Programs and fees (reviewed and updated January 2021)

Our Centre focus is providing year-round learning opportunities for the aspiring learner. Begin with complete Montessori programming in either our Bambini (19 months to 3 years) or Junior Casa (3 through 4.5) classrooms. Our new Strathcona campus (opening Fall 2021) is focused on our senior students, offering a complete preparatory program for children ages 4 through 6. Choose from our Senior Casa / Kindergarten Readiness stream, or our accredited Kindergarten classroom. All programs are tuition funded according to the schedule that you choose.

Our small class sizes and limited enrolment promote individual attention and ensure physical distancing. All materials are sanitized regularly throughout the day, with our spaces commercially cleaned, for your peace of mind in a post-pandemic world. A strict illness policy is rigorously applied at all levels.

Families are expected to provide spill-proof water bottles, snacks and healthy lunches as applicable to their child's schedule. Meal service is being considered for Fall 2021 at an additional tuition level; please inquire to learn more.

All of our campuses are uniformed environments September through June via Elegant Design Uniforms in Calgary. A typical uniform set plus extra pieces for one student costs between $100 - $150 for a school year.

 

Interested families are asked to schedule an online interview to ensure our Centre is the best fit for your family before applying. We recommend reading our Policies, especially important with the current reality of COVID-19.

 

In event of discrepancy, the current policies held at the Centre will be taken as rule.

Summer Adventure Program

Our week-long enrichment programs in July and August offer games, sports, crafts, language and friendship in an environment that maintains the grace and courtesy of the Montessori philosophy. Regular sanitization of spaces and toys, as well as a stringent health policy, ensures your peace of mind for the COVID-19 era. Children do not have to be registered in our fall programs to participate in our summer program. Space is limited in order to encourage small group sizes and to facilitate social distancing. Watch for more information on our 2021 summer programs, released in February 2021.

 

 

Bambini (ages 19 months - 2.9 years on entry); Sept - June OR year-round

Senior Bambini/Junior Casa transition (ages 2.7 - 3.5 years on entry)**

Our 19 months through 3.4 year old program is offered as an emergent philosophy care Centre and Montessori-inspired preparation program with full and half-day options. Children may be in diapers for these programs. Our Senior Bambini program is offered by invitation only, and is intended for children may need additional time to transition to full Montessori learning. These programs are offered at our West Springs campus for Fall 2021.

 

AM Classes                 9:00am - 11:45am

PM Classes                 12:45pm - 3:30pm

Full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm, with lunch supervision

 

Children in our Bambini programs receive priority placement for the following fall. Please contact registrar@aspenhillmontessori.ca to learn more about how to schedule a personal interview.

Download our 2021-2022 tuition fees.

 

Junior Casa (ages 3 - 5.5 years on entry); Sept. - June OR year-round

Our 3 - 5.5 year old dedicated Montessori stream is a flexible program with half-day options for children 3 - 5.5, and full day options for children 3 - 3.9 on entry. Previous Montessori experience is not required to join our Casa program, however, your child must successfully complete an intake interview to ensure the program is a fit. Minimum enrolment is 3 half days per week; children must be toileting independently (no diapers or PullUps) to enter this program. Children work in small size mixed-age cohorts (8 children or less) with a focus on individual progression. Nature and outdoor programming is incorporated throughout the day. If you're interested in full day programming for your child age 4+ at entry, please see our Senior Casa programs. This program is offered at our West Springs campus for Fall 2021.

AM Classes                 9:00am - 11:45am

PM Classes                 12:45pm - 3:30pm

Full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm, with lunch supervision 

Download our 2021-2022 tuition fees.

EXPANDED! Senior Casa / Kindergarten Readiness (ages 4 - 6 years on entry); Sept. - June OR year-round

Our 4-6 year old preparatory program is an exciting Montessori and kindergarten skills blended enrichment program with a schedule of three, four or five full days per week. Previous out-of-home care experience is recommended (daycare, preschool or Montessori). 

 

8:1 student to teacher ratios to ensure a small class environment for your older child. Individual learning plans ensure your child's growth. All areas of social, emotional and academic learning are provided, with grace and courtesy skills to allow your child to operate effectively in a group classroom setting. Art, musicality and outdoor education are also core components of this program, as well as dedicated Spanish and French language classes. This program is offered at our Strathcona campus for Fall 2021.

Full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm, with lunch supervision

Download our 2021-2022 tuition fees.

Alberta Education Kindergarten Programming (ages 4.8 - 6 on entry); Sept. - June only

Our age 4.8 - 6 kindergarten is a 5 full day private program, registered through Alberta Education, delivering the kindergarten curriculum with Montessori grace and courtesy. This program is recommended for children who are planning to attend a private school in the area upon graduation.

 

Children must register for a September start, and turn 5 before Dec. 31 2021. Our small class size and limited enrolment to 10 students promotes individual attention and ensures social distancing. The kindergarten curriculum bridges into Grade One expectations with advanced math work, writing and pencil control skills, and teacher-led small group lessons. Children who register for kindergarten must move on to Grade One for Fall 2022. This program operates at our Strathcona campus for Fall 2021.

Full days                     9:00am - 3:30pm, with lunch supervision

Download our 2021-2022 tuition fees.

Before / after care (for enrolled students only)

Our before and after care program is available on a pre-arranged basis only.  Before and after care operates at both of our campuses.

 

7:30am - 9:00am AND 3:30pm - 5:30pm

$360 per month

7:30am - 9:00am OR 3:30pm - 5:30pm (choose either before or after care)

$180 per month

Due to demand, partial attendance schedules cannot be pro-rated.

  

Now touring for Fall 2021 entry; public registration begins January 2021.

Register for a personal ZOOM interview to learn more: connect through registrar@aspenhillmontessori.ca

 

We look forward to meeting you and your child! Please contact us for more information on our Centre, or to inquire about admissions.

 

403-246-2794

registrar@aspenhillmontessori.ca

 

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