Giving Curious Minds a Place to Learn and Grow

Sunshine is a place of joyful and active learning where children from their earliest years through adolescence develop a love of learning. We provide a warm and nurturing environment where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity for discovery, challenge and academic success.

Learning Without Limits

Our Upper Elementary & Junior High (Grades 4-8) students take an active role in the learning process are able to move beyond the curriculum in any discipline.  It is about balancing core capabilities with self-directed learning which allows for learning without limits.

Preparing children to learn, think, grow and succeed

First and foremost, SMS is a community. We are dedicated to providing the best environment for students to ignite their love for learning.

Welcome to SMS

Sunshine Montessori School (SMS) is a co-educational, independent private Montessori school for children ages 18 months through Grade 8. Founded in 1986, SMS is a place of joyful and active learning where children from their earliest years through adolescence develop a love of learning. We provide a warm and nurturing environment where students can realize their potential by igniting their natural curiosity for discovery, challenge and academic success.

Our Programs

Toddler

(18 months to 2.5 years of age)
Providing the spark needed to allow our youngest students to grow and develop a love of learning.

Prima Casa

(2.5 and 4 years of age)
Providing good work habits and a self-motivated attitude toward future learning experiences.

Casa

(4 to 6 years of age)
Students are encouraged to make responsible choices and to take ownership of the education process.

Lower Elementary

(Grade 1-3)
The academic programme prepares students for a greater understanding of the world around them.

Upper Elementary

(Grade 4-6)
This is about balancing core capabilities with self-directed learning that allows for learning without limits.

Junior High

(Grade 7-8)
The teacher as a guide concept encourages autonomy, self-direction, confidence and time management.

Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

At SMS, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect are not just part of our core values, it represents who we are as a community. Our school is comprised of a diverse range of people and cultures, and languages. It creates a natural and unique sense of global awareness as it is part of who we are on a daily basis. We are proud to celebrate and acknowledge international holidays, cultural events and traditions. Our teachers are also proud to share their heritage with many speaking more than one language, including: Mandarin, Farsi, French, Spanish, Gujarati, Urdu, Persian, Serbian, Vietnamese, Korean, and American Sign Language.

Diversity, Inclusion and Respect

At SMS, Diversity, Inclusivity and Respect are not just part of our core values, it represents who we are as a community. Our school is comprised of a diverse range of people and cultures, and languages. It creates a natural and unique sense of global awareness as it is part of who we are on a daily basis. We are proud to celebrate and acknowledge international holidays, cultural events and traditions. Our teachers are also proud to share their heritage with many speaking more than one language, including: Mandarin, Farsi, French, Spanish, Gujarati, Urdu, Persian, Serbian, Vietnamese, Korean, and American Sign Language.

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12 hours ago

Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

SMS adventures continue at the equator. What a diverse ecosystem we live in! The students and staff at SMS, Palmer Trinity School and Park City Day School are exploring, interacting, engaging and having a little bit of fun! #galapagos #envoys #experientiallearning #roundsquare ...

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2 days ago

Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

SMS has made it to The Galapagos with our friends from Park City Day School and Palmer Trinity School. Students are having the time of their lives and meeting new friends - human and animal! #experientiallearning #roundsquare ...

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6 days ago

Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

Today, a few of our upper year students departed to take part in the Round Square Trip in the Galapagos! In spirit of this exciting trip, upper year students based art projects off animals found amongst the islands. Stay tuned for more updates on the incredible journey SMS students are going on! #ExperientialLearning #RoundSquare ...

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Sunshine Montessori School

10 Boniface Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1L9
Phone: (519) 744-1423
Email: admissions@smsschool.ca