Specialty Services

Before and After School Daycare

Before and After school daycare is available for G.B.M.S and D.E.P.S students from 7:00 am to 8:45 am and after school from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm. The cost is calculated per hour, charged in 15 minute intervals. Invoices are issued to families at the end of each month, based on the time used by all their children. A minimum charge is levied for any invoice less than 2 hours.

Our daycare programs are designed to encourage student's social and physical development offering children the opportunity to play with sports equipment, do homework, play games, build structures with building toys and socialize. The staff are qualified, warm and caring and are happy to connect with you regarding your child's day and answer any questions you may have.

Hot Lunch

New legislation requires that we provide snacks and lunch to our licensed classes under the CCEYA however Casa 2 to Grade 8 students have an option to also order and purchase snacks and lunches online from "The Lunch Lady" which is located in Durham Region.

Concerts

Every year the multi-talented students of Great Beginnings Montessori School and Durham Elementary Private School put on three concerts — a Christmas Concert, French concert and a Spring Concert. The Spring Concert is always a big stage production held on the property of our third school Durham Academy. We usually play to an audience of approximately 300 people, generally populated by proud parents, grandparents, older siblings and other family members who are both anxious and delighted to see our highly entertaining shows. Some of our most popular productions include: Bugz, I Need a Vacation, A Night at the Movies, Once Upon a Rooftop and Music through the Ages.

Other Services Include:

  • March Break Camp: Offered for two weeks based on interest.
  • Program Enhancements –  eg. theatre companies, zoos, science, music, guest speakers.
  • Intramural Sports for grades 1 & up

After School/Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

  • Dance, Chess, Arts & Crafts, Soccer, Drama, Floor Hockey and Mandarin (based on interest)
  • Community Involvement – St. Vincent’s kitchen, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Fire Department, Food Drives, Gifts & Toys for women's shelter,Burn Victim's Camp, Cancer Society, Aids Committee
  • Annual Skating Party
  • Snow Day
  • Monthly Dress Down Day
  • Track & Field twice a year
  • Monthly Recognition Assemblies celebrating excellence
  • International Students are welcome!
  • ESL for children
  • Private Piano Lessons are available to children ages 5 & up.
  • Computer Instruction is provided to our DEPS students Grade 3-8
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