Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten at Gray Academy are the beginning of a lifelong journey of curiosity, exploration and learning. Play-based learning, small classes and a dedicated, well-resourced team of experienced educators provide a nurturing environment where your child will grow and thrive.

You’re Welcome Every Wednesday!

Starting in 2023, prospective parents are invited to join us for Welcome Wednesdays – an opportunity to tour our school and explore our Junior Kindergarten* and/or Kindergarten** classrooms during a busy and exciting school day.

As we will be visiting classes in session, these visits are for adults only. But don’t worry, all of our new students will have special opportunities to play and explore at Gray Academy later in the year.

Visits will take place from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the following Welcome Wednesdays:

  • Jan 11
  • Jan 18
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 1
  • Feb 8
  • Feb 15
  • Feb 22

Click here to book your Welcome Wednesday visit and to help us make your experience the best it can be!

 * Children who will turn 3 or 4 by December 31, 2023 are eligible to enroll in Junior Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.

 ** Children who will turn 5 by December 31, 2023 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year.

Gray Academy’s Early Years programs provide a vibrant, nurturing learning environment where your child will:

  • be welcomed into a warm, caring classroom and school community;
  • make friends, learn and grow through creative, cooperative play;
  • boost brain development by listening, speaking and singing in English, Hebrew and French;
  • develop imagination and fine motor skills in our unique Early Years Discovery Room;
  • experience science, nature and teamwork in our Little Green Thumbs classroom garden program;
  • explore Jewish themes through language,  celebrations and cultural experiences;
  • learn to live the values of kindness, respect and community;
  • become part of a vibrant, caring community of friends from JK to Grade 12.

Experience for yourself what makes Gray Academy a special place for children in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Junior Kindergarten

    • for 3- and 4-year-olds ready to transition from care to education;
    • choose from full- and half-day options;
    • learning through play in a joyful Jewish learning environment;
    • inspiring boundless curiosity, creativity and love of learning;
    • enjoying classes with specialists in Art, Music, Phys Ed and Guidance;
    • learn the skills and routines needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten.

Kindergarten

    • for 5-year-olds ready for new challenges and concepts;
    • a unique full-day program of General and Judaic learning;
    • building greater independence and problem-solving skills;
    • connecting Jewish texts and traditions with science, math and literacy;
    • enjoying classes with specialists in Art, French, Music, Phys Ed and Guidance;
    • acquiring the skills and routines needed for a successful transition to Grade 1.

Start Exploring Now

Let’s talk about all the possibilities  Early Years at Gray Academy can open up for your child and your family.

Click here to start exploring Junior Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten now, or contact our Director of Admissions, Judi Price-Rosen.