Six Pillars

Awaken the mind, quicken the spirit and stir the heart

The goal of The Giles School education program is to awaken the mind, quicken the spirit and stir the heart. The program rests on the community’s six founding pillars of education.

Love

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 each child and the various stages of growth and development that they experience. We’re committed to building our programs for our students’ individual progress and are inspired to improve our curriculum and methodologies.

Highest National Standards

We offer the highest curriculum standards in both the French and English speaking worlds. Our unique curriculum is derived out of programs originating around the globe that is then crafted into The Giles School’s exclusive framework. It is this process that propels Giles students to the top one per cent of Canadian students as measured by the Canadian Test of Basic Skills in which our students consistently rank two or three grade levels ahead of peers from other schools and school boards.

Small Class Sizes

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 learning needs of each child. Our curriculum lives within an inclusive learning environment where it is safe to explore, take risks and achieve the highest academic outcomes.

Early Enriched Learning

The Giles School provides early exposure to our comprehensive, multi-sensory early learning program focused on world languages, mathematics, science, and the arts for Pre-Kindergarten (age two) to Grade 1.

Languages

The Giles School is the only education program to provide exposure to and acquisition of two languages. French and Mandarin are chosen purposefully to maximize the operating intelligence, cognitive efficiency and sophisticated social intelligence of each child to balance both phonetic and symbolic understandings of language.

Bilingualism

Our French immersion program 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-Kindergarten (age two) to Grade 1, capitalizing on children’s optimal language learning capacity in the early years.

Mandarin

Emphasis on early, multiple language acquisition makes The Giles School one of the most advanced language schools in Canada. Daily Mandarin instruction begins in Grade 1 to improve creative and abstract thinking relevant for overall academic performance and global communication.