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Small Classes

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

Outdoor Education

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

Arts-Enriched Curriculum

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

Experiential Learning

Hands-on learning and site-based learning.

Learning Exceptionalities

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

STEAM

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

Kindergarten

The Oak Learners Kindergarten program lays a strong foundation for an enriching educational journey. Experienced educators spend time exploring literacy, numeracy, science and so much more with children through a natural and inquiry-based program. Students may attend part-time or full-time as they enter into the first stage of their elementary education.

>> Learn more about Kindergarten at Oak Learners

Lower Elementary (Grades 1-4)

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.

>> Learn more about elementary school at Oak Learners

Upper Elementary (Gr 5-8)

Our research-based approach to skills-based teaching provides students with a strong preparation for the High School grades. Students are encouraged to become advocates for their own learning to build learner self-awareness, confidence and motivation. Cross-curricular curriculum and real-world projects integrate skills for learning and solidify Ontario Curriculum expectations.

>> Learn more about Middle School at Oak Learners

Start the Admissions Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for all Grade Levels, JK through Grade 8.

Complete an Intake Questionnaire to begin the process today!

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.

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Calendar

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

Registration & Fees

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Start the Admissions Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for all Grade Levels, JK through Grade 8.

Complete an Intake Questionnaire to begin the process today!

Oak Learners endeavours every day to inspire learning through an authentic skill-based curriculum. Our teachers nurture children’s natural curiosity about their world with student-centered experiences.

Many research studies over the past decade link children’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health with time spent outdoors, experiencing nature. For example, students have been shown to have increased focus, confidence, self-esteem, and overall feelings of happiness and satisfaction with school.

At Oak Learners, we believe every child can be successful when they belong to a truly supportive educational community. Academic excellence is enhanced with 30-50% of our school day being integrated with immersive Outdoor Education. This means that academic subjects like Math, Literacy, Science, and Social Studies are taught, explored, and shared in an authentic way: in the natural environment.

Environmental Stewardship

Understanding the responsibility of caring for our local environment.

Navigation and Mapping

Developing skills to navigate the local community and trails.

Observation and Inquiry

Scientific investigation and STEAM integration sparked by natural observation and inquiry.

Sense of “Place” and Belonging,

Building an understanding our place and role in our community.

Local Culture and Heritage

Developing an appreciation for local culture, tradition and heritage.

 

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Calendar

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

Registration & Fees

View tuition fees, forms and registration information.

Start the Admissions Process

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for all Grade Levels, JK through Grade 8.

Complete an Intake Questionnaire to begin the process today!

Cognratulations to the Graduating Class of 2024!

This year, Oak Learners celebrated our inaugural Graduating Class and we are thrilled to wish Henry and Jackson the very best of success in the next phase of their educational journey.

Senior Students Overnight Trip to Blue Mountain

Grade Seven and Eight students from Oak Learners had the opportunity to spend 2 nights and 3 days at the Blue Mountain resort for their Senior Trip this year!

Supporting the Trans Canada Trail Care Day 2024

On Saturday, June 1, Oak Learners joined the Trans Canada Trail Team and the Waterfront Trail team for Trail Care Day 2024! Oak Learners was excited to provide activities for families, including a self-guided scavenger hunt on the Trail.

Oak Learners Launches the 2024 Summer Skill Boosters Program

Summer Skills Boosters at Oak Learners are intensive, one-week workshop experiences for students from Grades 1–12 in a variety of subject areas including math, literacy, study skills and more.

Oak Learners is Granted a Water Rangers Freshwater Testing Kit for World Oceans Week!

From June 1 to 9, 2024, Ocean Week is a time to engage in events, learning activities, and community initiatives that highlight the importance of our oceans and their connection to our daily lives. This year, Oak Learners was selected to receive the Ocean Week Canada Grant towards the purchase of a Freshwater Testing Kit from Water Rangers!

A visit to see the High Park Cherry Blossoms

This year, the much-anticipated Peak Bloom of the High Park Cherry Blossoms in Toronto occurred during the final week of April and our students took the opportunity to visit this spectacular showcase of nature at its finest despite the lower-than-seasonal temperatures.

Our Students join the Shoreline Cleanup at Colonel Sam Smith Park for Earth Day 2024

On Monday, April 22, the entire student body and staff team gathered at the shores of Colonel Samuel Smith Park to collect garbage in an effort to contribute to keeping our shoreline and park free of garbage.

Senior Students raise funds for their end-of-year trip!

Help our graduates fundraise for their end-of-year trip to Blue Mountain with our upcoming Bottle Drive and Bake Sale!

Middle School Students Honour Artists for Black History Month

This year for Black History Month, our Middle School Students at the Lake Shore Campus engaged in an exploration of black music, cultures, traditions, arts, etc. Each student then selected a black artist to learn more about and then designed and painted an artwork that paid homage to the artist they chose.

Student Visits to Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Center in February 2024

Oak Learners Middle School students had the opportunity to visit the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Center at Humber college to learn about the contributions of Black Canadians as well as the story of Grace, a former resident of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital. These opportunities help our students understand history through unique stories and experiences that cannot be found in a textbook.

Highlights from our School

Middle School Student Enjoy a Field Trip to the AGO

Middle School Student Enjoy a Field Trip to the AGO

On December 19, 2023, our Middle School students from the Oak Learners Lake Shore Campus visited the Art Gallery of Ontario. They spent the day exploring the galleries, in particular the extraordinary works of Keith Haring.

Our Middle School Students Want YOU to Choose Our Next Class Pet

Our Middle School Students Want YOU to Choose Our Next Class Pet

For the month of September, our Middle School class at the Oak Learners Lake Shore Campus has been engaged in an inquiry-based learning project to choose a class pet. The students have learned about the importance of responsible animal caretaking while also investigating the pros and cons of having a class pet.

Move and Groove at Summer Camp with Oak Learners

Move and Groove at Summer Camp with Oak Learners

Wow… time flies when you are having the BEST time ever! This week at the  Royal York campus Summer Camps, our theme was “Move & Groove” and we certainly did that! Read more about Summer Camps at Oak Learners.

A Natural Way to Learn

A Natural Way to Learn

On a beautiful spring afternoon in mid-May, we noticed that our local park was blanketing in gorgeous yellow dandelions. The fields of green and yellow seemed to stretch forever, providing us an opportunity to reflect on the absolute beauty of the natural world around us.

Creating a Culture of Inclusivity: How Our School Values Diversity and Equity

Creating a Culture of Inclusivity: How Our School Values Diversity and Equity

At its core, inclusivity means recognizing and valuing the diversity of our students and ensuring that each and every one of them feels welcome, supported, and included in our learning community. This includes students of all races, ethnicities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities.

2022-23 Diversity Unit: North America

2022-23 Diversity Unit: North America

Students in our class each chose one spirit animal or First Nations image to paint. Following a “paint by colour” template, the children painted with traditional native American colours (black, red and blue) to form an image.

Spring Wonder Walks

Spring Wonder Walks

The weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining brighter and it helps us all feel a little bit better each day. It’s the perfect time to get outside and take a walk!

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