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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Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

Grade 8 students at SMS run Pizza or Pita lunches every Friday for the entire school as a part of their business program. The students are in charge of every step of the process, from collecting order forms to delivering the food! #ExperientialLearning #SMSKitchener ...

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Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

This week, SMS staff had their annual Christmas Dinner and the food looks amazing! A great way for staff to celebrate the end of the term! ...

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Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

Rocks & Rings has come to SMS! All students had the chance last week to learn more about curling, and had such a great time doing it! #ExperientialLearning ...

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Sunshine Montessori School

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