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Alive Montessori & Private School


Alive Montessori Preschool Inc. is a small, family-oriented school located in a peaceful setting in Forest Hill, Toronto. We believe that a child’s first school experience should be filled with curiosity, exploration and opportunities for independence. We provide an environment rich in purpose and experience so as to inspire, motivate and empower children to reach their full learning potential is achievable through implementing the four foundations of early learning: belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.


We offer Montessori programs for children 2 years of age through Grade 6.



Montessori at Home

Friday, May 30th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Montessori at Home

We are excited to announce our upcoming Montessori at Home Workshop focused on Summer Activities. As we approach the summer break, we believe it's essential to provide you with valuable resources and ideas to engage your children in meaningful learning experiences at home. During this workshop, we will explore various Montessori-inspired activities that are perfect for the summer season. Our goal is to equip you with practical strategies and creative ideas to foster your child's development while enjoying the summer months together.

Summer Camp



 Watch what parent say.

None bigger than early education. Parents know that at Alive Montessori we motivate and empower children to reach their full learning potential is achievable through implementing the four foundations of early learning: belonging, well-being, engagement and expression.


At Alive Montessori, we are using the educational methodology developed by Maria Montessori because it has a proven track record of achieving much better results than other methods. For example, 3 and 4 year-olds typically learn to read and write and do simple math – skills normally expected two or three years later in the public school system.

There is a perception that as the Montessori approach encourages independent work cycles, children in a Montessori classroom do not interact with each other, thus resulting in a lack of social interaction which can have a negative impact upon the child’s development. Nevertheless, while Montessori does respect the fact that each child is unique and has different areas of interests, hence the children are allowed to choose their own materials and a classroom is not expected to have children who will do the same activity at the same time, there are different ways in which social interaction is met daily.

The most important part of a Montessori classroom will always be the children, nevertheless, the Montessori guide has a crucial role in this environment as it is this adult who has the immense responsibility of guiding them and helping them to achieve their full potential. This article will focus on five roles of a Montessori guide and their intertwining. 


Our Mission 

Our goal at Alive Montessori & Private School is to provide the best possible start to our children through proper education, thereby instilling a life-long love of learning in every child. We aim to create a safe, caring and fun environment where every child will learn and will become more and more confident as he or she gains in abilities. Here you’ll find exceptional teachers, curriculum and learning environments that encourage children to learn, play and explore in a safe and nurturing environment.


  • Individual attention in a small-class setting
  • Educational field trips and school presentations
  • Positive learning environment for your child
  • Done properly, learning is fun

Our Extracurricular Activities

Care of Animals 




We provide year-round full and part-time education in the Toronto area for preschoolers and kindergarteners.



Teachers plan and Montessori curriculum is engaging, challenging and directed toward learning outcomes.



We are situated in Forest Hill United Church, located one short block north of Eglinton at Bathurst.  



Full Day Program meets Monday through Friday. Operating hours are from 7:30am to 6pm.

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