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Setting Your Child Up for School Success with Extracurricular Activities

If you were lucky enough to participate in teams, groups, or clubs outside of school when you were young, you have come to understand the amazing feelings of accomplishment and the sense of community offered by extracurricular activities. Some of us may still be involved with the pastimes of our youth. As adults we may coach, lead, volunteer, or teach the next generation that share our passions.

Whether you participated in extracurricular groups as a child or not, it is worth it to consider the benefits available for your child if they participate in these out-of-school activities. At Grey Matter Montessori we believe every child should participate in the education available with supplementary learning opportunities.

You may know firsthand the value that early participation in teams, groups, and organizations can bring to a child’s life. You may have experienced it yourself or already had the opportunity to witness the benefits to your child’s development through their own involvement. Here are some of the reasons why children who are involved in extracurriculars tend to have a passion for learning and increased personal development:

  1. Being involved in groups and organizations outside of the family unit teaches your children that the world is safe and that they belong to part of a larger community.
  2. Extracurricular activities introduce children to a variety of interests and skills not necessarily available within the home or the school program.
  3. Extracurricular activities provide additional opportunities for children to be active and develop a love for play and physical movement. 
  4. Introducing Pre-K children to group activities is not only gratifying for them, it also helps develop a healthy positive attitude and perspective on life.
  5. Out-of-school groups can give your children the opportunity to develop a variety of skill sets such as leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.
  6. Extracurricular activities show children through experience how to be kind, caring, and empathetic individuals.
  7. Engagement in extracurricular activities can lead to better test scores and grades, boost school attendance, increase academic success and lay the groundwork for a lifelong love of learning.
  8. Extracurricular activities can help children gain admission to exclusive educational programs, improve their chances of college acceptance, and open opportunities for earning scholarships.

Investing in your Child’s Education Through Preschool Programming

Just as participation in extracurricular activities can give your child a foundation for educational success, choosing an enhanced preschool program will give your child the best start. Montessori Pre-K programs will be an early exposure and solid base for your child’s educational journey. Through a variety of activities, our nurturing educators will guide your preschool through an individualized program and you can watch your child grow into a lifelong learner and productive community member.

If you are interested in discovering the value of a Grey Matter Montessori education for your preschool or pre-k aged child, take our online virtual tour or contact us to book a time for an in-person school tour at our NW Calgary location. We are accessible just off of Symons Valley Parkway in the NW community of Evanston. Call 587-707-4739.


Q: Does the Grey Matter preschool program require children to wear uniforms?
A: We believe that uniforms allow children to flourish, grow, and focus on learning without distractions or competition.

Q: Where can I do a preschool tour in Calgary?
A: Grey Matter offers a virtual online tour here, and in person tours of our preschool facilities in NW Calgary community of Evanston just off of Symons Valley Parkway.

Q: What types of enhanced activities are offered at Grey Matter Montessori?
A: Besides the astounding variety of activities that are part of the Montessori program, the children are offered a variety of extracurricular activities such as art, dance, yoga, and martial arts. Meet some of our community partners here.

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