Our programs, with the exception of Grades 1, 2 and 3, are semi-structured with an academic focus. Each class offers a good balance of structure and play. The children receive age appropriate instruction in reading, math, science, music and fine/gross motor skills. Social awareness skills and building independence are key elements of the daily routine. These programs are designed to build a strong academic and social foundation in preparation for Kindergarten entrance. Classes follow a half day or full day format with your choice of a 3 day program or a 2 day program. Class size in Preschool and Pre-kinders is set at 8. Kinders Plus, with an enrolment ceiling of 11, follows an enhanced curriculum designed by our teachers. The curriculum offers reading, math, social studies, science, art, music and health. This program is full time Monday through Friday 9:00 – 3:00 or Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 - 3:00.
Pre-school Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 - 11:15
Pre-school Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30 - 2:45
Pre-school Tues/Thurs 9:00 - 11:15
Pre-school Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 2:45
Pre-Kinders Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 - 11:30
Pre-Kinders Mon/Wed/Fri 12:30 - 3:00
Pre-Kinders Tues/Thurs 9:00 - 11:30
Pre-Kinders Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 3:00
Pre-Kinders Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 - 3:00
Pre-Kinders Tues/Thurs 9:00 - 3:00 NEW
Kinders-Plus Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00
Kinders-Plus Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00 - 3:00
Grade 1 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00
Grade 2 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00
Grade 3 Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:00
M/W/F Class Yearly: $2665.00
T/TH Class Yearly: $1991.00
Our Pre-school program is a combination of structured time and play time operating at a teacher to student ration of 1:8. The children develop their social, emotional, intellectual and academic readiness skills through stimulating and nurturing learning activities, carried out in a comfortable, safe and loving environment. All activities are developmentally appropriate for children 3 years old. The learning opportunities introduce and reinforce developmental skills for all levels. The children are active participants in their learning – engaged and energized. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our children to grow to become confidant, creative and capable individuals. Subsidy available at
M/W/F Class Yearly: $3992.80
T/TH Class Yearly: $2787.50
M/W/F Full Day Class Yearly: $5740.00
T/TH Full Day Class Yearly: $4100.00
Our Pre-Kinders program for 4 year olds is delivered through a semi-structured, academically focused program. We offer a balance of structure and play. Pre-Kinders runs at a teacher to student ratio of 1:8. The cornerstone of our program is on math, reading, science, social studies, art and music. First Steps and Beyond is the only program that offers a dedicated reading program prior to kindergarten entrance. Our small class sizes provide individualized instruction for each student and the proper amount of attention to ensure the utmost learning potential. We will give your child the solid foundation they need to excel in their schooling career. Subsidy available at
M - F Class Yearly: $7995.00
M/W/F Class Yearly: $5740.00
The Kinders Plus curriculum, developed by our teachers, exceeds and surpasses the present curriculum being implemented in our public schools. The enriched learning experience propels your child forward in their learning potential. Each child is challenged to perform at their highest capability by goal setting and being exposed to an extensive syllabus. Reading, math, science, social studies, art as well as social and leadership skills are all incorporated, so no child is stagnant in their learning. French is offered to our kindergarten children as well. This classroom is capped at 11 children. This program runs full time Monday through Friday (1039 hours) and our NEW addition Tuesday/Thursday full day class with optional before and after school care. Subsidy available at
Grades 1, 2 and 3
Yearly Tuition: $7995.00
As a newly designated school with Alberta Education, we are excited to be adding grades 1, 2, and 3 to our school. Class sizes are capped at 12 students means one-on-one attention for your child. French is offered to our Grade 1 class as well. We recognize your child's strengths and address areas of improvement so no child is idle in their learning. At First Steps we encourage children to celebrate their individualism and uniqueness. Respect, tolerance and personal responsibility for academic performance and conduct are at the heart of our school. We guide our students to become goal setters and achievers so they're able to carry these values with them through the rest of their school career, to later in life when they become the next leaders in our community.
Tutoring services are available for students ages 5 and up. Our tutors are qualified to assist your child in Reading, Math, Writing and Spelling. Homework support, for higher grades, is also provided. The program runs Monday through Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. All programs are designed to meet and address your student’s learning requirements. The program FITS your child.
An after school program, Brain Busters challenges our brain and drives our curiosity. Students are actively engaged in hands-on, science based learning. The program is designed to stimulate higher levels of learning, intrigue and results. Brain Busters runs in ten week blocks, three times a year. Ages 5 and up are welcome to join the program. Fee is $500.00 for each 10 week session.
Before & After School Care
This program is available for our full day Pre - Kinders, Kinders - Plus, Grades 1, 2 and 3 classes. Supervision is provided, along with planned activities and crafts. Children are permitted to bring in personal Ipads for quiet time, if preferred. Morning supervision begins at 7:30 am and after school supervision runs until 5:30 pm. Some exceptions may apply. Subsidy available at
Join us for Coffee
Curious? Join us for coffee and a treat. An informal, casual opportunity to see the school, meet the staff and get information. To reserve your Friday, please call the office at 403 347 0022.
Friday, May 15
Friday, June 12
Formal consultations may arranged by calling the office at 403 347 0022 or through the Contact Us tab.