Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori and characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development.
All students who live in Vancouver are eligible to attend the Montessori Alternative programs at Tyee, Maple Grove and Renfrew Elementary schools.
Montessori Admission - Kindergarten
Refer to the Kindergarten Choice programs for application procedures and dates
Montessori Admission - Grades 1 through 7
Each grade level typically has a waitlist. If more applications are received during the priority application period (November 1st through January 31st) than spaces available at the school, a draw will occur with applications waitlisted in the order drawn. Applications received after January 31st will be waitlisted below priority period applications, in the order received by the school. Applications are accepted for the wait-list of any grade level.
Grade 1-7 District Choice Program applications are submitted to schools directly through a paper form. The form is linked in the District Choice Programs section or our Elementary Programs page: https://www.vsb.bc.ca/page/26694/elementary-programs