Frequently Asked Questions

Preschool

Are you licensed?

Yes, we are licensed by the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services.

Do you offer a part-time Preschool program?

We offer both part-time and full-time Preschool programs.

  1. Part-Time (Preprimary) – Monday/Wednesday/Friday (9:00am-2:30pm)
  2. Part-Time (Preprimary) – Tuesday/Thursday (9:00am-2:30pm)
  3. Full-Time (Junior Primary) – Monday – Friday (9:00am-2:30pm)

Do you offer part day Preschool programs?

Yes, our Mic Mac Drive location (Hammonds Plains) offers Preschool programs during the morning, typically from 9:00am to 11:30am or 12 noon.

Do you provide lunch?

Yes. We provide a lunch program for all Preschool children. Our Day School students (Elementary and Middle School) are permitted to bring a “brown bag” lunch or, they may choose our lunch program

Do your Preschool staff have an Early Childhood Education designation?

Yes, all of our Preschool staff have an Early Childhood Education designation.

What are your fees for Preschool?

It varies according to the program you select. Please visit Fees under the Admission section of this website.

What are your Preschool hours of operation?

Preschool programs are from 9:00am to 2:30pm. The school is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm and we are pleased to offer a Before and/or After school program for families. For more detail, visit our Before and After School page (School Life) and our Fees page (Admission).

What do I need to pack for my child for their day?

In general, children require a pair of inside shoes and a change of clothes.

What is the child to staff ratio?

It is 8 students to 1 teacher.

Private Day School

Do you follow the Province of Nova Scotia’s curriculum?

 Yes, as a starting point. We also provide an enriched curriculum by enhancing language arts through our proprietary reading program; offering a comprehensive fine arts program of which the award winning MusIQ Program is a part.  French is delivered starting with the Preschool programs.

Do you have “split” classes?

No. We offer multi-age, multi-level classes which support learning as a continuum, rather than a series of steps. This allows students to learn at their own pace. Older children develop quality leadership and responsibility skills while younger children are stimulated intellectually by older children.  Multi-level/age classes over a two year span allow students to experience both older and younger roles in the classroom.

Do you offer French?

Yes. We offer French as part of our core curriculum. Exposure to French begins with our Preschool students.

Do you provide lunch?

Yes, we do provide a lunch program with reasonably priced meals that follow Food and Nutrition regulations. We do not use refined sugars, and some meals will use non-dairy options such as coconut milk. We make use of fresh fruits and vegetables in our meals.  Students may brown bag their lunch as well.

I worry that our child isn’t learning in his current school

We blend both standardized and individualized teaching methods so that we can meet the unique needs of each student because we know every child learns differently. Our small class sizes, one-on-one time and our proprietary reading programs help children to be effective learners. We work collaboratively to ensure student success.

What is your Behaviour Management approach with students?

Behaviour management is respectful of the student and may include redirection until able to participate in the class, and "community service" activities which allow the student to give back to the teacher or class.  The complete policy is found in our Parent Handbook.

What qualifications do your teachers have?

All of our private Day School teachers have a Bachelor of Education degree and they regularly engage in professional development to further enrich their roles in the classroom.

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