By the end of Grade 4, Giles School students are fluent in reading, writing and speaking French and English. They have also achieved a native-like pronunciation of the French language.
French immersion is a key part of the curriculum until the end of Grade 6, at which point students have the option to continue. From Grades 4 to 6, French and English instruction share equal time.
iPads are part of the daily school life of Grade 4 through 6 students. They are used within the classroom and also for various homework assignments.
Starting in Grade 4, math and science are “team-taught” by a specialist and the homeroom teacher. This strategy combines subject expertise with discipline-specific language skills – a successful formula exclusive to the Giles school. In mathematics as well as science, curriculum standards are years ahead of public (and most private) schools.
The Grade 4 to 8 curriculum prepares students for success in corresponding subject areas and international exams at the secondary level.
The Period 10 After School Programme for Grades 4 through 6 includes musical activities such as Choir and Jazz Band, and additional study/homework periods which help balance the academic demands of school and the ever increasing social and extra-curricular commitments of students.
Excursions typically include opera or other musical productions. Senior students may travel to Stratford for a live performance of a Shakespearean play that they have studied.
Older students also partake in more ambitious trips. For instance, in recent years, Grade 4 students traveled to Ottawa for four days. Students in Grades 5 and up have made a five-day trip to Boston, and had four day trips to Montreal and Quebec city. Grade 4 through 6 students have also enjoyed camping and skiing excursions in recent years.
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80 Scarsdale Road, York Mills, Toronto, Ontario M3B 2R7
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