ALL-DAY MONTESSORI … September 2023

We are closed in August and re-open on Tuesday, September 5th with classes running through to July 31st.  Half day classes are no longer offered.  We continue to have two day, three day and five day choices for all-day preschool with a progressive Montessori curriculum.  Class size is 16 children per class.  Current tuition rates are posted on Fee Schedule page.


You will never know how wonderful a Montessori classroom can be, until your child has had the joy of this amazing experience.

See some of the children’s projects on Instagram @strathconamontessori


In today’s world, it is important that Maria Montessori’s vision of tolerance, acceptance, love, appreciation of beauty, kindness, respect and peace is stronger than ever. Our goal is to support children develop creatively, intellectually, emotionally and socially, in order to prepare them for kindergarten. Our two-year program introduces children to a strong foundation of personal and social skills. We welcome young minds and families to the joys of a Montessori education.

Some believe that Montessori programs are structured environments.  They are not.  Quite the opposite.  Montessori methodology is child-directed with the teacher as a guide, rather than many other early childhood programs which are adult directed. The Montessori approach fosters independence which promotes self-confidence. The confident child is more resilient and learns to problem solve independently.  Self-motivated learning is the core of the Montessori program and philosophy.  Students in our classroom move about freely, with our belief that children need to roam, touch and experience in order to learn.  This is referred to as freedom within boundaries.  Socialization is also a major focus, guiding children on appropriate ways to make and keep friendships.  Along with traditional Montessori materials, we blend other inspirational teaching tools to merge and compliment the Montessori framework, along with our cultural studies curriculum.  Ours is a distinct and unique program.

Strathcona Montessori preschool is nestled within the gated community of the Mau Dan Co-op Gardens in the historic Strathcona neighbourhood. Located at 377 Keefer Street, we are centrally located with easy access from the East Village at Nanaimo and Hastings, Chinatown, Yaletown, Gastown, and Vancouver City Centre.

Information about child care and Covid-19 from BC’s Centre for Disease Control can be found here.


Telephone: 604.569.2169