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Who is WMA?

​Westside Montessori Academy is a non-profit, independent Elementary School and Group care facility located at the beautiful Italian Cultural Centre (Il Centro) in East Vancouver.


We offer care for children aged 3-4 and Elementary education for Kindergarten to Grade 7 based on the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.


WMA welcomed it's first class of preschool-aged children in 2008 and has expanded, one year at a time, achieving its K-7 Elementary Academy goal in 2016. Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre has been supportive of us every step of the way, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of this community space.

Our Summer Camps are open to everyone regardless if your child is a student of ours our not! Join us for a summer of fun exploration, arts and crafts, sports, cooking and more!


Love of summer 

starts here

Visit our school website to learn more about our school and the Montessori method. Are you looking for daytime care for your 3 or 4 year old or Elementary school for your child?

Find out why the love of learning starts here:


Indoor & Outdoor Camp Areas


 Camps for 3 - 5 year-olds are located in the air-conditioned group care Room Cultural Wing of the Italian Cultural Centre. There is also an enclosed outdoor play space that has sand play, water play, cars and trucks, climbing, teeter tottering, tricycles, and shady areas. 


Camps for children 5-12 will be located in the air-conditioned Social Wing of the Italian Cultural Centre. We will also access Beaconsfield Park for some of our camps and daily outdoor playtime.


Snacks & Lunch for the Day

All campers should bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated through the day.​ 

Filtered water is always available onsite.

Half-day campers will need to bring a snack for the morning.


Full-day campers will need to bring a packed lunch and enough food for 2 snacks a day.

Before & After Camp Care

Before and After Camp care is available for an additional fee per session. You may book with your camp registrations  or call ahead on a drop-in basis.

Before Camp Care

8am - 9am

Supervised indoor activities, games and crafts before camps begin at 9:00 am

$25/ Week

$6 Drop-In

Lunch Time Care

12pm - 1pm

Campers registered in Camps that end at 12pm must be picked up promptly please!

Full Day Campers Only

After Camp Care 

4pm - 5pm

Supervised outdoor play, followed by a snack, games and crafting. 


$6 Drop-In

Have a Question?

Be sure to check out our FAQs and review the full Terms & Conditions.

You can also call or email the WMA office between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

(604) 434-9611

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