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With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

Tyee is a dedicated Montessori school committed to creating an engaging, supportive, and emotionally safe learning environment. As a District Choice Program, we currently serve 192 students across eight divisions, using multi-aged classrooms for Primary 1/2/3 and Intermediate 4/5/6, while Kindergarten and Grade 7 have dedicated grades.

Students are encouraged to work independently, in small groups, and as contributors to the broader school community. The devoted teaching staff at Tyee ensures a vibrant learning environment grounded in Montessori principles, aligned with the Ministry of Education curriculum. Collaboration among educators supports students' continuous progress toward personal and academic goals. The learning philosophy emphasizes social and emotional learning, individual project-based learning, and the cultivation of critical and creative thinking skills.

At the heart of Tyee's philosophy is a commitment to programs focused on sustainability that encompass environmentally sustainable living, food cycles, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles. We emphasize hands-on experiences, including maintaining a school garden, engaging in outdoor learning opportunities, participating in community clean-ups, and exploring the salmon life cycle with a connection to Indigenous ways of learning. We integrate arts education and various outdoor experiential learning opportunities. Our philosophy includes a commitment to Peace Education and addressing social justice issues. We guide students to acquire knowledge, values, and skills that empower them to live harmoniously with themselves, others, and the environment. This commitment is reflective of the core tenets of Montessori philosophy and methodology.

Active parental involvement is a cornerstone of Tyee, with parents contributing to the Montessori program through community-building events, parent education, fundraising initiatives, and volunteering.

Tyee embraces multicultural and diverse perspectives, recognizing the value of a rich and inclusive learning environment. Tyee remains dedicated to providing a holistic and enriching educational experience for all students.

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