This is not the traditional classroom and children do not sit in rows. All learning is experiential, individual and collaborative. Students will receive an exploratory, project and inquiry based experience. As enrollment increases, there will be a main room teacher for each level – yet due to the diversity of the programming students will have guidance from a variety of “specialty experts” depending on the area of life they wish to explore – be it environmental science, language, social studies, creative math, agriculture, health, phys ed., astronomy, etc.
PEACE has transformed and enhanced the current Ontario Ministry curriculum guideline in order to acquire accreditation when we reach the grade 7 level, so those who wish or need to move back into the mainstream will be prepared for it. Because students move at their own rate in an inspiring and encouraging environment, they will advance in greater strides than the mainstream. PEACE School begins with K-6 and will add a grade each year up to grade 12.
A downloadable Curriculum Guideline is currently posted on the website under “Curriculum”.
Yes, to both. We currently have a First Nations qualified teacher visiting the classroom for an afternoon, once monthly All studies will be presented by those who are experienced in the subject area.
This year French has been part of the regular program, and as enrollment and demand increases, we plan to offer a half day French immersion program with an FSL qualified teacher. We also offer German lessons weekly through Skype and plan to add other languages such as Spanish and Italian as they are requested. Through the virtual portal, students will connect with different cultures and languages around the globe.
Children are assessed through a variety of methods. As each child is unique. we create a Personal Education Plan (PEP) with each student and their parents at the beginning of the year and revise mid year. Students will employ their own learning style to gain understanding. They are assessed based on their individual potential and not against a ‘norm’ or ‘standard’ bell curve. Assessments are observational, anecdotal and based on the projects, presentations, performance and various testing markers established for the various arts infused programs. The students move at their own rate. A report card is provided over 3 terms.