Junior Primary

A very big foundation for very little people.

With a child-centered focus on play, discovery, and love, Sacred Heart’s Junior Primary program for four-year-olds is renowned for preparing little ones for Primary and beyond. Here, play is encouraged, yet purposeful, and structured learning is enriching, exciting, and fun. Our classes are small and our very experienced early childhood educators are intentional in their balance between child- and teacher-directed learning. With specialists in French, Music, and Physical Education, we very carefully nurture the best in your child, while laying the foundation for intellectual, physical, social-emotional, and spiritual growth.

An integral part of the Sacred Heart community, JP’s enjoy the use of our theatre, lunch room, library, two gyms, and a state-of-the-art playground where we spend up to 2 1/2 hours of outdoor play daily. They also delight in weekly gatherings with our Grade 4 Reading Buddies, regular visits from our Senior School volunteers, and participation in many of our School events and assemblies. Thanks to our central Halifax location, awesome day trips are also included. Snacks are provided, and some days our students even make them in our kitchen from scratch!

We offer full and part-time spaces in the JP Program. A hot lunch program and a seamless transition into our After School Program are both available at an additional cost.

“What a rich environment for younger children to explore, take learning risks and discover themselves and the world around them.”

Katie Aven