2024-2025 PD Days and Holidays

Key dates for 2024-2025 First Day of school – Tuesday, Sept. 3 PD Day – Friday, Oct. 11 aligns with TVDSB PD Day – Friday, Nov. 15  aligns with TVDSB Winter Break Last day of school is Friday, Dec. 20 Week of Dec. 23  Week of Dec. 30 – School resumes on Monday, Jan. 6 […]

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December 2023 Reports are ready

Dear MA Families, How did we get to December?! Time seems to be flying by this year as we have moved into a full calendar of activities across the school; it feels so good to see our community thriving. We are so grateful to have our parents in our classroom spaces – thank you for […]

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Spirit Wear Orders are Open!

Dear MA Families & Friends, Great news! Trailblazer Spirit Wear is now available to order! Show your Montessori pride with our new team logo on sweats, T-shirts and hats. Order yours using this PDF form or complete the printed flyer coming home in Blue Bags today. Orders are due on Nov. 10. Payment accepted at […]

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Montessori Buzz – May 23, 2023

Dear MA Families & Friends, Annie Jr.: That’s a wrap! Wow, just wow. Thank you to the hard-working students and faculty who put together a truly magical musical performance this year! Families and friends of the school raved over the performances by our incredibly talented students. One of our parents commented: “It’s evident how Montessori […]

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PD Days and Holidays – 2023-2024

October 6 – aligns with TVDSB November 17 – aligns with TVDSB Last day of school is December 22 Winter Break: December 25-January 5 First day back is January 8, 2024 February 16 March Break: Week 1 – March 11-15 – aligns with TVDSB Week 2 – March 18 April 19 – aligns with TVDSB […]

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MA Strategic Direction – 2022-2027

Dear MA Families and Friends, On behalf of our Board of Governors, we are pleased to share Montessori Academy’s Strategic Direction for 2022-2027. This document provides a high-level view of the school’s priorities for the next five years, and represents the culmination of a year-long process to review, reconsider and recalibrate our direction as we […]

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Progress Reports are Ready – December 2022

Dear MA Families, Thank you for your continued support as we traverse through yet another interesting year! I really hope I can stop saying this in the near future…. no one expected the end of fall to be filled with so much illness, of all different kinds. We can appreciate the pressure and exhaustion it […]

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Montessori Buzz – Oct. 18, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends,   Update on CWELCC for Toddler and Casa Toddler and Casa Families: Please see the following PDF attachment/letter from Tina Sartori, Executive Director, about the Canada Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) program. Montessori Academy CWELCC Communication – FINAL.pdf Changes to our Financial Support program Updated information regarding 2023-2024 applications […]

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August Info is now available

Dear MA Families & Friends, ACTION REQUIRED: August information and forms are ready to be reviewed August Classroom letters and forms that need to be completed prior to the start of school are now available on the MA Parent Portal. All items must be reviewed and completed as necessary by Friday, August 26. Follow the […]

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2022-2023 PD Days and Holidays

The Year at a Glance is finalized in early July each year. The school year events can be found on this website under Calendar/Events and on the MA Parent Portal under the Calendar section. Sept. 6 – First day of school Oct. 7 – PD day Nov. 18 PD day (same as TVDSB) Dec. 22- […]

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Re-enrolment for 2022-2023 is now open

  Dear Montessori Academy Families, Online Re-Enrolment for the 2022-2023 School Year is now open! We invite you to complete the steps outlined below prior to the deadline of Friday, February 11, 2022 to secure your child’s place for the upcoming school year. We have an overwhelming number of applications for new students to join […]

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Montessori Buzz – Friday, Jan. 14, 2022

Dear MA Families & Friends, I have to be honest with you, having ⅓ of the school onsite and ⅔ online this week has been a nightmare and beyond challenging for me for so many reasons. I know I am not alone in feeling this way – this week has been a beast for many. […]

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Montessori Buzz – January 3, 2022

Dear MA Families and Friends, To say the last few days have been a whirlwind is an understatement. With the announcement today, this only impacts our Elementary and Junior High Students. Toddler and Casa students will return to school on Tuesday. Elementary and Junior High students will move to online classes Wednesday. Our skating event […]

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Montessori Buzz – December 31, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, I almost kept my promise to you!! At least I made it to the last Friday until you heard from me. There is a LOT of information in this message, so do take your time to read and digest it all. Delayed Return for ALL Students – First day of […]

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PCR COVID tests now available

Dear MA Families, The school has received the registration codes for the PCR Test Kits that we were waiting for. This testing option is available to symptomatic students (**updated: ie. students who have failed screening.**) and staff as well as asymptomatic high-risk contacts/exposures. Please note: these are NOT rapid tests. To arrange to receive a […]

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Montessori Buzz – Sept. 14, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, Message from Tina Screening, restrictions and protocols – oh my! We are very aware the start of the school year has required a lot of reading and understanding what has to happen when and where for the various levels of the school. It is important to know that for our […]

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MA COVID update – Sept. 2, 2021

Dear MA Families, It’s Thursday, so you know what that means – one more day until the weekend! It also means we have some COVID protocol updates for you… The Middlesex-London Health Unit released local guidance updates for London school’s this morning. Some of the changes we already decided to implement, so what you will […]

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MA COVID update – Aug 30, 2021

Dear MA Families, Faculty Week is here! We met as a full staff this morning outside in the courtyard, and oh my goodness, did it feel good to reunite the team again. 🙂 We spent a large chunk of time in a workshop re-connecting with each other, and we can’t wait for your children to […]

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MA COVID Guides for parents – August 24, 2021

Dear MA Families & Friends, MA COVID-19 Parent Guides available We know parents have had many questions about what to expect in September. Our Parent Guides are now available online and provide details on procedures, such as drop-off and pick-up times, Extended Hours programming, and illness at school. ACTION REQUIRED: Please read through your guide(s) carefully. […]

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August 2021 Information is ready

Dear MA Families, Action Required: August Information is ready on the Parent Portal Documents that are required to be returned prior to the start of school are now available on the MA Parent Portal. Please ensure all items are completed or returned (if applicable) by no later than Friday, August 27. Please follow the instructions […]

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Remote learning to continue

Dear MA-zing Parents and Friends, I cried a LOT yesterday for so many reasons. You can ask my Junior High son, William. He so kindly cuddled me on the couch for a solid 15 minutes yesterday afternoon. Hearing the announcement from Ford was devastating. I was sad for our students and staff, angry for the […]

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Message from Kristen Crouse – April 18, 2021

Dear MA families, We hope that you had a wonderful Spring Break week!  We are all very eager to see the students again, some in person and others via Zoom. What to expect this week:  Toddler and Casa students will continue to come to school as per usual with the same hours. If you are […]

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Montessori Buzz – Spring Break Message

Dear MA Families and Friends, We have been asked by the Ministry of Education to share the following information with you: “Thank you for continuing to follow the public health and safety measures that have kept schools open and safe for students and staff. It is our collective effort that continues to ensure your children […]

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Interim Reports are now available

Dear MA Families and Friends, With the long weekend upon us, we are asking for your continued diligence in supporting the public health measures that have been put into place by the MLHU with regards to gatherings and especially with the tighter restrictions that are on the way. We are so extremely grateful for all […]

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Montessori Buzz – Feb. 16, 2021

‘March’ Break update Dear MA Families,  On Friday, we received communication from both divisions of the Ministry of Education – the Private School Division and the Child Care Early Years – regarding the direction we are to follow for March Break.  It is clear the expectation regarding moving March Break to April is to be […]

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2021-2022 Re-enrolment is now open

Dear Montessori Academy Families,Online Re-Enrolment for the 2021-2022 School Year is now open! We invite you to complete the steps outlined below prior to the deadline of Friday, February 12, 2021 to secure your child’s place for the upcoming school year.  There has been a lot of interest in many of our programs, and following […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan 28 – Great news

Dear MA Families & Friends, A couple of updates below…. Message from Tina: We’re back in school on Monday! Dear MA Families,  I am thrilled to share with you that all of our Elementary and Junior High students will be returning to class on Monday, February 1! We can’t wait to welcome them back to […]

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February 10 potential re-start date

Dear MA Families,  Late yesterday we received notification that in-class learning for Elementary and Junior High private school students will also be February 10. We understand that this is frustrating news, knowing all that our school community is doing to maintain a safe learning environment for our students. We will continue to keep you informed […]

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Delayed start update – Jan. 21, 2021

Dear MA Families,  Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced yesterday, January 20, 2021, that most school boards, including the Thames Valley District School Board will continue with remote learning. We have not yet received any communications from the Private Schools Division, but at this point we are assuming, our Elementary and Junior High students will […]

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Elementary and JH delayed restart of in-class learning

Dear MA Families,  With the announcement yesterday from the provincial government, we wanted to confirm with all of you, that our students and teachers from Years 1 to 8 will continue in our home-based learning program until Friday, January 22. It has also been confirmed this morning that our Toddler and Casa students are not impacted, and […]

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Montessori Buzz – Jan. restart update from Tina

Dear MA Families,Late Monday afternoon we received direction from the Ministry of Education, both the Private School division as well as the Child Care division, which oversees programs licensed under the Child Care and Early Years Act (CCEYA), to understand when classes will resume at MA after the Winter Break. Toddler and Casa students will […]

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Montessori Buzz – April 14, 2020

A message from Tina Sartori, our Executive Director Dear MA Parents,  I hope this holiday weekend offered you moments of connection to family members in ways that were still meaningful (although done at a distance) and you found ways to maintain traditions that brought your family much needed joy. I am sure eggs were still […]

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Tuition Refunds – April 2, 2020

Dear MA Families,  Yesterday the MA Board of Governors approved tuition refunds to families for the current closure of the school for the month of April. The decision on the amount of funds we are able to disperse was achieved with the following considerations: Keeping the school a viable, sustainable organization over the long term […]

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Montessori Buzz – March 31, 2020

Message from Tina, Our Executive Director Dear MA Families,  Thank you. Thank you for your patience and being here with us as we continue to find ways to support you and your children. Thank you for sharing your moments of goodness happening in your homes. We realize this past week has not been easy for […]

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MA Update – March 20, 2020

Dear MA Families & Friends, We wanted to share a quick update to let you know what we have been up to today and what is coming your way. We spent the day meeting digitally as a whole staff, then by level, and finally the MA Board of Governors; it was so great to connect […]

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Provincial Order – School Closures

Dear MA Families & Friends, We have continued to follow the updates from health authorities pertaining to COVID-19, as well as being committed to provincial and federal recommendations and guidelines during this time. We are aware of the provincial order to close schools from March 14 to April 5; Montessori Academy of London will be closed as well.  We […]

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Coronavirus, travel advisories & recommendations

With families travelling over March Break we wish to remind parents of precautions and best practices for good health, and avoiding contagious illness, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19).   What we’re doing as a school As a school, we have an established set of policies and procedures to help prevent the spread of communicable illness. We always […]

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Response to water testing news reports

Earlier this week news outlets reported on lead levels in the water at daycares and schools across Ontario. Health Canada has made a new recommendation in 2019 that lead levels should be 5 ppb, whereas the current provincial  standard is 10 ppb.  The report included a link to search schools and daycares by name to see […]

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Fibre optics installation Thursday & Friday

Dear MA Families & Friends,    Starting Thursday morning around 7 a.m., the installation of fibre optic lines at our downtown buildings will begin. This will cause traffic disruptions around our Office, Elementary, Waterloo Central and Junior High buildings.    Because of the nature of the work and the number of buildings the installation affects, […]

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Bird, Bee & Butterfly garden update

By Lisa Eastick, Literacy Enrichment Teacher, Plant Whisperer If you haven’t taken a peek at our Montessori Bird, Bee & Butterfly Garden recently, it would be worth a trip to the Elementary courtyard to see what’s in bloom. This week, we had some fun re-creating the picture of the garden (taken in the late spring) […]

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Official statement: Online allegations against Montessori Academy

Online allegations against Montessori Academy of London Dear MA Families and Friends, Recently a person unknown to the school left messages and reviews of the school on various social media platforms, claiming that some time over a decade ago his friend had a negative experience as a student here. We have made numerous requests that […]

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Board begins recruitment cycle

Board begins recruitment cycle Dear Montessori Academy Families and Friends, The school seeks three new members to join the Board to Governors to replace departing members next year.  Our bylaws require that two of these three vacancies are filled with volunteers from the community at large. However, there will be a vacancy for a parent volunteer […]

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FUNDRAISING & FOUNDATION NEWS

School Garden Project – Walter J. Blackburn Foundation Over the summer the garden gnomes will be busy building a new Greenhouse and Perennial garden at our Elementary location thanks to a grant from the Walter J. Blackburn Foundation! The purpose of the project is to contribute to a healthier and greener environment by practising sustainable […]

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Parenting Puzzle Workshop Series

Parenting IS the hardest job, and we have some tips to make it easier! Register online through this Google Form before October 5 We welcome you to join facilitators Tina Sartori and Angela Matthews in The Parenting Puzzle workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to stop squabbles, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage each person […]

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Endowment Fund Announced

Support for education choice in London grows long-term with new Endowment Fund Montessori Academy of London introduces new Endowment Fund to support school initiatives and financial aid for students. March 6, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London (MA) took a big step to secure the long-term development of the school with the Montessori Academy Endowment […]

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MA named Innovation 800 ‘world-class educator’

February 26, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London has been named an elementary ‘Pioneer’ and ‘World-class Educator’ in the University of Cambridge Cambridge Strategies: Innovation 800 campaign celebrating 21st Century education and highlighting the most innovative education institutions in the world. The school’s elementary program was noted for its commitment to offering education for real […]

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Early Bird Gala tickets sold out!

Early Bird Gala tickets sold out Dear MA Families & Friends, We have had a tremendous response to Early Bird Gala tickets!  Early Bird Tickets are now sold out! This popular event is selling out quickly. We are over 65% sold out with only 40 regular price tickets remaining. Tickets can still be purchased for the […]

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Alumni message – 50th Anniversary Weekend

Our school is turning 50! Are you ready to celebrate?  Dear Montessori Alumni, Alumni Families and Friends!  Our amazing school is hitting a major milestone – Montessori Academy of London/ Montessori House of Children is turning 50! We want YOU to be part of our celebrations! Join us on June 1 & 2, 2018, for […]

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Extended Hours Voucher Program – changes & enhancements

Early/Extended Hours vouchers program – changes and enhancements Dear MA Families,  We understand there have been some frustrations both from parents and the staff with the voucher system for families who use early or extended hours on an occasional basis. We are going to implement some changes that will hopefully make things very easy for […]

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Sifton Family Foundation grant

The Sifton Family Foundation has given Montessori Academy of London a generous donation to purchase new Science Tables for our Junior High program! These new chemical and fire resistant tables will be an incredible addition to the program.  Thank you, Sifton Family Foundation! https://www.facebook.com/SiftonProperties/  

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MA in the news: L’express de Toronto

Although there are several Montessori schools in London, Ontario, Montessori Academy of London’s French program is unique to our school. We support our students’ development of French as a second language, but we don’t teach it in a silo. Like much of traditional Montessori, our French lessons interconnect with other areas of studies, including Humanities […]

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MA welcomes Tina into leadership role

Tina Sartori, Montessori teacher and administrator, named Executive Director of the school July 4, 2017 – London, Ontario – Montessori Academy of London officially welcomed Tina Sartori, a longtime teacher and administrator, into the role of Executive Director on July 1, 2017. Sartori joined the school as a preschool/Casa teacher 16 years ago, and moved […]

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Ontario education choice

Ontario families deserve education choice By Tina Sartori, Montessori Academy of London, Executive Director as of July 1, 2017 Earlier this week, The Fraser Institute released a report noting that “the share of Ontario students attending independent schools increased 24.5% over a 15-year period, despite not receiving any financial support from the provincial government.” The conclusion […]

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Development Assistant – Fundraising

Development Assistant – Summer Student 7 Week Contract – Canada Summer Jobs Montessori Academy of London seeks a summer student to work with us as our Development Assistant for a 7 week Contract through Canada Summer Jobs. The Development Assistant will work with the Development Director to update the school’s Alumni engagement program. Hourly Wage: […]

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UE and JH track meet – May 30

Our Upper Elementary and Junior High students will take part in the Hans Janssen Memorial Track Meet on May 30. Download or view a PDF of the meet’s program here. Good luck to all of our athletes!!!!!!

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MA in The Londoner – Waste program

This past fall, officials at Montessori Academy London faced a trash problem at their main campus buildings on Waterloo and Piccadilly Streets. Already pushing the boundaries of curbside pick up limits, the new three-container threshold that took effect in January was going to be nearly impossible to meet. To make matters worse, “a lot of […]

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We’ve reduced our landfill waste by 85%

Earth Day 2017 release Local school trashes its curbside waste in the first months of a new composting program Montessori Academy students and staff reduce school’s landfill waste by 85% April 20, 2017 – London, ON – Montessori Academy of London introduced a new waste management program in February. The waste reduction program is part of a […]

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Progress reports delayed

Progress reports delayed Dear MA Families, Because of server and email outages this week, we are a few days behind on proofreading and printing progress reports. We expect that the reports will be sent home on Tuesday. Unfortunately, our school-wide email and server are still experiencing issues. Please note that throughout this online disruption, no school […]

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Elementary Music Teacher

Part-time Choir Director/Elementary Music Teacher (1-year contract) Are you a dynamic musician and performer who can ignite a passion for music in elementary aged children? Montessori Academy of London seeks an enthusiastic, highly qualified applicant to teach our students vocal music and movement. This is a part-time Elementary Music teaching opportunity beginning in February 2017 […]

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Admin Support – 12-month contract

Administrative Support (full-time, 12-month contract) Montessori Academy of London (MA) seeks an experienced, meticulous and resourceful Administrative Support with at least 3-5 years of experience in clerical and administrative duties to cover a 12-month maternity leave. The successful candidate is responsible for the Academy’s administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors, supporting all areas […]

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