ABOUT THE Giles School
Stir the Heart
Children thrive in our inclusive learning environment where it’s safe to take risks, make mistakes and explore their own interest. Students in Grades 5 through 8 take part in a leadership taught by the school principal. Students learn about character education and apply their understandings through various service learning projects, such as: managing the school bookstore; curating the school museum, coordinating student assemblies; editing a school anniversary memory book; being a student librarian; organizing school spirit days; implementing a school stamp and currency club; and peer teaching younger students in a school dance club.
Quicken the International Spirit
Learning Multiple Languages
Students at the Giles School experience an intensive French Immersion Program in PK and Kindergarten through to Grade 8. In Grade 1, students are introduced to Mandarin and English, but 90% of their programming (including Math,Science and Social Studies) remains in French until Grade 3 when Spanish is also introduced as a new language. By grade 4, Math and English are taught in English, with French and Social Studies taught in French, building a solid bilingual experience through to Grade 8. In the senior grades students are also exposed to a term of learning Russian and Arabic in a Global Studies course focused on learning culture through the six official languages of the United Nations. In addition to participating in a Model UN program, these students accumulate international micro-credentials that demonstrate their enhanced global awareness of current world issues. Beginning in Grade 4. students new to the French language, can apply to be part of the Introductory French Program, where they can engage as a beginner French language speaker, as well as take part in the Giles engaging English academic program.
Awaken the Mind
At The Giles School, teachers build creative and critical thinking learning environments. Students present speeches, engage in debates and share their discoveries at our Annual Science Fair. Students in Grade 4 to 8 have coding, robotics, chess and finical literacy built into the curriculum. One group of student built our new recording studio for podcasting speeches and music production, complete with soundproofing studio and mixers. The Giles School is committed to supporting a culture of problem-solvers, capable of applying their understandings beyond the simple acquisition of knowledge. At Giles we aim to support a next generation of designers and thinkers prepared to thrive in the 21st century in school, work and life.
Awaken the mind. Quicken the spirit. Stir the heart.
The Giles School
We believe all children should be given the opportunity to experience a nurturing and challenging education. That’s why we admit students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Learn More >>