6:1 ratio in all classes, allowing for personalized and enriched learning opportunities.
At least 2hrs every day is spent learning outside in our community and natural surroundings.
Hands-on learning and site-based learning.
Enhanced learning through the Arts, including daily dance, music, movement, art and creative expression.
Personalized instruction to support all learners, including Gifted, LD an Mental Health needs.
Integrated learning through Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts and Math.
Oak Learners offers progressive, interdisciplinary, inquiry-based programming in a student-driven, teacher-facilitated, alternative 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 inquiry-based projects to guide their learning over the course of a term.
Each day at Oak Learners brings new learning opportunities through an integrated and immersive approach to elementary education. Ontario Curriculum content and skill achievement guidelines are covered and enriched through a holistic approach to learning in a project-based inquiry model, leading to a much deeper and richer learning experience for the students.
Program Skill Development
This program includes exploring skills within:
- Literacy: Reading and Writing are taught in an integrated and immersive program, including building phonological awareness and phonics skills. Writing skills are built through fine motor development, literature appreciation through storytelling
- Hands-on Mathematics, including numeracy and patterning through the use of natural and everyday materials as well as an introduction to traditional mathematical processes and problem-solving.
- Self-Expression and Creativity through the arts, including Art, Dance, Drama and Music.
- Building independence, self-awareness and confidence through daily routines and community-based programming.
- Cooperation and communication skills with peers. Students are encouraged to build collaborative skills through project-based learning.
- Cognitive Skills – Memory games, science experiments, sequencing, books, musical instruments, songs and games, visit police and fire stations, fingerplays.
- Gross Motor Skills – Outdoor running, jumping, climbing, swinging, sliding, riding bikes, proper use of balls and bean bags, songs and games.
Student Project Showcase
Read about how our students hatched Ducklings in the spring of 2018 as part of an amazing Inquiry-based unit on animal life cycles and eco-systems. CLICK HERE for the whole story!