Primary school in Ballard Private School
Preparatory school (kindergarten)
- Age: from 2 to 5 years.
The kindergarten and preparatory area are independent of the rest of the school, allowing students to play freely while feeling safe. However, they like to explore the territory and premises of the school, and the pupils of the kindergarten really like classes in the Forest School.
There is a huge selection of gaming equipment for home and street. Traditional toys are complemented by computers/iPads and modern educational toys, giving students the variety they crave, the opportunity to work alone or together.
Incentive support from specialized physical education and dance teachers helps the youngest students develop motor and motor skills. They also have access to special equipment, a dance studio, a gym and other facilities.
PRE-PREP (Introductory Academic Year)
- Age: from 5 to 7 years.
Elementary school students regularly help and support Pre-Prep. Pupils have access to specialized teachers, equipment and facilities for dance, music, physical education and, starting from the 1st grade, french. Learning from professionals at such a young age is a key advantage of coming to Ballard, with students consistently exceeding national expectations for their physical development.
In addition to the school curriculum, a wide range of extracurricular activities are offered: an art club, gymnastics, multisport, horse riding, rugby and much more.
- Age: from 7 to 11 years.
With a small class size and a caring family atmosphere, the separate spaces ensure natural progression after Pre-Prep. The development of interdependence and responsibility is key in preparing for the next stage of preparation.
Teachers strive to develop students' thinking skills by encouraging independent learning and high academic standards in a caring environment. Students feel safe and excited to reach for new areas of discovery and learning.
Class teachers conduct thematic interdisciplinary lessons that are effectively combined with access to specialist teachers in all subjects of art, DT, ICT, French, science and sports.
Ballard's extensive capabilities and resources are being leveraged, including the Advanced Learning Department (DEL), for those who require additional support to reach their full potential. The area is also used for nature walks, the Forest School and many outdoor activities.
All students in this age group are offered a huge number of extracurricular activities to develop their passion for learning.