"Over the past five years, both of our children attended Westbrook Montessori Academy. Our son started out as a shy three-year-old and graduated as a confident, outgoing child eager to enter elementary school. Now in Grade 3, he works independently and solves problems based on the skills taught and practiced at Westbrook. He is also successful with group work, understands the concept of sharing and truly enjoys being in the classroom.
Our daughter, also an introvert, flourished in an environment where she could appreciate the balance of a structured classroom environment complemented with unstructured play time. The teachers saw her knack of helping others and encouraged her by providing informal mentoring opportunities for her younger classmates. The Montessori experience has definitely prepared her academically as well as socially for her entrance into Grade 1 next year.
Westbrook Montessori Academy helped lay a foundation for our two children that they will carry throughout their lives. The owner of the school, Riz Ratanshi, and his entire staff truly care about the well-being of the children. They understand how every child is unique in how they learn and the speed with which they process information. The atmosphere is extremely supportive and nurturing while instilling the core concepts of the Montessori philosophy.
We will truly miss Riz and the teachers now that our children have moved on. We were privileged to be part of the Westbrook community and will always be grateful to the school for the groundwork that it provided for our children. We have and will continue to recommend Westbrook to anyone looking for an enriching experience for their kids. Thank you Westbrook for the wonderful memories."
"We highly recommend WMA to all our friends and family. We have seen the difference that the Montessori teaching method has made for both of our two children. When our daughter's grade 2 teacher called her "the smartest girl in the class", we attributed that to the solid foundation she received from WMA.
The school is small enough that the children received the individualized attention that allowed them to learn at their own pace. The school offers nutritional catered lunches, extracurricular activities, and a clean, nurturing environment. We have had the pleasure of watching our children perform for Culture Day and holiday concerts, and seen them gain exposure to a variety of topics that would not be covered in a public school kindergarten program. It gave us such peace of mind knowing they were receiving excellent care and an excellent education.
We feel that we have given our children a head start by enrolling them at WMA."
"We have sent our son Dylan to Westbrook Montessori Academy since 2009. We compared roughly 15 schools and Westbrook came on top for several reasons:
- Superior facilities - beautiful bright, clean properly separated classrooms, safe play area on premise with a wonderful play structure
- Superior teachers - warm, friendly teachers that both always have a smile on their face and are well liked by students
- Superior work output from the students. We were amazed at the quality of the work that each and every student was able to produce - we were shown some of the work from a variety of students, ranging from writing to math to grammar and reading. Westbrook was able to prove the quality of their teachers through the results shown by students.
At the end of the day, however, as parents we seek the best for our children and hope that they are well taken care of in a nurturing, learning environment as we work in our respective professions. The biggest compliment I can give is that I am absolutely certain that the quality of learning our child has experienced at Westbrook is far greater than what we could have provided for our son - even if we were not working.
Thanks Mr. Riz!"
"My family and I are so grateful to have found Westbrook Montessori Academy. The quality of care is evident in the friendly staff who go above and beyond to support and nurture each child in order to achieve their independent learning goals. The clean, organized and sun filled classrooms create a welcoming atmosphere for my son to learn and explore. I also greatly appreciate the healthy meal plan and extraordinary workshops offered throughout the year. I have recommended Westbrook to many friends and neighbours, as I truly believe it offers more than you could ever ask for."
Parents, Melanie & Lee, Ontario Certified Teacher & Vice President of Operations
"It is difficult to find a school that provides superior academic focus and fostering, while at the same time a warmth and caring environment. Westbook Montessori Academy does just this. We have been part of the WMA family for years and throughout our children's time there, we have witnessed their development both in academic and social skills. There is a real sense of community among the teachers, administration, parents and students. My children were always encouraged to be their best through the fostering of their creativity and strengths, and they were given the tools to develop a strong work ethic that will carry them through their later years. It is wonderful when your child wakes up happy to go to school, and even better to see them come home excited to share with you what they have learned. "
"We cannot say enough about how happy we are with the education our daughter has received at Westbrook Montessori Academy. She has been there for the last 4 years and we are all going to miss our time there very much.
The teachers and staff are all very dedicated and passionate about their work, and above all they are very caring and thoughtful with the children. Our daughter has excelled in her studies and is surpassing where she should be for her age group in her academic work. She was so excited to come home and share what she has learned at school and was always so excited to go back the next day to learn more. She would count down the days on Fridays until Monday morning and would go running into school with a big smile on her face ready to learn more.
Westbrook has given her the gift of loving to learn, she is a confident and independent little girl ready for the next challenges that will come her way because of her time at Westbrook. We would not hesitate for a moment to recommend this school to anyone."
Westbrook Montessori Academy
7227 Copenhagen Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2C6, Canada
Phone : (905) 826-4648