About RMS

Mr. J. Essay

Mr. J. Essaye

Rowntree Montessori Schools is the largest and longest serving Montessori school in Brampton having been registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education since 1969. Rowntree Montessori School was founded in 1969 with 13 students in the basement of a church in Bramalea. A few years later this independent private school was moved to the present Autumn Boulevard campus. In 1988, Rowntree Montessori School was taken over by Mr. Joe Essaye, and a complete overhaul of the educational programmes was immediately implemented. Under the new management, Rowntree Montessori School grew from 37 students in June of 1988 to 120 in December of 1992.Due to the overwhelming increase in the demand for its services, a new RMS campus was inaugurated in Downtown Brampton in January of 1993. This campus experienced a rapid growth, and today has an enrollment of approximately 100 students. In September of 1997, Rowntree Montessori Schools opened its Central Park Drive campus. This campus initially served as an elementary school which housed an average of 120 students from Grade 1 to Grade 8. Presently, this facility serves as the third RMS pre-primary campus. Rowntree Montessori Schools’ most significant expansion took place in the fall of 2002. The fourth campus, the Rowntree Montessori Schools Academy, welcomes students from Kindergarten to Grade 10. This campus is structured to meet the educational needs of all students and the building provides superb facilities including Science and Computer laboratories, a Music and Arts studio, a Library, a large Gymnasium with a stage, and much more. The High School programme started in September 2002 and it is the only Montessori school in the Region of Peel inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  In September of 2012, Rowntree Montessori Schools proudly opened its Mayfield campus. This fifth campus is currently experiencing a rapid growth, offers a large Gymnasium and is being expanded to include additional classrooms.

Rowntree Montessori Schools is a GOLD member of the Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS).

To learn more about Rowntree Montessori Schools, or to visit one of our campuses, please contact our administrators.