High School

Ensuring a Bright Future for Tomorrow’s Graduates


This is the hope we have—a hope in a new humanity that will come from this new education, an education that is collaboration of man and the universe...

Maria Montessori

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The goal of the Westmont High School Program is to graduate dynamic, independent, and connected students who are fully prepared for a bright future. Students will have unlimited post-secondary options based on meeting vigorous academic requirements established by Westmont School and the Ministry of Education. Westmont received a commendation from the Ministry of Education for its implementation of the new BC curriculum.

Westmont's High School program is the culminating program for our Montessori students, but is equally of benefit to high school students without Montessori experience who have strong academics and are looking to reach their full potential by experiencing and contributing to a respectful and passionate adolescent community of learners where they can take comfort and pride in being themselves.

Westmont graduates are grounded in who they are, based on engaging in a Montessori Self-Construction strand throughout the 4 years of their high school experience. Vigorous academics built on the foundation of community and self-construction are at the heart of Westmont's high school.


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Stories from High School

Despite living in Oak Bay, Victoria BC Maggie and her son Andreas knew that attending the unique High School program at Westmont Montessori School in Metchosin was worth the logistical challenges. Maggie explains her view on how best to prepare senior students for a rapidly changing world. Andreas and his teacher Jason show us what a different high school model looks like.

The Montessori High School Model


The Westmont high school is the next step after completing our middle school program, and it allows students to continue to be in a Montessori program that is based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and current research for adolescents aged 14 – 18 years old. The high school program focuses on 3 main components: connected, independent and dynamic.


  • Dynamic

    The high school program will challenge students to not only meet the provincial curriculum requirements to graduate, but allow them to explore topics of interest in alignment with the provincial guidelines in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them using our unique Learning Approach. Students will have the opportunity to dig deep while representing their learning in authentic ways that work for them. Westmont graduates will benefit from a vigorous academic program allowing students to explore the questions “why” and “how” while also creating connections between the curriculum and their own interests.

  • Connected

    As in Westmont’s middle school program, the high school program nurtures and fosters a sense of community for students, faculty and families. This sense of community is facilitated through a celebration of the diversity of students and faculty regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, academic and physical ability and socio-economic status. The high school program will be a supportive community that promotes a sense of belonging through: community meetings, quarterly potlucks and problem-solving sessions. It is crucial that students have a voice in creating a high school program and environment that works for them and is respectful.

  • Independent

    The Montessori Self-Construction courses in high school align themselves nicely with the new BC curriculum’s core competencies. These core competencies “are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning”. The three competencies are “communication,” “thinking,” and “personal and social.” In middle school, students begin to explore who they are through the Personal World curriculum. Once in high school, the Montessori Self-Construction classes allow students to continue this important journey of figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and what interests them.


10 Key Elements of High School


Tuition and Fees

The following gives the fee structure for the High School program. For full admissions details on the family bond, discounts available, withdrawal policy, please see our Admissions page.

Annual Fees

$12 612

Includes
Tuition
$1500/year Pioneering Family Discount
Capital Fee
Supplementary Course Fee
School Supply Fee

Monthly Fees

$1051

Includes
Tuition
$125/month Pioneering Family Discount
Capital Fee
Supplementary Course Fee
School Supply Fee

Monthly Tuition Installments are paid July 2021 to June 2022

 

Fees Breakdown

The Annual and Monthly Fee payments are inclusive of the following fees:

Tuition - Current & New Families

$10,776

Capital Fee
(per Family)

$410

Supplementary Course Fee

$1,300

School Supply

$125