A Closer Look: Elementary Programme
UMS Elemntary School students are able to excel, regardless of their learning style.
The enriched Ontario Curriculum, offered at UMS is designed to create personalized learning experiences that permit the curriculum to fit the child. The Programme is built upon the premise that learning how to learn is as relevant as what we learn. Our Elementary teachers continually differentiate curriculum within the classroom so that all students are challenged. Advanced students, who would benefit from additional enrichment, work with an enrichment teacher. A tutoring system is also in place whereby students who need extra help can work with our own teachers to catch up. All of our students are important; all of our students are given a learning plan to succeed.
Our advanced Elementary Programme encompasses all core academic areas: mathematics, language, arts, science, geography, and history. The curriculum meets and/or exceeds the criteria established by the Ontario Ministry of Education while emphasizing critical thinking, abstract learning and creative problem-solving.
The content of our elementary school curriculum and teaching strategies used are constantly monitored by independent, qualified staff. Additionally, students from all grades annually participate in external assessments. This ongoing research and evaluation allows us to adjust our teaching methods to meet specific needs of the students and maintain a progressive curriculum.