Welcome to Mia Montessori Academy!
My passion for Montessori started over 30 years ago when I saw the impact it was having on my own daughters - these little girls were coming home each day with an excitement and curiosity for learning such that I hadn’t experienced before. It was always “Why this?”, “What about that?” and “Let me do it!”. I realised quickly the love of learning and independence they were gaining from the school environment was something that wasn’t there before.
I already had a love for education, having received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Education previously, however their experience motivated me to train as a Montessori teacher - and so I received my AMI Diploma to work with children aged 2.5 to 6 years old.
After teaching for a number of years, and watching the growth and development of my own girls, I decided to obtain my AMI Elementary Diploma, working with children aged 6 - 12 years old.
After 11 years teaching at a Montessori school in Vancouver, I decided to form my own school and so, in 2004, Pacific Rim Montessori Academy was established. Over the past 15 years, I’ve watched proudly the impact that the Montessori philosophy has had on the thousands of children that have been with us - many of whom are now starting their own careers as lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs…the list goes on! My motivating factor over these past 20 years has been the impact Montessori Made on the children - to set them up for their future.