work independently or in small groups, and return the materials when completed.
Successes are far more numerous than failures. Children learn to correct their own work.
Children learn to embrace rules and regulations that reflect a sense of respect for others and authority.
Children learn how to learn. Children learn to pursue learning for the pure pleasure of it, rather than for short-term, arbitrary goals.
We adore this school, it’s such a wonderful and personalized experience for our son. We drive 25 minutes to get him here and it’s worth it! Kyla Lee Clark

Fantastic learning environment and my son enjoys it! The staff is amazing too! Shannon Coleman

I consider my children and this school my best investment. Small class sizes and that extra attention at this fundamental time is important to my children’s future. They have the time and opportunity to let children grow and learn at their own pace. Katrina Abbott

A wonderful school community following the true Montessori philosophy. A great place to start your child’s education. Karen Sills