Kamloops Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten

Welcome to our bright and cheery classroom. Located in our Main Campus at Greystone Crescent in scenic Aberdeen , our centre offers a preschool and a well established full day program for children ages 30 months to six years. Our Montessori trained teachers guide and nurture the children supporting their natural curiosity to explore their world in a prepared environment that is bright, warm, inviting and interesting. Our kindergarten program meets and exceeds the BC requirements and supports the children in developing empathy and leadership as role models in the class. Our goal is to help children learn how to learn independently, retaining the curiosity and creativity with which they were born and to nurture a lifelong love of learning, with kindness, gentleness and respect. The “hands on” materials in the classroom encourage children to explore in a concrete way so the child may develop to his/her greatest potential. We have an individual education program for each child. Our setting is ideal for exploring the natural beauty of Kamloops as the children view the Thompson River, Mt. Peter, Mt. Paul, the city scape and as they observe the wonder of the changing seasons on our frequent nature walks. We enrich our program with visits from professionals in the community including The Wildlife Park, Secwepmc museum, the fire station, music and dance schools, as well as field trips to the Science Centre, the Art Museum, the pumpkin patch and garden nurseries, just to name a few.

Science and culture are important parts of our program as we learn about the world around us and we celebrate the multiculturalism reflected in our students. In addition to learning songs in English and French we offer Spanish classes and a weekly music class. Our setting includes anfull onsite kitchen where the science of cooking is experienced by the children. Our beautiful well equipped outside play area provides the setting where children can enhance their physical, social and emotional development. Please contact us for a tour. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the wonderful environment of Kamloops Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten!

Holly Schafer, Administrator

Holly is licensed Early Childhood Educator and Montessori Primary Teacher with over 25 years of experience working with young children in many different capacities.

Prior to attending the Early Childhood Education Program at Okanagan University College, Holly taught preschool in New York, NY where she ran a program for two to three year olds called the “Two Group”.

Upon completion of her studies in the Early Childhood Education field in 1993, she was hired as an Assistant Teacher at the Okanagan Montessori Preschool in Kelowna, B.C. This was a wonderful experience! Having been exposed to many preschool and day care environments, Holly found what she believed to be excellence in Early Childhood Education. Holly found her niche in the Montessori classroom and could never imagine a career that could be as fulfilling and inspiring as working with children in a Montessori environment.

Holly went on to take her St. Nicholas practical training and examination at Pacific Montessori School in Victoria during the summer of 1995. In March of 2002, she completed The Montessori Foundations Level 1 Certificate at The Western Montessori Teachers College in Port Moody, British Columbia. Because of her dedication and love for children, appreciation of the Montessori Method, and the desire to offer such a program to the families of Kamloops, she made the decision to open the Kamloops Montessori Preschool Kindergarten and Kamloops Montessori Academy in 1998.

Since the opening of our programs at our main campus at our Greystone location, we have expanded our programs to the Aberdeen Hills Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten, Sahali Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten and Kamloops Village Garden Montessori.


Phone: (250)  372-9945

920 Greystone Crescent Kamloops, BC V1S 1K7 Kamloops Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten

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