Albert College offers a Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for children 2.5 to 3 years old. The Pre-K program shares space with the Junior Kindergarten program in our Early Primary Learning Centre (EPLC) located at 28 Highland Avenue.
The purpose of the Pre-K program is to focus on the development of the whole child – physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual – in preparation for early and ongoing success in our formal Junior and Senior Kindergarten.
Pre-K students experience active, experiential learning through play and a comprehensive, integrated curriculum of carefully-planned and child-centred daily activities. The Albert College Pre-K program helps children develop language and communication skills and problem-solving skills as they learn to cooperate with others and make new friendships in a small and caring family environment. The evolution and development of our Pre-K program will continue to be driven by the school’s core values of individuality, teaching excellence and participation.
No more making lunches! Lunch is served to full-time students each day at the EPLC. Healthy snacks are provided to both part-time and full-time students.
What are Parents saying about Pre-Kindergarten at Albert College?
"My daughter is learning French, singing, playing in the gym, spraying fire hoses on field trips, eating delicious varied meals, and still taking time for a snooze. What's not to love? The small class size creates a much more enriched experience than a daycare or preschool. My daughter loves it... a lot!" - Pre-K Parent
"My daughter was ready for something more than daycare and that is what she found at Albert College - a classroom that fostered individual development in a stable environment. Her creative side really came out and basic skills were taught right from day one. Within the first week our daughter was speaking French to us! Her teachers are very interested in her as an individual and the amount of personal attention she receives is the reason we will continue to send her to Albert." - Pre-K Parent
Full-Time or Part Time Options Available:
Our Pre-Kindergarten program is offered on a full-time basis or part-time basis depending on student readiness and family need.
- Full-Time Option - offered from Monday to Friday inclusive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Part-Time Option - part-time arrangements may also be made for children attending the Pre-Kindergarten program in either morning or afternoon sessions subject to availability and group size.
Parents interested in this part-time option are asked to contact the Junior School office at (613) 968-5726 to discuss their specific needs.
Please contact email@example.com for our Pre-Kindergarten application form.
Daily transportation and after school care from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. are available for an additional fee.
Students in Junior Kindergarten (JK) enjoy a newly-renovated bright and cheerful space in our Early Primary Learning Centre (E.P.L.C.) located at 28 Highland avenue, the site of our original Junior School. JK students share the E.P.L.C. with the Pre-Kindergarten program.
Kindergarten age students need an inviting, accepting and supervised program that stimulates their growth and development while encouraging curiosity about learning. Our Junior Kindergarten program works to strengthen our students’ social, emotional and physical skills with opportunities to explore reading, writing, mathematics, science, technology, social studies and the arts.
In addition, our program offers daily French instruction, physical education and music. Our music program begins in pre-kindergarten. Our music specialist teacher ensures a quality age-appropriate program that honours Albert College's rich tradition of musical and personal development.
No more making lunches! Lunch is served to full-time students each day at the E.P.L.C. Healthy snacks are provided to both part-time and full-time students. Click Here for more information about the Lunch Program.
Full-Time or Part Time Options Available:
Junior Kindergarten is offered on a full-time basis or part-time basis depending on student readiness and family need.
- Full-Time Option – offered from Monday to Friday inclusive from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Part-Time Option – offered from Monday to Friday in the morning only from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Parents who choose to mix the part-time and full-time options may do so. Parents may increase their child’s part-time program to include additional full days on Mondays and/or Thursdays only (subject to a fee adjustment). If you are interested in this option, please contact the Junior School office at (613) 968-5726 for further discussion.
|Junior Kindergarten (Full-Time)
After school care is also available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the E.P.L.C. for an additional fee.
“My daughter thinks every day at school is awesome. I drop her off each morning confident that she is safe and well cared for. Knowing that she has a wonderful teacher who is encouraging and kind, and that she is fed delicious, nourishing snacks and lunches makes ME feel awesome too. Now, if only I could have lunch at Albert College too…” – SK Parent
Senior Kindergarten (SK) is offered at Albert College on a full-time basis in a state-of-the-art specially designed classroom space located at the Parrott Junior School on Albert’s main campus at 39 Parker Street.
When children arrive for Senior Kindergarten, many of them will be embarking on their first-ever experience of “full-time” schooling. Students will join their counterparts in Grades 1 to 6 for a full slate of learning Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each week. After a year of preparation in Junior Kindergarten, we are convinced that these students will make the transition to full-time schooling with relative ease. We believe that full-time instruction will benefit both children and their families as the groundwork continues to be laid for success in Grade 1 and beyond.
In Senior Kindergarten, children need a warm, inviting, accepting and supervised program that will stimulate their growth and development and maintain their curiosity about learning. Our expanded full-time Senior Kindergarten program will work to further strengthen our students’ social, emotional and physical skills with varied opportunities to explore reading, writing, mathematics, science and technology, social studies and the arts. Senior Kindergarten students are introduced to the latest technology and enjoy using classroom iPads to document their learning and for teacher-supported research.
In addition, the SK program offers daily French instruction and physical education. Our music program at the College is nurtured and valued beginning in Pre-K and JK. Our music specialist ensures a quality age-appropriate program that honours the rich tradition of musical and personal development.
What makes us unique?
- Fully secure locked building and private, fenced SK playground
- Target class size of 16 students
- Optional after-school care program on site (3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.)
- Daily transportation available to and from school. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- French and music classes taught by specialist faculty members
- Accredited by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
- Full hot lunch and snacks provided daily
- School nurse and infirmary on campus
- Balanced daily routine with academic blocks, open centers, group lessons and individual instruction
- Educational field trips included for no additional fee
- Consistent and professional daily care for children
- Strong connection to school and school peers
- Strong foundation for ongoing study in the Junior School
- Home-school partnership established early and strengthened
Senior Kindergarten Uniform Details
|Senior Kindergarten (Full-Time)
Grades 1 to 6
The Parrott Junior School is located next to the Senior School on Albert’s main campus, at 39 Parker Street, Belleville, and is home to Senior Kindergarten and Grades 1 to 6.
Learning Outside the Classroom:
Students participate in various excursions to complement their classroom learning. Primary students (grades 1 to 3) generally do not venture outside of the local area. Junior students (grades 4 to 6) may travel as far as Toronto on special trips. There are usually a limited number of spaces available for parents to accompany students on class outings. Interested individuals are encouraged to speak directly to the classroom teacher. Every effort is made to give all interested parents a chance to chaperone at some point during the year.
After School Athletics & Activities:
Aside from weekly physical education classes, all students are encouraged to become involved in after-school athletics and school life at the Parrott Junior School. Various sports and activities are offered (subject to interest and staff availability) throughout the school year. Various lunch time athletics and activities are offered throughout the year as well. The following list is a sample of some of the after school athletics and activities which are offered: choir, cross-country running, track and field, chess club, basketball, soccer and intramural games.
|Grades 1 to 3
|Grades 4 to 6