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Before & After-School Programming

Understanding the diverse needs of our school community, we have tailored our programs to provide an engaging, safe, and supportive environment beyond the standard school day hours.

We provide an array of programs tailored to accommodate the wide-ranging interests and requirements of our students. Our before and after-school programs commence at 7:30 am, with the standard school day beginning at 8:45 am and concluding at 4:05 pm, and continuing until 6:00 pm.

Our before & after-school programming make our school stand out as one of the most diverse private schools in Toronto.

Before School Care

Our before school program offers fully supervised care for children prior to the start of the school day from 7:30 am – 8:45 am. This time is largely unstructured, allowing students to choose from a variety of games and activities to be enjoyed individually or in a group. Examples include board games, puzzles, reading, drawing, lego and playing with educational manipulatives.

After School Programs

Our after-school program offers the following choices for students daily from 4:05 pm – 6:00 pm:

Homework Club (Grades 1 and up):

The Homework Club provides a quiet, focused setting for students who require teacher support to complete their work. Students attend to work on their homework, get a head start on upcoming projects, or receive guidance from teachers in organizing their tasks such as completing their agendas or breaking down assignments into more manageable tasks. We encourage students to proactively (Habit 1) seek clarification on topics or concepts they are unsure of, by attending homework club and seeking teacher support. For students who may have extensive extracurricular commitments, homework club can be a great place to complete school responsibilities prior to going home. Homework club is staffed by our full-time faculty members.

Unstructured Free-Play:

 For students who prefer a more relaxed environment after their school day, we also offer an unstructured after-school care option. This program mirrors our before school program in providing a supervised space where children can unwind and engage in a variety of activities at their own pace. They can choose to read, play board games, draw, build with lego, or simply enjoy chatting with friends. This unstructured time encourages personal exploration, helps children develop their interpersonal skills, and provides a calming transition between the school day and home life. There is also room for outdoor play when weather permits. Staff are always on hand to ensure a safe and friendly environment.

Specialized After School Programs:

We are also pleased to offer a variety of optional specialty programs available for a separate activity fee. Each program offered is thoughtfully designed to complement the academic journey of our students while opening doors to new skills and experiences. These programs invite our students to uncover new interests and deepen their talents, right here within the comfort and convenience of our school grounds.

The unique blend of these programs eliminates the need for additional travel to offsite locations, creating a seamless transition from the academic day to extracurricular enrichment. All programs will run from 4:15-5:15 pm and are designed to promote confidence, showcase creativity, spark curiosity and build new skills. 

Here are some examples of specialty programs we have run in the last few years:

  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu: Learn self-defence and discipline through this popular martial art.
  • Mini Chef Cooking Club: Discover the joy of cooking and develop culinary skills in a fun, hands-on environment.
  • Visual Arts  Club: Explore creativity and self-expression through various painting techniques and styles.
  • Dino-Jurassic Club: Delve into the fascinating world of dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures.
  • Ocean Explorers Club: Investigate the wonders of marine life and ocean ecosystems.
  • Music, Dance & Movement: Develop physical fitness, coordination, and self-confidence through various dance styles.
  • STEM Club: Engage in hands-on activities and projects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
  • Other Programs: We change our programs from time to time based on changing interests from our student body. In the past, we’ve offered a Chess Club, a French culinary class, Ballet, Dramatic Arts, Language (Spanish, Mandarin) and many more.

 

Contact us

We welcome families to get in touch with us and learn more about how our school can help unlock the potential in your child. We would be happy to arrange for a private tour to see our campus and facilities, arrange a call, or set up a video conference with our principal. To book an appointment please contact us at 416.499.8790 or [email protected].

Directions: We are located at Don Mills and Lawrence, adjacent to the Shops on Don Mills.
Address: 33 Overland Drive North York, Ontario M3C 2C3

Tel: 416.499.8790
Email: [email protected]