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Private Day School at Oak Learners

A Reggio-Inspired alternative school for Kindergarten through Grade Six

 

Philosophy

Oak Learners offers an alternative private day school that 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, 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 can excel when every family belongs to a supportive educational community.

Kindergarten

The Oak Learners Kindergarten program lays a strong foundation for an enriching educational journey. Children may attend full time or part-time, pending availability. Experienced educators spend time exploring literacy, numeracy, science and so much more with children through a natural and inquiry-based program.

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Grades 1-3

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.

Grades 4-6

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.

Curriculum

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.

Assessment

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.

Small Classes

6:1 ratio in all classes, allowing for personalized and enriched learning opportunities.

Outdoor Education

At least 2hrs every day is spent learning outside in our community and natural surroundings.

Experiential Learning

Hands-on learning and site-based learning. 

Arts-Enriched Curriculum

Enhanced learning through the Arts, including daily dance, music, movement, art and creative expression.

Learning Exceptionalities

Personalized instruction to support all learners, including Gifted, LD an Mental Health needs. 

STEAM

Integrated learning through Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts and Math. 

Calendar

Our school year calendar runs 11 months and consists of 209 school days.

Registration

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Now Accepting Applications

We are currently accepting applications for our Full-Time and Part-Time Programs for the 2019-2020 school year.

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