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Kindergarten to Grade 8

Aspire's elementary program offers highly structured, small classroom environments that focus on traditional academic subjects as well as social skills, communication, self-regulation, independence and more.  This program is guided by the academic standards of the Ontario Curriculum (kindergarten through grade 8) and is follows a traditional school day schedule. With a thoughtful combination of group-based learning and individualized teaching, students learn at their own pace within a classroom.

This program is ideal for school-aged students who can advance through the Ontario curriculum but have difficulty learning in traditional large-group settings, and/or require an adapted curriculum.

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What to expect:

Our Kindergarten to Grade 8 programs are modelled after typical school life. Teachers follow the Ontario Curriculum but break each teaching subject into concrete and measurable learning goals, making the provincial curriculum more accessible to students with unique learning needs. While there is a focus on teaching academic subjects, students also learn other skills that are essential to their overall success. 

Evidence-based ABA strategies are incorporated into the entire day and are used to optimize the learning environment and motivate the students. Teachers use group goal setting to teach students how to work with others towards a goal, like a pizza or dance party!

The smaller-group ratio allows our educators to give each student the individualized guidance and support they need to flourish.

 

Students engage in project-based learning, group and independent work, physical education, sports, music, art and mindfulness. They also spend plenty of time outside on our 12-acre campus which features an outdoor classroom, play structures, a sensory walk, basketball court and skating rink. 1-to-1 support is built into each students' schedule to create additional teaching time for more challenging academic tasks or opportunities to proactively learn skills that will help them thrive.

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Goals and Objectives:

Our team of educators and behaviour analysts develop learning plans for each student, which outline the goals and learning objectives that suit their unique learning needs. Potential goals and objectives for students in the Kindergarten to Grade 8 program may be related to:
 

  • Learning how to be a member of a classroom

  • Academic skill areas (i.e. math, science, language arts etc.)

  • Social skills including leadership, friendship building

  • Athletic/sports skills including turn-taking, cooperation and gross motor skills 

  • Self-discipline and classroom management skills 

  • Resilience and emotional regulation 

  • SLP and Occupational Therapy goals are integrated into programs goals as needed 

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Details:

  • The Kindergarten to Grade 8 program runs from the beginning of September to the end of June with PD days, holidays and March Break closures. Progress reports are sent home in November, and report cards in February and June. 

  • Enrolment remains open throughout the academic year so students can join at any point. Students are encouraged to join our Summer Program between academic years. 

  • Before and and After Care is available for those who require flexible pick-up and/or drop-off between 8am and 5pm.

  • The Kindergarten to Grade 8 program is supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

  • Fees for this program can be covered using OAP Funding (i.e. Access OAP, childhood budgets, Interim one-time funding etc.), third-party insurance, private or charitable funds.

Getting started is as easy as...

1

Complete our fast and easy online intake form by clicking "Get Started" below.

2

Connect with a member of our Clinical Team during a virtual Admission Meeting.

3

Visit Aspire for a tour of our campus and an opportunity for us to get to know your child. Discuss program placement and a plan for enrolment.

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