PRESCHOOL PROGRAM Morning Class  8:00 AM TO 11:30 PM
Afternoon Class    12:30 PM TO 4:00 PM

Name of our School

The name of this school is quite interesting. There are a couple of different reasons for using this particular name. Zebra crossing is known as a crosswalk in some parts of the world. Children usually cross the street using a crosswalk to get to school, so it is very fitting. This term also came about from an African Safari where the Wildebeest and the Zebra travel together through the Serengeti to the Masai Mara parks and meet at a river to cross it.

This is a very dangerous task for them, and much Planning is required, as they trample over one another or drown or get eaten by crocodiles. Once they have crossed the river, they have been successful and can celebrate, but not quite yet, as they are very tired from the task just performed and still have to be alert for carnivores ready to attack. This is an annual occurrence where many tourists travel to see this great event of millions of animals and is known as the 7th wonder of the world.

Zebra Crossing has been operating since 2010. We are excited to expand our school, offering new learning experiences, with a lot of fun and unforgettable moments for years to come. Thank you to all the students and families for their support.

Our Staff


Aliya Khakhi:

Aliya graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in Business, majoring in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. Aliya worked for A few years in this field gaining tremendous management experience and expertise. Aliya is married and has two sons and 1 daughter. Iliyan, Aryan and Saphira who have all been through the Montessori program. Children and their education have always been her passion from a very young age. She wanted to provide educational services with quality materials and an environment to thrive in. It was at this time that Aliya received a diploma as a trained Montessori teacher through the North American Montessori Centre due to the strong belief in the Montessori philosophy and understood the importance the first few years of a child’s life really are important. Aliya has seen first-hand the results of Montessori and education at young age. It is vital that children have the opportunity to seek education and be well rounded individuals. Early childhood education is becoming a necessity in our world and the results prove how vital it is for children to have a good start and make connections in their brain at such a rapid rate from age 2-6 years of age. She has brought her life’s work and love to Zebra Crossing Montessori and offers what has not been done before. Zebra Crossing Montessori is unique and has an edge over any child care facility in Calgary. It really sets a new standard in this industry. Children are our future and legacy; they deserve nothing but the best.


Aliya Lalji:

Aliya lalji passion for kids and life and business experience will now be combined into the new role at mahogany academy as our team lead and director. Her leadership skills combined with communication and compassion will lead this new location in the future. She has many years of experience along side all ages of children, helping them grow, supporting their needs and holding their hand as they cross over into different stages of their lives.

Teachers coming soon