Rotherglen is what school should be: a safe, secure, inclusive and aesthetically beautiful learning environment which fosters excellence in education, character and leadership development for students from Casa (ages 4-6) to Grade 8.
Rotherglen students are fully engaged in an enriched curriculum, including French and Music taught by specialist teachers as early as age 4. Differentiated teaching and learning experiences designed to capitalize on each students’ unique learning style are supported by well qualified (Montessori and/or OCT, and M.Ed.) teachers. High expectations for academic achievement, co-exist with opportunities to experience the arts, athletics and community service within a caring and supportive environment. 21st Century skills are incorporated at all levels to enhance opportunities and provide for real-world applications.
Rotherglen students outperform their peers on nationally recognized standardized achievement tests, and demonstrate unparalleled character and citizenship.
- Four campuses in Oakville and Mississauga
- Total student enrolment of more than 1,000 students
- Maximum class size – 18 students
- Qualified faculty: All faculty members hold a Bachelor of Education and/or a Montessori diploma, as well as other undergraduate degrees
- Specialty teachers for music, art, computers, French, and physical education
- Many faculty members have also earned, or are in the process of earning, a Master’s degree, and/or hold specialist designations (e.g.: visual arts, music, mathematics, science, history, special education, and reading)
- Staff professional development is extensive and ongoing to ensure that staff are always ahead of the curve
- Modern technology is used on a daily basis to prepare students for success in the global community
Rotherglen School was founded in 1979 by Mrs. Marie Lanigan with the opening of the Erin Mills Campus. In 1988, Mark and Eileen Lanigan opened the Oakville Primary Campus, or the “yellow school.” In 1998, they expanded by opening the Oakville Elementary campus on Neyagawa Boulevard, and in 2000, the Meadowvale Elementary Campus opened in the former Gooderham and Worts mansion in Old Meadowvale village.
2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Oakville Primary Campus and the 20th anniversary of the Oakville Elementary Campus. In September 2018 we also celebrated the completion of ambitious construction projects at both of our Elementary Campuses. The new additions have added larger new Art and Music rooms, as well as a STEM laboratory and a secondary gymnasium.