The AcademyBilingual education in a true Catholic setting…

    Do you know a future saint who might just change the world?

    At Academia Stella Maris we aim to teach according to the Catholic worldview. This will foster a balanced personality and proper understanding and acceptance of a person’s role in life at home, at work, at play, and at worship—all grounded in the concept of love and the discovery of their God-given gifts. Academia Stella Maris will challenge the children to discover God’s purpose for them and to take full responsibility while forming their conscience and moral thinking.

    This philosophy motivates us in promoting high academic standards by helping students gain skills in creative and critical thinking. Our responsibility for the student encompasses spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. These areas are inseparable and are all interwoven with the consistent thread of Truth. God's truth permeates in all areas. We are not only textbook-oriented but also student-centred. With teachers and parents working closely together in every phase of development, there is a bright future ahead for the student, the family, and the world.

    Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2


    At Academia Stella Maris we will strive to provide the best possible Catholic education, in accordance with magisterial teaching, assisting parents in their sacred duties for the benefit of their children. Our Blessed Mother revealed Jesus to the world. Our mission is to help you reveal God to your children.


    Interested in our bilingual programs? Let us know so we can send you more info. No strings attached!

    2017-2018 Homeschooling-Workshops

    Here we are. Academia Stella Maris has started its mission of building little saints! I feel very blessed to be in the centre of this school’s journey, whose mission is to empower children through knowledge, but most importantly the love of God.

    "For nothing will be impossible with God." ~ Luke 1:37 and because God is love, it is through love that children will find endless possibilities. I pray that Academia Stella Maris will, with the help of our Lord, empower every little soul that it will touch with self-confidence. It is with self-confidence and the conviction of their worth in God’s eyes that our future generation will embrace the gifts our Lord has blessed them with. These children hold the future in their hands. Let’s help them change it for the better by giving them an education infused with Christ’s love.

    Together we can do it!


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    • JK, SK, grade 1 and grade 2 full time program: $6400 / child
    • Part time JK, SK program offered
    • Family rate available
    • Bursaries available
    Contact the school for more information


    To register for the Apr-Jun 2018 workshops

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    Please send completed registration forms to

    Our Teachers

    • Stephanie Desjardins-Montojo / Teacher-Principal

      Stephanie counts 13 years of experience in education. She received 3 bachelor degrees: one in French literature, the second in psychology and the third in education, which qualifies her to teach at three levels: primary, junior and intermediate. She is also qualified to teach to children with special needs. Teaching at Academia Stella Maris nurtures her passion for writing, teaching and faith.

      In 2010, at OLMM parish, under the supervision of Father Tim McCauley, Stephanie developed and introduced the sacramental preparation program that includes the parents’ involvement. She has also been through a variety of schools, public, private, French and English, offering a wide array of experience. Stephanie fills the role of teacher, but also of principal at Academia Stella Maris.

    • Kenton Biffert

      Kenton E. Biffert is a master teacher with 13 years of experience. He has a master’s degree in Education and a masters in Sacred Theology.

      With 4 years of Latin training, and being classically trained in theology, philosophy and literature, Kenton brings a wealth of knowledge to the classroom. Kenton is a published author, international speaker, director, photographer, and most importantly a father of 6. Kenton is a dynamic teacher, a passionate Catholic who, through his passion for what is beautiful and good and true ignites a desire for learning in his students.

    • Julie Beaudoin

      Julie est une maman de deux jeunes enfants, calme, douce, souriante et positive, qui a toujours aimé apprendre et partager ses connaissances.

      Elle possède trois baccalauréats dont un en Lettres Françaises, un en communication ainsi qu’un en éducation pour le cycle primaire et moyen. Elle possède aussi une Maîtrise en éducation sur l’inclusion des enfants à besoins spéciaux. Elle a travaillé dans différentes écoles durant six ans et elle offre maintenant ses services à l’Académie afin d’encourager l’éducation dans un contexte purement Catholique.


    ChairStéphanie Desjardins-Montojo
    Spiritual DirectorFr Anthony Hannon
    AdvisorVincent Detillieux
    TreasurerJoanna Chorabik
    SecretaryJohn Montojo


    Your donation will make a difference in a family’s life, blessing them with the gift of true Catholic education. Please discern giving a one-time gift or monthly donations. Call 343-883-6600 or write at

    Thank you and may God bless you and your family.

    We need your help!

    Academia Stella Maris needs the help of volunteers in order to give the best Catholic education possible to our children. If you can bless us by helping in these areas, please call 343-883-6600 or write at

    Classroom volunteers

    We are also searching for devoted Catholic teachers.

    CV can be sent to



    2718 8th Line Rd
    PO Box 220
    Metcalfe, Ontario
    K0A 2P0

    (343) 883-6600

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