Since our first class in 2011, ArtsCalibre Academy’s K- 8 program has grown a destination of choice for the Capital Region families.
Students enrolled in ArtsCalibre’s Elementary programs are encouraged to approach inquiry with unbridled curiosity, think unconventionally, question the norm and imagine and reflect upon new perspectives in order to build upon their creative capacities. The collective power of this learning environment fosters the development of passionate and thoughtful members of both the local and global community. At the heart of ArtsCalibre’s core curriculum lies the ability to accommodate the student’s natural curiosity. In using experiential, theme-based activities we are able to deliver outstanding education and instruction across all subjects.
ArtsCalibre Curriculum exceeds the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum; we have added in aspects to help build confidence, poise and advanced social skills. Our curriculum has been developed in part by 3 core programs:
Leader in Me: is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.Learn more…
MindUP™ teaches social and emotional learning where students learn to self-regulate behavior and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success. Learn more…
Handwriting without Tears is an easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum that makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and teachers. Learn more…
Core Subject Delivery
Across all disciplines, ArtsCalibre is able to accommodate children’s spontaneous questions using experiential, theme-based activities. This enables us to deliver outstanding instruction across all subjects:
Language Arts: Developing strong reading, comprehension, writing and speaking skills through books, poems, music, dance and imaginative play.
Mathematics: Fostering numeracy skills through reading, music and rhythm, cooking, etc.
Social Studies:Teaching history, geography and various cultures through literature, music, dance, theatre and visual arts.
Science: Reinforcing science and supplementing traditional instruction methods through creative means such as role playing, manufacturing instruments, etc.
Health and Wellness: Promoting a healthy lifestyle through outdoor education, dance, body awareness and culinary arts.
Physical Education: Promoting fitness through traditional sports as well as culturally diverse disciplines such as outdoor education, dance, swimming, Yoga, Pilates etc.
French: Developing vocabulary and an understanding of culture through reading, speech, song and the study of visual and other art forms.
We suggest half day kindergarten for children who need more time to transition into school. There is a considerable amount of literature on half day vs. full day kindergarten; the Canadian Council on Learning issued the following report on the matter. Ultimately, it is whatever works best for you and your child that is most important. We believe in meeting students where they are at, not where a standardized test says they should be at. We are happy to discuss your child’s needs when deciding on half or full day kindergarten.
Schedules and Fees
Our programs run from September through June each year, and closely follow the Greater Victoria School District calendar and holiday schedule. However, unless otherwise specified on our School Calendar, ArtsCalibre is OPEN on the “non-instructional” (Professional Development) days scheduled by the District. Please see our calendar for a more details.
Half-day Kindergarten hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Elementary School hours are: Monday-Thursday 8:30AM – 3:00PM, Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM (one hour lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm)
Half Day Kidnergarten = $320 per/m
Full Day Kindergarten = $585 per/m
Grades 1 – 8 = $585 per/m
We suggest families book a tour or attend an upcoming open house before proceeding with registration, as the registration fee is non-refundable.