Our difference

If you are interested in exploring Clanmore as an option for your family, a good first step would be to attend one of our Open Houses.

Our difference

If you are interested in exploring Clanmore as an option for your family, a good first step would be to attend one of our Open Houses.

Clanmore’s unique strength lies in its commitment to a deeply personalized approach to each child and each family, supported by knowledgeable and gifted teachers and staff. Our highly personal atmosphere serves to unite families and foster a community approach to supporting the children as they grow to realize their unique potential.


Clanmore is and has always been about generosity of spirit. A place where individuality is celebrated, passion, enthusiasm and joy are palpable and asking questions and making discoveries are the norm. Gentle guidance, mentoring and collaboration is ever-present and over the years we’ve come to see that many of our families never really leave. Clanmore remains a part of their lives and they ours. Their stories are woven into the fabric of who we are.



IS a child-centred school community where each child is encouraged to develop his or her intellectual, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest;

OFFERS a rigorous and engaging academic program that is based upon the natural developmental stages of the child from birth through to maturity and encourages a fundamental love of learning;

OFFERS a social curriculum that fosters independence, self-esteem, co-operation, conflict resolution and respect of self, others and the environment;

PROVIDES students with a vision and experience of the world that encourages the children to use their unique skills and talents to contribute to their communities and to connect to the world around them;

RESPECTS the rights, dignity and integrity of each individual child and his or her family. Offering partnership and support to the students and parents that, in turn, encourages a happy and balanced life; and

ADHERES as closely as possible to the Montessori pedagogy and practice as developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and to the standards set out by the Canadian Council for Montessori Administrators CCMA).

Our vision at Clanmore Montessori School is to offer a unique educational program for children of ages eighteen months to fifteen years. We offer a top quality environment which meets the total needs of the child and fosters family life. The program is based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori, who developed an approach to children consistent with their natural development and their fundamental desire to learn.


The mission of Clanmore Montessori School is to provide the finest quality authentic Montessori prepared environment for children ages 18 months to 15 years. Clanmore responds to and inspires each individual child in the school academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally and optimally prepares them for life.

Clanmore is very much a collaborative community. Our school of exemplary Montessori educators and dedicated staff is only part of the story. We partner with philosophically aligned families who we join in their childrens’ journeys to adulthood. Our students in supporting and being supported by each other also participate as active and integral members of the Clanmore community. All of us, together, we are Clanmore.


The philosophy of Clanmore

To realize our vision of offering an educational program which meets the full needs of children from eighteen months to fifteen years, Clanmore is founded on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori developed an approach to children consistent with their natural developmental inclinations and their fundamental desire to learn. Clanmore provides high quality authentic Montessori prepared environments for children from 18 months to 15 years.

We offer individual attention to the development of the whole child, responding to and inspiring each child academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally and optimally preparing them for life. We respect the rights, dignity and integrity of each child.

At Clanmore, fully trained teachers guide and mentor the children using the principles of freedom within limits and self-directed activity. This allows each child to not only achieve his or her potential, without pressure, but to develop a keen sense of self.

The program consists of carefully planned days with a focus on individualized programming. There are opportunities for individual and group activity, both indoors and out, yet always within a warm and caring environment.

Within the carefully prepared environment, the children may freely choose activities. These developmentally appropriate activities lead to the emergence of self-esteem, personal dignity and mutual respect. The children become confident learners, channelling curiosity into exploration and experimentation, all amidst a developing inner self-discipline.

Concrete experiences and hands-on Montessori materials lead to a deep understanding of abstract concepts. Physical, emotional and intellectual independence is supported and at the same time there is the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them. Many concepts are explored from a cross-disciplinary perspective, integrating learning into everyday life. As a result, adaptable thinkers emerge.

Problem solving and time-management abilities are supported and strengthened, and the children are able to find conflict resolution through Clanmore’s innovative social curriculum. The children demonstrate tremendous respect for themselves and each other, form meaningful and lasting friendships, and take on increasing responsibility for their community and the world at large. There is an emphasis on social engagement and social responsibility, and on independence and interdependence. For the adolescent children, there are leadership and managerial opportunities, and instruction and practical experiences in the areas of entrepreneurship, financial management and information technology.

As the children at Clanmore are consistently together with others of different ages, an atmosphere of real community and family life prevails. There is a deep feeling of belonging.