Wishing Well Schools, located in Markham, Ontario, offers the finest Toddler, Montessori and Elementary programs available.
The Wishing Well Schools Toddler program (ages 18 to 30 months) follows the Montessori philosophy and is carefully prepared ensuring children feel safe and have a sense of belonging and independence. The role of Montessori teacher and Early Childhood Educator is to guide, nurture, discipline and facilitate children as they grow and learn, developing at his or her own pace. Our Toddler children follow a calm and carefully considered daily routine developing in all areas of ability and confidence.
We believe that family plays an integral part in their children's learning and development. We look forward to seeing our parents and families at school-wide events, such as our annual Winter Pageant, International Day, Family Sports Day and Parent Information evenings.
The Wishing Well Schools Children's House program is CCMA accredited and two fully qualified Montessori teachers are in each classroom. Mixed age classrooms are an important factor of the Montessori curriculum and our 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Children's House students learn together with two fully qualified Montessori teachers in each classroom. In order to prepare them for Grade 1, we focus on an enriched learning environment that integrates the Montessori philosophy with academic advancement and achievement. Our 3rd year Children's House students enter Grade 1 having already completed the Grade 1 program, which is why we begin our Elementary program 1 year ahead in an accelerated learning environment. French, gym, art and music are all integrated into the Children's House program.
Finally, the Wishing Well Schools Elementary Program is one of the finest available, as evidenced in our CAT4 and EQAO scores, as well as in the achievement of our students who go on to advanced AP programs and IB programs at secondary schools across the city. We teach an accelerated curriculum where students learn one year ahead in an enriched environment. While we believe that academic excellence is an important factor in every child's success, the key to a full education lies in nurturing all areas of a child's development, including social consciousness, athletics, and artistic and creative ability.