Orchard House - A Montessori-based Center for Early Childhood Development


1. Visit


Parents are invited to visit the Center, to observe the children in their workday and to ask questions concerning the Montessori principles of teaching that are fundamental to the philosophy of Orchard House. To arrange a visit, please contact the Director.

Contact Orchard House, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

Contact Orchard House, Pointe-Claire.

2. Application

Before a child will be considered for admission and placed on the Orchard House waiting list, the parents must submit a completed application form, together with a non-refundable application fee. Applications are accepted beginning September 1 of the current school year, for the following school year.

3. Interview Process

After the application form and fee have been submitted, the parent calls the Director to schedule a parent and child interview. This is a 30 to 45 minute observational interview.

4. Admission to Orchard House

It is advisable to register your child at least 1 year prior to the expected start date at the center.  Children who are currently enrolled at Orchard House are given the opportunity to continue their education at the Center for the following year. Accordingly, admission of new children to Orchard House is subject to the availability of space, as well as a determination by the Director that the Center can meet the needs of the child.

5. Notification of Decision

Parents who have applied on behalf of their child for admission as a new student into Orchard House will be notified of the status by the Director. Parents who are notified that their child has been granted admission must return the enrollment contract and applicable tuition within two weeks of the date notice is received or risk forfeiting their child's admission.

Tuition is dependent on individual program choice and therefore varies from child to child. Orchard House is a private institution with no government funding. Parents are eligible for substantial childcare tax credit from the government. Please consult the chart as a guide to these rebates.

6. Age


With Orchard House being a fully private preschool, you can take full advantage of all allowable Federal and Provincial refundable tax credits (Provincial tax credit is between 26 per cent and 75 per cent). In addition, you can request that MRQ pay you the tax credit in advance (monthly installments).

The Orchard House program can be tailor-made to meet your needs. You can select a 3, 4 or 5 day morning program with additional afternoon activities that best suit your child’s interests. Half-day programs run until 12:30 pm, and include lunch (catered nut-free, organic meals are available). All special activities incorporated into the core morning program (e.g. music lessons, etc.) are included in the fees.

Annual fees may be paid monthly, or by term. Please contact our center directly for more information.

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