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V.I.K. Academy Ltd
V.I.K. Academy Ltd
15426 Bannister Rd SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2X7
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Julie Errmann

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V.I.K. Academy Ltd
 

V.I.K. Academy Ltd

15426 Bannister Rd SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2X7

Approach :
Play-based
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to K (Coed)
Tuition:
$5,000 to 10,000/year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 10
Enrolment:
Day: 44 (Gr. JK - K)
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School Address
15426 Bannister Rd SE, Calgary, Alberta, T2X 2X7

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About this school:

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We are an Early Educational Centre offering French Immersion Programs to children in Preschool (PT), JK (PT & FT) and Kindergarten. With a 44 students capacity, we can offer a great educational experience in a small size setting, suitable to our young population (age 3 to 6). We initiate children to French Language through a play-base approach. Our pedagogy is guided by the philosophy of the 21st Century Learning: we encourage the development of life-long skills in our students through an emergent curriculum.


The Our Kids review of V.I.K. Academy Ltd

our takeMost parents believe that public and private kindergarten programs will prepare their children for Grade 1, though the fact is that not all do. VIK was created to ensure that students arrive at elementary school as confident learners, able to read, work with numbers, and positioned for success in French-language immersion. The school is small, and the benefits of size are a draw for the families that enroll here: small class sizes, high teacher-student ratio, individual attention and support. The atmosphere is close-knit, and the family of the school naturally includes the students' extended families. That’s a lot, and the school has understandably gained a reputation for the quality of its offering. 



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Julie Errmann, Director & Owner

 

Welcome to V.I.K. Academy!

In our small scale Early Childhood Educational Center, we strive to offer a program of excellence and meet the needs of each and everyone of our students. By becoming one of our Very Important Kids, your child becomes part of our little family.

First school experience play a crucial role in helping children develop love of learning and become an engaged learner. As parents, you have the responsibility to find a school that will be the best fit for your child. You know you have made the right decision when your child signs by the door before heading to school, or that he welcomes you with a big smile at the end of the day.

I would love for V.I.K. Academy to become that first environment of organized learning for your child.

Thanks for considering us as one of your options!

 

 

 


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 V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: Our approach is articulated around the philosophy of the 21st Century Learning which promotes placing the child in the center of their learning experience. Children's interests fuel the selection of activities and projects. Children are empowered to make decisions and to be curious about the world that surrounds them. In this balanced approach, we aim to develop the child as a whole individual by encouraging the development of a set of cross curricular competencies, such as decision making, creativity, socialization, communication, and digital literacy. French Immersion context contributes to the development of many of those skills.


Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

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

What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says about flexible pacing: During part of the day, students have the option of selecting activities based on their interest and skills, which might lead them in multi-age groups. Our philosophy places children at the centre of their educational experience, therefore, instructions are adjusted to children learning styles and language proficiency.


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.

What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: At V.I.K. Academy, we strive to develop strong individuals equipped to face academic endeavours. However, we respect everybody's pace and focus on supporting their individual progress. We provide challenges adapted to each child's ability and motivation.


Developmental Priorities Balanced, Emotional

Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

Secondary Developmental Priority: Emotional
Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: Tomorrow's leaders are those who, in addition to being smart, are also capable of navigating and adapting to the complexity of a world in constant evolution. From an early age, it is important to support and encourage the development of the individu as a whole. At V.I.K. Academy, we encouraging the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of each students.


Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

Mild difficulties

V.I.K. Academy Ltd can provide support for mild disablities. V.I.K. Academy Ltd 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
  • What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: The on-site director has experience in out-of-classroom support and will be the main provider of individualized support on site, offer family support, as well as guidance to the teachers. Whenever possible, V.I.K. Academy will accommodate children's needs for the few years that they are with us. Should the child's needs exceeds our available resources, we will work with the family to obtain out-of-school resources or assist them in finding a more suitable school.


Gifted Learner Support No Support

No Support

V.I.K. Academy Ltd 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.

Homework Policy

In grade K, V.I.K. Academy Ltd students perform an average of No homework of homework per night.

Nightly Homework
PSJKSK
V.I.K. Academy Ltd 0 mins0 mins0 mins
Site Average2 mins5 mins7 mins

Report Card Policy

How assessments are delivered across the grades:

Prose (narrative)-based feedbackPreschool to K
Parent-teacher meetingsPreschool to K

Class Sizes Not available

This information is not currently available.

Recess Policy

 GradesPSJKSK
Non-lunch recessFrequency
Location
Amount
Lunch recessAmount

What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: This information is not currently available.



Extracurriculars

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What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

 
PSJKSK
Day$5,000$10,000
What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: Tuition fees cover daily program from 8:30 t0 3:30, for the school year calendar of September to June. Meals and snacks are included.f (Preschool is half day). No additional fee or deposit. Simple uniforms are provided at no cost. Extended hours are available to our students for minimal fees of 300$ per month (7:00 am to 6:00pm). During the summer months, child care service is available.

Discounts

Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
2nd child (sibling)all students25%
3rd child (sibling)all students30%


Need-based financial aid

This information is not currently available.



Merit based Scholarships

This information is not currently available.


Enrollment

Total enrollment 44
Average enrollment per grade11
Gender (grades)Preschool to K (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution:

PSJKSK
Day Enrollment816

Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
Interview
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
Rolling


What V.I.K. Academy Ltd says: This information is not currently available.


Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

100%

Type of student V.I.K. Academy Ltd is looking for: Children that are curious about their world, strive for independance, are in need of extra challenge (language)



Student Entry Points

Student TypePSJKSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
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