Providing enriched learning opportunities to help our students achieve academic excellence. We provide the structure, attention and learning styles they need by capping the class size, teaching life skills and going above and beyond the traditional school system's curriculum. We believe that a proper education early on will stay with our children throughout their lives and provide them with the life skills they need to be successful. Our students are confidant, ambitious, independent and purposeful. They value integrity, honesty and respect.
About First Steps & Beyond
Ten years ago, October 1, 2010, we opened our doors with 2 children in our Pre - Kinders program. Within the next two years the enrolment grew to 32 and it was time to move to a larger location. This new location is our present home. Its size has permitted us to increase our programming options and accept more children. Three years ago, we proudly added our Enhanced Kinders - Plus Program. Positive feedback on our curriculum and parental requests convinced us it was the correct time for the next step in our expansion. In June 2016, we reached yet another milestone in our growth. First Steps & Beyond received its designation of a Registered Private School from Alberta Education. This designation means the addition of grades to our school. Currently, the school offers Pre - School, Pre - Kinders, Kinders - Plus, Grades 1, 2 and 3 with plans to expand to Grades 4 and 5 September 2020.
Private Education Provides Qualities Worthy of Your Investment
Small Class Sizes – Our Kinders - Plus, Grade 1, 2 and 3 classes are levelled at 12 students. Pre-School and Pre - Kinders run at a ratio of 1:8. Your child receives daily personal instructional time and enriched and challenging learning experiences. It is all about superior education in superior learning environments.
Higher standards for academic performance – All of the students set personal learning goals and together we put a plan in place to achieve that goal. No student is idle in their learning as new goals are constantly being set. Your student will strive to reach and surpass their personal best.
Higher expectations for conduct – The fundamentals on which we establish our expectations for conduct are: acceptance and tolerance of each individual, respect for others and self, responsible attitude in regards to school work and holding oneself accountable for ones actions and conduct. These traits are vital in promoting pride in one’s personal accomplishments.
Safe Environment - Our school is a safe place for students to identify who they are. We purport higher standards of discipline and respect that will build a strong sense of community improving your child's educational experiences and achievement.
Future Leaders - Our students are confidant and ambitious. They are goal setters and achievers. They will quite possibly be our future leaders in business, politics and society. Our LOT program provides each student the tools to become leaders within our school community and beyond.
Culture - Establishing values, building character, allowing individualism, achievement and supporting tolerance and knowledge.
We are about Excellence in Education.