About Us

Riverside Montessori Pre-School Inc.

Established and incorporated in 2001 as an independent (A.M.S.) affiliated educational pre-school. RMPS is licensed by the Ministry of Education (M.O.E.). The pre-school does not receive any funding or subsidies from either level of government. RMPS is committed to professional excellence and is affiliated as a corresponding school with the American Montessori Society (A.M.S.). We are also a member school of the Ontario Federation of Independant Schools (O.F.I.S.). Affiliations by these organizations are understood by the public as assurance that the schools offer the highest standards of Montessori education.



Enrollment Opportunities

Riverside Montessori Pre-School is now accepting registration applications. Now registering for Toddler program beginning at 18 months to 3 years. Now registering for Junior & Senior Kindergarten Bilingual program: ages 3 years to 6 years.

New Registration for 2024-2025 School year

Please call the pre-school at 613 - 521-4888 To resrve your child’s placement

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School Year Calendar

Dates: Tuesday September 5, 2023 to
Wednesday June19, 2024

Levels: Toddler, Preschool, Junior and Senior Kindergarten Programs

Ages served: (18 months - 6 years)

Note: The Montessori Method includes Junior and Senior Kindergarten beginning at age 3.

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Mission Statement

Riverside Montessori Pre-School (RMPS) is based on the educational philosophy and pedagogical methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, pertaining to the instruction and training of children for the purpose of developing their individual ability and maximum potential.

RMPS strives to create an environment for learning within which children will feel safe, cherished, and empowered. The educational environment fosters respect, cooperation, order, choice within limits and provides children with the opportunity to build themselves to their fullest potential. The pre-school's peaceful and non-competitive atmosphere promotes strong moral character and human values.

At each stage of development, the child acquires the tools necessary for critical thinking, decision-making and respect for all. Under the guidance of a Montessori trained educator, the child chooses what helps him/her to construct him/herself, which results in a love of life and learning, fostering independence, self-esteem and growth.

Riverside Montessori Pre-School admits students of any race, colour, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the pre-school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, nationality and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school administered programs. Riverside Montessori Pre-School accepts children at the age of 18 months for the Toddler Montessori Program and 3-6 years of age for the Bilingual Montessori junior and senior kindergarten programs.


Toddler Program

The Toddler program is designed around the basic Montessori concept of "freedom within limits." The environment is prepared with age-appropriate materials and exercises that encourage each child's natural curiosity and enthusiasm.


Bilingual Junior and Senior Kindergarten Programs - 3 to 6 Years

Montessori is a philosophy of education with the fundamental tenet that a child learns best within a social environment that supports each individual's unique development. Dr. Maria Montessori, creator of "The Montessori Method of Education", based this new education on her scientific observations of young children's behavior.


French Program

As a bilingual school the children are fortunate to have a bilingual Montessori teacher interacting with them on a daily basis. RMPS incorporates second language instruction during a French circle following Maria Montessori's philosophy.


Montessori Principles

Montessori is a philosophy and method of education which emphasizes the potential of the young child and which develops this potential by utilizing specially trained teachers and special teaching materials. Montessori recognizes in children a natural curiosity and desire to learn; the Montessori Materials awaken this desire and channel that curiosity into a learning experience which children enjoy.


Contact Us

If you are interested in placing your child (ren ) in an enriched toddler, preschool or kindergarten environment designed specifically to meet their growing needs, then requests for an application package may be sent to the following address:

The school is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Riverside Montessori Pre-School
88 Main Street, Ground Floor
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
K1S 1C2

Phone: 613-521-4888 tel: +16135214888

Email: riversidemontessori@rogers.com

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