|Smaller teacher to child ratio.
|Teacher to child ration is about 1:20.
|Lessons are planned to meet the natural development of each child.
|Lessons are planned based on the provincial curriculum guidelines.
|Students are encouraged to follow their own interests in the classroom.
|Students are confined to standardized learning from a curriculum set by the province for everyone.
|Students are free to learn at their own pace.
|Each lesson is taught within a predetermined timeline.
|Students enjoy an uninterrupted work cycle.
|Students move from lesson to lesson based on blocked time slots (periods).
|Lesson material is made available for all students throughout the school year to allow for repetition and internalization if necessary.
|Lessons for each grade level are taught during a predetermined period, and three is no opportunity for students to review material taught in a previous term.
|Students work in collaboration with their teachers.
|The classroom is led only by a teacher.
|Students enjoy access to specially-designed, self-directed materials to explore and learn independently.
|Students are taught materials only by their teacher.
|The learning environment itself becomes the third teacher in the classroom.
|Students are taught only by their teacher.
|Students are free to roam about the classroom.
|Students have an assigned desk/ workspace.
|Performance is celebrated and evaluated based on each individual child’s previous performance.
|Performance is celebrated and evaluated based on standards and expectations set by the province.
|Montessori Schools have multi-aged classrooms.
|Standardized subject-focused curriculums.
|Students are given free personal time after school.
|Homework is often assigned for after school.