FAQ Children

When is registration day?

Saturday September 8, 2017  from 10:30  am to 1:00 pm.

If I am not available on Sept. 8, can I still register my child another day?

Remember that you can register online or on Saturday September 15th , by coming early before classes start ( 9:30 am ).

Can I register my child during the school year?

It is preferable to participate in classes from September throughout the school year, however, you can register your child at any time and the fee will be prorated.

How much is the tuition fee for children?

$375 for the whole year (90 hours of instruction: 30  Saturdays, 3 hours each).

Can I pay my child’s registration fee in two installments?

Yes, you can. You must pay the first half on registration day and the second half by November 30.

Is there any other cost in addition to the registration fee?

Yes, we ask each family to buy 6 tickets ($90 value) for our annual Latin Elements show on April. Please note that if you have more than one child at the school, you will still only pay for 6 tickets.

How old does my child have to be to attend?

Children must be 4 yrs old by December 2018 to attend pre-Kindergarten.

What should I do if my child is not available to attend class?

Please, let us know ahead of time, so we can let the teacher know about the absence. An email or a phone call is enough.

Do the children have a recess?

Yes, they have a lunch break from 11:00 to 11:15 am

Should the children bring a lunch with them?

Children can bring their own lunch or can purchase Latin American food in our cafeteria.

Do the teachers have an assistant teacher working with them?

It depends on the amount of children and their age, though all children in Pre-Kinder, Kindergarten and Grade 1 do have a teacher’s assistant.

Do you offer or use a textbook?

Each instructor will recommend or require a particular text for his or her group of students.

In what grade will my child be registered in Gabriela Mistral?

Each child is registered in our school at the same grade level as their weekday school. For example, if your child is attending Grade 4 in school, she or he will be in Grade 4 at Gabriela Mistral.

What are the school hours?

Classes start at 10:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Since we rent the facility from Edmonton Public School Board, we ask that you to be punctual in picking up your children.

It is possible to wait for my child at the school?

Absolutely –  if you want to stay, you are welcome to take advantage of our comfy cafeteria and enjoy some Latin American food. Remember that you can also take Spanish classes at the same time as your children!

What are the duties during the volunteer shift at the school?

Some of the duties of parent volunteers include: preparing teaching materials (photocopying, library search, etc.); preparing coffee and selling the food during recess; helping arrange rooms; carrying chairs, and; other tasks assigned by a teacher or administrator. These shifts start at  9:30 AM and end at 1:30 PM.

Why exactly are there two volunteer shifts at the school for parents?

Your help is vital in order to keep the registration fee as low as it is. Since 1994, the school has not benefited from the financial support of any level of government: we rely on our volunteers to help us out!

Where is the school located?

BRAEMAR SCHOOL is located at 9359 – 67A Street (use the back door by the parking lot).