Years in Operation
After a day of enriched academics and after school clubs, students can enjoy family time and social activities.
- Francophone Program
- CCMA Accreditation
- After School Clubs
OMS Montessori is the only school in the Ottawa area to offer an authentic Montessori education in French for over thirty years. The Francophone program is an enriched program designed specifically for the Francophone student. Acceptance into the program requires students to be fluent in the language and to have a supportive Francophone family. Students at the Casa level (3 to 6 years) who understand the language and are moving towards fluency can apply to the bilingual Casa program.
OMS Montessori is accredited by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA). The national accreditation process requires adherence to strict guidelines including a comprehensive review of policies, standards and practices of the school by a CCMA accreditation team. Each classroom is guided by at least one AMI or MACTE accredited educator who has a deep understanding of the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
An integral aspect of Dr. Montessori's educational philosophy is the fact that children learn best through sensorial experiences; they use their senses to reach natural and logical conclusions. Musical education provides a sensorial and aesthetic experience for children, and engages their tactile, auditory, and visual senses. Musical experiences also provide children with opportunities for collaboration and communication. OMS Montessori offers a high quality music education to its students. Toddler, Casa and Lower Elementary students receive music lessons weekly. Upper Elementary students may choose to join a string or vocal ensemble. The students engage in collaborative initiatives and learn to blend as a group. The numerous performance opportunities allow them to develop grace and courtesy in front of an audience.
OMS has an Art Resource Room for Elementary students’ use. The room has a wide variety of art materials on display and available to students, such as clay, watercolours, acrylics, charcoal, paper-making and marbling. While small groups of students are given group lessons on such things as calligraphy, drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, book making, etc., and learn about artists like Rembrandt, Picasso, Bateman, and The Group of Seven, individual students may sign out of their classroom and visit the Art Resource Room to work on an art form of their choice. There is often a variety of students in the Art Resource Room doing a variety of art for a variety of purposes (to support a class project, as a gift, greeting or thank you card). Having a space dedicated to art but available to students throughout the day helps our students experience art as an integral part of their lives.
OMS is proud to offer after-school clubs as a compliment to your child’s school day. OMS works closely with local companies to provide students with a variety of opportunities that will actively engage the brain and the body. In a safe familiar environment, students can register for clubs based on sports, arts, music, science, mindfulness, dance and much more. Each club runs on-site for 6-8 weeks from 4:00-5:00 p.m