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Our Preschool Program

Ignite Your Child’s Passion For Learning

No child learns the same way, which is why the Montessori program is designed to give your little one the opportunity to realize their own individual learning style and discover the joy such education can bring.

What Is Montessori?


At What Age Should My Child Attend a Montessori Preschool?

Our Calgary preschool is designed for children aged 3-6 years. However, a child may start as early as 2 years and 10 months, depending on their level of maturity and approval from the directors. (The student must turn 3 by November of the school year.)

Note: All registered students must be fully potty-trained.

Why Choose Grey Matter?


Our School Calendar

Our Calgary Montessori school follows the Calgary Board of Education Modified Calendar. The typical school year begins mid-August and runs until the end of June the following year. If space is available, we accept students throughout the school year.

The first day of class for the 2024/25 School Year is in mid-August 2024.

Tuition & Fees



Our Calgary Montessori school operates Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Our students can attend one 3-hour session a day, with the option of attending either 2, 3 or 5 days/week.

What we recommend: We find that at this young age, 3 hours is a perfect amount of time for our students to maximize learning. We do recommend the 5 days a week program, as our students benefit the most from the routine of coming to school every day.

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School Uniforms

All students at our Calgary Montessori school are required to wear a school uniform. We believe that this promotes a place of undisturbed learning and develops a strong sense of community within the school environment.

Our standard uniform is a Grey Matter Montessori polo shirt with the choice of navy pants, skirt or tunic. Black or grey non-marking indoor shoes are also required.

Why choose a Calgary Montessori preschool for your child?

Our highly-trained, Montessori-certified teachers understand the importance of nurturing and providing quality care for our students. We use innovative methods to help children develop critical thinking skills and a strong sense of independence.

There are many reasons why you should consider a Montessori education for your child:

  • It seeks to educate the child as a whole.
  • The Montessori program uses developmentally appropriate methods for more successful learning outcomes.
  • It builds a natural love for learning.
  • It focuses on the individual child and their unique potential.
  • The safe, enjoyable environment prepares children for future academic and social excellence.
  • All Montessori teachers are positive, encouraging, and value each individual child.


IPC Curriculum For Better Learning

Along with the Montessori method, our students also receive a research and scientifically-based IPC curriculum. This is a professional association of more than 100 schools worldwide, designed to strengthen and enhance childhood education standards.

It has many benefits, including:

  • The curriculum is research-based, ensuring that your child’s brain and skills are developing as a whole.
  • The IPC is internationally recognized for meeting and surpassing all curriculum requirements.
  • Over 130 different thematic units of learning are designed to appeal to your child’s unique interests, helping them learn more about the world around them.


Value Added Community Partners

Another unique aspect of our program is our involvement with our community.  We invite community partners to our school to teach various activities such as Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts and much more!  We also make yearly trips to a nearby seniors residence to not only help combat loneliness and bring joy to the residents but also to teach our students about respect, kindness, and to help instil empathy.  Students are also able to take a leadership role in certain activities with the seniors allowing them to teach and feel a sense of pride.

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