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Vincent Massey Academy

Grades Nursery/Toddler TO Gr. 6 — Etobicoke, ON (MAP)

Vincent Massey Academy:

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  • Grades
    Nursery/Toddler — Gr. 6
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    13 — 15 students
  • Tuition
    $17,000 to 21,800/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    230 day students
  • Curriculum
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School address

  • 68 Daisy, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8W 1S1 (MAP)
  • 432 Horner Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8W 1S1 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Vincent Massey Academy

Vincent Massey Academy couples a strong school community—one built over the course of more than three decades—with individualised instruction in settings that reflect, in all the best ways, the communities that they sit within. The program has grown considerably since the early days, which is always a good sign, and now operates two campuses. The interior spaces are bright, uncluttered, and inviting—the school understands that environment is important, and it shows. Instruction is cross curricular, and driven by student directed inquiry, in many ways very purposefully drawing on the best practices of the Reggio Emilia approach. The quality of the before and after care programs are a draw, so much so that a long roster of area schools have partnered with them in order to serve their own parent populations.

School's Perspective

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How Vincent Massey Academy sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"VMA programs emphasize collaborative, child-centred experiences that incorporate social-emotional learning to develop well-rounded, adaptable individuals equipped with the emotional intelligence necessary for personal and academic success. Our integrated and inquiry-based approach to learning prepares young minds to thrive in future academic, personal and professional challenges by developing critical thinking, adaptability, and creativity in a manner traditional educational approaches struggle emulate."

  • Small class sizes that allow students to progress through the curriculum self-paced
  • Individualized learning for each student to ensure students are challenged daily
  • Whole child development through a balanced approach to education
  • Focus on soft skills such as collaboration, social-emotional learning, and growth mindsets
  • Project-Based Learning to allow e real-world application and cross-curricular learning
  • Large, open classrooms designed to bring our student's learning to life and share self-expression
  • Social Justice and Global Citizenship exploration through community involvement and engagement
  • Regular connections with nature to deepen sustainability practices, and environmental stewardship
  • Social Emotional Learning to support emotional regulation and personal wellbeing

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"In a class size of 13 students for Kindergarten and 15 students in our Grade 1-6 classrooms, our students are provided with a space that allows for individualized learning, strong relationships between teachers and students and between peers, and learning that is built around the needs and interests of the students in our classes. Our classrooms celebrate diversity and individuality and take careful efforts to allow our students to be heard, seen, and understood at an individual level."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"By ensuring intimate class sizes, VMA offers students an educational space that celebrates individuality and considers all avenues of developing the whole child. Our student's voices are heard and reflected in the learning that they take part in. Their voice and autonomy in their learning guide them in becoming confident and competent global citizens, and supports them in seeing themselves and how they fit into the changing world around them."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"VMA is located in the hub of our community and has access to many local resources and community personnel. As part of our approach to developing the whole child, our programs frequently head out into the community to help our students draw real-life connections to the learning taking place in their classroom. Our programs visit local food banks, the library, local restaurants for cooking programs, and parks to extend their classroom learning experiences."

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities



Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Vincent Massey Academy

Written reviews of Vincent Massey Academy


Parent, Clarisse Lievre (2024)

JK (current) — Every child is naturally curious, and mine loves asking challenging questions. At Vincent Massey Aca...

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Amber Halcovitch , Day School Director
B.PHE, B.Ed, OCT, M.Ed

Our goal in opening the Day School is to continue to question what it means to learn as a young student; to truly observe and understand what types of skills and knowledge aid us as we advance through life. Our approach to learning strives to consider how we learn in all avenues of life and replicate that in our classrooms. Education is no longer about the answers; it is about the path and perspectives we take to get there. Now more than ever, we want to support our students in communication and collaboration, as we ask real questions about the world around us. To know is one thing, but to build their own understanding allows young minds to apply their knowledge to everyday life.

In part of this approach, we recognize the importance of collaborative support between teachers and families. With that, we hope to foster an environment that welcomes parent involvement, ongoing open communication, and a sense of community. Our teachers and management alike, are a team of passionate educators that are in this field to bring out the best in each and every one of our students, and we are excited for the opportunity to work together to support our students in exploring their own paths to success.

We are looking forward to having all of you a part of the journey with us. Your support and trust in us give us all the faith in knowing that we will always continue to provide the highest level of education for your children.

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