Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)
Now offering full days starting in September 2023! — See details below.
Ever since we opened in 2008, ArtsCalibre Academy has strived to provide children with all the skills necessary to excel throughout their educational careers, instilling in them a lifelong desire for learning.
We believe that creativity sparks a child’s curiosity, enabling them to fully open themselves to every learning experience. The Arts are the creative vehicle for this process. Students enrolled in our Pre-K program will acquire the specific skills needed to excel in Kindergarten, within a safe, respectful and enriching group learning environment. Classes are kept to a maximum of 20 children supported by 3 experienced teaching staff, resulting in an extraordinary student/teacher ratio.
Our Pre-Kindergarten program operates every school day from September to June from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, according to our website's School Calendar. We closely follow the Greater Victoria School District's calendar, but with only two closures for Professional Development (Pro-D) days in November and February. To be flexible for families' varied work and personal schedules - while ensuring that children get the maximum benefit from our structured curriculum - morning drop-offs may occur between 8:00 and 9:00 AM, and afternoon pick-ups only between 3:30 and 4:30 PM.
Enrollment is limited to children who demonstrate a readiness to learn and must be 4 or 5 at the start of the school year in September. We deliver differentiated instruction through Fine Arts-infused programming. Our full-day Pre-Kindergarten model prepares students for Kindergarten and is not a daycare.
ArtsCalibre Academy is accepting registrations for the 2023/2024 school year. We want you to feel completely comfortable with your decision to join us and we enjoy meeting the child and family to ensure a good fit for everyone. The first step in our admissions process is to complete a Prospective Student Questionnaire, after which you and your child will be invited to meet the staff and see our beautiful facility. This is an important step as our $100.00 annual registration fee and first month's tuition are non-refundable. Want to know more right now? Check out our Virtual Tour at the bottom of this page.
For information on our fees, please click on our Fees and Tuition page.
Families may choose from 2 to 5 days per week:
- Two Class Option: Tuesday/Thursday
- Three Class Option: Monday/Wednesday/Friday
- Four Class Option: Add Tuesday or Thursday to the Three Class Option above
- Five Class Option: Monday through Friday
NOTE: Subject to availability, exceptions to the above weekday combinations may be made to accommodate families' unique work/child care schedules. Please contact us to inquire.
You'll find MUCH more information about our Preschool program in the 4 minute video below.
As a result of our re-licensing to a full-day model starting in September, a few elements of this video have changed. Watch for an updated version of the video coming soon!
...And for a closer look at our facilities, open our slide show with captions! Click on the first image below to begin.