Weekday Classes

Montessori School in Woodbine, Toronto

Weekday Classes

The program on weekdays consists of these topics:

Our after school program is designed for students from 6-13 years old, and focuses on giving students homework support in a caring, warm and encouraging atmosphere. Also, homework support will be provided in both English and French. Additional activities will include: worksheets in English and French, arts & crafts, educational computer games, interactive board games, and reading French books from our library. Moreover, supervised access to a computer is readily available for homework and projects as required.

Our after school students can also join a variety of enrichment programs such as drawing, dance, martial arts, and Mandarin for an additional fee.

Our rich Chinese program provides students with the knowledge base through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.

Chinese Program – Montessori & Child Care

We offer Chinese classes during our regular programming.

  • for age 1.5 – 6 years old
  • half an hour daily instructions
  • either in Cantonese or Mandarin according to the student’s mother tongue
  • emphasis on listening, speaking, conversation and writing
  • text books are available for all levels
  • qualified, experienced and caring teachers

Chinese Program – Elementary Program

Students will learn the Chinese culture and heritage through themes, traditional stories and be engaged in fun co-operative activities that enhance their Chinese language experiences. They will also learn more about China, including geography, historical characters, natural resources, festivals and traditions.

Chinese Program – After-school Program

We offer Mandarin classes from Pre-school to the Elementary levels.

  • for age 3 – 14 years old
  • small class sizes suitable for individual level
  • emphasis on basic grammar, listening, conversation, reading and writing
  • Pin Yin and simplified Chinese characters are available

“Abacus comes from the Greek word “Abax” meaning “Calculation Board” or “Calculating Table”. This is a great program to help your child build basic math skills, concentration, enhanced observation skills, and cultivates self-confidence. Furthermore, it helps the student to easily understand number concepts and is a comprehensive system for high achievement in mathematics, while simultaneously encouraging confidence in calculations.

The children who attend our art classes come from very different artisitic backgrounds. We happily welcome beginners, and our drawing class is taught by an instructor in a friendly manner that enables all students to feel comfortable about learning real art skills.

The children will begin with simple expessive lines and shapes, with focus on fundamental drawing and painting skills. When students move on to a more advanced level, they will learn about shading, textures, light shadows and perspective. Not only will they experience a variety of drawing materials like graphite, charcoal and pastels while learning, but they will be given the opportunity to explore the unique quality of painting media like acrylics and oil pastels. This will be introduced to them when they learn about the color wheel, basic washes, and mixing colors.

Although the curriculum is structured around these goals, each student is given a variety of projects which help to keep the classes fun and very diverse.

Our dance class focuses on teaching folk dance and basic ballet. The children will be taught by a qualified dance instructor, and they will also learn Chinese tribal dances such as: Han, Tibetan, Uyghur, Xian, Mongol, Dai, etc.. In addition, they will be taught the world’s specialty dances like: Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Arabian and South American. Lastly, our students will learn to develop self-confidence and a physical awareness while gaining strength through the discipline of movement.

 The intention of our program is to create a fun, safe, educative and friendly environment in which our students are able to meet and exceed their personal goals. In relation to this, students will learn a self-defence system through paired training and controlled application. Also, our qualified instructor will train students’ practicality, efficiency and body movements, whereas students will learn concentration, conceptual understanding and discipline.

Our piano lessons are designed for children to learn the basics of the instrument in a stimulating and nurturing environment.

Research shows that early childhood is the window of opportunity to increase the life-long musical aptitude of a child. Furthermore, learning to play the piano and the study of music in general, engages both hemispheres of the brain.

Children will be taught the fundamentals of the piano, basic music theory, and be given one-on-one attention from our experienced & qualified instructor. Moreover, they will be prepared for the RCM exams if needed.

For more information, please visit us or contact us at (416) 422-5550 or woodbine@victoriaeducationcentre.com