Our Grade 1-3 programs provide an ideal learning environment in which children’s intellectual potential is nurtured to develop informed, active and compassionate lifelong learners. Children explore their community and the world around them and develop effective communication, strong reasoning and abstract thinking skills.
Our Language Arts program focuses on oral language skills, listening skills, phonics, word development, spelling, reading comprehension, written language, grammar and creative writing. Students develop a solid grasp of the English language conventions and the ability to manipulate and use the language in order to be successful in all areas of learning. They gradually learn to develop and express their opinions and to utilize different and appropriate writing styles.
Our Mathematics program covers five main areas: number sense and numeration; measurement; geometry and spatial sense; patterning and algebra; and data management and probability. It is designed to help students build on their solid foundation in mathematics, memorize necessary math facts, practice standard mathematical procedures and understand how to apply mathematical concepts in real situations. Our students develop solid problem solving skills.
In the Science program we teach the importance of hypotheses and observation by doing hands on science experiments. This multi-sensory approach allows students to master basic scientific knowledge and concepts and practice their skills of inquiry and seeking out information. Science seeks to describe and explain the natural world and our vision is to open the children’s eyes to this world and offer a Christian perspective.
Our Social Studies program deals with world communities, land forms, politics and history. The students master key social science concepts. A wide variety of teaching methods and learning activities are utilized to motivate and keep students engaged. We promote independent and cooperative learning.
In French, a rich foundational vocabulary is learned in an exciting and interactive way through the use of conversations, poems, songs and books. Students begin to write simple French sentences and answer comprehension questions. The curriculum aims to assist students to understand key grammatical concepts and to grow in their usage of the language.
Computers, Physical Education, Art and Music round out the students’ learning experience.