OMS Montessori School Tour

As a not for profit private school, one of our missions is to share our expertise, and our passion and belief in the power of Montessori principles, with the Montessori community and the larger world. One way we accomplish this is by offering school tours. We invite prospective parents, friends, neighbours or anyone interested in knowing more about Montessori education to attend a personal school tour. These individualized tours take place both in the mornings and in the evenings. During your tour, we will discuss:

After this introduction, we invite you to make arrangements to observe during the same morning of your tour, while the children are in their classes.

School Tours are scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact the school by phone 613.521.5185 or utilize our online contact page.

2017/18 Parent Education Events


Parent Education Night: A Day in the Life of an OMS Montessori Student

Date: Thursday, October 19th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori

Toddler:

  • Developmental goals for toddlers
  • Independence supported in all activities, including toileting
  • Control of movement – refinement of gross and fine motor skills
  • Practical Life Skills
  • Sense of order in work and in care of self and environment
  • Development of language in everything
  • Socialization

Casa:

  • Math at the Casa Level – A 3-D Experience
  • First experiences – 1-10 Materials
  • Decimal System – Golden Beads, Operations
  • Beads, Squaring and Cubing Chain
  • Large Numbers – Hierarchical Material, How Big is One Million?
  • Handwriting in the Casa Classroom – Why Cursive?

Lower Elementary:

  • The Writing Process
  • The Great Lessons
    • First Great Lesson – Coming of the Universe and the Earth
    • Second Great Lesson – Coming of Life
    • Third Great Lesson – Coming of Human Beings
    • Fourth Great Lesson – Communication of Signs
    • Fifth Great Lesson – The Story of Numbers

Upper Elementary:

  • Math at the Upper Elementary Level
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Abstraction of Math Facts
  • Real world application of Math curriculum
  • The Purpose of Field Trips and Overnights
  • Presentation by Specialists – student goals, responsibilities

Parent Education Night: The Road to Middle School

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori


Parent Education Night: Demonstration Of Materials Evening

Date: Thursday, January 18th, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori

While there is a great deal written to explain the Montessori method of education, nothing brings its essence to life quite like a visit to a normalized classroom with its quiet hum of focused activity.

On Demonstration Evening, students return to their classrooms where you are invited to observe as they peacefully go about completing work of their own choosing. We invite you join us on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. to experience the beauty of the prepared environment, the genius of the Montessori materials, and the engagement of the Montessori students.


Parent Education Night: Assessment in the Montessori Classroom

Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori

As a medical doctor and scientist, Montessori believed it was important to scientifically evaluate the effectiveness of her evolving methodology by administering to her rest students the same examinations given to their peers in the city schools. But how do Montessori schools assess student progress today? Join us for an informative discussion on all the ways Montessori teachers employ both formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress.


Parent Education Night: Specialists Curriculum Night

Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori


Parent Education Night: Guest Speaker (TBD)

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 6:30 p.m.

Location: OMS Montessori Gymnasium


I would like to schedule a School Tour or R.S.V.P. to a Parent Education Event.

You can also call us at 613.521.5185 to arrange to attend.

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