Associated has built its excellent reputation through its strong, knowledge-based curriculum, which is unique in the community. We emphasize academic achievement along with individual support, thereby providing students with a foundation for future learning.
Our elementary school program allows us to meet the academic and social emotional needs of a broad range of students. We use experiential learning opportunities to support both General and Judaic Studies. We also offer specifics supports to meet the individual needs of our students (ESL groups, enrichment, social emotional groups, and reading or language boost groups). Our informal learning opportunities include trips, visitors, special events and family education sessions. We value music and art play as a vital role in supporting our academic goals. As well, we integrate computer technology both in the lab and in individual classrooms. Finally, our students engage in a variety of physical activities, including skill-based team and individual sports.
Our school day is divided into AM and PM sessions dedicating half our teaching time General Studies and half to Judaic Studies.
Our academic requirements meet or exceed the guidelines of the Ontario Ministry of Education and Training. We have adopted Ministry curricula and learning expectations in:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Science and Technology
Our curriculum was developed by some of the finest Jewish Educators in Canada and around the world. The curriculum is constantly refined, enhanced and expanded to provide meaningful learning of Jewish life and customs.
The Judaic Studies curriculum teaches our children:
- Communicative Hebrew-reading, writing, speaking, listening
- Love of Israel
- Jewish History
- Torah values through discussions, interactive programs, and formal and informal study sessions
- Jewish Way of Life
- Responsibility for the environment
- Responsibility for our community and committing "acts of kindness"
- Chumash (Bible) including Rashi
- Navi (Prophets)
- Derech Eretz-character education based on values