Preschool Program

Our Philosophy

At Pretty River Academy we provide a secure, stimulating and flexible environment in which we nurture the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child.

Our emergent curriculum has been developed through our belief that learning through play, experience, exploring and creating are the work of the child and should be encouraged and cultivated by the adults in the classroom. Our role as educators of young children is to ensure the safe and meaningful passage of each student through each stage of development. We do this by remaining open and responsive to new paths created as our students make choices and connections and responding accordingly.

Often described as a family, Pretty River Academy takes great pride in the quality of relationships that exist between staff, students and parents. Our students are motivated, confident, fun loving, and genuinely enjoy coming to school every day. We have an accomplished, caring faculty each of whom truly loves what they do. Our parents play an active, vital role in the day to day life of the school, filling out our community.

Pretty River Academy offers a unique opportunity for students from Bluebirds through high school to interact with each other in their daily activities, fostering an environment of independence, problem-solving, creativity and mutual respect.

We invite you to come to the school for a personal tour. You can watch us in action, meet the members of our community, and see for yourself the many advantages and opportunities that a Pretty River Academy education will provide for your child. It is a very special place.

Registration & Enrollment

Bluebirds (3 years of age), Junior Kindergarten (4 years of age) and Senior Kindergarten (5 years of age)

Children born in 2011, 2012 or 2013 (turning three, four or five) are eligible for our Preschool program for this school year which begins in September 2016.

Age 3 "Bluebirds" can enroll for 3 or 5 days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday or Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). We now also offer a full day Bluebird option for 5 days a week.
Ages 4 & 5 are eligible for our Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten programs and attend full days, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The school year begins in early September and ends in mid-June.

Speak with your financial advisor regarding a portion of Preschool tuition being tax deductible. Book a tour and see what we're all about! Visit our Fees page for tuition details.

For more information on our program or to schedule a personal tour of the school please contact (705) 444-5376 or

Sample Timetable for Junior & Senior Pre-School

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 Calendar, daily activities, number chart
8:45 Language & Language centers Language & Language centers Language Language & Language centers Language & Language centers
9:30 Snack in the cafeteria / Outside recess
10:00 Science & Social Studies Science & Social Studies Music Science & Social Studies Free Choice
11:15 Lunch in the cafeteria
11:45 Books, puzzles
12:00 Outside recess
12:30 Math & Math Centres Math & Math Centres Math & Math Centres Gym French
1:15 Math Centres Music
2:00 Snack
2:10 Reading and Puzzles
2:30 Clean up & Pack up
2:45 Dismissal

Preschool Program