Upper Elementary Montessori Program

9 to 12 years of age - Grades 4 to 6

In addition to English, Math and the other subjects, our elementary students will study Culture. This subject combines an integrated approach to learning in diverse fields, which includes Anthropology, Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and Sociology.

The above curriculum is complemented by classes in Art, French, Music, Physical Education, Health and Technology.

Upon completion of our Elementary Montessori Program, students should be able to:

  • Use a diverse range of communication methods
  • Progress as 21st Century learners who are globally and technically connected
  • Transition from concrete to abstract reasoning, which leads to intellectual growth
  • Extend their need to explore and understand their natural and social environment
  • Apply their global perspective, independent thinking and cooperative learning skills in new contexts
  • Answer the big questions, such as “who am I?” “where did we come from?” and “why is life on earth the way it is?”
  • Rely on a strong foundation of higher-level skills to find information, employ abstract thinking and imagination, and apply their thinking to real life situations
  • Build on their well-developed soft skills, such as public speaking, communicating and negotiating, which are highly valued in high school, university and the work world

Frequently Asked Questions

To enter into the Elementary program students must complete an in-person interview and evaluation to determine acceptance and/or classroom placement.

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

School hours are from 8:30am 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 days etc., as published in our school calendar (which will be provided upon registration).

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

Elementary students 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.

Families will be provided with a list of materials to be purchased, based on the students grade level. We suggest budgeting approximately $100 towards these supplies.

Specialty classes that are integrated in the curriculum such as, Art, Music, French, Information Technology, Physical Education and Health etc., are included within the tuition fee. Extra-curricular and/or after-school activities are optional (Field Trips, Swimming, Skating, Skiing, etc.) and may be paid separately.

Tuition Fees

Fees Due Upon Enrolment (new student):

  • Initial Registration Fee: $540
  • Material / Field Trip Fee: $500
  • Deposit of June Fees

Fees Due Upon Re-Enrolment (current student):

  • Annual Re-Registration Fee: $200
  • Annual Material / Field Trip Fee: $500
  • Deposit of June Fees

Upper Elementary Tuition Fees:

Upper Elementary Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days (Upper Elementary)

8:30am- 3:30pm
$ 900.00
Meal Plan
$ 150.00
Extended Care
7:30am-5:00pm
$ 200.00
Upper Elementary Schedule Times Fees/Month

5 Full Days (Upper Elementary)

8:30am- 3:30pm
$ 1600.00
Meal Plan
$ 150.00
Extended Care
7:30am-5:00pm
$ 200.00
*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.