"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."
Alexandra K. Trenfor
Our Upper Elementary Program at Royal Oak includes Grades 5-8, and is designed to encourage students to work, discover and explore. Our rigorous programming in Upper Elementary continues to use Inquiry as a method of teaching and learning as it promotes an in-depth study of the curriculum, all while challenging the students to work at their highest potential. In the Upper Elementary program, students are challenged to work more independently in the rotary system of instruction. This rotation of teachers for subjects helps our older students gain the organizational and thinking skills that are required for their schooling ahead. Core subjects include Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Science, as well as the Arts.
With a full, well-rounded and enriched curriculum, our students continue to achieve high levels of success and become prepared for the next chapter in their educational future.
Royal Oak students also receive daily instruction in French for one to two hours from an experienced French teacher. By receiving instruction in a second language at this early age, children have a better opportunity to become fluent.
In addition to a rigorous academic program, other specialty subjects offered at Royal Oak include the arts, music, and physical education. Regularly, the students participate in field trips in order to become enlightened on the subject matter they learn in class. They work on developing time management, public speaking, and strong academic skills.
Physical Education is offered twice a week, and Royal Oak continues to deliver unique programming in this area of the curriculum as well, with several exciting sports being taught. As part of our Physical Education program, our children have taken part in such things as golf lessons, soccer, basketball, tennis, martial arts and self defence, hockey, and much more.