CREATIVITY | CONFIDENCE | COMMUNITYReggio Emilia Inspired Private School for students JK through Grade 6
Oak Learners, a private alternative school, was developed by teachers, families and children working together to create an ideal academic and enrichment learning environment following a holistic approach to education.
At Oak Learners, young people of all ages come together to create their own deep, meaningful, and enduring learning experiences. We endeavour to provide a creative and collaborative educational alternative that cultivates authentic, balanced critical thinkers who are prepared for a life of learning and community engagement.
Our mission is to inspire and create an authentic curriculum to provide a balanced learning environment, nurturing children’s natural curiosity about their world with student-centered experiences. We believe every child is capable and will be successful when every family belongs to a supportive educational community.
The Oak Learners Kindergarten program lays a strong foundation for an enriching educational journey. Children may attend once per week, or up to five days per week. Experienced educators spend time exploring literacy, numeracy, science and so much more with children through a natural and inquiry-based program.
Each day brings new learning opportunities through an integrated and immersive approach to education in the primary grades. Ontario Curriculum content and skill achievement guidelines are covered and enriched through a holistic approach to learning in a project-based and mixed-grade inquiry learning model.
Our goal with Junior students is to inspire and create authentic curriculum to provide a balanced learning environment, nurturing children’s natural curiosity about their world with student-centered experiences. Students are encouraged to participate in real-world projects that expand their circle of influence to their community and the rest of the world.
Holistic mindset / 6:1 ratio / Field Trips and experiential learning opportunities / Arts-Integrated Programming / Entrepreneurship / OCT Qualified Teachers / Learning Exceptionalities, Special Needs and Mental Health support, including Gifted, Autism, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, LD, etc. /
Progressive, interdisciplinary, inquiry-based programming in a student-driven, teacher-facilitated, alternative enrichment learning environment. Each learner goes through a cyclical process of identifying their unique strengths, needs, goals, and interests. Through collaboration with teachers, peers, parents and members of their community, they design an inquiry-based project to guide their learning over the course of a term.
Oak Learners’ progressive, interdisciplinary, inquiry-based programming brings new learning opportunities and experiences through an integrated and immersive approach to education. Ontario Curriculum content and skill achievement guidelines are covered and enriched through a holistic approach to learning in a 21st century environment.
Students work together with teachers and peer-mentors to develop their individualized criteria for success and assessing their progress. Teachers track each students progress in alignment with Ontario curriculum standards, and at the end of each term, students, teachers and parents meet to conference, reflect and set goals for the next term. Reporting on assessment is designed for each student’s unique profile and will take place primarily through formal and informal student-led portfolio conferences.
Now Accepting Applications
We are currently accepting applications for our Full-Time and Part-Time Programs for the 2018-2019 school year.