Our Northstar experience
We have been familiar with the Northstar Montessori school since 2002 now.
Our first son Kiran has spent his first six years of school at Northstar, joined for the last three by his younger brother Ishan.
The amount and quality of knowledge the Montessori system can teach their students is truly amazing. With a wide variety of appropriate material and just by instillating the right learning habits and discipline right from the beginning, the children learn to work hard, steadily and independently, and it becomes so natural for them that they are able to achieve very high goals without any pressure but with a lot of interest and motivation! I've been really impressed by the whole Montessori philosophy and would recommend it to anyone.
Our experience at the Northstar school has been wonderful, and when time came for our third son Arjan to join school, the question did not even arise on where he would go, no matter the distance from our home!
The premises at Tomken Rd are fantastic, modern and spacious, and the gym would make most other schools jealous. The after school programs and clubs are of a rare variety, and swimming and skating lessons are definitely a plus. And the many social events organised all year round (Winter concert, International Day, etc.) are so much fun and bring a lot of liveliness for everyone.
Nowhere else can we find such a friendly, respectful and welcoming school environment, for the students and for the parents as well. Everyday I am looking forward to drop Arjan, and it makes me feel so happy that all the teachers, and even the principal, Virginia Ramirez, knows his name. I am also sure I will always find someone to chat with! The school effort to bring parents together is also very appreciated, it really makes us feel as part of the big Northstar family!
We wish all the best to the Northstar School, with more success every year!
...Isabelle and Ushvinder BHATIA
Great Montessori School in Mississauga
My niece is in her 3-rd year in Casa now at Northstar Montessori. Her development is dramatically different from kids that I know who go to JK and SK in public school system. She is writing in cursive, starting to read, and adds 2-digit numbers.
I love the school too. They have great staff, very good after school program. They also moved to a new building this year, which is great too.
...From a TorontoParentsGuide.com Parent Reviewer
Hard to believe they are 1 of only 2 accredited in Mississauga
I have taken time to see many Montessori and Private schools in my area and nothing tops Northstar Montessori. Those who take their child to daycare haven't done their homework because if they did, they would realize that it is not rigid at all. In fact routines are set for children which eliminates their anxiety. They learn cursive before print and so much more. My child is so confident and I have seen a transformation happen right before my eyes. The staff are great, easy to approach and the school community is phenomenal. One of the biggest things about the school is its impressive curriculum. It can rival any private school and for less tuition. It's a no brainer for us and we have no regrets!!!
...From a TorontoParentsGuide.com Parent Reviewer
We’ve never put my daughter Sabrina in a daycare setting before we enrolled her at Northstar Montessori at age 3 and hence, we had apprehension in bringing her to a new environment. However, after learning their curriculum and being made at ease as to how they were to care for our child, we’re glad that we brought her to Northstar.
Since entering Northstar, she learned how to read in her early Casa year, her social skills improved dramatically, and she became independent. Our daughter is now in her sixth year at Northstar and we continue to appreciate the nurturing and disciplined environment. From an education perspective, we found the language, reading, and writing curriculum to be the most effective.
The teachers are approachable and always responsive to questions and concerns. The after school clubs are interesting and our daughter has enjoyed them. We would recommend Northstar as an excellent learning environment, which meets education, social, and physical requirements.
...Dodie & Arlene Ballesteros
Northstar is a school that teaches a good quality education. My daughter, Angelica, has been a student of Northstar since September 2002. I’m proud to say that Northstar has helped Angelica to be a diligent and responsible student. She showed interest in all of the subjects (i.e. Math, Language, Geography, History, Zoology and Botany) that Northstar teaches. She also showed enthusiasm in French, Art, Music, Computers and Physical Education. She developed a good study habit. She does her homework independently. I am really happy that I chose Northstar to be Angelica’s school. To all the parents, if you want your child to have a better education, Northstar is the best school for your child.
...Mrs. Rebecca Maps
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