Our Primary program is designed to establish a solid foundation for our students’ future academic success, and is based on experiential learning. Our students are motivated to learn by developing core knowledge in the areas of Literacy, Math, Life and Physical Science, Art, Drama, Music, French, and Physical Education. Extensive field work to significant cultural venues and recreational centres is also employed by our teachers to help our young students learn beyond the classroom.
We believe those children who are provided with a carefully designed early education program gain significantly by developing their personal, coping and socialization skills and a lifelong positive attitude towards learning. Children’s early learning experiences have a profound effect on their development, thus an excellent beginning to formalized education is paramount for all children.
Starting in kindergarten and through the primary years, children’s receptivity and capacity to learn are at their peak. It is during this period that they acquire a variety of important skills, knowledge and attitudes that will affect their ability to learn and their personal development later on in life. Our kindergarten and primary children are provided with a rich opportunity to gain the necessary skills which will place them on the path to academic success and healthy personal growth. Our educational philosophy and curriculum ensure that the necessary ingredients for the very best beginnings are present.
We view these precious early years at school as an extension of the family, and for this reason, we encourage an active partnership with parents. We understand the importance of working with parents and our commitment to open communication, collaborative problem solving and decision making between administrators, teachers and parents, is a hallmark of our approach to education in kindergarten and the primary grades.
We value the contributions made by every one of our learners, including students and teachers. We believe that every student possesses the capacity to succeed. Our Primary school has the support of our entire school community, including our elementary and secondary school staff. It is through the creation of such a friendly, inclusive environment that smooth transitions into later grades and a sense of belonging are promoted successfully.
Our Kindergarten through Grade Four students participate in two Co-curricular Programs that are integrated into the overall curriculum each year. The goal of these programs is to promote health and fitness, to develop valuable life-long skills, and to give opportunities at a younger age to build self-confidence, self-discipline and a sense of accomplishment. In the Fall, our students participate in an Instructional Skate Program. The program is run by Performance Skating Schools Inc. Our students are level-certified using the official CanSkate accreditation program. In the Spring, our students participate in an Instructional Swim Program. The program is run by the City of Toronto. Our students are level-certified using the official Ultra Swim accreditation program.