Swanavon Montessori Program
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What is the Montessori Method?

Montessori is an approach to education with the fundamental belief that a student learns best within a   social environment that supports and respects each child's unique development.
Activities promote the development of social skills, emotional growth, physical coordination and cognitive preparation.

The Montessori Method is:

*  child-directed
*  individualized
*  hands-on with tactile materials
*  a process of exploration and discovery
*  centered on nurturing a natural curiosity and love of learning within a social environment



 Elementary Montessori Program


Swanavon offers an Elementary Montessori program for elementary students.  The program is offered for students ages six to ten (grades one through four).  The experience at this level extends the hands-on, individualized process of exploration and discovery. As the students adapt to the Montessori environment, their experiences as they get older, become more abstract.  Alberta Education curriculum is integrated into the Montessori curriculum at this level.

Students entering this program must have previous Montessori experience.  The minimum time pre-requisite in order to enter the Elementary Montessori program is six months experience in a Montessori Kindergarten. 

This program is five full-days per week, 8:40 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Fees:  There is a $70 registration fee and a $235 program fee.  Total fees for the year are $305.



 Casa dei Bambini: Pre-School


The Casa dei Bambini is for children ages 3 to 5.  Children must be three years old as of September 1st of the enrolment year.  *Children must have self-sufficient toileting skills to be in this program.

We offer four session options for the Casa dei Bambini Pre-school.  Each session is three hours long.

Session Options:

  • Monday/ Wednesday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Monday/Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 8:45 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Fees: There is a $50 non-refundable registration deposit.  Sessions are $30/each, minimum 2 session per week.



 Casa dei Bambini: Kindergarten


The Casa dei Bambini offers half-day Kindergarten sessions (morning or afternoon) with an additional five full-day Fridays after the Easter break.

Morning sessions run Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon sessions run Monday through Thursday from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

*Parents who wish to augment their sessions may purchase additional sessions (same session times/fees as the Pre-school)

Fees:  There is a $50 non-refundable registration deposit and a $100 supply fee for this program.  Total fees for the year are $150. 





Montessori Handbook- Revised 2015.pdfMontessori Handbook- Revised 2015Sue Longson

 Open House and Registration


We are currently accepting registrations for 3 and 4 year olds. 


Please remember to bring your child's birth certificate, Alberta Health Care number, a void cheque,  and a $50 non-refundable registration fee if you are registering.  

Children do not need to live in the Swanavon boundary area to attend the Montessori program as it is a program of choice offered by the Grande Prairie Public School District. 


 Link to Class Web Pages


 For More Information

For further information regarding our Montessori programming, please contact Swanavon School, 780-532-8885 or email montessori@gppsd.ab.ca