Webber Academy offers a highly sought after Junior and Senior Kindergarten programme.
The Junior Kindergarten classes run Monday to Friday throughout the regular school year. Our Junior Kindergarten programme is specifically designed for children turning 4 years old prior to December 31st of the year they will be enrolled in school. Children participate in play-based activities which develop specific academic skills together with social development. Children participating in the full-day Junior Kindergarten programme will also participate in Music, Physical Education and Spanish classes.
Children younger than four must apply for the following school year.
(Our Junior Kindgarten programme has recently changed and from the 2017-18 school year onwards we will primarily be offering two full-day classes only).
While there is no application deadline for these programmes, spaces are limited and the date of application is considered, as long as your child meets our admissions criterion. No formal testing is completed for our youngest applicants; however, families with complete applications submitted will be invited to our Junior Kindergarten Admissions Morning by our Admission Team.
During this 'play workshop' teachers and administration will be present to make observations and determine an applicant’s readiness for our Junior Kindergarten program. Attributes such as behaviour, language development, willingness to join others at play, participation in activities and social interaction, are taken into consideration when making placement decisions. All students attending this assessment will be given priority.
Webber Academy has three full day classes of Senior Kindergarten and is open to candidates turning 5 years old prior to December 31st of the year they will be enrolled in school. Currently enrolled Webber Academy Junior Kindergarten students will be given priority for these placements before assessing new applicants.
Suitable applicants to the Senior Kindergarten program will initially be invited to the school to complete the AABL (Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners) which is appropriate to the grade they are applying to. The AABL is adminsitered using iPads and assesses a child’s verbal and quantitative reasoning, early literacy, and mathematics skills. For further information about the AABL please refer to the following link: https://www.erblearn.org/services/aabl-overview
Once we have the results of the AABL applicants may be invited to the school for a class visit, as and when spaces become available.