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Grade 1–5

Supporting young girls at every stage of their development

In Grade 1-5, a strong emphasis is placed on fostering the foundational knowledge, curiosity and skills needed to become an excellent learner. Caring teachers work together to ensure that each girl builds on her understanding, and to help guide her growth as she moves through each grade. 

Grade 1 students are welcomed into the bright building and caring community that will be their home away from home. Every aspect of our programs and facilities is created with the whole child in mind, from the thoughtful introduction of technology in the classroom to progressively competitive athletic opportunities. 

As girls grow, the enriched curriculum offers increasing opportunities for students to make connections between what they’re learning in class and the real world. Project-based learning, guest visitors, regular field trips, age-appropriate service learning and Outdoor Education trips ignite curiosity and a passion for learning. Crofton House Junior School girls are deeply engaged students who are ready for the exciting challenges that lie ahead. 

“I like being in the atrium. Every assembly, I remember what Mrs Hutchison has told us before and when I am there alone, I feel everything that makes Crofton House really Crofton House - the courage, creativity, citizenship, everything!”

Vanessa ’26 | CHS Student 

Program Features

Intake years

While applications are accepted for all grades, our primary Junior School intake years are Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and Grade 6 Learn more

The CHS difference

Our signature program, Ivy Compass, fosters personal growth, leadership and engaged citizenship through real-life experiences inside and outside of the classroom 

Parent involvement

Regular parent/teacher communication, volunteer opportunities, coffee mornings, parent evenings and other events

Small class sizes 

Small classes led by caring teachers and specialists in art, design, drama, music, physical education and French

Enriching learning

  • BC-curriculum-based arts and music programs are enhanced with co-curricular activities, including primary and intermediate choir
  • Public speaking opportunities
  • Range of clubs and activities available, from cooking to debate, cross-country to basketball

Learning support 

  • Learning resource support available to all students
  • In Grade 1–5, iPad tablets support learning
  • Technology is intentionally introduced with digital literacy and the impact of screen time on young children in mind

Outdoor education

Starting in Grade 3, girls go on annual outdoor education trips to challenge themselves, connect with nature, and learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship

Healthy habits

  • Daily physical education and unstructured outdoor playtime
  • Daily nutritious, hot lunch provided to all students through our Community Dining Program

School hours

  • 8:20 am–3:20 pm (Grade 1–7), with supervision from 7:50 am to 3:50 pm
  • Extended Care Program (7:30 am–8:00 am and 3:30 pm–5:30 pm) supports working parents who need an early drop-off or late pickup for their daughter