At Kingsley, our small class sizes and attention to the individual helps each student reach their unique potential. Ensuring that each child is seen, heard, and respected every day has been our mission for 40+ years. French, music and physical education are taught by specialists in an enriched program that promotes inclusion, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and character development. Students love our many clubs, trips, and recesses in the fresh air. Optional after-care and half-day PK/JK. BELONG - DISCOVER - THRIVE!
Learning at Kingsley Primary School during COVID-19
What learning looks like now: April 2022: Everything is running normally at Kingsley including music (band, recorder, choir), French, and physical education classes, all with specialty teachers. Come see our safe, clean, spacious, and relaxed classrooms with air purifiers and slightly open windows. Our students are enjoying their activities with all the students at school and get plenty of daily fresh air play. Daily screening is still mandatory and students and teachers stay home at any sign of illness and get tested--we also offer rapid testing. We have a brand new outdoor playground and we are planning many fun activities, including activities with parents and a spring grad concert. Kingsley Skate Fridays was an excellent way to enjoy the winter.
April 2020: As soon as we found out that schools were told to stay closed after March Break, the entire Kingsley staff got organized and right down to work. We spent March Break learning how to use technology on our own at home in order to be ready to teach our students in person on Zoom and with Google Classroom and we didn't miss a day of instruction from when we re-opened online on March 23, 2020 until the start of summer vacation. French and Music were offered every week. Our students were able to continue their close relationships with teachers, principal, and classmates throughout this online period.
We will holding our first in-person music recital since March 2020. Although we've enjoyed five virtual recitals, we are very much looking forward to a concert with all our families in attendance. Children, age five and up, will be performing on piano, ukulele, piano, voice, and in ensembles.
Join us Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Wonderful stage for great performances, including our yearly Talent Show.
Full size gym.
Our media lab consists of laptops and a SMART Board.
Grade Four/Five Classroom
Fun at recess.
Spacious rooms for all to learn and grow.
Zoom was fun!
Sometimes, our classroom is outside!
A quiet place to practise.
Insider Reviews and Perspectives
Our Take: Kingsley Primary School
When parents are considering a school, they’re right to ask about instructional styles, teaching, programs, assessment. Those are important. Though when we pick up our kids from school each day, we’re not thinking about those things. Instead, we ask: “How was your day?” Maybe we ask it reflexively, but when it comes to how children learn, that’s actually where the rubber really meets the road. Kids learn best in a consistent, supportive, personal, safe, and community-focused environment. Providing that kind of environment is what forms a basis for all of the work at Kingsley. When they say “thrive” they mean it in the broad sense—gaining a strong academic foundation—but also in the sense of having fun, gaining confidence, and finding a voice within a community of peers. The programs are strong, the teaching staff seasoned, and the school has had consistent success for more than three decades. For the families that enroll here, all of that is important. Likewise, the strength and focus of the learning environment is often, quite rightly, a principle draw. After all, a child's ability to thrive in life begins in having a good day, today.
Kingsley Primary School - Our Kids Insider Perspective- Parents 2021
In this Perspective:
Judith Mena has one child enrolled in grade 5 at Kingsley Primary School. Judith talks about how individualized the teaching methods are and appreciates how the school recognizes that no two children are the same in their learning habits. She loves how the school encourages and pushes the children to their limits while at the same time, makes them feel safe and gives them an extremely supportive environment to do so in.
00:55 Judith’s process for choosing Kingsley Primary School.
01:44 How Judith’s child responded to being at Kingsley Primary School.
02:34 What her child likes most about the school.
03:25 What Judith appreciates the most about Kingsley Primary School.
04:15 Room for improvement.
05:01 Anything that surprised her about the school.
06:10 The school’s highest values.
07:00 The typical family at Kingsley Primary School.
07:33 Proud moments at Kingsley Primary School.
08:28 The teachers and administration at the school.
09:53 Three reasons Judith recommends the school to new families.
10:47 Advice for new families searching for a school.
Kingsley Primary School - Our Kids Insider Perspective: Parents
In this Perspective:
1:16 - Tell us about your kids and who they are as students.
3:34 - What factors led you to Kingsley?
5:19 - As an educator yourself, what problem were you trying to solve by changing schools?
7:41 - What toll did your daughter’s struggles take on your family as a whole?
9:42 - What were you looking for in particular to solve this problem?
10:45 - What was your first impression of Kingsley?
11:44 - What kind of emotions were you initially feeling?
12:20 - Was there a specific moment when your mind was put at ease?
14:03 - What changes did you notice in your daughter after initially enrolling at Kingsley?
15:53 - Did you notice a transformation on both the academic and personal sides?
18:33 - What is Kingsley’s academic approach like in the classroom?
20:09 - How are the needs of your children different from one another?
22:02 - What have you learned about the school’s culture and values?
23:52 - Is there anything about Kingsley that has inspired your own approach to education?
25:47 - Has the school been working to improve in any way?
26:51 - Is there anything you would like to see the school work to improve on?
27:44 - What would you do if you were head of the school?
29:15 - Is there something you would work to introduce at the school?
30:32 - What questions do other parents ask you about Kingsley?
32:23 - Do you have any advice for prospective parents?
Kingsley Primary School - QA Roundtable 2021
In this Perspective:
03:01 - What did you appreciate most about Kingsley during your time there? And how is your perspective on that change now that you have some distance from the school?
08:49, 40:32 - If the school were to be represented as a single person, what would its personality be like in only three words and why?
13:28 - What would families find most surprising about the school?
17:03 - What advice would you give to students that are just entering the school?
20:14 - Why did you choose Kingsley originally? And in what ways is the school what you expected? And in what ways is it not?
33:27 - What is the biggest impact that the school has had on your child?
37:13 - What does your child have to say about Kingsley?
50:44 - How would you describe the values of the school and the values of the families in the school community?
56:24 - What does it mean to you to partner with the school?
Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.
Curriculum approach at Kingsley Primary School: Traditional, Reggio Emilia
Kingsley Primary School has a Traditional, Reggio Emilia approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Liberal Arts, Progressive, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).
[Show: About Traditional, Reggio Emilia?]
Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.
Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net
Traditional - 15%   Liberal arts - 17%   Progressive - 17%   Montessori - 17%   Reggio Emilia - 17%   Waldorf - 17%
Kingsley Primary School has a Reggio Emilia approach to secondary curriculum.
Reggio Emilia programs are offered by some schools at the preschool and elementary level. The approach aims to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of projects (as opposed to activities or lessons): teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. They can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. The philosophy calls for a high degree of parent involvement as well, particularly when forming curricula and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
What Kingsley Primary School says: At Kingsley we follow the Ontario Curriculum with enhanced programs in music, French and physical education taught by specialty teachers beginning in kindergarten. Our aim is to give students the skills to teach themselves and to empower them to reach their own unique potential. Building relationships, learning to understand themselves, their actions and interactions are the basis for our strong character development.
Our seamless day provides students with a balance of nurturing and academics. Our school community allows the child to be seen, heard, and respected every day. Through Inquiry, Discovery, Exploration, and Analysis (I.D.E.A), we help each individual engage in the learning process. This same philosophy is carried through all portions of the day by our teachers including our before- and after-care programs.
These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net
Equal balance - 33%   Traditional math - 34%   Discovery math - 33%
What Kingsley Primary School says: Using a "hands-on" approach to math is at the core of our math studies. Students learn by doing, rather than memorizing. At Kingsley we use a wide range and variety of materials and assessment tools.
Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.
Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.
What Kingsley Primary School says: Engaging our students in early reading is essential to their success. Students learn to read in a variety of ways and our approach to reading is tailored to each student. It is our job as dedicated professionals to tap into methods that suit each child. Offering a wide range of literature and unfolding the students' interests is essential to getting them engaged and not just turning pages. We use a variety of tools to excite our young learners about reading.
DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.
What Kingsley Primary School says: We use a variety of assessment tools to track student progress.
Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
What Kingsley Primary School says: At Kingsley the process is at the centre of our teaching philosophy. Having a lovely piece of finished work to hang on our walls is a wonderful way to show our talents, but how we get there is the most important part. While focusing on the process and giving students many opportunities to write for different audiences, we guide and support with instruction. Ensuring that we meet the students' needs through balanced instruction is our focus.
Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.
Teaching approach: Our approach to science at Kingsley is inquiry based. Students are encouraged to Inquire, Discover, Explore and Analyze. As talented and committed teachers, our staff taps into the students' interests and finds creative ways to teach the curriculum around the interests. Teachers may also suggest a path or present ideas to the students that they then expand on.
The Thematic approach organizes the curriculum around certain themes or cultural universals. Students might spend time focused on food. Then they might focus on transportation or government, and so on.
What Kingsley Primary School says: Although we work thematically with our social studies program at Kingsley School, we offer a wide range of opportunities and touch on several aspects of the core knowledge and expanding communities objectives. We use a variety of materials and a differentiated approach when teaching our students.
The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
What Kingsley Primary School says: Kingsley offers students French instruction beginning in junior kindergarten. Our students are introduced to language through songs, poems and fun interactive learning opportunities.
What Kingsley Primary School says: MUSIC: Students receive four weekly periods of specialist music instruction and perform at two concerts per year. They begin recorder in Grade One, read music by Grade Two/Three, and join Band in Grade Four/Five. In choir, they learn proper singing techniques and sing in parts. We take fun music field trips, including a bus trip to the symphony every April. Students have the opportunity to join a lunchtime ukulele club or take private lessons after school in singing, piano, guitar, ukulele, and theory.
ART: Our youngest students begin to build confidence in their artistic abilities while being exposed to the elements of design. As the students mature they work on expanding their knowledge of the elements of design and applying them to individual and group projects.
Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
Computers and Technology at schools on OurKids.net
Medium integration - 33%   Light integration - 34%   Heavy integration - 33%
What Kingsley Primary School says: Our school technology is used on a regular basis. SMART technology is used for a variety of learning in different subject areas. Today's learners are accustomed to technology and use it in their daily lives. It is important to us to embrace technology and help students learn to embrace various avenues to their learning.
What Kingsley Primary School says: We have a fun and rigorous physical education program that begins in pre-K and is taught by a specialty teacher. There are also ample opportunities throughout the day for outdoor play engaging gross motor skills. Students are outdoors 2-3 times daily.
Sex and health education approach at Kingsley Primary School: Ontario curriculum
Kingsley Primary School has an Ontario curriculum approach to Sex and health education (as opposed to Does not follow prrovincialcurriculum approach).
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The structure, pacing, focus, and tone of the sex education curriculum reflects that of the provincial one, taught in public schools.
Sex and health education at schools on OurKids.net
Follows provincial curriculum - 50%   Does not follow prrovincial curriculum - 50%
Approach to sex and health education: Mostly value-neutral
Kingsley Primary School has a approach Mostly value-neutral (as opposed to Fairly value-based approach).
[Show: About Mostly value-neutral?]
By and large, students are taught about sex free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. The school doesn't impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on students when teaching sex and related issues.
What Kingsley Primary School says: This information is not currently available.
Preschools and kindergartens tend to have a particular curriculum or curricular approach. This refers to what is taught and how it's taught. Most preschools have a curriculum that comprises a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. A preschool's curriculum may or may not, though, reflect its higher-level curriculum (if it's part of a school with elementary or secondary programs)
Preschool/K Curriculum approach at Kingsley Primary School: Play-based
Kingsley Primary School has a Play-based approach to Preschool/K Curriculum (as opposed to Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Academic approach).
[Show: About Play-based?]
Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
What Kingsley Primary School says: Kingsley offers both a half-day and full-day kindergarten program. Our play-based (Reggio Emilia-inspired) class offers many avenues for our young learners to thrive. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention and a balance of teacher-led lessons as well as time for each child to explore on their own and with peers. Our enriched curriculum consists of French, music, and physical education classes taught by specialty teachers beginning in kindergarten.
This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.
Curriculum Pace approach at Kingsley Primary School: Student-paced
Kingsley Primary School has a Student-paced approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Standard-enriched, Accelerated approach).
[Show: About Student-paced?]
The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.
What Kingsley Primary School says: Kingsley School is undeniably a place where there is an emphasis on community. We consider and understand the needs of each student in many different ways. Growing, excelling, and tapping into each student’s unique potential while building confidence and focusing on individualized learning is at the centre of our approach.
Flexible pacing style
Flexible pacing style
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
What Kingsley Primary School says about flexible pacing: Our school approach is to meet each child from the place of their development and work from there. We believe in a differentiated approach for all children at our school. Classes are teacher led, and differentiation then applied.
Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.
Academic Culture approach at Kingsley Primary School: Supportive
Kingsley Primary School has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).
[Show: About Supportive?]
A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
Academic Culture at schools on OurKids.net
Supportive - 50%   Rigorous - 50%
What Kingsley Primary School says: Kingsley has a tradition of having a supportive academic culture. This does not exclude our attention to academics or achievement. What it means for us is that we support each and every student to reach their unique potential. We address the whole child and all the aspects of their learning experiences.
Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.
Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
"Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
What Kingsley Primary School says: Kingsley has a 40+ year history of a balanced approach to learning.
We help build emotionally confident individuals who feel that they belong and are valued.
We teach and practice leadership through our character curriculum.
We promote physical activity through play, sport, and wellness.
We encourage artistic expression through an in-depth music program.
We guide our students to become creative and critical thinkers.
Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.
What Kingsley Primary School says about their special need support: At Kingsley we believe in partnering with our parents. If a child is demonstrating learning difficulties we make sure to bring this to the parents attention. We work together to find the right solution for the family that we are able to support as a school. Families often have a team in place that we will work with, and if appropriate to our school environment as a whole, we welcome them into the school as support for the child.
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
Language Processing Disorder
This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
Drug and alcohol abuse
This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.
Curriculum delivery: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)
Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.
In grade Gr. 5, Kingsley Primary School students perform an average of 15 mins of homework per night.
Kingsley Primary School
What Kingsley Primary School says about their flipped classroom policy: This information is not currently available.
While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.
While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.
What Kingsley Primary School says:
We have our own school song: "Welcome to Kingsley!"
Mardi Gras Fundraiser
February Skate Fridays at a nearby outdoor rink.
Two school concerts each year, plus school trips to hear the TSO.
Spirit Weeks, Toonie Dress Down Days to raise money for community causes, and the 100th Day of School celebration.
End of year Picnic in the Park
Cooking, Shopping, Neighbourhood excursions
Many clubs: Talent Club, Drama Club, Dance Club, Ukulele Club, Recorder Club, and more.
Kamp Kingsley is our annual summer daycamp for the month of July. Weekly themes, park excursions, water play: FUN!
Thursday, May 19th is our Family Night event at Kingsley. This is a wonderful way for you to get an up-close inside glimpse into what we really do here. You do not want to miss it!
In person concerts and music recitals!
Dress-Down Days every month: Backwards Day, Crazy Hair and Hats Day, Favourite Storybook Character Day, Team Jersey Day, Dress-up for Picture Day, and more!
Competitive sports: N/A Recreational sports: 6
Legend: Competitive offered Recreational offered
Track & Field
Kingsley Primary School offers 13 clubs and extracurricular programs.
This can depend on a number of factors, including the type of school, living arrangements, what’s included in tuition, school location, resources, and facilities. Many private schools in Canada have tuition that ranges between $6,000 and $12,000 a year. While some schools, such as schools which provide room and board, can be more expensive, many of these schools provide ways to defray the costs of tuition. For instance, they may offer merit-based scholarships or needs-based financial aid (often referred to as “bursaries” or “subsidies”).
DayDay (Half day)
Day (Half day)
What Kingsley Primary School says about their tuition: We offer half-day OR full-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten at Kingsley, plus seamless before- and after-care. Extra care runs from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm each day and rates are very reasonable. We also offer two bursaries each year. Email [email protected] or call 416-233-0150 for more information.
2nd child (sibling)
3rd child (sibling)
Need-based financial aid
Grade range that need-based aid is offered:
PS to 5
Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid
This school works with other. for processing financial applications We offer two aids to those who have a total family income of less than $65,000 per year. Our application process requires applicants to provide a T4 slip along with a letter explaining why their child would benefit from the Kingsley experience. Once submitted to the principal it will be submitted to the board of directors for a review and a decision will be made.
Merit based Scholarships
Kingsley Primary School does not offer merit-based financial awards.
Private schools come in all shapes and sizes. Some larger schools have enrolment numbers in the thousands, while some smaller schools have only a few dozen students. Boarding schools tend to be on the larger side, while alternative schools, such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Waldorf, are normally smaller. Besides the overall size of school, there are other important facts you’ll want to know about a school’s enrolment. For instance, here you can learn about a school’s enrolment for separate streams (if they have them), such as day and boarding, its average class size, and its average enrolment per grade.
Preschool to Gr. 5
Average class size
% of international students (total enrolment)
Number of different nationalities within student population
Private schools in Canada have admissions policies. All schools have some required application materials, though these vary between schools. These may include letters of application, application fees, essays, and exams (such as the SSAT). Many schools also require interviews with prospective students, either with their parents, on their own, or both. Schools also have different standards and priorities when evaluating student applications, different acceptance rates (which may vary between grade levels), and target different kinds of students. To improve your child’s chances of acceptance, you should find out everything you can about a school’s admissions policies and how they assess applicants.
Register now for September 2022. Please call us at 416-233-0150, or email Louisa Williams at [email protected], to book a tour of our school. We will provide you with an enrollment package at the time of your visit.
Welcome to Kingsley!
Acceptance Rate: 90%
This is the percentage of applicants typically accepted into the school. So if 50 students are admitted out of 100 applicants, the school has an overall acceptance rate of 50%.
Student Entry Points
This shows approximately how many openings there are likely to be in each grade in a typical year, as well as the estimated acceptance rate for each grade level.
Day Acceptance (Acceptance rate)
1 - 5 (90%)
3 - 5 (90%)
3 - 5 (90%)
3 - 5 (90%)
3 - 4 (90%)
3 - 4 (90%)
2 - 4 (90%)
1 - 3 (90%)
Type of student Kingsley Primary School is looking for:
Kingsley School focuses upon achieving individualized student success, and best serves students who demonstrate:
1. The likely ability to successfully achieve through an I.D.E.A. pedagogy, involving all of the following:
i. Inquiry – sparking curiosity through questioning.
ii. Discovery - unravelling curious scenarios and solutions to inquiries.
iii. Exploration – exploring and investigating in-depth solutions by using a hands-on approach.
iv. Materials Analysis – building understanding, gaining knowledge, recording findings and inviting new inquiry.
2. The likely ability to develop the level of emotional (intra-personal) and social (inter-personal) skills necessary to co-operatively and fully participate within a friendly but competitive school environment.
In my 13 years at Kingsley, I have had the honour and pleasure of watching our students engage, discover, and thrive. Our approach to differentiated teaching has a significant effect on our students' learning. Our strong character curriculum and leadership teams help students gain the necessary tools and strategies to become confident young adults. There is a strong sense of belonging at Kingsley where every member of the community is able to express themselves and be respected. At Kingsley, our dedicated teachers are able to spend significant individual time with each student, every day, ensuring that there is continual understanding, learning and growth. Photo: Principal Louisa Williams with Kingsley founder Ursula Morton at Mardi Gras Festival, Februrary, 2020 (Photo by Jose Atencia Ocadio)
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