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

Our annual Indigo Fundraiser last night was a hit! Thank you to everyone who participated in the event in support of our resource centre. #SMS ...

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Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

SMS just held its 2nd annual ToastyToes “sock raiser”. ToastyToes is an organization that looks to collect one of the most needed items for shelters: socks. This year's event was another success! Thank you to our Grade 8 student, Alex, for spearheading this year’s “sock raiser”! #KWindependentschools #SMS #ExperientialLearning ...

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Sunshine Montessori School, Kitchener

Today, students attended our annual Remembrance Day Assembly. There were performances from our Junior and Senior Choirs, the Grade 5 Recorder Group and the Grade 8 Guitar Group. Students also created wreaths that represented each of their classrooms. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this assembly possible. ...

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Sunshine Montessori School

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