Lower Elementary-Grades 1-3
Upper Elementary-Grades 4-6
Saskatoon Public Schools began offering an elementary Montessori program at City Park School in September 2016. Our program is home to five lower elementary classrooms (Grades 1-3), five upper elementary classrooms (Grades 4-6) and a middle years community (Grades 7 and 8) with two teachers.
Saskatoon Public Schools’ Montessori Elementary Program is offered to students in Grades 1 to 8. Montessori philosophy and methodology is used to deliver Saskatchewan curricula. Based on the educational ideals of Maria Montessori of following the child, learning is individualized and presented to match the stages of development of children.
During a daily independent work cycle (2+ hours), students may choose from prepared Montessori materials to work at their individual pace. Freedom within limits allows for each child to set goals and develop the independence and self-regulation to achieve. The teacher assumes the role of educational guide, offering individual, small group and large group presentations as needed by the students. The multi-year learning cycle allows all children in the class to work at varying levels, on various topics of interest at any grade level within the cycle. All students work in multi-aged classrooms.
There is no tuition for students attending the school division program. Band is not offered.
The Montessori program uses a lottery system to determine new students each calendar year. Preference is given to all students who reside in Saskatoon city limits for Montessori Grades 1-8. SPS Montessori Grade 1 will be an open lottery for all students regardless of previous school experience (Private or Public). Preference will be given to students who attend Saskatoon Public Schools for Montessori Grades 2-8.
The Montessori Program is open to students with or without prior Montessori experience. Previous Montessori experience is important and is an asset at the upper elementary and middle years levels. For more information on the SPS Montessori Program at City Park School, please proceed to the Registration page for the 2023/24 school year will be available by Friday, February 17th, 2023. Please fill out the registration form and email it to CityParkSchool@spsd.sk.ca or print registration form on legal paper and drop it off in person or mail it in to the school by March 31, 2023. All mailed and emailed registrations will receive a confirmation.
For more information please download a copy of the Montessori Program information page or contact City Park School at 306-683-7550 or CityParkSchool@spsd.sk.ca