Welcome to Elmwood School! We are a diverse school offering four programming options: Sciences, Chinese (Mandarin) Bilingual, Pre-Kindergarten, and Individual Support Program.
Inference, experiment, describe, classify, observe, interpret, compare, analyze, predict, conclude, investigate, explore, explain, justify… are just some of the words you will hear in our classrooms and hallways on a daily basis. These words directly relate to the scientific inquiry teaching approach that Elmwood School prides itself on but are also used to span across the entire curricula! As a school philosophy, we design and embrace science inquiry learning so that students learn through in-depth studies of real-world problems that they care about and are interested in. This teaching approach gives students the opportunities to harness their passion and explore real-life problems. This passion and exploration leads to innovative solutions and deep learning. We encourage critical and creative thinking through a science lens.
The English-Chinese Bilingual Program at Elmwood School will be established in the 2020-2021 school year, beginning with kindergarten at first (or Kindergarten and Grade 1, depending on demand during pre-enrolment). As the first group of students moves to the next grade, we’ll expand the program by one grade level. The program is designed to provide children an opportunity to learn the Chinese language, in addition to the regular curriculum and to experience the richness of both western and eastern cultures.
Elmwood School also offers two programs that provide programming for students with developmental delays or disabilities. Our Pre-Kindergarten program supports children who have a first language other than English or mild, moderate or severe delays in their development to build their strengths and skills in a playful, language-rich environment. Our Individual Support program supports students with severe to profound developmental disabilities in grades 1-6. Elmwood's inclusive school community provides numerous opportunities for all students to interact with one another - through classroom activities, buddy groups, school-wide assemblies, and special events.
Elmwood School is an exciting place to be! We look forward to learning with you and your child.