The Curriculum at the Elementary Division builds upon the basic skills introduced in the child’s previous years and follows a similar structure. The program develops the child’s ability to absorb information, to form ideas, to think independently and to relate the various areas of study to one another. Students are encouraged to accept personal responsibility for their studies and behavior.
Furthermore, students learn to develop a balance between competition and cooperation. Students in Grades 1 to 8 follow a prescribed timetable that includes the specific courses (see below) of study every week. French is the primary language of communication and the primary language of instruction at these grade levels. Fifty-percent of the following courses are taught in French and the other half are taught in English:
- French (first language)
- English (first language)
- Computer Studies
- Computer Music
- Instrumental Music (band)
- Visual Arts
- Physical Education
- Health and Safety
- Character Education
- Method of Study
- Third Language (Mandarin or Spanish)
Students in Grades 6 – 8 follow a timetable that includes all courses of study offered in the Elementary Division (see above) while completing all of the requirements of the Grades 7 and 8 Ontario curriculum respectively, as well as the IB MYP program. French remains the preferred language of communication and the language of instruction of 50% of the courses offered at the “Intermediary Division” (Grades 6 – 8).
For further information, please contact our Elementary Coordinator of Pedagogical Services