Our Approach

The purpose of Bishop Hamilton Montessori School (BHMS) is to offer a Christian-based Montessori education in a safe community where infants to young adolescents are encouraged to reach their full developmental potential. BHMS is committed to the academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each child which is the foundation of our educational approach.

Values and Principles

The community of BHMS is comprised of students, staff, parents, the Board, alumni and friends of the school. It works together to integrate into daily life the school’s values of excellence, respect, learning, faith, commitment and community, and dedication to personal growth. The community is brought together by a commitment to these values for the growth of the child.

Means

The academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each child is achieved through two methods: the Christian message of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Montessori approach as outlined by the Association Montessori Internationale and the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd teaches Christian values based on God's unconditional love. In a separate prayerful environment in the school the children use hands-on material to learn about and encounter God in a meaningful way.

In the enriched Montessori environment the children work with sensorial materials at their own pace which leads to the development of critical thinking.

Uniqueness

BHMS is an accredited school (CCMA), with qualified teachers

BHMS has spacious, fully appointed learning facilities and school grounds

BHMS offers a unique combination of two fully integrated programs: The Montessori approach and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

BHMS offers both a theoretical and experience-based foundation in Christianity, academics, community (community-mindedness), arts, and physical development

BHMS prepares students to live in the real world

  • To be lifelong learners
  • To become leaders
  • To think independently
  • To develop a social conscience and to contribute to society
  • To have a sense of their role in the world
  • To work cooperatively
  • To be intrinsically motivated
  • To be secure in their relationship with God

All members of our school community (children, staff, parents) have the right to feel safe and respected. We all need to develop the knowledge, attitude and skills to deal with behaviour and feelings while maintaining an environment of peaceful interpersonal relations. View the Education for Peace Pamphlet.

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