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Oriole Nursery School is a non-denominational, co-operative preschool where parents get the unique opportunity to share in their child’s preschool experience through bi-weekly participation in the classroom. These Duty Days enable parents and caregivers to participate firsthand in their child’s preschool experience, as a teacher’s assistant. Parents may also choose not to participate in the classroom, opting out of Duty Days, for an additional fee.

Parents also participate in the school’s operations through volunteer positions. Parents choose their level of participation within the community; volunteer jobs range from making play dough, filing art, helping with laundry, conducting tours of the school,  and  being a member of the Board of Directors.




Our facilities consist of:

  • 3 inviting and well-equipped classrooms;

  • A music and movement room;

  • A Community Hall which is used for our Sportball, music and movement programs, and has a wide selection of toys to play with during poor weather;

  • A large private, shady and secure outdoor playground  and

  • Access to a fully equipped kitchen, where nutritious snacks are prepared by our teachers.

  • A large garden, where the children plant vegetables, herbs and flowers in spring, summer and fall

Our Program

Oriole runs morning only classes from 9:00am am to 11:45 am, September to June. Enrollment may begin at any time during the school year and fees will be pro-rated accordingly.

Junior Class
2 – 3 year olds
15 children maximum
 Ratio of 1 adult to 5 children
Available 2, 3, 4, or 5 mornings a week

Our Junior class provides a wonderful first school experience, focusing on social relationships, following routines and building understanding of and empathy for others.

Registration is on-going throughout the school year. Children are welcome to enroll after their 2nd birthday, space permitting.

Children who are not eligible for the Senior class may continue in the Junior class the following school year. Children do not need to be toilet trained.

Senior Preschool &
Kindergarten Class

3 – 5 year olds
15 children maximum
 Ratio of 1 adult to 5 children
Available 2, 3, 4 or 5 mornings a week

Our Senior Preschool class provides a strong foundation for full day Kindergarten by teaching effective communication skills, encouraging creative thinking, developing problem solving skills, and learning about phonics and numeracy concepts.  The Kindergarten class introduces STEM activities, reading and writing concepts, and helps children to develop their affective skills while continuing to build social skills, all at their own pace. Children must turn 3 years of age before December 31st of the school year to be eligible for the Senior Preschool class.  

Each class follows its own schedule of activities. In all classes, children engage in:

  • 40 minutes of outdoor play  in our private playground. During inclement weather, gross motor activities take place in our large, spacious  gym

  • 30 minutes of teacher led circle time or small group activities

  • 1 hour of open free play in our art room and playroom

  • A break for a nutritious snack, which is prepared on-site

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Enriched programming and creative experiences include:

  • Sportball, a non-competitive sports program, every second Monday

  • French classes, with very dedicated outside professionals, every Friday

  • Music, Dance and Yoga classes

  • Special events for students and their siblings (attending with a caregiver) on Toronto District School Board PD Days.

  • Daily art and sensory activities in our dedicated art room

  • Gardening activities in the spring,summer and fall in our on-site gardens

  • Science projects, cooking and baking activities and more!

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