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Curriculum Progressive

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Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.

Curriculum approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Progressive

Elevate Learning Centre has a Progressive approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Traditional, Liberal Arts, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).

[Show: About Progressive?]

Our Kids definition: Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.

Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Curriculum with other schools on OurKids.net:
  Progressive - 34%
  Traditional - 40%
  Liberal arts - 13%
  Montessori - 11%
  Reggio Emilia - 1%
  Waldorf - 1%

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their overall curriculum and approach:

Elevate follows a structured literacy approach toward reading using multi-sensory, explicit evidence-based approaches to support the specific needs of students with diverse learning needs. Elevate’s numeracy programming follows the Ontario curriculum’s overall expectations with the primary focus of lessening any gaps in each student’s learning. Our SEL program focuses on developing social-emotional skills while building on themes of self-awareness, friendship, respect, open-mindedness, and community. Students are explicitly taught the ‘hidden rules’ of social interactions, self-regulation tools and strategies. Students are supported to work through any social and emotional challenges that arise throughout the day by caring staff who see each interaction as a learning opportunity. Key topics are explored clearly and explicitly, with lessons and activities differentiated for each student’s individual level. All learning is scaffolded so students do not become overwhelmed and can feel confident in their ability to create.


Approach

Focus Special needs
Academic Special needs

Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics

    Equal Balance

    Mathematics approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Equal Balance

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Equal Balance approach to Mathematics (as opposed to Traditional Math, Discovery Math approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    Our Kids definition: These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Mathematics with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 70%
      Traditional math - 25%
      Discovery math - 5%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Elevate’s programming follows the Ontario curriculum’s overall expectations in mathematics focusing first on numeracy and number sense, with the primary focus of lessening any gaps in each student’s learning. Key topics are explored clearly and explicitly, with lessons and activities differentiated for each student’s individual level. All learning in math builds on earlier concepts. If students do not have a strong base in addition, they will struggle with subtraction. If they do not understand equal groups, they will not be able to understand multiplication and division. We help students to master the foundational skills that they will need to unlock higher levels of math in high-school and beyond.

    Textbooks and supplementary materials:

    Multi-Sensory Math Jump Math Ontario Curriculum spiralized to lessen learning gaps and build foundational skills

    Calculator policy:

    Students are encouraged to use learning tools and manipulatives.

  • Early Reading

    Phonics-intensive

    Early Reading approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Phonics-intensive

    Elevate Learning Centre has a Phonics-intensive approach to Early Reading (as opposed to Whole Language, Balanced Literacy approach).

    [Show: About Phonics-intensive?]

    Our Kids definition: Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Early Reading with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Phonics-intensive - 44%
      Whole language - 2%
      Balanced literacy - 54%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Elevate follows a structured literacy approach toward reading and reading comprehension, using multi-sensory, explicit evidence based approaches to support the specific needs of students with diverse learning needs. Many of our educators are trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach focusing on direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia. We also use Wilson and UFLI to assist in our reading lessons.

    DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    We monitor progress using a variety of tools including Dibels and Woodcock Johnson standardized assessments.

  • Writing

    Equal balance

    Writing approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Equal balance

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Equal balance approach to Writing (as opposed to Systematic approach, Process approach approach).

    [Show: About Equal balance?]

    Our Kids definition: Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Writing with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 79%
      Systematic approach - 9%
      Process approach - 12%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Students develop their ability to compose writing by building their skills over time. All learning is scaffolded so students do not become overwhelmed and can feel confident in their ability to create. Each of these approaches is evidence-based and has been proven to help neurodiverse learners to become strong, confident readers and writers. We also recognize that many of our students come to us with difficulty with both printing and spelling words. We believe that spelling and reading are closely connected and learning how to spell words accurately and automatically helps students to read fluently. During their time with us, students will learn: Cursive writing Printing Common spelling conventions and patterns to “decode” the language Paragraph composition Grammar conventions Proofreading

  • Science

    Inquiry

    Science approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Inquiry

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Inquiry approach to Science (as opposed to Expository, Equal Balance approach).

    [Show: About Inquiry?]

    Our Kids definition: Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Science with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Inquiry - 26%
      Expository - 5%
      Equal balance - 69%

    Teaching approach:

    Science is taught in the afternoon during our FlexBlock. Topics are generated from the Ontario Curriculum and overall expectations are covered. We learn through inquiry and experimental learning, using hands-on experiments and student-guided investigation. With multiple grades, we split students into smaller groups so that they are following their own curriculum expectations. We also group together similar concepts so that students can work together across grades collaboratively.


    Treatment of evolution:

    SubjectOffered
    Evolution as consensus theory
    Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
    Evolution is not taught

    Topics covered in curriculum:

    SubjectOffered
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Ecology
    Geology
    Meteorology
    Physics
    Physiology
    Zoology
  • Literature

    Equal Balance

    Literature approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Equal Balance

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Equal Balance approach to Literature (as opposed to Traditional, Social Justice approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    Our Kids definition: These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Literature with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 76%
      Traditional - 21%
      Social justice - 3%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    We incorporate both of these approaches. It is so vital for students to be able to decode and understand the purpose of a text for their reading comprehension and written composition. Many of our students struggle with written expression and our goal is to help them identify written elements and apply them to their own work. However, we want our students to think critically about what they're reading and to form their own opinions. We want our students to feel competent and confident taking on literature.


    Program covers:

    SubjectOffered
    Canadian lit
    American lit
    European (continental) lit
    World (non-Western) lit
    English lit
    Ancient lit
  • Social Studies

    Expanding Communities

    Social Studies approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Expanding Communities

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Expanding Communities approach to Social Studies (as opposed to Core Knowledge, Thematic approach).

    [Show: About Expanding Communities?]

    Our Kids definition: The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Social Studies with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Expanding communities - 30%
      Core knowledge - 37%
      Thematic - 33%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Social Studies is taught in the afternoon during our FlexBlock. Topics are generated from the Ontario Curriculum and overall expectations are covered. Imagine your child is motivated to learn, not just for marks, but for the love of learning. Authentic learning ignites student interest and joy in learning by connecting what is taught in the classroom to real-world issues, problems, and applications. “Learn by doing” is the core of the Elevate as students practice foundational skills, whether they are engaging in authentic activities similar to a scientist, an artist, an engineer, or a writer. Future-ready skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, observation, asking questions, and note-taking are consistently reinforced during authentic learning.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

    Pragmatism

    Humanities and Social Sciences approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Pragmatism

    Elevate Learning Centre has a Pragmatism approach to Humanities and Social Sciences (as opposed to Perennialism, Equal Balance approach).

    [Show: About Pragmatism?]

    Our Kids definition: Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Humanities and Social Sciences with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Pragmatism - 10%
      Perennialism - 7%
      Equal balance - 83%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    One of the best ways to help students learn is to make meaningful connections to real-world experiences. This can help them to contextualize what they've learned and then apply the learning in their own way.

  • Foreign Languages

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    This information is not currently available.


    Language instruction offered in:

    SubjectOffered
    Chinese-Cantonese
    Chinese-Mandarin
    French
    German
    Greek
    Italian
    Japanese
    Hebrew
    Latin
    Russian
    Spanish
    ESL
  • Fine Arts

    Equal Balance

    Fine Arts approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Equal Balance

    Elevate Learning Centre has an Equal Balance approach to Fine Arts (as opposed to Receptive, Creative approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    Our Kids definition: These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Fine Arts with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 65%
      Receptive - 2%
      Creative - 33%

    Program offers:

    SubjectOffered
    Acting
    Dance
    Drama/Theatre
    Graphic Design
    Music
    Visual Arts

    Visual studio philosophy:

    Expressive
    Disciplined

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Our students spend time exploring their abilities in the fine art of music and visual art each Friday afternoon. We have explored the Art Gallery of Burlington for a morning program with this feedback from their staff: "You should feel so proud of your students, I was totally blown away by our critical discussion of the art, their thoughtful consideration of the space and their conduct - it was just an absolutely pleasure to host your group."

  • Computers and Technology

    Light integration

    Computers and Technology approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Light integration

    Elevate Learning Centre has a Light integration approach to Computers and Technology (as opposed to Heavy integration, Medium integration approach).

    [Show: About Light integration?]

    Our Kids definition: Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.

    Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Computers and Technology with other schools on OurKids.net:
      Light integration - 18%
      Heavy integration - 30%
      Medium integration - 52%

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Computers are used for assistive technology, inquiry and to directly teach typing skills. We use computer games to compliment our math teaching.


    Program covers:

    SubjectOffered
    Computer science
    Robotics
    Web design
  • Physical Education

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    Physical Education is taught outside in our beautiful park setting. We have access to fields and equipment. Student swim at Goldfish Swim School once a week during the last term of the school year.

  • Sex and health education

    What Elevate Learning Centre says:

    This information is not currently available.

Language English

Learn about Elevate Learning Centre's languages of instruction and enrolment.

Elevate Learning Centre offers English as the primary language of instruction.

Language of enrolment include: English

Curriculum Pace Student-paced

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This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.

Curriculum Pace approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Student-paced

Elevate Learning Centre has a Student-paced approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Standard-enriched, Accelerated approach).

[Show: About Student-paced?]

Our Kids definition: The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Curriculum Pace with other schools on OurKids.net:
  Student-paced - 26%
  Standard-enriched - 56%
  Accelerated - 18%

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their curriculum pace:

At Elevate, we believe that ALL students can thrive and succeed. We identify student needs through pre-assessments and then deliver targeted, differentiated instruction based on those needs.


Flexible pacing style

Type Offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their flexible pacing:

At Elevate, we use evidence-based practices to meet our students needs, help them make gains where they struggle, to empower them to feel confident and excited about their learning again. We work with each child’s strengths and identify areas for targeted support documented in an individualized Success Plan.

Academic Culture Supportive

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Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.

Academic Culture approach at Elevate Learning Centre: Supportive

Elevate Learning Centre has a Supportive approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Rigorous approach).

[Show: About Supportive?]

Our Kids definition: A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

Compare Elevate Learning Centre's Academic Culture with other schools on OurKids.net:
  Supportive - 51%
  Rigorous - 49%

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their academic culture:

At Elevate Learning Centre, we believe that ALL students can thrive and succeed when they are supported in the right way. Our program was created to specifically support students with diverse learning needs. Our team of experienced and passionate educators know the students very well. Student strengths and areas for growth are considered for every small group lesson. We use intense remediation and direct instruction in our morning literacy and numeracy classes to solidify foundational skills and practice these skills in our Flex Block courses.

Developmental priorities Emotional

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Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.

Primary Developmental Priority: Emotional

The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

Secondary Developmental Priority: Social

The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their developmental priorities:

Our students are explicitly taught social emotional learning daily focusing on their personal strengths. We want our students to feel comfortable with themselves and their unique abilities. We teach our students how to make sense of their own and others' thoughts, feelings, and intentions in context to the situations. Respect of self, others and property is explicitly taught and kindness and understanding the perspective of others make a difference. Having a growth mindset is key to learning and Elevate Learning Centre supports students as they learn in this journey.

Special needs support Special needs school

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Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.

Elevate Learning Centre is a Special needs school

Full-time programming is offered for all students which is exclusively focused on one or more special needs.

A - Forms of Support
Accommodation:
Modification:
Remediation:
B - Environments
Indirect Support:
Resource Assistance:
Withdrawal Assistance:
Partial Integration:
Full-Time Class:

Special NeedNeed
Forms of SupportA
EnvironmentsB
ADHD
  • Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
  • Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
  • Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
  • Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.

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Academic support

TypeOffered
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

Mild but clinically diagnosed learning disabilities

TypeOffered
Accommodations
Modifications
Extra support

What Elevate Learning Centre says:

Elevate Learning Centre program is designed to support the individual needs of diverse learners who are experiencing challenges in the regular classroom. Our low student-teacher ratio offers inclusive and structured learning opportunities for students at their current skill level. Direct and differentiated instruction strategies, including multi-sensory approaches are used to instruct students and consolidate their learning. Our classroom is designed specifically to help diverse students master strategies for coping and self-regulation. Every child is unique, so individual strengths-based Success Plans are created to personally identify address each child's learning needs.


Additional support

TypeOffered
Social skills programs
Occupational therapy
Psychotherapy
Speech-language therapy

Gifted learner support No Support

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Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.

Curriculum Delivery: This information is not currently available.

Class structure

Program Offered
Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

In-class adaptations

Program Offered
Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

What Elevate Learning Centre says about their gifted learner support:

Elevate Learning Centre encourages gifted, creative thinkers to apply their bright ideas in a variety of formats. We take student interest into consideration when planning units of study and classroom activities. Although direct gifted programming is not the focus of our programming, students are encouraged to learn to their great capacity. Brilliance and neurodiversity in all forms are celebrated.

Homework Policy

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Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.

Nightly homework

In grade Gr. 8, Elevate Learning Centre students perform an average of 15 mins of homework per night.

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What Elevate Learning Centre says about their flipped classroom policy:

This information is not currently available.

Report Card Policy

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While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.

How assessments are delivered across the grades

TypeGrades
Prose (narrative)-based feedbackGr. 1 to Gr. 8
Parent-teacher meetingsGr. 1 to Gr. 8

Extracurricular Activities

While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.

Sports offered

Elevate Learning Centre offers 0 competitive sports and 0 recreational sports.

  Competitive offered          Recreational offered
all sports]
  • Archery
  • Curling
  • Ultimate
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain biking
  • Racquet Ball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Clubs offered

Elevate Learning Centre offers 1 clubs and extracurricular programs.

  Clubs offered           Clubs not offered
all clubs and programs]
  Foreign Language Club
  Habitat for Humanity
  Jazz Ensemble
  Math Club
  Musical theatre/Opera
  Ballet and Classical Ballet
  Online Magazine
  Outdoor Club
  Outdoor Education
  Paintball
  Photography
  Poetry/Literature club
  Radio club
  Robotics club
  Round Square
  School newspaper
  Science Club
  Scouting
  Student Council
  Yearbook
  Yoga
  Animation
  Art Club
  Astronomy Club
  Audiovisual Club
  Band
  Chess Club
  Choir
  Community Service
  Computer Club
  Dance Club
  Debate Club
  Drama Club
  Environmental Club


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