HILLCREST MONTESSORI ACADEMY
ABOUT HILLCREST MONTESSORI ACADEMY
HMA aims to instill “an education for life.” We provide an exceptional, authentic Montessori programming that follows the Alberta curriculum.This program is offered by experienced faculty in a safe and caring environment, where children cultivate a joy of learning and a commitment to be of service to the community they live in. We offer:
⭐ Programs for ages 3.8 – 6 yrs
⭐ An International Curriculum
⭐ A Peace Academy
⭐ Environmental Stewardship Program; forestry education and organic gardening projects
⭐ A school of leaders and entrepreneurs
⭐ A family friendly school
⭐ Computer and web-based communication technology in every day learning
⭐ A Montessori partnership- based school community
⭐ Onsite Before and After School Care facilities
⭐ The Leader in Me Program
⭐ Social Impact Initiative Program
⭐ The Eden Philosophy
✨Now enrolling in all programs from Early Childhood Education (EDP) through Kindergarten (3.8yrs-6yrs).✨
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?
A warm and nurturing environment with a professional and well-trained, experienced faculty.
Love & Care
Home-like learning environments that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
Rich and dynamic hands-on learning experiences.
An innovative learning environment that fosters deeper thought and stimulates questioning and student-led research.
Natural Play Areas
Natural play areas and gardens that the children assist in caring for, promoting responsibility and independence.
Opportunities for parent involvement in the school’s culture.
H.M.A’s core mission is to “educate students for life.” Our focus is to provide a child’s environment that zeroes in on freedom, structure and order, reality and nature, beauty and atmosphere, and a harmonious and intellectual environment. We strive to educate the children to learn more about their identity, their self-independence, self-efficacy, their role in the immediate community, the idea of peaceful coexistence and their global obligations as citizens of the world.
The Montessori Method of education was developed as a curriculum in 1907 by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and scientist. It is a child-centered education approach that is based on the scientific observation of children from birth to adulthood.
“My son has improved tremendously since we enrolled him at the academy… Ms. Patricia and the rest of the staff there are doing a fantastic job!”