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Junior School

Junior Kindergarten

Imagine a Junior Kindergarten that nurtures children’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. This is the Junior Kindergarten at Glenlyon Norfolk School.
We are excited to announce that, due to increasing demand, we will be offering a  First Steps Junior Kindergarten half-day pilot program this fall, primarily for three-year-olds. As with our existing JK classes, the students in this program will have the opportunity to learn and play in an environment that is Montessori based within the framework of the respected inquiry-focussed IB Primary Years Programme. Nature School and exposure to the arts, French and PE with our specialist teachers will complement the work of the classroom teachers. And, of course, there will be ample time for the unstructured play that is so crucial for early childhood development. Please contact for more information.

What Makes Our Program Special?

  1. Our teachers introduce and implement learning within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. We are the only school in Victoria to offer this enriched, inquiry-based program.
  2. We have an 8:1 student to teacher ratio in our JK classrooms.
  3. Physical Education, French, Music, Art and Library teachers support the work of the classroom teachers, providing specialist instruction and enrichment. Children develop early literacy and numeracy skills and have access to a fully equipped gymnasium, art room, music room and an extensive primary library.
  4. Every Thursday—rain or shine—Nature School provides our children with the opportunity to learn through exploring outdoors.
  5. Our in-class learning takes places in new, purpose-built classrooms, specifically designed to enhance the experience of our youngest students.
  6. Our students get to learn and play at the only oceanfront Junior School in Canada.

A Day in the Life of a Junior Kindergarten Student

Junior Kindergarten Classroom

Junior Kindergarten Tuition Fees

First Steps
(8:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)
Paid in full by
May 31, 2021
10 monthly payments
(June 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022)
$8,735 $900
Full Day (8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.)
Paid in full by May 31, 2021 10 monthly payments
(June 1, 2021 to March 1, 2022)
$19,475 $2,005

Other Expenses

One-time, non-refundable fees:
  • At the time of application: $250 Application Fee
  • At the time of acceptance: $3,000 Registration Fee

After School Care

After School Care is available throughout the school year from 3:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday for Junior School students. The cost for After School Care is $23 per day.

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