Our Programs


Nearly 45 years of operation under the direction of two generations of the Phippen family has seen Dearcroft evolve into a school of approximately 170 children operating on the

Casa (Preschool), Elementary and Junior High levels. Since 1968, Dearcroft, Oakville’s original Montessori School has developed a national reputation for academic excellence. Our family oriented setting, provides your child with a nurturing environment ensuring social, emotional and academic growth.

The school provides a favourable student/teacher ratio with support staff for specialty areas (such as access to computers). Student progress is carefully tracked by teachers and is regularly reported to parents.

Casa (Half/Full Day)

(3 - 5 year olds)


(Extended Day)

(5 year olds)

Junior Elementary

(Grades 1 - 3)

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say,

“The children are now working as if I did not exist.”

Dr. Maria Montessori   1870 - 1952

Senior Elementary

(Grades 4 - 6)

Junior High

(Grades 7 & 8)

Before & After Care Program

Before care from 8:00 a.m. and after care until 6:00 p.m. (additional fees applicable)