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Grades 1-5 


We believe in educational practices and pedagogy rooted in science, rather than tradition.

Our Innovative primary/junior school program is guided by scientifically-validated teaching approaches, rooted in principles of relationship development, and builds academic fluency through experiential and hands-on learning opportunities, development of self-regulation, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. We strive to produce confident, happy learners as we champion our students to personal greatness. 

We understand that not all students learn the same way, and are dedicated to individualization throughout the academic journey. Ontario Ministry of Education goals are targeted in a holistic, interactive way that maximizes attention, focus, and the ability to learn without stress or pressure; we understand how to champion gifted and talented learners and provide additional support to those who benefit from differentiated instruction.

Adjunct Programs are added to target foundational skills across domains that target wellness and student success; multi-disciplinary professionals are brought in to bolster programming with workshops and experiences tailored to the needs of our students.

 

Key Elements of our Program

  • science-backed pedagogical approach

  • social-emotional learning (SEL)

  • academic skill development and skill fluency

  • problem solving and self advocacy

  • gross and fine motor skill development (including recreational sports skills)

  • executive functioning skills

  • small group, low-ratio classroos (1 to 4 teacher to student ratio)
     

Increased levels of support within the classroom are available for those who require it. 

Whole Body, Whole Mind Approach

Though we appreciate the importance of traditional (teacher-led)  learning, we also uphold the idea that for successful learning (that lasts) it is essential to engage the body and the mind.

 

Our lessons take students into the community, to our outdoor learning spaces, and beyond the walls of their classroom. We get busy learning in a way that evokes collaboration, investigation, mutual respect and self-awareness. 

When lessons are designed for students to think, plan and do engagement increases and motivation follows suit!

Other noteworthy elements of our program:​

  • Before Care Available

  • After School Social Club Available

  • Classroom Updates via Virtual Classroom

  • Optional referral to add-on services: Psychotherapy, OT, SLP, ABA or 1:1 Therapeutic Support in Classroom

Add-On Services for Students

[On-site]

  • Psychotherapy / Mental Health Supports

  • Speech Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Remedial Tutoring

  • Focused ABA Therapy

Physical Health and Education

Given the connection between emotional wellbeing and physical health, we place considerable emphasis on building physical and health education programs that meet the needs of our students. From team sports to individual sports, we teach foundational sports and leisure skills that allow our students to build sportmanship, confidence, leadership skills, motor skills, and stamina. Skills training culminates in school-wide special-days, like our annual Track and Field competition. 

A healthy body is just one peice of the puzzle!

How do we keep our brains happy and healthy?

Through workshops and hands-on learning we also explore:

  • Yoga and breathwork *run by a psychotherapist

  • Brain science *run by a psychotherapist

  • Nutrition science

  • Mindfulness and meditation *run by a psychotherapist

 

 

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