Our general studies curriculum meets or exceeds the expectations set by the Province of Ontario in all subject – Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Physical Education. We offer a Core French program beginning in kindergarten and continuing through grade eight, with an enriched program available in grades one to six. Our students are taught by qualified and dedicated professionals certified by the Ontario College of Teachers.
Our caring and dedicated staff create a dynamic learning environment involving hands-on activities, field trips, creative projects and special events. In addition to academic studies, we provide students with an enriching school environment, which fosters school spirit and togetherness, helping ensure that our students stay engaged and are excited to come to school each day.
Our goal is to nurture our students’ minds and souls. We foster a love of learning, a strong sense of community, Jewish identity and ethical values, by combining mesorah (tradition) with innovative teaching strategies.
Designed to build solid conceptual foundations in the subject and apply their knowledge to real-world mathematics problems. Students follow an inquiry-based process where they are given opportunities to investigate ideas and concepts through problem solving and are then guided carefully into an understanding of the mathematical principles involved. The seven mathematical processes taught include problem solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating.
English Language Arts
Our English language curriculum is based on the belief that literacy is critical to responsible and productive citizenship.
The goals of the English Language Arts curriculum are to develop students who will: understand that language learning is a necessary, life-enhancing, reflective process; communicate effectively (read, listen, view, speak, write, and represent); make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them; think critically; understand that all texts advance a particular point of view that must be recognized, questioned, assessed, and evaluated; appreciate the cultural impact and aesthetic power of texts; use language to interact and connect with individuals and communities, for personal growth, and for active participation as world citizens.
This curriculum organizes the knowledge and skills that students need to become literate in four strands: Oral Communication, Reading, Writing, and Media Literacy.
Science and Technology
The science and technology curriculum focuses on scientific inquiry and experimentation skills, scientific research skills, and technological problem-solving skills.
The goals of the curriculum are to enable learners to: relate science and technology to society and the environment; develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem solving; and to understand the basic concepts of science and technology. The four strands of the curriculum are: Understanding Life Systems, Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Understanding Matter and Energy, and Understanding Earth and Space Systems.
The social studies programs will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse Canadian community to which they belong. As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant developments, events, and issues. The social studies program enables students to investigate various ideas, concepts, and issues, within the Canadian context, using an interdisciplinary approach. This gives students an integrated learning experience and leads to a deeper understanding of the interconnections between social, political, economic, and environmental ideas and issues in Canada.