Maple Tree Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten offers quality, year-round education in Salmon Arm to children aged 3 to 6 years. Our full-day option is favoured by parents looking for an alternative to daycare, while our Kindergarten Program offers an alternative to public school.
Our Montessori school offers a model of education where the focus lays on the the development of the whole child. Students flourish in our well rounded program with small class sizes and individual learning plans. We meet and exceed the provincial kindergarten curriculum requirements set forth by the Ministry of Education. Maple Tree Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten is fully licensed in accordance with Interior Health Authority’s childcare centre regulations.
Head of School
Harmony has long been interested in child psychology and development and holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology with Okanagan College. Her keen interest in health and wellness lead her to complete a two-year Health Science Program through UBC – Okanagan.
Harmony was first introduced to Montessori education when her daughter attended kindergarten at a private Montessori school. Seeing her daughter’s success and accelerated advancement, Harmony became fascinated by the alternative model of education. She completed an Early Childhood Montessori Diploma Program through the North American Montessori Centre.
Furthering her understanding of the Montessori philosophy and methodology, Harmony went on to earn an advanced Montessori Teaching Diploma accredited by MACTE, an international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori Education, and recognised by the U.S. Department of Education.
Harmony’s diverse background in child psychology, Health Sciences and Montessori education merge to create the unique and well-rounded Preschool & Kindergarten Program at Maple Tree Montessori.
Our school features an open floor plan with high ceilings and large windows showcasing stunning lake and mountain views while flooding the classroom with natural daylight. Well stocked with Montessori materials and educational toys of the highest quality, our classroom is carefully prepared to assist your child in realizing his/her full potential in all areas of development. Independence and comfort is accommodated by our custom, child size toilets and sinks. Learning extends outdoors into our large green space with beautiful organic gardens, pet bunnies and laying hens. Large covered decks and a heated sandbox lengthen your child’s outdoor playtime through the seasons.