Welcome to the New Westminster Montessori Society Website


The New Westminster Montessori Society supports the public Montessori programs at Richard McBride and Connaught Heights elementary schools. The schools are located in New Westminster, British Columbia, and are part of School District 40. The Montessori Society is composed of the parents whose children are in Montessori elementary school in New Westminster. We are a registered charity.


Current Events


Introducing: Mr. Chris Weber

There is no doubt that teachers are our biggest asset in the Montessori Program in New West. We absolutely love these remarkable people that take care of our kids everyday and make them better, smarter, kinder. That’s why we want the community to get to know our teachers better and we’ve started a new project—interviews with Montessori teachers of New Westminster schools. Today, we would like to present the first interview with one of New West teachers—Chris Weber, who is the Grade 5-6 teacher in the Montessori Program at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary.

Read the full interview on our website at http://newwestmontessori.ca/node/32.



Montessori in the Middle School

As a society we support the future expansion of the Montessori Program into Fraser River Middle School and we want to help parents better understand the benefits a Montessori program in middle school would offer their children. We are hoping to start the program for the 2017/2018 school year. 

If you were unable to attend on May 30, 2016 (or forgot to express your support) but want to support the expansion of Montessori into middle school, please take a minute to fill out the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST LETTER and email it to info@newwestmontessori.ca. We want/need to hear from everyone, but specifically we need interest from current grade 4/5 parents/students. Without your *written* support, this program will not get started. This is an ongoing efforts and letters are being accepted at anytime! 
A great read about the event and the expansion into middle school from Tenth to the Fraser (16 May 2016)!

Family Reading Fund Raiser

 Our Family Reading Fund Raiser is on now!  It makes a perfect Christmas or birthday gift for those out of town friends and relatives. Online sales can be made all year long and our program still earns the profit!  We make an average of $10 per subscription or renewal.  Simply go to the website and order or renew your magazines.  Our online ID is 3746070.   It's as simple as that!






The New Westminster Montessori Society Board Meetings

Our next Society Board meeting, and Annual General Meeting (AGM), will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017.   Parent involvement is essential to the success of our Public Montessori Program.  Please come out and get involved to maintain a solid Public Montessori Program in New Westminster. The Board Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Library of Richard McBride Elementary, 331 Richmond Street, New Westminster. Please enter through the main doors off of Richmond Street; you will find the library on the second floor right above the entrance. 



Please Support Your Child's Montessori Program

The New Westminster Montessori Society is a registered charity committed to promoting and developing Montessori education in the public school system.  We have committed to the School Board to provide all of the materials needed for all existing and new Montessori classrooms.  It costs approximately $15,000 to properly equip a classroom with Montessori materials, with ongoing costs each year. 

The Society requests that parents donate $100 per child (this is $10 per months for 10 months).  While this is not mandatory in order for your child(ren) to be in the program and all donations are strictly voluntary, donations are essential in order for the Montessori program to continue to operate and provide the best eductaion to all of our children.

People or organizations wanting to support Montessori education can make a tax-deductible donation to the Society.  All monies donated go directly to the purchasing of Montessori materials for the children's classrooms.  People can make a direct donation to the society by mailing a cheque (as well as post-dated cheques) to the New Westminster Montessori Society, Suite 379, 104-1015 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 6V3.  Or simply return it to your child's Teacher.  For other ways to donate please click here.




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Money Matters

Donations to the Society were low for the 2015/2016 school year and this affects the classroom purchases for the upcoming 2016/2017 school year. We are very grateful to all of parents who donate to the society. Thanks to your support, the Society received donations of $6,062 in the 2015/2016 school year.




What's the News?

You can find a copy of our most recent newsletter here.  Click on our newsletter to find out what's happening this month.  We aim to publish a newsletter three times a year.  Please be sure to keep up with The Montessori Times!