About Brackendale

Brackendale is an authentic Montessori & Elementary Private School established in 2006 and serves the Durham region.

A Great Environment for Children

In true Montessori form, we strive to create an environment, like home, that is nurturing, warm and welcoming for all our students. Our staff’s commitment to embrace each child as a unique individual encourages and ignites the child’s own natural desire to learn.

A Thoughtful Approach

Our curriculum, at Brackendale, is thoughtfully structured, filled with purposeful activities that accommodate individual tempo and designed to lead to the empowerment of achievement. Our staff brings together many diverse elements to their teaching that in the end delivers a unique tapestry of learning.




All of our interactions with students, parents and our community are governed by the three virtues: confidence, compassion and respect. Our faculty and administration reflect these core values and impart them on our students every day.

Children are born creative, intelligent, and curious; our approach unleashes the child’s sense of wonder. Our goal is not to control, but rather to inspire children to foster a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. At the heart of Montessori lies a deep and profound respect for the child as a unique human being, who voluntarily learns and shows respect and thoughtfulness for themselves and others around them.

The child is inspired not by the end result but by the actual task which requires imagination, intellect and creativity, gradually leading them to independence. We believe that while learning to read and write will get a child through school, it is more important to acquire the skill to think for themselves (learning how to learn) so they can succeed both in school and life.

Next Steps

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