Children's House Program
(Casa Program)

2.5 years to 6 years

This program will guide children to greater independence while developing an innate desire to learn, absorb and explore their Montessori environment.

Children will explore five areas of the curriculum:

  • Practical life will emphasize care of self, care of the environment (indoors and outdoors), grace and courtesy
  • The Sensorial area is where the children will learn to identify and internalize concepts such as size, shape, colour, taste and sound using materials in the classroom
  • Language development focuses on oral, listening, writing and reading skills with the goal of comprehension
  • In Mathematics, children develop their logical minds to count quantities, identify numerals, sequence numbers and experience addition, multiplication, subtraction and division at a concrete level
  • Cultural activities help children discover ideas and concepts in geography, history, botany, zoology and the sciences
  • In addition to the five areas of the Montessori curriculum, our Casa children will receive French language instruction, Music, Art and Physical Education along with other extra-curricular activities

By the end of our Casa Montessori program, our children should be able to:

  • Count, identify and sequence numerals to 1000
  • Perform the mathematical operations of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division with four-digit numbers
  • Participate in public speaking
  • Ask thoughtful questions and advocate for themselves and others
  • Independently organize themselves, their belongings and learning materials
  • Compose their own stories and transpose these ideas onto paper using cursive writing
  • Use well-developed vocabulary
  • Read with comprehension
  • Exhibit respect, empathy and proper etiquette towards others

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM: Extended Care

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM: Outdoor / Gymnasium

9:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Work Cycle/ Snack Table Open Until 10:30 am

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Provided by “Real Food for Real Kids”

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM: Outdoor / Gymnasium / Optional Rest-Period

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Work Cycle/ Snack / Circle Time

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Extended Care

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Casa program begins at 2.5 years of age and goes up to 6 years of age. Children should be toileting independently or actively training.

The ratio during programming is 1:8, for example: one teacher for every eight children.

The capacity is 24 children per Casa classroom. We try to have a good mix of 3, 4 and 5 year olds in each class.

Yes, it is a requirement that all children partake in the school Meal Plan. Fresh snacks and lunch will be provided by our catering company (Real Food For Real Kids – ) on a daily basis.

School hours are from 8:45am to 3:30pm. If your child(ren) is enrolled for extended care you may drop off after 7:30am and pick up before 5:00pm.

Yes, our school operates on an all-year round basis, excluding holidays and professional development days etc., as published in our school calendar (which will be provided upon registration).

Yes, at HMS we believe that each child is on their own path of learning. Teachers track progress regularly and will plan and record individual weekly/monthly goals for each child.

Casa and Elementary children at HMS must follow the uniform policies, a list of requirements will be provided to families upon registration. Our uniform company, Total Sports Graphics, is located 5 minutes from the school.

Tuition Fees

Initial Registration Fee (one-time): $540

Re-Registration Fee (annually): $200

Material Fee (annually): $300

Junior Casa Tuition Fees:

5 Full Day Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days (Junior Casa)

8:45am- 3:30pm
$ 1350.00
Extended Care
$ 200.00
Meal Plan
$ 130.00
Part time Transitional Schedule (for 1 month) Times Fees/Month

3 Full Days Transitional (Junior Casa)

8:45am- 3:30pm
$ 980.00
Part-time Transitional Extended Care
$ 140.00
Meal Plan
$ 100.00

Casa Tuition Fees:

5 Full Day Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days

8:45am- 3:30pm
$ 850.00
Meal Plan
$ 130.00
Extended Care
$ 200.00
5 Full Day Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days (Senior Casa)

8:45am- 3:30pm
$ 1200.00
Extended Care
$ 200.00
Meal Plan
$ 130.00
*Fees paid by Credit Card or Pre-authorized debit will incur additional transaction fees. Please see Program Package provided during your tour for more information.