Academics in the Junior School
The Junior School distinguishes itself by providing a learning environment that is academically challenging as well as very active and hands-on to stimulate the students as individuals.
Our committed teaching staff play an important role in this process by specializing in areas of content knowledge and through continued professional development opportunities. The teachers expect the children to do their best in work by encouraging excellence and effort in all activities and by developing relationships based on mutual politeness and respect.
There is one Home Form per grade in Grades 4, 5, 6. One teacher is responsible for most subjects in Grade 4. Students have specialists in music, art, drama, French and physical education. In Grades 5 and 6, two teachers teach most of the curriculum with specialists in music, art, drama, French and physical education.
Generally, Grades 7 and 8 have three Home Forms each. In Grade 7, students who are more advanced in French may be placed together in a French Home Form. The other students are positioned evenly and randomly between the two forms, so that overall skill levels are similar.
Students are streamed in three different levels for French. Some subjects, like history and geography, may be taken in either French or English. There are also two levels of mathematics in grades 7 and 8.
2012-2013 Junior School Course Descriptions (PDF)