Academic Overview

At the heart of a Rotherglen education is our strong commitment to a challenging and comprehensive curriculum and 21st Century learning skills that will set our graduates apart from others. From Casa through Grade 8, our programs inspire and promote intellectual curiosity, creativity, and individual growth through the integration of academics, arts, athletics and a variety of enrichment activities.

A Rotherglen education places student learning at the centre of all our activities, programs and curriculum. Differentiated learning has been our approach since our very beginnings. We deliver a curriculum which provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop positive values, attitudes and behaviours.

In Casa (JK/SK) and our Primary program (Grade 1 to 3), our students develop independence and experience the joy of personal discovery through Montessori methods. Our small classes and low teacher-to-student ratios enable our experienced and qualified Montessori teachers to know your children as individuals and to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

From Grade 4 to Grade 8, the student transitions to a progressive model of teaching, based on an enriched Ontario Curriculum, yet still with a focus on the individual learning needs of each child. As a result, Rotherglen students demonstrate a strong foundation and excel in academic achievement.

Our enriched program introduces specialist instruction in music and French at the age three. In our Junior School (Grades 4-6), specialist teachers teach music, computers, physical education, art and French. These, as well as core subjects, are taught by specialist teachers in our Upper School (Grades 7 and 8). Our intermediate students (Grades 7 and 8) engage in extensive character development and leadership education, with real-world connections to their immediate and global communities.

At Rotherglen, we know our students and teach in ways which engage all students in their learning and encourage and support their academic, social and emotional well-being.

Our students’ progress and academic growth are tracked throughout the school year so that their indivuidal learning needs are carefully met. Our purpose in monitoring student development is to guide their explorations and encourage them with new challenges and personal goals. Rotherglen’s small class sizes permit us to observe every child closely, tracking their progress as they grow.