With an uncompromising desire for excellence, we deliver a rounded and complete educational experience, building the foundation for the child’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. Our strength lies in the expertise and dedication of our teachers and staff, in the uniqueness of our learning environment, and a constant desire to be the best.

We will continue to meet the needs of our students, parents and community by delivering a truly unique educational experience, while always maintaining our integral values and adhering to the spirit of our vision.

Enrolments are accepted throughout the school year.

Our Administration Staff

Pattie London – VP of Education

A seasoned Educator with over 28 years of experience in child care, Pattie has devoted her career to nurturing, leading, and growing child care centres through curriculum design and implementation of developmental and research-based best practices in early childhood education.

As the newly appointed Vice President of Education, Pattie oversees The Montessori Country School, and nine Centres for Early Learning locations, serving over 1,200 children in the Greater Toronto Area. With Pattie’s shared passion for children, and in working closely with the Education Staff, she aspires both children and staff to reach their fullest potential while Inspiring Smiles and Building Community. Each day, Pattie motivates over 240 Educators to fulfill their purpose of Enriching Lives of children and their families.

Rosalie DeFrancesca – Director of Admissions
Early Childhood (CASA) Ontario College Diploma (AMS, Sheridan College with Honours); Silver Medal Recipient. B.A. (York University) with a major in English.

Rosalie taught for 16 years at the CASA level, including 15 years at MCS, and moved into Administration here at MCS in 2018. Rosalie is a passionate Montessorian and enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors with her 2 children. She loves to stay organized and filter her creativity in her work.


Milton Campus

Elsa Van Staveren –Acting Principal
Bachelor of Arts –Environmental & Health Studies (Seneca College), Bachelor of Education – Primary/Junior Division (York University)

Elsa has worked in various capacities within the Montessori Country School and Centres for Early Learning. She is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and is passionate about enriching lives of children. Elsa’s favourite quote is, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” from Maya Angelou.


Megan Castrucci – Administrative Assistant
Social Service Worker Diploma (Conestoga College), Recreation and Leisure Services Diploma (Conestoga College)

Throughout Megan’s career she has worked with a variety of youth-driven organizations, in roles that support youth in their journey of learning and self-discovery. Megan is excited to be a part of the Montessori Country School community and continuing her work in supporting youth and their families. In her spare time, Megan enjoys exploring the outdoors, doing puzzles, and baking delicious treats!


Nobleton Campus

Christina Corsetti –Principal
Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Education Administration (Seneca College)

Christina began her career as a child care assistant and graduated through the ranks working most recently as a Program Supervisor. Outside of her experience in the child care industry, Christina has worked within the administration sector for many years in human resources and consulting. In her spare time she likes to read, bake with her children, and volunteer at her children’s school.


Rosalie DeFrancesca – Vice Principal
Early Childhood (CASA) Ontario College Diploma (AMS, Sheridan College with Honours); Silver Medal Recipient. B.A. (York University) with a major in English.

Rosalie taught for 16 years at the CASA level, including 15 years at MCS, and moved into Administration here at MCS in 2018. Rosalie is a passionate Montessorian and enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and spending time outdoors with her 2 children. She loves to stay organized and filter her creativity in her work.


Nina Schembre – Administrative Assistant
Graduated with Honours from the Toronto School of Business (Accounting and Computers)

Nina has been with MCS since 2003. She has enjoyed wearing a variety of hats including Kitchen Coordinator, Toddler Support, Librarian and Extended Supervisor. Her current position as Administrative Assistant is a natural extension of her strong organizational skills and outgoing personality. Nina enjoys reading, writing, and spending quality time with her husband and two children. She loves to dance and has a particular weakness for barbeque chips.

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  • We were so impressed when we visited MCS, we knew our child needed to be part of it. The positive calm environment with individual attention to our daughters needs definitely drew us. The 12 month programming and flexible pick up times are essential for our family.

    M.G. Parent