Acorn School

at 1061 Elgin Mills Road East , L4S 1M7

Private Independent School

Acorn School
1061 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill , ON L4S 1M7


Acorn School is a private independent preschool that offers enrichment educational programs for young children. We offer half, full day, and extended days for children ages 18 months to 6 yrs. old. The enriched programs engage children in academic subjects that include language arts, fine arts, science, technology, media, social studies, mathematics, music, creative movement, and yoga. The educators at Acorn School have been engaged in the world-renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The school continues to collaborate with other Reggio inspired educators throughout the world who are inspired by the Reggio Emilia guiding principles early childhood education.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 07:00- 17:30
  • Tuesdays: 07:00- 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 07:00- 17:30
  • Thursdays: 07:00- 17:30
  • Fridays: 07:00- 17:30

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates, photos and everyday moments! User name acornschool

Published on 2014-08-14 13:41:49 GMT

Dates for Delegation Visits at Acorn School Reggio-inspired learning for educators and the community Where: Acorn School 1061 Elgin Mills Road E. Richmond Hill When: November 14, 2014 9-12 pm January 24, 2015 9-12 pm February 13, 2015 9-12 pm April 24, 2014 9-12 pm Cost: $70/person (special group rate, please inquiry) Please join us for this years delegation dates 2014-2015. A great opportunity to expand your thinking and research around inquiry based learning, how does learning happen, Reggio-inspired learning, engaging and interactive learning environments for young children. Meet our teaching faculty at Acorn and join in dialogue, observations, and documentation with our toddler, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten teams. Teaching faculty will share their research, learning experiences, project works, portfolios, learning stories, and documentation with you. We offer hands on sessions, messing about with loose parts, and Reggio-inspired learning. These sessions will give you the opportunity to take back the confidence and information to carry through in your own classroom or school. We welcome you to sign up for a session. Please note these sessions fill up quickly due to limited spaces.

Published on 2014-09-24 01:59:27 GMT

Parents: annual tomato sauce project has been moved to Thursday September 25, 2014. Please see your child's teacher for more information.

Published on 2014-09-23 19:39:12 GMT

Look out for our Cultural Days coming up on September 27 & 28 at Acorn School. Details to follow.

Published on 2014-09-19 01:33:56 GMT

OPEN HOUSE! Acorn School will be hosting an open house tomorrow August 19, 2014 from 5-7pm for prospective families. Come to see the school and inquire about enrolment. We hope to see you there!

Published on 2014-08-18 15:00:39 GMT


Published on 2015-02-01 23:22:48 GMT

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn" ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Published on 2015-04-08 00:30:38 GMT

In 2006, Acorn School began as a dream to create a learning environment that would reflect the view of the child as competent, capable and rich in potential. In the last eight years, the children that we have had the privilege to teach have reaffirmed our beliefs that when we “Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before” (Loris Malaguzzi). Experiencing teaching and learning in this way has been transformational but it has not been without difficulties. Acorn School will now branch out to continue to influence the educational community through a new blog site, social media, and offer professional learning opportunities, but we will not be able to operate at our current site. I will be maintaining our social media accounts and be seeking other opportunities to advocate for Reggio inspired teaching and learning. We will close at the end of June 2015 and please be on the look out for the grand closing celebration. I will also announce a material and furniture sale. We want to thank all of our followers, supporters and readers. We especially want to thank our teachers, families and children. We hope you continue to follow the journey of possibilities. Nothing without joy~ Loris Malaguzzi

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