Humberside Montessori School is nestled in the heart of the High Park community in the vibrant city of Toronto, Ontario.
Beginning on August 13, 1987, in a house at 310 Clendenan Avenue with a small kith of twelve young children and two staff members, Humberside Montessori has since evolved to include a close-knit citizenry of almost three hundred children and more than twenty staff members. As well, we include in our family a few hundred supportive and committed parents!
In May of 1990, we started a second primary class at the campus located at 2525 Bloor Street West.
In September 1992, all our primary Montessori classes moved to 411 Clendenan Avenue. We began an elementary Montessori program for children aged 6-12.
As our school community rapidly grew, so did our need to relocate to a larger and more permanent Children's House. Thus, our work has continued at beautiful and gracious location at 121 Kennedy Avenue since September 2000. The school building was redesigned by an architect specifically for the purpose of Montessori education. Humberside Montessori School is registered with The Ministry of Education of Ontario and employs AMI-certified teachers. We adhere to the AMI standards.
Felix Bednarski, M.A., AMI, and his wife Molly Galle, R.N., are the two principal directors, owners and full-time employees of Humberside Montessori School. They lead a team of devoted and professionally trained AMI Montessori teachers and support staff. Felix received his AMI Montessori teacher's training from the Foundation for Montessori Education.
Humberside Montessori School is enthusiastically committed to the acknowledgement and the support of the wholesome growth and development of all aspects of the human personality during the formative years of childhood. This is through the genuine work of Dr. Maria Montessori. In this way, we can assist the child, not only in his/her natural quest for knowledge and independence, but also in his/her personal task of creating him/herself and in striving to realize his/her greatest potentials. This embodies Dr. Montessori's principle of education as an aid to life.