School Calendar Key Dates

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Thursday, June 25, 2019

First Day of School
Last Day of School

School Closed:

Monday, October 14, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019


Thanksgiving Day
Professional Development Day

December 23, 2019 – January 3, 2020

Winter Vacation

Friday, January 17, 2020
Monday, February 17, 2020
Monday, March 16 – 20, 2020

Professional Activity Day
Family Day
March Break

Friday, April 10, 2019

Good Friday

Monday, April 13, 2019

Professional Activity Day

Monday, May 18, 2019

Victoria Day

For planning purposes, please note that our Summer School calendar is published in the spring and there may be a period of a few days following the last day of school in June during which the school is closed to facilitate summer set-up. Similarly, the school is closed for several days following the conclusion of Summer School to enable our classroom preparations for the first day of school in September.

Arrival & Departure Notes
Our morning classes start at 8:45am and conclude at 11:45am. The afternoon classes run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The children have a supervised lunch break from 11:45am to 12:30pm. Your promptness is appreciated as it minimizes disruption for the children in class. For all classes, there is a 10 minute grace period before class starts and after the class ends during which we care for children at no additional charge to accommodate safe arrivals and departures. The school is open from 7am to 6pm and offers extended care and enrichment programming before and after our Montessori classes.

During the school year, we operate a Kiss & Ride program in the morning from 8:30 to 8:45 am. Children are escorted from your vehicle to their class by staff, senior students, and parent volunteers. During this period, we ask that you do not attempt to park in the spaces in front of the porch. There is parking in the west lot if you do need to park and enter the school during this time

If you are arriving with your child at another time, please ensure your child has greeted their teacher with a handshake before you depart. The handshake ensures that the teacher knows of your child’s arrival. This same handshake is also asked of your child at their departure. For the safety of the children, we must know who is escorting your child on departure. We request advance notification if someone other that the child’s parent/guardian will be picking up your child. If this individual has not been previously introduced to the staff, they will be required to show ID before your child will be released.

In the event of an emergency evacuation from the school, we have been authorized to seek shelter at the Brooklin United Church, 19 Cassels Rd. East (905) 655-4141. You will be notified immediately should an emergency evacuation be required. In the interest of your child’s safety we will be conducting regular fire drills to ensure everyone can respond quickly and appropriately to a fire emergency. Please note that there is no smoking on the premises, including the playground and parking lot of Brooklin Mill Montessori School.