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Junior School

JK to Grade 6: Begin in a Special Place that Fosters a Love of Learning

The Junior School is a nurturing, welcoming environment where children are actively engaged in learning. In our beautiful sun-filled school, facilities are designed with purpose and children in mind. The Junior School program is continually evolving to nurture and support young girls at every age and stage of their development.

Our approach to curriculum development and delivery draws upon the best contemporary and established educational approaches, including Reggio Emilia, Philosophy for Children and Harvard’s Visible Thinking. Our highly-qualified and committed faculty and staff know girls learn most effectively through inquiry. We provide our students with innovative learning experiences in classrooms, gymnasiums, laboratories, music and art studios, and the outdoors. Here, students discover there are no limits to what they can achieve. They benefit from an education that is academically challenging, well-rounded and full of ways to express their creativity, enthusiasm and self-confidence.

Starting from Junior Kindergarten, the capacity of our youngest learners is honoured and teachers continually monitor each student’s progress. By connecting students to local and global communities, our girls realize their impact as change-agents. Junior School students discover who they are becoming and what they can accomplish.

Each girl is supported as she discovers her unique voice and passions. She feels safe taking risks and knows that her teachers understand and value her as an individual. Leadership skills are developed at every grade level and responsibilities increase with age and grade. There are many opportunities for each girl to explore both in class and through our co-curricular programs.

Parents are partners with the school in the educational journey of their daughters. Havergal respects the special role that parents play and actively cultivates the parent-school relationship.