The St. George's Method
At St. George’s, we ask our students to actively engage in the process of self-discovery and challenge themselves in order to grow emotionally, socially and cognitively.
Best practice research indicates that Teaching, Learning and Curriculum are the basis for the development of effective pedagogy. These three key components are interdependent and are constantly in motion. Our primary focus at St. George’s is on Learning, equally supported by the science and art of Teaching and the development and delivery of enriched Curriculum.
At St. George’s, we embrace active and authentic learning by bringing together sequential and divergent thinking for creative thought and problem solving. Through the use of reflective learning techniques, students learn to connect the abstract through meaningful field trips and real-life experiences which engage students beyond the classroom wall and prescribed curriculum.
St. George’s "right-sized" classes provide the ideal learning environment. The nurturing and respectful classroom setting also allows teachers to adapt to the differences of the individual learner.
At St. George’s, we practise and champion responsive teaching by applying just-in-time direct instruction prompted by the student’s ability to feel progress. Our environment provides students with the opportunity to safely and confidently develop their own voice and to respect a diversity of ideas and opinions.
At St. George’s, we enrich the MEESR (Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche) core curriculum based on ongoing cognitive research thus delivering a developmentally appropriate program that is coherent not only from grade to grade but cross-curricular as well.
Concept-based, integrated and challenging to all, our courses are geared to the diverse interests and talents of our students. St. George’s students are stimulated by our curriculum in French, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Technology, with their creative abilities and aesthetic sensibilities further developed through inspiring programs in Art, Music, Theatre and Media.
In order to ensure that our teaching practices incorporate the above the principles, we established the Centre for Learning Enrichment (CLE) in 2006.