Before and After School Program

The Shambhala School offers a Before and After School Program for students in Pre-Primary through to Grade 5.

Space in the program is limited, so families are encouraged to reserve their spot by registering for the Program using the Before and After School Program Registration Form at their earliest convenience.

A summary of our program in downloadable format is available here: Before and After School Program Information 2021-22


Abbey Thornhill is the Director of the Before and After School Program for 2022/2023.

Before School is staffed by Ms. Nicole for the littles and Melanie Adolph and Abbey Thornhill (alternating weeks) for the older students.

After School is staffed by Abbey and Ms. Nicole or Charlie for the littles and Hermione and Sarah for the older students.

The Before School Program

The Before School Program runs from 8:00am to 8:40am.

The 2022/2023 Annual Fees for the Before School Program are:

Annual Fees 5 days/week
4 days/week
3 days/week
2 days/week
1 days/week


The After School Program

The After School Program runs from 3:00pm to 5:15pm. Students have an opportunity to enjoy snacks (from home), circle, creative play, stories, crafts and outdoor play. 

Our Before and After School program includes:

    • active time outdoors

    • activities tailored by age, creating two age groupings, while still continuing to foster community through the grades by having the whole group spend time together

    • varied activities including play, art, crafts and physical activity.

The 2022/2023 Annual Fees for the After School Program are:

  5 days/week 4 days/week 3 days/week 2 days/week 1 day/week
Annual Fees $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500

Pre-Primary Discount

For 2022/2023, Pre-Primary students are offered a 50% discount on the annual fees for our Before and After School Programs. If Pre-Primary students use the services on an occasional basis, the regular drop-in charge will apply.


In-Service and Parent/Teacher Interview Days

There are three school terms at the Shambhala School. During each term we usually schedule one Professional Development Day and one Report Writing Day. In addition, there are Parent/Teacher Interview Days. Please check the school calendar for exact dates. There are no regular classes on these days but we do offer a child care program 

Drama Camp at the Shambhala School, staffed by our friends at Neptune Theatre.

  • Parent/Teacher Meetings (October 18) and
  • Provincial PD Day (October 28), 

The camps are for students in grades Pre Primary through 5. Drop off time will be 8:00 am, and pick up time will be 4:30 pm. The cost of each camp is $70 for the day. All payments must be received before the camp takes place. Spaces are limited, so register your child early by replying to the email sent out from reception. Payments can be made by eTransfer, cash, or cheque. 

Children participating in the camps will need to bring a packed lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and a personal water bottle. All items should be labeled with your child’s name. The children will be going outside to play, so they should be dressed appropriately for the weather.

Enrollment Process  

If you are interested in enrolling in our before and after school program please let our office now. We will check to ensure if there is room left in our programs, and if there is you will be assigned the appropriate forms in the parent portal.

Annual enrolment takes place in August. Please note that we have a limited number of spaces, so it will be first come, first served.