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Our History

Newborough Training College began in the U.K in 1979 and opened in Canada from 1980 to 2000.

With Sybil Taylor's guidance, Newborough Teacher Training College was established in Canada and certified as a post-secondary vocational institution in the Province of Ontario. The college has built a global reputation for greatness, with our graduates working in Canada, the U.K, South East Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

Newborough Teacher Training Institute was established in 2008 and offers a part time Montessori Early Childhood Education course to adults who wish to benefit as educators in the Montessori Method of teaching children ages 2 ½ through 6 years.

Our College

Since 2009, Newborough Teacher Training Institute has been registered as an Ontario Career College under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005 (OCC #103181) with the Ministry Training, Colleges and Universities. NTTI offers a course of study in the Montessori Method of Education for children ages of 2 ½ through 6 years.


In 2011, the Montessori Early Childhood Education course received MACTE Accreditation from the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education.

Vision & Mission

Newborough‘s s goal is to operate a community based children’s facility that addresses the physical, social and emotional needs of all children with multiple learning levels and abilities. We are committed to an active partnership with students, parents, staff and community programs.

Executive Management

Our teaching faculty are specially trained from Newborough / MACTE certified programs. They are an essential link between the student and the Montessori environment. The primary role of the teacher is to ensure that the program meets the needs of every individual students.

Taylor Sybil,  Founder & Principal

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Ms. Sybil Taylor trained at St. Nicholas Montessori Centre, Princes Gate, London, U.K. from 1975 to 1979 and received her Montessori Diplomas in 1977 - Nursery Infant (Casa) and in 1979 - Elementary -under the direction of Miss Margaret Homfray and Miss Phoebe Child; well known disciples and friends of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Sybil was the founder and Principal of two schools in Ontario (1977 to 1985 and 1994 to 2016). From 1980 to 2000 she also lectured and conducted courses, in both Montessori Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education for Newborough Training College; based in Liverpool, U.K.

Mahesika Tennakoon, Academic Director


Mahesika Tennakoon was awarded the AMI Montessori Diploma in 1987 and has over 30 years of professional experience working with children ages 2 ½ through 6 years.She has been teaching the Casa level at Century Private School since 1995 and has conducted workshops, on the Montessori philosophy and the presentations of materials used in the Montessori environment, for adult students, parents, and teachers.


Olesya Rohowskyj, Teacher Assistant

Olesya has been trained as a military instructor, working with the Canadian Forces Cadet program for 16 years, worked as a classroom volunteer in the Toronto Catholic school board, and an emergency supply teacher in the York Region Catholic school board for 3 years. Olesya was introduced to the Montessori Method of Education when she enrolled her youngest child in a Casa pre-school program. 

Teaching and Practicum 

• Complete Set of Teaching Materials: Conduct various activities and their variations to master the use and purpose of each material
• Spacious Area: Enjoy freedom within limits
• Independent Space: Nurtures order, concentration, and independence
• Montessori Kindergarten and Preschool Practicum Site: Next to kindergarten and preschool classrooms at Century Private School
• Vibrant Atmosphere: Honesty, integrity, strong work ethic, active participation

Graduate Testimonial

"Newborough Teacher Training Institute has given me the confidence to move ahead in my teaching vocation. It gave me the opportunity to step back and reflect on what I do, how well I do it, and where I can improve as an educator in the classroom. I found the Montessori Early Childhood Education Program to be intensive, and very personalized, while affording me with valuable one-on-one relationships with the faculty. Newborough Teacher Training Institute has delivered on its promise of quality in their lectures and course work. I have never worked so hard, nor felt so proud of the work I have accomplished, as I did while attending the course offered by the Newborough, and learning the Montessori teaching method."

---Jennifer Battaglini

NTTI Graduate

"My experience with Newborough Montessori Teacher Training Institute is a unique one. Having worked in the Montessori education system for over 25 years, I decided to renew and refresh my Early Childhood Education by taking the program all over again. One of the best decisions I have ever made! Every step of the way was like an ‘aha!’ moment for me. Director Sybil Taylor is the most inspirational figure that I have encountered over my long career in Montessori education. Her vast knowledge, warmth of character, and generosity of spirit have opened my eyes once again to the beauty of this remarkable method of education, and she has been able to truly impart the best of the method to teachers. The curriculum in the Newborough program is designed in such a way to surpass basic information, as Ms. Taylor makes meaningful the true essence of the Montessori method in the way that Maria Montessori would have intended it to be understood. To my delight, the course provided me with an awakening and deeper understanding in every area of study. Ms. Taylor set the tone by creating a positive, fun and trusting learning environment that put everyone at ease regardless of their skill level and as a result we have all become friends helping each other succeed. Is this not what the Montessori method is intended to achieve? Ms. Taylor’s passionate approach to the Montessori method has definitely inspired us all."

---Deborah Sharp

NTTI Graduate

"My journey in becoming a Montessori teacher has been an exciting and encouraging experience. I am so grateful to the faculty for their level of excellence in teaching the required curriculum. They were extremely supportive and helpful. I was able to experience the day-to-day activities of a Montessori school environment working with children, ages 2 ½ through 6, under the supervision of an experienced Montessori teacher. The Montessori Early Childhood course was very informative and thorough and I am very happy with my new vocation."

---Rosemary Leoni

NTTI Graduate

Message From The Executive Director

Welcome to Newborough Teacher Training Institute, a MACTE accredited college.  Thank you for your interest in the Early Childhood Montessori Education course.

We offer a unique opportunity for prospective Montessori teachers to learn how to guide and teach young children, and to know when to present Montessori developmental materials, which are integral to the Montessori philosophy. 

We take pride in providing all of our future Montessori teachers with excellent teacher training and education, preparing you to work with children ages 2 ½ through 6 years, in a Montessori prepared environment, as per the MACTE guidelines.

I look forward to sharing my experience and love of teaching with you as part of Newborough Teacher Training Institute.


Sybil Taylor

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11181 Yonge St

Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1L2

Tel: 416-639-7311


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