The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.- Maria Montessori

Our teachers create a nurturing atmosphere and carefully prepare the environment to meet the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of your children. Although BIMS is a Montessori program at heart, we seek and hire staff based upon our vision: BIMS is a progressive and integrated early childhood educational program, embracing current practises and ideals. We believe this open and flexible approach helps us to meet the ever-changing needs of children and families. At BIMS, we blend, mix and match philosophies to create a fun-filled, interesting and dynamic place for the children of Bowen Island to spend time. Our staff are fully qualified and trained, both Montessori and ECE so our program is a well-balanced combination of philosophies.


  • BC Montessori
  • ECE Certification

Helen Davenport

Helen Davenport has been with in the Montessori community for more than 20 years; 10 years here at BIMS. She has her ECE certification, is Montessori trained plus is a BC Certified Montessori elementary educator. Helen started working with preschool aged children, and then supported a group of parents to start an independent Montessori school then taught elementary aged children for 9 years.