Inspire Montessori School

Situated within the heart of Markham, IMS offers an authentic Montessori program that nourishes each child’s innate desire to learn and discover, and to reach their own highest potential. With our pristine, eco-friendly school facility that features a fun-filled indoor gym, a large outdoor playground, and a private piano room,  we strive to create the perfect environment that fosters the full development and well-being of every single child.  

IMS is a CWELCC school. For 2023, base tuition is reduced by 52.25% for all families with children under the age of 6.

The Inspire Advantages

Choosing the right school for your child can be overwhelming. With our 8 Inspire Montessori Advantages, each child can fully develop his or her own individual gifts and talents within a caring, supportive, respectful, and fun-filled learning environment. 

Eco-friendly School Facility

Authentic Montessori Program

Qualified Staff and Teachers

Multi-disciplinary Development

Indoor Gym & Outdoor Playground

Private Piano Room


Tri-lingual Option

Enhanced Sanitation

Healthy Organic Menu, On-Site Kitchen

We take the safety and wellbeing of our students very seriously. Prepared by our professional chef using the freshest ingredients, we offer organic milk, fruits and vegetables, and filtered water for all our students. Our foods are prepared with low sugar and low sodium content. We also accommodate children with dietary restrictions and allergies by providing nutritious substitutes.

IMS is a nut-free facility.

Our Programs

IMS offers Toddler/Pre-CASA and CASA programs for children from 15 months to 6 years of age. Our academic programs operate from Monday to Friday from 7am to 6:00pm.

Toddler/Pre-Casa Program

15 months – 2.5 years

Our toddler/pre-casa program is a natural extension of the home environment. Our classrooms are safe, warm, and nurturing, allowing toddlers to develop independence, concentration, and self-esteem in preparation for the casa program.

Casa Program

2.5-6 years

Our CASA classroom combines beauty and order to inspire children to explore and learn. In our CASA program, the child chooses from a wide range of authentic Montessori tools based on his/her interests and developmental needs. Our Casa program is focused on 5 key areas: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and Cultural/Science.

Integrated Programs

 French, Chinese, Music, Gym, STEAM

In addition to the core Montessori curriculum, we offer a comprehensive program to our students to broaden their learning experience. French, Music, Physical Education, and STEAM programs are included in our program fees. Optional Chinese class is offered daily. 

Extracurricular Programs

Extracurricular & Weekends

IMS offers a wide range of popular and innovative extra-curricular after school and weekend programs including Montessori Chinese, Montessori Piano, Orff Music, Dance, Creative Arts, etc. Our programs are specially designed for young children, and are taught by highly qualified teachers in their respective area of expertise.

Before/After Care

 7AM – 6PM

IMS’ fun-filled before/after care extended program includes supervised play/games, gym time, music, and arts. Before/After Care program is available to IMS students only.


15 months – 7 years

Our school offers special-themed Christmas, March, Summer Camps, and PA Day programs that are inspiring, age-appropriate, and fun-filled.

School News

IMS 2023 Open House – Sat. Nov.4, 3-5pm

You are invited to IMS 2023 Open House on Nov.4, 3-5pm! Come join us for an afternoon of Montessori discovery!

We are Nominated – Markham Economist and Sun Readers’ Choice Award 2022

IMS has been nominated for Markham Economist & Sun Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 for Markham’s Best Montessori School, and Best Daycare / Child Care, vote for us today!

CWELCC Montessori Daycare in Markham ($10 Daycare)

IMS is participating in the CWELCC ($10 daycare) program. Starting Jan.2023, all family with children <6 will get a 52.25% tuition fee reduction.


Book a Private Tour

Thank you for your interest in IMS! Our tour spots are booked up for the next few weeks. If you want an earlier tour, please email us at and we can set up a custom time for you.

Contact Info

Unit 7A, 1210 Castlemore Avenue

Markham, ON

L6E 0H7 


Mon-Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.

Dr. Maria Montessori

We'd Love to Hear From You!

Contact us for any questions regarding our school or to schedule your private tour.

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