Atlantic Montessori School

Atlantic Montessori School (AMS) was opened in January 2013 by co-owners, Analia Lowe and Andrea Cavicchi. The two met in 2004, while teaching English in South Korea. They bonded over a love of teaching and a love of Halifax and knew they would remain friends after their travels.

Upon returning to North America, Andrea earned her AMI Montessori Teaching diploma and Analia earned her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. By 2009, they had both moved back to their favourite Maritime city!

While on maternity leave, they had the idea of opening their own school – a place that would be warm and inviting and would recognize the individual needs of young children. Ideas turned into planning and AMS was born! They rented space from a church in Rockingham and opened a two classroom school in 2013.  In 2021, they decided to expand to accommodate their growing waitlist, and are now moving to a new location along the Bedford Highway.

AMS is licensed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and is an Applicant Member School working toward accreditation with the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA), which promotes standards of excellence in Montessori education.

Our Earth Friendly Philosophy

AMS is a member of Green Schools Nova Scotia, a group of schools committed to environmental education and sustainability.

At AMS, we focus on recycling, composting and using environmentally-friendly cleaning products whenever possible.

Our lunches are made in-house by our school chef and and our healthy snacks use a number of locally sourced and organic ingredients.

The majority of our furniture has been either refurbished, recycled or locally-made.