What Parents Have To Say


Retired Educator

I renew my offer to assist you and your staff in any way possible at your school… music, art, etc., at any time… and assure you once again of my eternal gratitude for what I can only describe as “saving my little girl’s academic life.”

I enrolled my grand-daughter in the Absorbent Minds Montessori program because, as an experienced teacher, I determined she was not getting the curriculum, the individual attention, and the range of social and cultural activities that she needed. She was a bright and engaging little girl, curious, creative, and eager to help around the house but after 6 weeks of junior kindergarten in her former school, it was clear to me that she was falling seriously behind academically. As well, her affect flattened alarmingly; it was a struggle to get her to school every morning, and she seemed to lose interest in everything.

After a few weeks at Absorbent Minds the change in her attitude and enthusiasm was striking. During her 3 plus years there she regained most, if not all, of the lost ground and become a successful, eager, and responsible student. The skills she learned under the care of Ms Huma Esmail and her outstanding staff are the foundation of her growing success throughout her grade 2 to grade 8 years. To this day she draws upon the creative opportunities, self-discipline, and self-confidence nurtured by her Absorbent Minds experience. She is about to graduate grade 8 as an honour student and is a candidate to deliver her graduating class’s valedictory address.

Absorbent Minds Montessori offers an exceptional program of academic and life skills, as well as a diversity of social, cultural and artistic activities that every child should experience. The staff are caring and passionate about their students’ well being, the surroundings are bright, clean, endlessly engaging and the curriculum is tailored to the needs of each child. Although expectations are high and personal responsibility is greatly encouraged, these are expertly and sensitively tempered to suit the needs, abilities and background of each student.

I enthusiastically and unreservedly recommend Absorbent Minds Montessori to any parents wanting the very best for their child, and I am everlastingly grateful to Ms Esmail and her staff for their decisive contribution to my grand-daughter’s present success as a student and as a caring, thoughtful and
responsible young lady.

Just wanted to say that I for one will never forget the wonderful care and attention that my son Holland received during his time at Absorbent Minds. Holland is now in grade 2 and at the top of his class academically. Infact, we have been informed that he has been flagged by a few teachers to be potentially gifted!

It’s funny because during Holland’s time at Montessori all of the staff always told us that Holland was an exceptional child and that there was something very special about him. He has definitely lived up to his name 🙂

As you can well imagine I am so very proud of him and I can’t help but think that you and your staff at Absorbent Minds helped Holland at the beginning of the road to his success.

Thank you to you and all your staff.

Montessori student – Montessori teacher – Montessori Mother

As a Montessori parent and advocate, I can honestly say that I fell in love with Montessori at first sight. Over the years, I’ve watched my son benefit in so many ways because of his educational experiences. His love for learning, academic abilities, compassion and self-motivation are all qualities he’s attained from this superb form of learning. I owe Mikyle’s success to the outstanding Montessori Program at Absorbent Minds and will always be grateful to the dedicated  and nurturing teachers that played an integral part in his development.

Demetra-Pre Casa mother and Educator

From the moment you enter the building, you will feel wrapped in the warmth of the staff, which is naturally contagious. Absorbent Minds meets the needs of the whole child with their hands on curriculum that makes direct connections to the children’s world. From the programming, to the staff’s loving care and genuine concern, to the cleanliness of the facility, and the nutritious meals….there is no school that even comes close to comparining

Rina-Pre casa and Casa mother and Educator

One of two of my children is preparing to graduate from Absorbent Minds and I feel that she has developed both academic and cognitive skills as well as social and behavioural skills. Her journey through the Montessori method of schooling has provided a solid foundation for her to meet the challenges she will face in Grade 1. Absorbent Minds fosters the development of the whole child and I look forward to having my second child educated and nurtured by the teachers at Absorbent Minds.

Carmela~ CAs mother and Educator

Absorbent Minds is a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for my children. Each day I drop off my two children and am comforted that they are excited to learn, grow and develop with the exemplary staffs who share their expertise to help our children thrive. The nurturing approach allows our children to learn through the use of concrete materials as concepts are taught and reinforced in a fun, interactive way. My husband and I have seen academic, social and emotional development. I am always included and feel equal partners in our children’s lives.


Thank you so much for the message for Austin. I will read it to him this evening. Huma, I can’t thank you enough for all the countless hours you spent supporting and encouraging Austin this past year. You gave me the strength to not give up on him, and to seek additional supports outside the classroom. Thank you Thank you Thank you Huma. You are truly one of a kind and the care you give to your students is just incredible and like no other.

I wish you all the best, and we will be sure to visit in the upcoming year!
I know Austin is going to really miss you!!!