Beyond Montessori?  

Parents often ask us what happens after Montessori? 


When a student completes the Primary Program, and moves on at age 6 into a grade 1 equivalent program, we have found that the feedback is overwhelmingly positive. 


Our students have a solid academic foundation, but almost more importantly, they have a strong foundation in grace and courtesy, problem solving, conflict resolution, and ciritial thinking skills.  


Most parents are choosing to stay with us for the Montessori Elementary and Middle School programs.  They see the incredible growth in their own Montessori child, and they also notice how incredible our older students are and how they grow into confident and kind teenagers. 


Our programs are large enough to provide lots of social opportunities and small enough for each student to be someone! 


What happens at the end of Middle School and where do students go for grade 10-12?


We have found that with our focus on global studies and experiential learning, a great fit for our students is the High School at VIU. This is a small university-based, International High School that is situated on the campus of Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.  Many of our students transfer there for its international focus, exceptional faculty, access to university courses, and well rounded program. 


There are many other options for students in the mid-island region as well, in both the public and independent systems. We work together with each family to help find the right place for their child's next important step in education.


With change being one of life's great constants, take comfort knowing we here to help you chart the course, but our students are well equipped to face any new challenge.
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