Our school is located in beautiful surroundings in the south west of Edmonton, at the Whitemud Creek Community Center. Our school is spacious, bright and inviting, and we offer a traditional Montessori program for children aged 2.5 years to 6 years.
One World Montessori School was established in 1997 by Surabhi Dave, in Petts Wood, Kent, United Kingdom with a first enrolment of 7 children. The school soon grew to full capacity and in October 2000, a second school was established in the same locality in Kent. One World Montessori School, Edmonton was founded in 2003 when Surabhi’s family immigrated to Canada. The school moved to its current premises at the Whitemud Creek Community Center in 2009.
Our Mission Statement
To provide every child with a unique learning experience in an environment of love, acceptance, peace and respect.
Our name ‘One World’ is of symbolic significance. It is consistent with our aim of providing children with a global understanding of their place in our world. We believe that children are our greatest treasures and that they represent the future of our world. Our aim is therefore to provide a unique learning environment where children have the opportunity to develop their personalities, self-confidence and spirit. This in turn will enable them to grow up into secure and responsible citizens of our ‘One World’. Our school provides the foundation for children’s education that stimulates enthusiasm for learning and discovery, as well as develops independence, self-esteem, self-confidence, responsibility and self-motivation. We believe in treating children with respect, dignity and love, and emphasize our 4 codes of conduct – Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Gratitude. These codes form part of our daily lessons in ‘Grace and Courtesy’
Our team comprises of highly professional, experienced and dedicated Montessori qualified teachers. All staff members have Alberta Early Childhood certification, First Aid and CPR certification and approved and valid Police and Vulnerable checks. In addition, two of our teachers have attained a Masters level of education, one specializing in special needs education. Our team has grown together over the years. The children of some of our team members attended One World Montessori School through their early years of development. This in itself provides validation to our excellence in providing a unique learning experience.