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CEFA South Surrey/Panorama
CEFA South Surrey/Panorama
#100-5446 152nd Street, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5J9
Contact name:
Anne Monahan

Phone number:
(604) 449 2332×
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CEFA South Surrey/Panorama

CEFA South Surrey/Panorama

#100-5446 152nd Street, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5J9

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

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Contact Name:
Anne Monahan

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School Address
#100-5446 152nd Street, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5J9

About this school:


A world leader in early education for children aged 1-5, the unique CEFA South Surrey school offers dedicated classrooms to each age level, so students are surrounded by peers of the same age and development stage. We educate the whole child, not simply academically, but socially, emotionally and physically through a curriculum with Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia and play-based preschool philosopies. Summer programs available. Come by and meet with our school community. Email us to schedule a tour today. 

Principal's Message


Anne Monahan, Principal

At the beginning of my career I became an Early Childhood Educator because I had so much passion for working with and teaching children. I love seeing a child’s face when they explore and learn something new. Both my children have had tremendous benefits from attending the CEFA program and I became a Principal to support teachers in their classrooms with the CEFA method. As true leaders in childcare you will not find a more passionate and talented group of teachers!


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?

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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

school can provide support for mild disablities. school 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
    Extra support

Gifted Learner Support No Support

No Support

School 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

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  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Ice Hockey
    Track & Field
  • Clubs Offered

Tuition & Financial Aid


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Need-based financial aid

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Merit based Scholarships

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

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Stories & Testimonials


CEFA South Surrey Panorama

I started my professional career as a BSN/registered nurse in Surrey. After having two beautiful girls and reentering the workforce, I chose to become a CEFA owner because I believe in learning through art, creativity and play. CEFA’s program truly inspires children and shows them the beauty of the world we live in. Early education is something my husband and I have always been extremely passionate about!

Our private school offers the most recognized curriculum in Canada. Teachers exceed their ECE requirements by becoming CEFA Certified through additional training and learning the CEFA System. An experienced CEFA Principal ensures the highest level of practices, the safety of the environment, and leads our world class teachers. Our primary goal is to enrich the lives of your children by preparing them to excel in their future studies and endeavors, emotionally and socially, as well as academically.

The classrooms and CEFA curriculum are designed for 12-month increments, ensuring the highest degree of development potential for your child. As a private school we are proud of our uniforms, yellow for creativity and platinum for excellence, which create a sense of spirit and belonging. We provide healthy nutritious meals that are prepared daily in our kitchen by our in-house Chef.

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