Strathcona Nursery School is located in Division No. 11 of Alberta province. On the street of 8530 101 St NW and street number is 8530. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (780) 432-9226. You can get more information from their website.
8530 8530 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3Z5, Canada
You will love this school for your kids. Welcoming classroom, amazing teaching staff, and a good balance between structured routine and play! We are sad to be leaving this year. I would recommend this preschool to anyone of my friends and family.
My child has been going to Strathcona Nursery School for just under 2 years and it feels like it has been such an important part of his childhood. I have to say that I have had him in swimming and skate lessons which he has really disliked but he loves school. I think it is because there is a very good flow between structured and unstructured activities, and the teachers really see and value my child's unique way of doing things.
I have really looked forward to the days when I help in the classroom, to get a peek into my child's world, and also get to know the other children. The other parents are all pretty chill, and there's always someone to hang around and chat with. I also got to know more of them better helping out with fundraising and cleaning bees. A highlight was helping build the edible garden last summer!
The only drawback is, of course, the timing of preschool. But if you have flexible work arrangements or are taking a year off for maternity leave, then enrolling a child here is a no brainer. I don't think people realize that you can also start your child at any time of year, not just september. There will probably be a spot for at least one session.
Our daughter has been attending Strathcona Nursery School for almost two years now. This was definitely the right decision. Here are some of the reasons why we love this nursery school:
-the teachers and teaching philosophy
-the bright spacious classroom
-the variety of toys and craft material available
-the dependable class time routine
-being a part of a community
Strathcona Nursery School has been in operation for over 30 years. It is not hard to find local community members who have sent their child to this school 5, 10, 20 or even 30 years ago.
We would highly recommend this community nursery school to friends and family!
I highly recommend Strathcona Nursery School.
We enrolled our 3 year old son at the beginning of this year and he is always eager to get out the door to get to pre-school.
I really love the "learning through play" philosophy, along with the mixed age classes and the fact that potty training is not an issue so you get kids of different ages/stages all interacting and making connections. And the teachers love their jobs.
There is also a strong focus on making community among the families and we have made some wonderful connections in our neighbourhood and beyond.
This school has been phenomenal for our daughter. She used to find other kids intimidating and didn't like being away from mom, dad or grandma one bit.
Just over a year later, she's fully comfortable around other children, she's made good friends that will carry through into kindergarten, her focus in class and confidence are very much improved (which has helped her in other things, like swim lessons, etc), and she's learned a tonne.
The teachers are great, mixing in a healthy amount of play and learning time that includes story time, arts and crafts, song and dance, free play, etc. The enriched classes in particular have helped prepare our daughter for kindergarten, and we're expecting a very smooth transition whereas before we would have been worried.
- We started out with 1-2 classes, but easily moved up to 4/week
- There are afternoon and morning classes
- The school is well-equipped and housed within King Edward Elementary
- You don't have to live in Strathcona to enroll. We don't, and a lot of other families live in different parts of the city as well.
- The enriched classes are for 4 year-olds only, include field trips, etc
- We regret not enrolling our daughter earlier. We assumed potty training would be mandatory for this sort of thing so we didn't even start looking for something until that was complete. This school is equipped to handle it, so it isn't mandatory
- We enrolled our daughter at 3 years-old, but a few kids have been as young as 2 in the school (and it works out well for them and the older kids)
I'd recommend this school to anyone without hesitation.