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Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators

CCMA Mission:  CCMA promotes standards of excellence in Montessori education through accreditation, support, and service, and provides a unified voice for our members across Canada.

CCMA Vision: CCMA schools will implement an education that meets the needs of each individual child and inspires them to make the world a better place.

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Toronto ,  ON
Canada ,  M9A 1B6
Telephone: 1-800-954-6300
Telephone Business: 416-239-1166
Website: ccma.ca
Email: ccma@bellnet.ca
Membership enrollment with Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
School Information
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School's additional Information
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Administrator: (i.e. head of school, principal, head director or the person who is responsible for the operation of the school or institute)
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Other School Administration Designate (s): Name(s), Title(s) & Email(s)
Would you like these names listed with your school information on the CCMA website?
Please select one:
We are an Accredited School
We are an Applicant School
An Accredited School shall meet the following criteria: (select “Yes” if criteria met):
An Applicant School shall meet the following criteria: (select “Yes” if criteria met):
Each classroom has one teacher who holds an age-appropriate diploma from an AMI or MACTE accredited teacher training institute or any other teacher training programme that may be recognized by the CCMA Each classroom has at least one teacher who holds an age-appropriate diploma from an AMI or MACTE accredited teacher training institute or any other teacher training programme that may be recognized by the CCMA
Each classroom has a full range of Montessori materials as recommended by CCMA, which offers the broad curriculum to allow for sequential learning Each classroom has a basic to full range of Montessori materials as recommended by CCMA, which offers the broad curriculum to allow for sequential learning
Have multi-age grouping in each classroom (3-6,6-9,9-12 etc.) which supports the concept that learning is a social process Work toward multi-age groupings in each classroom (3-6,6-9,9-12 etc.) which supports the concept that learning is a social process
Have a long uninterrupted work cycle which allows for the development of focus, concentration, and engagement Have a policy of admitting children to the programme at the appropriate age level consistent with Montessori principles and sensitive periods for learning
Have a policy of admitting children to the programme at the appropriate age level consistent with Montessori principles and sensitive periods for learning Working toward a long uninterrupted work cycle which allows for the development of focus, concentration, and engagement
Programmes for children 3-6 years of age, require attendance five days per week for consistency in learning Agree to abide by the CCMA Code of Ethics
Agree to abide by the CCMA Code of Ethics The school is actively engaged and making progress to meet the criteria for being Accredited within a certain timeframe
Have successfully completed the Accreditation process which includes a comprehensive review of policies, standards, and practices of the school by a CCMA Accreditation team Is licensed by the appropriate Provincial Licensing Authority
Is licensed by the appropriate Provincial Licensing Authority Meets the relevant Building, Health, Safety, and Fire codes and carry appropriate insurance
Meets the relevant Building, Health, Safety, and Fire codes and carry appropriate insurance Is guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori
Is guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori
  Last accreditation date: Next accreditation date:
Since your last date, list any Substantive Changes. Please explain any substantive changes within the last year
Change of ownership
Change of legal name of the school
Change of legal status of the school (e.g. from not-for-profit to for-profit or vice versa)
Adoption of a new, substantially-changed mission statement
Change in head of school/director or announcement of head’s/director’s resignation for the following year
Resignation or turnover of 50% or more of the governing body
Addition or elimination of a class or age level
Relocation or extension of the school
Addition of another campus
Merger with another school or programme
Substantial drop or increase in enrollment (by 15% or more)
Substantial full-time faculty or administrative staff turnover (by 25% or more; 50% or more for Schools with 7 or fewer lead teachers)
Please indicate if your Casa/Early Childhood programme operates as a:
Preschool
Licensed JK / SK
The school is:
Did you participate in DERS in 2017 – 2018?
Will you participate in DERS in 2018 – 2019?

Student Number Calculation

Please fill in the table below. Cells can be left empty if there are no students of that age in your school
Programmes Offered
# of Full-day students
# of Half-day Students Morning (a.m.)
# of Half-day Students Afternoon (p.m.)
Infant
(Ages: 12 to 18 Months)
Toddler
(Ages: 18 Months to 3 Years)
Casa-early Childhood
(Ages: 2-1/2 to 6 Years)
Lower Elementary
(Ages: 6 to 9 Years)
N/A N/A
Upper Elementary
(Ages: 9 to 12 Years)
N/A N/A
Montessori Adolescent
(Ages: 11 to 13 Years)
N/A N/A
Montessori High School
(Ages: 13 to 18 Years)
N/A N/A
Totals
Total Students (full- and half-day)

Total Fee Calculation (has 3 parts)

a. Base Fee + b. Student Number Fee + c. Branding/Marketing Fee = Total Fee
a. Base Fee $500.00
Plus $9.00 x (Number of Full-day students) = $
Plus $7.00 x (Number of Half-day students) = $
b. Total Student Number Fee
Has the total number of students increased from last year?
Has the total number of students decreased from last year?
= $
c. Branding/Marketing Fee: = $
Total fee
a. + b. + c. = $

Checklist: Please scan and email the following documents:
New Schools - Copies of Montessori diplomas for all staff members
Returning Schools - Copies of Montessori diplomas for new staff members
Your School Calendar for the 2018–2019 school year
Copy of the License