In our pre-primary classroom, youngsters are able to develop social connections with both peers and teachers. Our youngest students are nurtured as they gain independence in every area of the classroom.
Through encouraging activities and conversation modeling, pre-primary children develop speech and interpersonal bonds. The classroom materials in the pre-primary classroom are designed to meet the needs of children operating at various stages of development in our mixed-age, family like classroom.
The materials in our Primary classrooms are designed to meet the needs of children operating at various levels of development - between the ages of three and six years.
Every child is encouraged to function independently at his or her own developmental rate while they are exposed to areas that enhance independent thought and creativity, at increasing levels of complexity.
In this environment, children have the opportunity to develop academically, socially and emotionally-to their full potential. Read more about the areas of the classroom here.
In before and after school care, the children enjoy creative and social time. They create art or work with a variety of building materials or games. A teacher is there to guide them and is often asked by the children to read or tell stories. Beyond 3pm, the children have a snack and, weather permitting, go outdoors for ample playtime.
Children manage best when their school hours are regular, so we encourage families who need the extended time to enroll their child for the school year. We have limited places for before and after school hours and these children are guaranteed places. The remaining spots are available first come, first served and need to be scheduled in advance.
Our naturalist offers the children an opportunity to interact with nature, animals, and consider their role in caring for the earth and its creatures.
Dr. Montessori described preschool age as the "sensitive period" for language acquisition. Children participate in Chinese lessons and songs weekly to exercise this part of their capable young minds.
Our art teacher offers the children an opportunity to express themselves creatively through thoughtful, fun and sensorial art projects.
Our music teacher engages the children in song, percussion and rhythm exercises.