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Financial Aid

Roots of Montessori students have so much potential to positively impact our world. They are the leaders of tomorrow who will be responsible for forging creative solutions to future challenges. The heart of Roots of Montessori’s mission is to provide life-changing educational experiences that allow each child to flourish in their studies and reach their full potential. Through donor support we are able to provide students with financial help, community service learning opportunities, environmental responsibility and many other initiatives that significantly enrich their learning experience.
Bursaries and scholarships provide students with the opportunity to benefit from schooling that: 
  • Provides preeminent, individualized education
  • Nurtures each student’s innate gifts and interests
  • Provides personal attention from passionate teachers
  • Offers an inspiring and calm environment in which to learn and grow
  • Explores nature and our impact and responsibility to the environment and our community
  • Is available to all families within our community regardless of income, race, religion, nationality or family orientation.


Bursaries are need-based. We define need-based to include income and/or financial hardship. All information provided on applications remains confidential and is reviewed by the Awards Committee. Each family must apply for financial aid each year, using the application form links on the right hand side.

Eligibility Criteria

• Must be an elementary grade student applying for admission to one of the following:
o Beyond Montessori School (BMS) Elementary Program
o Roots of Montessori School Erdkinder Program (grade 7-8)
o BMS Summer Camps
o One of the Roots of Montessori specialized educational programs or clubs
• Must be able to show financial need and/or hardships as defined by the Roots of Montessori calculations.

Bursaries and scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis dependent on available funds.

With your help, our youth have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, and surpass it.

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Applications are taken at any time throughout the year.

Return Application Forms To
Roots of Montessori
Financial Aid
83 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C7

If you have questions regarding applications please call 905-937-0700.

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Parent Corner

My son and I moved to Niagara from the U.S. It was an huge transition for my  elementary aged son who had only ever attended a Montessori learning environment. In the states, public funding and scholarships for private education are easier to come by and it was a shock to realize that the Ontario system was so different. Public schools were not helpful with providing information to assist in our transition to Canada.  What I found online did not instill confidence in the public system, when compared with the learning environment he had  been accustomed to in the U.S.. It wasn’t until I reached out to Beyond Montessori that I felt listened to and respected. Not only would they help my son acclimate to a new school and keep me involved every step of the way, but they awarded my son an internal bursary to help cover tuition expenses. No other Montessori school in the area was willing to do this. Choosing BMS was an easy choice and I wouldn’t have my son attend any other school.