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Welcome to Mini School

Join our full-day, fine arts program for children 3-7 years of age. Designed by certified school teachers, professional artists, and early childhood educators, Mini School combines a fine arts education, forest school-inspired outings, as well as an age-appropriate academic curriculum. Following a successful first year, we are proudly expanding our program for the 2021/22 school year to include Grade One.

Kristen Dennis teaching children in dance and music class
Child dancing in Leslieville dance class

Extracurricular activities have been built into the school day, leaving evenings and weekends open for you to enjoy more family time. Music, Art & Dance classes are taught by highly-trained instructors, while academics are overseen by an on-site, OCT certified educator.

Classes are capped at a maximum of 5 children* to ensure individual attention and to provide plenty of space for social distancing. Each day includes both structured and unstructured time for the students to learn and explore. Various stations offer activities ranging from gross motor to tactile to sensory, while academic blocks will take place both indoors and out, depending on subject matter. In addition, weekly classes will be offered in:

  • Creative Movement (3 year-olds)
  • Ballet (4 yrs+)
  • Hip Hop
  • Tap
  • Gymnastics
  • Yoga
  • Art
  • Music – theory and singing 
  • 30-minute private Piano lessons (5 yrs+)
*Mini School operates as unlicensed child care.
All Mini School staff members have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

8:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday, following the TDSB school year calendar

1461 Gerrard St. East

Children 3-7 years of age
(All children welcome. Not only current students of Leslieville School of Dance & Music)

$100 per day + hst (paid bi-weekly)


(4 yrs+) – Register for an after-school dance, drama, or music lesson through Leslieville School of Dance & Music to extend your child’s day. Most extended day classes end at 5:00pm, but please see the full schedule to confirm the exact pick-up time.


Leslieville School of Dance & Music offers its seasonal Camp Monarch programming during most school holidays. Camp Monarch is a combination of Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Yoga classes designed for children 4-10 years of age. Please contact us directly to inquire about the select number of openings available for 3 year-olds as well. Mini School students will be offered priority enrolment to all seasonal camps.

Mini School’s arts-based and outdoor curriculum aims to offer a safe and inspiring environment where young children thrive. Limited spots available. 

Please contact us for more information or to register.