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A school closure due to weather is a very rare occurrence, nevertheless it can happen. Before school opens, a closure message will be recorded on the UMS answering machine @ (905) 474-9888. In addition, radio stations CHFI 98.1 FM and 680 AM will broadcast school closure information. Snowball throwing is not permitted at UMS. The

Science and Technology Focus

Friday, 16 January 2015 by

The goals of science and technology education in Gr. 1 to 8 are intended to ensure that all students acquire basic scientific literacy and technological capability before entering secondary school. The goals for students are: 1. To  understand  the basic  concepts  of  science  and  technology. 2. To  develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind

Tomorrow’s Scientists Begin Here

Friday, 12 December 2014 by

Providing unique and relevant learning opportunities to children continues to be an important hallmark at UMS. Children graduating from a Montessori program need a Gr. 1 setting that is not only stimulating, but also personalized to their strengths and focused on their needs. To this end, children in the graduating Montessori year have their learning

Typically, homework and academic assignments increase in complexity and frequency as students progress from one grade to the next. Students with a strong work ethic and those who set high expectations for themselves may over-prepare assigned work and spend an inordinate amount of time on assignments that do not require such intense work. Students may

Teaching Thinking Strategies

Thursday, 11 December 2014 by

Habits of mind and forms of intelligence are unique to every student. The essence of direct instruction in critical thinking crystallizes strategies and tools that can then be used deliberately. The ultimate aim is to make critical thinking second nature and automatic for each student. The idea that skill in thinking is developed as the

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