Montessori Pre-School


A Montessori head start to a solid academic future.

A leading Montessori private school in York Region, Town Centre Private Schools (TCPS), offers a Montessori Pre-School program in a safe, friendly, and caring environment. Prospective students may start in the Montessori Pre-School program as young as 18 months of age with or without toilet training. During the school year and summer camp programs, students may enroll for the half day or full day program. Enrolments are accepted throughout the year.

Students learn in an inviting classroom led by Montessori trained teachers. Each Pre-School class has 2 to 3 teachers. The TCPS Montessori program includes instruction in Language, Mathematics, Social Science, French, Computer Studies, Physical Education, and Music.  Montessori Pre-School students are taught French, Computer Studies and Music by specialized subject teachers. Visit the Montessori Method page for more information on the Montessori Method of Education.

Introducing the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)

Starting at the preparatory level, students begin their introduction to the PYP program with the introduction of the Learner Profile: Inquirers, Open-Minded, Knowledgeable, Caring, Thinkers, Risk-Takers, Communicators, Balanced, Principled and Reflective while working simultaneously with our Montessori program. The IB PYP is an excellent complement to the Montessori program. Visit for more information on the IB Primary Years Programme.

Before School Program 7:00 -9:00 a.m. and
After School Program 3:30-6:30pm (Included with Tuition)

During the before and after school programs, students remain in their respective divisions doing crafts and taking part in various activity centres. This is a fun and social time for students as they enjoy “playtime” with their friends. Many students also attend one or more of our extracurricular After School Courses.

Flexible Enrolment

Students are accepted into the Montessori program anytime throughout the school year and summer camp, provided that space is available. Students can enrol as young as 18 months with or without toilet training. The School offers a flexible program allowing students to attend half days or full days.

The School’s Pre-School Summer Day Camp program is held each year during the months of July and August, and students may enrol for 1 to 8 weeks. Visit the Pre-School Summer Camp page for details on this year’s program.

Summer Camp

At Town Centre Private Schools we have a fun filled summer for our Pre-School children 18 months to 6 years of age. Numerous activities are scheduled to incorporate academics and fun into a well-rounded, complete day for the campers. The Summer Camp will operate for 8 weeks, beginning July 2nd and finishing on August 23rd. Visit the Pre-School Summer Camp page for details on the 2024 program.

Extended care hours during the school year are also included in our Pre-School Summer Camp program with the option to enrol for the half day or full day program. Summer camp registrations can be made weekly, from 1 to 8 weeks.

Kid’s Kitchen – Hot Meal Program

logo for Kid's Kitchen

During the school year and summer camp TCPS offer a Hot Meal program catered through Kid’s Kitchen.  Kid’s Kitchen is a renowned catering company for schools and is located right here in Markham.  The Kid’s Kitchen Hot Lunch program is a specialized lunch and snack service for school children.  Lunches and snacks are prepared fresh daily by Kid’s Kitchen and delivered to the school.  Parents simply order online at from a 4 week rotating menu complete with a nutritional morning snack, hot lunch and afternoon snack.

Please note that the Hot Lunch program is mandatory for our Toddler, Pre-Casa and Casa students.


At Town Centre Private Schools, we firmly believe in the importance of maintaining good communication between parents and teachers. We recommend that parents speak to the teachers on a regular basis regarding any questions they may have.

TCPS has developed a custom parent app called the Town Centre App where we publish our newsletters, memos and reminders directly to TCPS families.  The Town Centre App notifies our school community and helps them stay informed of upcoming school events and safety advisements for inclement weather. Parents will also be able to view class photos shared on the Photo Album section of the App.

Report cards are sent out to parents at the end of each term through the school year. With each report card, virtual parent teacher interviews are scheduled to allow each parent the opportunity to meet with class teachers and subject teachers.


Students are accepted into the Pre-School program throughout the school year provided that space is available. Click on the REGISTER button below to be linked to our Pre-School Admissions page.

Pre-School Directory

If you have any questions regarding the Montessori Pre-School program, or would like to arrange for a private tour of Town Centre Private Schools, please contact us and our administrative staff will be happy to assist you.

Mrs. Shafia Ahmed
Pre-School Vice-Principal
Tel:  (905) 474-3434

Mrs. Joan Louis
Pre-School Vice-Principal/Supervisor
Tel:  (905) 474-3434

Mrs. Rita Thadani
Pre-School / Elementary Vice-Principal
Tel:  (905) 474-3434

Mr. Dennis Vanderlugt
Tel:  (905) 474-3434



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