Markville Montessori & Private School is a unique learning environment that offers excellent education in both the Academics and the Creative Arts.
Ranked one of the best professional Arts academies in the GTA since 2000, our school also welcomes young learners to a full-day Elementary and Montessori program.
- Our History -
MMPS originally started as CMA Piano - a piano school that included the Montessori program. Under the CMA program, students have benefited from a more holistic approach to education which allowed them develop physically, emotionally, academically, and artistically.
Due to the higher enrollment rate, CMA moved into a
pre – established school building that was conveniently located near Highway 7& Warden. After our move, we decided to change our school name from CMA to Markville Montessori & Private School. This better reflects our school’s philosophy – inspiring young minds through the Academics and the Arts.
- About Us -
Our school provides students with an enriched learning experience that combines academics with the arts. We believe that children need to have balance in their education. We balance our strong academic program with an arts program that allows children to explore and enhance their creativity. Our school also provides students with opportunities to grow and develop socially, with an emphasis on leadership and responsibility.
An important part of our school's philosophy is our belief that piano learning is more than just music training. Learning piano helps our students strive in their academics. It can effectively contribute to the development of various aspects of a young child’s mind, including: Concentration; Hand-eye coordination; Multi-tasking abilities; Creativity; Self-confidence; Memory and retention; And higher-order thinking skills.
MMPS provides students with a complete learning experience. We believe that children need to have a balance in their education, between a strong Academic Program and The Arts.
This allows children to explore and enhance their learning through creativity. We encourage students to grow and develop socially, as leaders and responsible citizens, so that they are prepared for life.
Proven Student Success:
Although our enrollment continues to grow, our class sizes remain small (with a student to teacher ratio of no more than 10:1). This allows each student to receive quality one-on-one time with the teacher. Each student is treated as an individual. Students who are already meeting grade expectations are given more challenging tasks to complete. This ensures students are never bored and are always making progress towards their personal goals. Our learning environment is also forward thinking. Students use iPads and laptops on a regular basis. Our school’s environment is friendly and welcoming. Our older students are positive role models and our younger students welcome their care and leadership.
We believe that working with parents is vital to the success of our students. In addition to sending home three report cards each year, we also provide parents with progress reports, monthly newsletters, and ample opportunities to meet with teachers through one-on-one conferences, performances, and open houses.
From an early age, our students are taught that learning is fun. In later grades, our students thrive on seeking out and meeting new challenges. Our students are accomplished in both academics and the arts. Our annual CAT (Canadian Achievement Test) participation shows that our students are performing above-average in reading, writing, and mathematics. Our students have had excellent results in various music, arts, and speech competitions, including the 2012 Chinese Arts and Literacy Competition where many of our students won top prizes.
3882 Highway 7 East, Markham, ON, L3R 1L3
© Markville Montessori & Private School, 2015