Nelephant Montessori School

50+ Years of Montessori Education in St. Catharines

Nelephant Montessori is St. Catharines’ oldest CCMA-Accredited Montessori School. We offer low student-teacher ratios, one-on-one lessons, and authentic Montessori Programs for children from 18 months to 6 years.

Authentic Montessori
Education in St. Catharines

Nelephant is committed to providing a true Montessori experience for young learners. We have been a CCMA-accredited school since 2003. Being certified by the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA) ensures your child is immersed in a high-quality Montessori program that follows authentic Montessori Guidelines.

Toddler Program

The Toddler Program is a warm, loving community of children between 18 months to 3 years. Toddlers joyfully spend their time increasing independence, refining gross and fine motor skills, expanding vocabulary, and engaging with friends in a positive way.

Casa Program

The Casa Program is a peaceful working environment that prepares our 3 to 6 year old children for life-long learning. Children in our Casa program graduate with confidence, self-awareness, kindness, respect for others, and the joy of learning.

Take a photo tour of our beautiful Montessori classrooms

Child learning with Montessori counting tools

Teachers & Staff

Staff at Nelephant Montessori in St. Catharines are passionate educators. They are committed to providing high-quality, authentic Montessori education to the St. Catharines’ community. We offer many opportunities for learning and career advancement.

Support the Nelephant Community

In 1971, Nelephant Montessori School was founded thanks to generous gifts from parents and community members like you. Donations continue to make an immediate impact on our school, allowing us to purchase everything from new Montessori materials to playground equipment. Help us acheive our goals by becoming a Nelephant Community Supporter now. We are a registered charity and therefore tax receipts will be given for donations over a certain amount.