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Admissions

 Apply Now for the 2024/2025 School Year

Registration Begins March 1st, 2024

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Is Kindred Spirits

Day School Right for

Your Family?

Kindred Spirits Day School is for families looking for the following:

  • An alternative education platform

  • A conscious approach to teaching

  • A Reggio-Emilia inspired learning environment

  • A curriculum that incorporates life skills into everyday learning

  • A deeper connection to nature as an extension of the classroom

  • A loving, community-focused environment

  • An adaptable approach to education

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How To Apply?

STEP 1

Complete the online application form to get your family's name on our waitlist for the 2024/2025 school year.

STEP 2

Receive a call from our administrative team to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss your needs and application. Enrolment for the 2024/2025 school year will begin on March 1st, 2024, but we are accepting online applications now.  Families on our waitlist will be contacted first, prior to opening enrolment to the general public on April 1st, 2024.

STEP 3

After receiving your official admissions email, complete the provided online registration package and deposit payment and return to the school's administration. 

Tuition

The annual tuition fee for the Kindred Spirits Day School is $12,950 per school year, for one child.

The school day starts at 9:00am and concludes at 3:30pm. Before and after school care is also available at an extra cost - and includes one additional snack.

In addition to daily lessons and experiential learning with a qualified teacher, tuition includes:

  • All school books and materials

  • Specialty Subject Teachers (French, Art, Health & Wellness, Mindfulness, etc.)

  • Meals - Morning Snack, Lunch and Afternoon Snack

  • In-school learning workshops and specialty guest teachers

Contact us to learn more about our available payment packages. Our goal is to make private education attainable to more families.

The Skills Exchange Program

The Skills Exchange Program is an opportunity for parents or other family members to contribute to our learning community. As we aim to extend beyond academics, we strongly believe in the importance of exposing our students to as many different life skills, wellness practices and experiential learning opportunities possible.

Some of the specialty teachers we are looking for include:​

  • French

  • Music & Performing Arts 

  • Art

  • STEM

  • Building Sciences

  • Health & Wellness

  • Mindfulness

  • Yoga

  • Meditation

  • Dance & Movement

  • Oral Communications

  • Leadership

  • Agriculture / Horticulture

  • Culinary Arts

  • Personal Development

Families interested in learning more and applying for the Exchange Program are invited to contact our Administration Team. In order to qualify, parents / guardians must apply for this program and present their skill-set offering. If a qualifying skill is matched with a need of the school community, our administration team will reach out to coordinate your families participation in the program. Applications for the Exchange Program will be accepted and reviewed on an annual basis. Note: Not all skills can be exchanged for a discount on the tuition

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  • Does this school follow the Ontario Curriculum?
    Yes we follow the Ontario academic curriculum in the areas of Mathematics, Language Arts (literacy), Science and Social Studies, and have custom crafted curriculum in the subjects of French, Physical Education, Health & Wellness, Visual and Performing Arts. That being said, we also offer much more than strictly academics. Our school is focused on a providing a more holistic approach to learning that includes exposure to everyday life skills, a connectedness to nature and a focus on personal development. We help each student reach their full potential, while nourishing their individual skills and interests. We are much more than a typical school, we are a conscious community.
  • Are your teachers qualified?
    All of our homeroom and core subject matter teachers are qualified professionals, bringing over 50 years of combined experience to our school. Our homeroom teachers provide lessons in all of the core subject areas of the Ontario Curriculum, and are supported by our specialty subject teachers who are experts in their individual fields. Regardless of who we hire to teach our specialty subject areas, whether they are from the school community or otherwise, we only hire those who are qualified to teach that specific subject. That being said, we highly value real-world experience, especially with life skills and personal development subjects, which is part of our key criteria when selecting our teaching staff.
  • Is there a separate classroom for each grade?
    Although we aim to have an individual classroom for each grade, we sometimes are required to have a split grade classroom (i.e: Grade 4 & 5), depending on enrolment. Each classroom is assigned a homeroom teacher, who is then supported by a host of specialty subject teachers and Educational Assistants. For the 2024/2025 school year, Grades 1, 2 and 3 will be individual grade classrooms. Grades 4+ may or may not be combined with another grade, depending on the number of students enrolled in each grade. That being said, we strongly believe in creating a learning environment that operates collectively as a community, as children of all ages can learn from one another and further along their individual learning in the process. We therefore encourage classes working together and experiences such as Learning Buddies (with older and younger students). Our Kindergarten classroom is a combination of JK and SK, as this program is a two-year program designed to support students in both age groups. This classroom is lead by two homeroom teachers.
  • If I complete the online application, is my child guaranteed placement in the school?"
    The online application is intended to let us know that you are interested in potentially enrolling, and it helps us plan for our upcoming school year. No one is guaranteed placement until a one-on-one meeting with our Administration Team is completed, and the student receives a formal Letter of Enrolment. Enrolment officially begins on March 1st of each year.
  • Is the full tuition due upon enrolment?
    The only amount due upon enrolment is the deposit of $1,950, per child. We currently offer three payment plans for our registered families. For those wishing to learn more about the payment plans, please contact our Administration team - info@kindredspirits-school.ca
  • Is food included in the cost of tuition?
    At Kindred Spirits Day School, providing a hot lunch and two snacks daily to all students is included in our tuition fee. All food is prepared and served onsite, using only organic and whole ingredients, and is 100% nut-free. We also offer gluten-free options daily. A full menu is provided, so parents are fully aware of what their child(ren) eats, and provided with the opportunity to supplement as they feel necessary. Any additional food allergies will also be considered and addressed as requested.
  • Is before and after care provided at the school?
    Yes, we provide before and after care for an extra cost. Children are engaged in arts and crafts, reading books, colouring pages and board games during this time. Before school care hours are from 7:45am - 8:45am and after school care hours run from 3:30pm - 5:30pm. Before and After Care students receive an extra snack during this time.
  • Are there any other fees in addition to the tuition?
    The tuition fee is inclusive of all meals and regular school-day activities. What is not included are experiences such as Field Trips, and Before / After Care.
  • How does the school engage with and share progress with parents?
    We communicate with parents and the entire school community publically via our blog and social media pages. Parents of enrolled students also receive a monthly email newsletter with opportunities to learn about what is coming up and how they can participate in the school community. A Progress Report is provided in February (at the end of the first term), and a final Report Card is provided in June at the conclusion of the school year. We also host parent-teacher conferences twice in the school year, as well as numerous school community open houses. These events provide a way to visually see what your child has done and the progress they've made, throughout the school year.
  • Is this a Reggio Emilia, Waldorf or Montessori school?
    We carefully incorporate various elements from each of these teaching philosophies into our school's daily practices. We strongly believe that no one teaching style is right for every child, therefore, blending the most responsive elements from each of our favourite models enables us to create a unique philosophy focused on the needs of each of our students.

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