Primary/Jr./Sr. Program


At Sevenoaks Academy we employ traditional and formal teaching methods, while drawing on the most up-to-date aspects of modern education in terms of methodology and curriculum. The students follow the Ontario Curriculum, but this is extended, enriched, and modified.

The Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior (Grades 4-6), and Senior Programs (Grade 7/8) are taught in small class sizes typically twelve or fewer. This provides our staff the opportunity to form excellent working relationships with the students, and enables them to monitor the students’ individual progress very closely. The class sizes at Sevenoaks are small, even compared with other independent schools, and it is a particular strength of the school. Each student follows their own individual program and can receive one-on-one attention from their teacher.

In the Primary Program the students concentrate on studying:

  • Math
  • English (Spelling, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Novel Study, and Creative Writing)
  • Science
  • French
  • Music (taught by a specialist)
  • Art (taught by a specialist)
  • Social Studies
  • Health Education (Mindfulness is integrated as part of this program)
  • Physical Education (Ski Club, Cross-Country, Badminton, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Ball Hockey, Circuits, and Yoga)

The students have weekly spelling tests and are encouraged to read on a daily basis. Homework is set on a regular basis. There is daily communication through the use of an agenda. Parents are also welcome and encouraged to come to school to talk the teachers whenever they wish to do so.

All Grades

There are five reporting periods, with follow up parent-teacher interviews. This takes place at the end of September (settling in report), November (mid-terms), January (end of term 1), April (mid-terms), and June (end of year exams). Students are encouraged to review material on a regular basis and will be given a study list as and when it is required.

Students are also offered sensory breaks as and when the teacher feels it is necessary as well as based on the ‘need’ of the individual student.

In Grades 1-3, there is a nutritional break in the morning and afternoon.

We offer a number of extra-curricular activities during the year including knitting, band (instrumental), art club, ski club, and several other sporting activities. We compete in the Small Schools Athletic Federation offering us a chance to compete in several events throughout the year in the Greater Toronto Area. There are over 70 members to date.

In the Junior Program students concentrate on studying:

  • English (Spelling, Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Novel Study, and Creative Writing)
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health Education (Mindfulness is integrated as part of this program)
  • Physical Education (Ski Club, Cross-Country, Badminton, Basketball, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, Ball Hockey, Circuits, and Yoga)

The following subjects are delivered by specialist staff on a daily basis:

The following subjects are delivered by specialist staff two to three times a week:

Students have a spelling and mental math test on a weekly basis.

In the Senior Program students follow the same as the junior program with the exception of Social Studies, which is taught separately. Geography is delivered in Term 1 and History Term 2. Both subjects are taught by Mrs. Hughes.

Students in grade 7 and 8 have a weekly spelling test.

Calendar

<< Nov 2017 >>
SMTWTFS
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293012
Upcoming Holidays & Events

Follow us on Facebook!