School Life

Daily Schedule


8:35 a.m. Entry bell
8:45 a.m. Classes begin
10:05 a.m.– 10:20 a.m. Morning recess
11:35 a.m.– 12:35 p.m. Lunch and extra-curricular activities
1:50 p.m.– 2:05 p.m. Afternoon recess
3:30 p.m. Dismissal
3:45 p.m.– 5:30 p.m. After school programs


Before and After School Supervision

NDCA offers before and after school care for our students. Families may use this service on a regular basis or as needed for a nominal fee.

Before school care runs from 7:30-8:20 a.m. Regular supervision is from 8:20 until school entry at 8:35 a.m.

After school care runs from 3:45-5:30 p.m. Students who have not been picked up by 3:45 p.m. on any school day will automatically be entered into the after school program.


Field Trips

All classes will have at least one or two field trips during the school year. Previous trips have included visits to Newmarket Theatre, the fire station, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Science Centre, Warsaw Caves, Pioneer Camp, Black Creek Pioneer Village and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Our students in grades 7 and 8 travel to Quebec City in alternate years to study history and French.


Clubs, Teams and Special Events

NDCA students have the opportunity to participate in a number of clubs, teams, and events such as:

  • Christmas and spring concert presentations
  • Annual speech meet
  • Chess club
  • French club
  • Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart
  • Choir and Band
  • Team and individual sports including cross-country running (Gr. 3-8), volleyball (Gr. 7-8), basketball (Gr. 5-8), badminton (Gr. 7-8), and track and field (Gr. 3-8)

NDCA teams and students compete in various one-day tournaments and events with other Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) students in the GTA.



All students are required to wear a school uniform. Our dress uniform items are available from InSchoolWear. Further details are available from the office upon request.