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The Principal's 


Little Valley Montessori Principal's personal photo

Welcome to Little Valley Montessori!


As a parent, you know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most significant decisions you will make, as educating our children today is more challenging than ever before. We have an overwhelming number of choices and this means we need clearer criteria by which to choose the schooling approach for our children.  Since there is little doubt that the schooling years help form the very foundation of who we are and our approach to learning, this choice is most important.

At Little Valley Montessori in Richmond Hill, we aim to provide children with an educational foundation from which they can reach out and fulfill their potential while developing independence, self-confidence, and self-esteem.  The unique program, centered on the child, encourages the development of personal responsibility, critical thinking processes, independence and fosters a love of learning.  

Families choose a Montessori School for educational and child development reasons.  Within the Montessori context, the approach to education in the classrooms is very specifically based on scientific understanding of how a child develops and learns.  This synergistic approach (using the child’s natural potential) enables optimal learning.  Educationally the child is at the center of their learning; at their own pace with scope to pursue their own interests.  The integrated curriculum and multi-age classrooms also provide the student with a dynamic learning environment; a place where children love to learn.

The Montessori movement is also about peace.  The prepared environment and the curriculum in a Montessori School support each child in their development of awareness of self and their tolerance of difference.  It is these qualities that allow a child to develop their own sense of inner peace and as they mature into adults, this peace forms part of who they are and the world they live in.

I received my AMI Diploma (Association Montessori Internationale Montessori Teacher) in 2012 from the Foundation for Montessori Education, where I was taught directly by Sandra Girlato who was trained by Renilde Montessori, former Director of Training & Maria Montessori’s grand-daughter. 


At Little Valley Montessori, we are proud to be one of the best Montessori schools in Richmond Hill, and we will keep doing our best to meet our valued kids' and parents' expectations.

We look forward to supporting you on your exploration of Montessori education and philosophy.

Yours for our children,

Rosa Maher

Maria Montessori Photo

Our Mission

Little Valley Montessori School is dedicated to providing a challenging educational environment in which each child is empowered to grow to his/her fullest potential academically, emotionally, physically, and socially, at each stage of development.

Following principles and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, the school provides a consistent framework for learning through the dynamic partnership of child, parent, and teacher.

Little Valley Montessori strives to instill in students a deep sense of personal and social responsibility through respect for oneself, others, and the environment.

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