Peregrine House School, one of only two schools in British Columbia to become members of the Montessori Quality Assurance program in Canada, will celebrate the grand opening of its Children’s Pavilion - and the launch of its educational curriculum.The first school of its kind in the nation, the Peregrine House’s Children’s Pavilion is a 1,280-square-foot modular learning environment designed by the Perkins+Will Sprout Space™, a revolutionary modular classroom facility that uses cutting edge green building strategies to enhance learning.
Designed with 21st Century students and teachers in mind, Sprout Space™ encourages a healthy, eco-friendly and engaging teaching environment. “I am so excited to be able to offer our students a healthy, sustainable learning environment that reflects the core values and principles of the Montessori international pedagogy,” says Peregrine House School Founder Nadin Elkhalil. “When I saw Perkins+Will’s Sprout Space™, I knew it was the perfect fit for my needs and the children’s needs.”
In the coming year, Elkhalil plans to add another module to the Peregrine House School Children’s Pavilion in order to create her ultimate vision.
"The School District is supportive of Ms. Elkhalil's vision for Peregrine House School and wishes her all the best in this endeavor. Her passion for early childhood education is refreshing and that passion for doing things differently has been instrumental in bringing the Sprout Space™ building concept to Langley. We look forward to sharing a lasting relationship with Peregrine and Nadin" said David Green, Secretary Treasurer.
“The Children’s Pavilion project is a great example of innovation and collaboration,” said Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux. “What Peregrine House School has accomplished in just a short time is inspiring and we look forward to seeing their vision expand to support even more Langley families.”
Prior to the construction of the Children’s Pavilion at Peregrine House School (formally Elms Academy), Peregrine House served 8 students aged 2.5 to 5 years. With the construction of the new Children’s Pavilion, Peregrine House now serves 20 students, aged 2.5 to 5 years and 20 students in a before and after care program called “Peregrine Clubhouse.” The total cost to create the new Children’s Pavilion was approx. $307,000 with $92,000 from the Ministry of Children and Family Development Child Care Major Capital Phase 2 Funding. The Peregrine House School, is also receiving $225,000 in Phase 3 Child Care Major Capital Funding from the Ministry of Children and Family Development to create an additional 20 infant and toddler spaces.