What is a Reggio-inspired Junior School?
We often hear people say: “I have seen Reggio-inspired environments for very young children but we’ve never seen it applied in grade schools. We love it!” This comment doesn’t surprise us because there isn’t another school in Ontario that integrates Reggio design principles across all grade levels.
Why did we do it? Because the principles are equally as important and impactful for older children as they are for younger children. We wanted to create the very best conditions for learning. And we know you want that for your children, too.
In our Junior School the environment is clean, open, and inviting. Classrooms have soaring windows and are filled with natural light. Instead of desks in rows, there are work tables for collaborative learning, cozy spaces for reading and reflection, and sofas and comfy chairs grouped together for conversation. Children in the Junior School have a home room and travel as a group to the specialist subjects of Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education, and French.
Children from Grades 1 to 6 utilize the amazing facilities of our entire school, including our piazza (an open public space used for community gatherings), science lab, maker space, yoga and meditation room, full gymnasium, and kitchen. Junior students also enjoy our outdoor play spaces and nature walks on the Saigeon Valley trail, located directly behind our school.