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CEFA North Vancouver
CEFA North Vancouver
402-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 1S3
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Contact name:
Danielle Leonardi

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CEFA North Vancouver
 

CEFA North Vancouver

402-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 1S3

Approach :
Play-based
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to JK (Coed)
Tuition:
$6,450 to $13,450 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 16
Enrolment:
Day: 60 (Gr. NS - JK)

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Contact Name:
Danielle Leonardi

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School Address
402-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 1S3

About this school:

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At CEFA North Vancouver, we pride ourselves on the quality of care and early learning we provide to our young students. Each of our ECE licensed teachers go through the CEFA Teacher Training, an intensive program that sets us apart from other child care centres in North Vancouver. The school is located on the 4th floor of Capilano Mall. Come by and meet with our school community, staff and in-house chef. Summer programs available. Email us to schedule a tour today. 


Principal's Message

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Danielle Leonardi, Principal

"At CEFA North Vancouver, we take pride in providing an enriched curriculum environment for our young learners. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been committed to creating a healthy, joyful environment in which children feel comfortable to learn, discover, explore, and contribute to the world around them. We aim to teach to the whole child and our program has elements of both Montessori and Reggio Emilia, but also focuses on the core subjects of Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Science. In addition, we enjoy co-curriculars such as: Yoga, Drama, Music, Dance, Spanish, Culture Immersion, etc. We also endeavour to go on a few hands-on field trips a year. We believe they are a wonderful learning experience for our students where they get to explore their interests as well as being introduced to all our community has to offer. To us, these adventures create memories and solidify learning in a positive and exhilarating way. 

In addition, our teachers are specially trained to implement our annually planned curriculum and daily schedule of activities, to work in small and large groups, and have the freedom to interject their own creativity and excitement into the lessons. We believe that this leads to a stronger, more engaging lesson because the teachers are teaching to their strengths and in a way that they are passionate about. Our main goal at CEFA is to inspire a love of learning that our students can take with them for the duration of their educational careers and I sincerely look forward to working towards that goal with you and your family. Please feel free to contact us or come for a tour to see all that we have to offer in person!"
 


Academics


Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

  • Play-based
  • Montessori
  • Waldorf
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Academic

Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

What CEFA North Vancouver says: This information is not currently available.


Curriculum Pace Student-paced

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

Flexible pacing:

Flexible pacing style = offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

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Academic Culture Supportive

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

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Developmental Priorities Intellectual

Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

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Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

Mild difficulties

CEFA North Vancouver can provide support for mild disablities. CEFA North Vancouver does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

  • Academic Support:
    Support Type = offered
    Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
    Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
  • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
    Support Type = offered
    Accommodations
    Modifications
    Extra support

Gifted Learner Support No Support

No Support

CEFA North Vancouver does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

Class Sizes Not available

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Recess Policy

 GradesNSPSJK
Non-lunch recessFrequency
Location
Amount
Lunch recessAmount

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Extracurriculars

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  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs Offered
    Yoga

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

This information is not currently available.



Need-based financial aid

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Merit based Scholarships

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Enrollment

Total enrollment 60
Average enrollment per grade20
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler (12 months) to JK (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
InterviewN/A
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee 

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
N/A


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Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

100%

Type of student CEFA North Vancouver is looking for: This information is not currently available.



Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSJK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
000

Stories & Testimonials

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CEFA North Vancouver

CEFA North Vancouver opened its doors in September 2008 and is conveniently based on the 3rd and 4th  floors of Capilano Mall. Our beautiful school boasts a large outdoor playground (over 4,500 sq ft), with direct access from the school, an engaging indoor play area, library, art room and a cinema room.

We pride ourselves on the quality of care and early learning we provide our young students at CEFA North Vancouver. Each of our ECE licensed Teachers go through the CEFA Teacher Training, which enables them to work in our junior kindergarten school. This training is unique to CEFA and sets us apart from other child care centres in North Vancouver.

Applications are welcome any time, although to ensure a spot we recommend registering at birth for any of our unique CEFA programs.

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