In 2018, Lakeview celebrated its 40th Anniversary, upgraded every facet of the school to the highest standards and was recognized with two major national accreditations by the Canadian Accreditation of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Canadian Council for Montessori Administrators (CCMA). The LMS Montessori Teacher Training Program also acquired a global accreditation (MACTE) providing faculty with opportunities to collaborate with Montessori education colleges in China.
Lakeview’s new addition was completed to accommodate the increasing enrolment. This new facility gave space to house 3 more classrooms, a robotics room, a music and art performance venue, an atrium for relaxation and meetings, a healing garden, and a gymnasium. Lakeview now stands alone as an exceptional Montessori school with progressive programming and outdoor learning spaces.
Prof. Harris set a goal to make Lakeview the forerunner of what education will look like. It is through her visionary leadership and commitment to innovation and the Arts, the support of Lakeview's Board of Directors, along with the passion and energy the faculty brings to the school, that Lakeview continuously accomplishes these goals. “You can feel the levels of energy and positivity here”, says Harris. The strong academic foundation established in the classroom is paralleled by the success Lakeview students encounter in their work lives. Harris believes in pushing the boundaries to promote academic excellence and prepare students to engage in the world as active, successful leaders.