The Giles School has created a strong programme based on research of the human mind and its infinite possibilities for growth and development. Founded on the concept of early enriched learning within a bilingual setting, challenging students with the highest curriculum and enrichment standards, all with love and individualized attention ensures the well being and success of each of our students. The goal of The Giles School programme is to awaken the mind, quicken the spirit and stir the heart. The Giles School looks upon each child as a totally unique individual to be loved, nourished, harnessed and moulded from within.
The Giles School provides early and continuous exposure to an enriched curriculum starting at age 2 (Pre-K). This learning advantage takes form in our comprehensive, multi-sensory programme focused on world languages, mathematics, science, and the arts.
In contrast to large class numbers in the public school system, The Giles School offers enriched interaction in small classes with an emphasis on personalized, tutorial-style instruction. We offer a holistic focus on the unique personality and learning needs of each child. Our curriculum is founded in an inclusive learning environment where it is safe to explore, take risks and achieve the highest academic outcomes.
The Giles School programme provides timely exposure to and acquisition of two second languages – one founded in phonetic and the other in symbolic representations. The two languages were chosen as a purposeful combination in order to maximize the operating intelligence, cognitive efficiency and sophisticated social intelligence of each child.
The French programme reflects our commitment to Canada’s official languages and is based on the national curriculum of France, establishing the school as universally unique in the field of local education. Intensive French immersion at The Giles School begins at any point from Pre-K (age 2) to Grade 1 and capitalizes on children’s optimal language learning capacity in the early years.
Emphasis on early, multiple language acquisition continues with daily Mandarin instruction beginning in Grade 1, making The Giles School one of the most advanced language schools in Canada. The learning benefits from a third language founded in symbolic representation include improved creative and abstract thinking, overall academic performance and global communication.
The Giles School offers the highest curriculum standards in both the French and English speaking worlds. Our unique curriculum is derived out of programmes originating around the globe and crafted into The Giles School’s exclusive framework. It is this blending process in concert with our other foundational pillars that propels Giles students to the top 1% of Canadian students as measured by the Canadian Test of Basic Skills. The vast majority of our students consistently rank in levels two to three grades ahead of peers from other schools and school boards in the same national test.
At The Giles School love is reflected through the caring, responsive, creative, intuitive relationship woven between teacher and child. This exceptional quality found in our staff is grounded in a profound understanding of the uniqueness of the child and the various stages of growth and development that each one experiences. Our staff is committed to the notion of becoming a learner observing their impact on each child and gaining important ideas from them about how to build our lessons and plan for their individual progress. As we embrace this knowledge about our students’ needs we are inspired to improve our curriculum and methodologies.
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80 Scarsdale Road, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2R7
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