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Early Childhood Programs

Imagine a preschool that nurtures your child’s curiosity.

A preschool where children, with teachers as their guides, explore the world around them, share experiences, learn and play together. An environment that embraces a Montessori methodology, within the framework of the respected International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. These are the Early Childhood Programs at Glenlyon Norfolk School.

Glenlyon Norfolk School offers two early childhood programs at our Beach Drive Campus: First Steps (3 year olds) and Junior Kindergarten (4 year olds).

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What Makes Our Preschool
Program Special?

  • We are the only preschool in Victoria to offer enriched, inquiry-based learning through the IB Primary Years Programme framework.
  • We maintain an 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio in our classrooms.
  • Physical Education, French, Music, Art and Library teachers support the work of the classroom teachers, providing specialist instruction and enrichment.
  • Our youngest learners are part of the school community and have access to a fully equipped gymnasium, art room, music room, innovation lab and an extensive primary library.
  • Every Thursday—rain or shine—Nature School provides our Junior Kindergarten students with the opportunity to learn by exploring the outdoors.
  • Our in-class learning takes place in purpose-built classrooms, designed to enhance the experience of our youngest students.
  • Our students get to learn and play at the only oceanfront Junior School in Canada.

Program Details

First Steps
(8:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)
Junior Kindergarten
(8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.)
3-year-olds 4-year-olds
8:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.*
$10,255 $22,870

* After School Care is available until 5:00 p.m. for our 4-year-old students.


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