We appreciate your interest in Rainbow Montessori School and would like to warmly welcome you to our website.
We are located in Ottawa, Ontario and provide quality and authentic Montessori Education to infants aged 6 months, through to children 5 years of age. Stay tuned for a second location, with open spots available, coming this spring 2023.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Montessori Education was founded in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, who discovered that children teach themselves, and thus the role of the teacher should be that of a guide as opposed to a lecturer. Montessori established “the prepared environment” to further enhance the children’s ability to learn. This environment puts great emphasis on being accessible to children.
The Montessori Classroom features five areas: Practical life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Language and Culture. The classes see children placed in three year age groupings which establishes communities of children willing and able to share their knowledge with their peers. The younger classmates learn from observing the older ones, the older ones are put in a position of authority and example to the younger ones. The Montessori child is one who is self disciplined, always willing to learn, co-operative, independent and curious about life. Learning is an exciting, life-long process, which the Montessori child enjoys to the fullest.
Rainbow Montessori School Inc., is a private school founded by Shereen Gendron, in 1999. Shereen and her staff are dedicated to providing a learning environment that nurtures and enriches the experience of each and every child.
All RMS head teachers have earned their Montessori Credentials. The assistants are carefully selected for each level of the program. Our multicultural staff brings a special sensitivity to different cultures and customs. Our gifted staff make every effort to fulfill their students' desire to learn and grow.
Rainbow Montessori Schools Accreditation, Affiliation and Memberships: North American Montessori Association (NAMTA), Association Montessori International Toronto, American Montessori Society (AMS), Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute (CMTEI), Early Childhood Education Degree.
Rainbow Montessori School offers two Ottawa locations, with both facilities providing an ideal learning, nurturing and loving environment for your child featuring bright and roomy classrooms fully equipped with authentic Montessori materials which are the basic foundation of this school, new fenced in play yards for each age level, full gymnasium and modern kitchen facilities for our ‘hot meal program’. Rainbow Montessori School has grown and expanded over the years, including the addition of a second location in 2023! We look forward to welcoming you to our school and will be glad to give you a tour inside our facility.
Rainbow Montessori School Inc., is fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and our standards are set according to the province of Ontario requirements. Our school is inspected and approved by the City of Ottawa, Ministry of Environment, Health Department, Fire Department, and Ministry of Education.