Overview

Program Design

At the beginning of the term, we work with each child individually to create a learning program that is optimal for their needs. After two months, we reassess each child and modify their specific learning programs to ensure they are on the right track. Each child’s tailored learning program allows them to accomplish achievements at their own pace each year, and we have the ability to advance students up to the Grade 3 level. Our goal is to create a learning environment conducive to the development of each individual and to help them reach their full potential.

Program Breakdowns

3 terms
Fall Winter Spring

The school is open for 10 months of the year, from September to June. All statutory holidays are observed. MBMS has a 3-week Winter Break and a 2-week Spring Break each year. We also run a two-week summer camp in July.

3 year levels
Preschool Junior Kindergarten Kindergarten
(5 years old)

Uniforms

Students at Marpole Bilingual Montessori School are required to wear uniforms during the Academic School Year unless otherwise noted in the school calendar for special occasions and field trips. The Uniforms help promote equality among the students and create an atmosphere focused on learning and inclusion for every child.

A Day in the Life of a Marpole Bilingual Montessori School Student

Half Day Structure

  1. Children are welcomed in the morning or afternoon by staff and their peers
  2. Classes sit for French circle time
    • Stories, themes and music all conducted in French
  3. Montessori Work Time
    • Students have the opportunity to explore interests and learn at their own pace
  4. English Circle
    • alternating Percussion instruments , Stories, Yoga, Themes and music shared in English
  5. Children are dismissed personally by our loving staff

Full Day Structure (Kindergarten Full Day Programs and Kindergarten Enrichment Program)

  1. Children are welcomed in the morning by staff and their peers
  2. Classes sit for French circle time
    • Stories, themes and music all conducted in French
  3. Montessori Work Time
    • Students have the opportunity to explore interests and learn at their pace
  4. English Circle
    • alternating Percussion instruments , Stories, Yoga, Themes and music shared in English
  5. Children enjoy lunch and outdoor play, weather permitting
  6. Work continues with a more concentrated focus on both group and individual projects. In this afternoon period theme work is explored extensively