Divine Mercy School
A place where amazing things Get Done!
The Divine Mercy Catholic School is located in the Mahogany community of Calgary, 1st Class After Class – Divine Mercy School runs from the school gymnasium and two portable classrooms. This 1st Class Location offers a Before and After School Program and Kindergarten program. At 1st Class After Class - Divine Mercy School, we believe it is our mission to make every child feel happy, safe and free to explore and learn, which we achieve through a programming designed specifically to meet the needs of each child, we provide tons of opportunities to engage in STEM, play, physical activities, literacy, clubs, and more.
Our Kindergarten program offers programming that is designed to complement what they are learning in their classroom while still Playing, Growing, Learning & Having fun with weekly themes based on their interests.
It is a time for story and language development, music and movement activities, and other varied learning experiences.
Our programs all have a pretend and learn area devoted to developing a child’s sense of “make believe”.
Before & After Grade 1-6
Our before and after-care programs go well beyond homework help. We support children in becoming the kindest, most capable, and most resilient version of themselves.
With regular outdoor time and planned indoor activities, our children experience a world of movement, dance and recreation.
Books allow children to enter a world of “make believe” and learn about new and exciting things.
Our programs use a research based curriculum that is individualized to every age, with planned activities that combine learning and fun to create happy, curious kids.
Spring/Winter Break, Non-Instructional/PD Days/half day Friday's
OSC Program Director
Ms. Janis is a Child Development Worker with her certificate in Early Childhood Education. She has had over 10 years’ experience in the child care industry, and has a wealth of knowledge of recreation management.
Ms. Janis has worked with 1st Class since January 2017. When Janis isn't busy in the program, you can find her at one of her children's many extracurricular sports, including baseball, hockey and lacrosse. When Ms. Janis isn't cheering on her boys, you will find her camping, and enjoying the outdoors.
OSC Program Director
Ms. Crystal is a welcomed addition to 1st Class Divine Mercy! She has had a long career in the child care industry over the past 18 years. Ms. Crystal is a Child Development Worker with a diploma in Human Services. Ms. Crystal has a passion for teaching children and enjoys watching how each individual child learns and grows.
She cultivates an exciting, creative atmosphere and the children adore her! When Ms. Crystal isn’t working, you will find her at competitive dance competitions with her daughters and enjoying spending time with her husband and family!