About Us

"The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field...Our aim is so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core...to help him in his growth, mental and emotional as well as physical."

- Maria Montessori

As a registered nonprofit organization, we offer competitively priced, caring, private school education for your child. As an established school in an exciting waterfront setting, we offer: the full B.C. curriculum to Grade 8; a Montessori-trained staff whose credentials exceed provincial standards; low student-teacher ratios; outstanding programs including Music and French; a beautiful school, bright and fresh, full of colour and light; a safe building - earthquake prepared, wheelchair accessible, and; a vibrant school community.

At Selkirk Montessori, preschool, elementary and middle school children learn at their own pace through guided exploration. Learning from their personal experiences, they own the knowledge they have gained. Independence, confidence, self-discipline and a love of learning are qualities that distinguish Montessori students. Students leave Selkirk Montessori with a secure foundation for successful transition to further studies.

Penny Barner, our Executive Director, will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Come and find out why we're special!  Make an appointment to tour our school and talk to us about your child's needs and interests.

Get In Touch With Us

Selkirk Montessori School

  • Contact: Penny Barner, Executive Director
  • Phone: 250-384-3414
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