Programs and fees (reviewed and updated May 2021)

Our Centre focus is providing year-round learning opportunities for the aspiring learner. Begin with complete Montessori programming in our Nido (8 months to 19 months), Bambini (19 months to 3 years) or Junior Casa (3 through 3.9 yrs) classrooms. Our Senior Casa and Kindergarten Readiness streams, and our accredited Kindergarten classrooms, provide accelerated learning for the serious student for ages 4 through 5.9 years. 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 offered 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. (Our Nido environment offers a modified uniform to allow ease in movement and exploration.)

 

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.

Download our 2021-2022 tuition fees, then contact registrar@aspenhillmontessori.ca to learn more about how to schedule a personal interview.

In event of discrepancy, the current policies and fees 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. Children ages 19 months - 5 years at entry are welcome. 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. Learn more at https://www.aspenhillsummer.ca.

NEW! Nido (ages 8 months - 18 months on entry); Sept - June OR year-round

Our infant program is offered as an immersive exploration, care and Montessori preparation program with full day options. Download our program brochure to explore! This is a diaper-friendly program. Children benefit from a floor-level environment with natural light, a home-like space, and very low caregiver ratio to create independence and joy in learning from an early age. Children in our Nido program are guaranteed entry into future learning. This program is limited to eight children, and is offered at our Strathcona campus for Fall 2021.

Full days                    9:00am - 3:30pm

Half-day and enrichment programs as well as before and after care are available, please inquire.

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

Senior Bambini/Junior Casa transition (ages 2.9 - 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

Before and after care is available, please inquire.

 

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 and full day options. Previous Montessori experience is not required to join our Junior 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. 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 

Before and after care is available, please inquire.

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 both our Strathcona and West Springs campuses for Fall 2021. Campus placement is dependant on available space.

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

Before and after care is available, please inquire.

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, and may be expanded to West Springs based on interest.

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

Before and after care is available, please inquire.

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. Hours of operation are 7:30am - 9:00am AND 3:30pm - 5:30pm; fees vary by program level. Due to demand, partial attendance schedules cannot be pro-rated.

  

Our new Nido program is now booking!.

Connect for a personal ZOOM interview to discuss your family's needs through registrar@aspenhillmontessori.ca

 

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