In order to respect each child’s learning style, teachers use a variety of educational methods and approaches. These include theoretical instruction (lecturing) and practical teaching (exploration, experimentation and cooperation) as well as innovative approaches (reverse teaching, cyber learning, zootherapy and so on) that allow students to learn at their own pace in a flexible environment.
Textbooks are replaced by new technologies. Content created by teachers and educational platforms are displayed on interactive whiteboards and digital screens (tablets, computers or Apple TV) and remain accessible from home. Applications, websites and online courses help keep students engaged in their learning: teachers guide their class to success.
Class of tomorrow
Beginning in kindergarten, students are introduced to programming and robotics. Teaching methods favour active learning over the traditional approach, in which the child is more passive. At the Academy, teachers work in constant collaboration with one another to hone their teaching methods and facilitate the incorporation of several subjects into the learning experience, including, for example, science projects.
Every student is unique! Differentiated instruction involves using various teaching methods to reach all students even if they have different academic backgrounds. In addition to the hours spent in the classroom, our various theme rooms bring out the best in every students: from robotics to gardening to creating block structures or using their the imagination in our art room.
Laboratory equipment, interactive whiteboard and Apple TV in each classroom, and, naturally, laptops and tablets since every student has one or the other in class! In addition, students of the Academy learn the basics of coding, programming and robotics each week, with the BeeBot robot in kindergarten, the ScratchJr application and the LEGO® WeDo construction sets in cycles 1 and 2, and Mindstorms® EV3 in cycle 3. Sainte-Anne has also developed online programming courses in collaboration with ChallengeU.
The innovative educational program at Sainte-Anne Academy, located in Dorval, offers students a friendly, artistic, scientific and high-tech learning environment. The school includes several exceptional theme rooms (horticulture room, creativity laboratory, nature room, artistic creation space, theatre workshop). The proposed educational program includes instruction both in French (76%) and English (24%).
If required, students have access to specialized assistance and support services designed to encourage motivation, perseverance and academic success. Depending on the student’s specific needs, measures to be considered include recovery, remedial assistance, psychological support, psychoeducation, speech therapist, and extra assistance in French, English, mathematics or another subject.
Rules and policies
The rules and policies must be interpreted according to the educational plan, the goals and mission specific to the Academy as well as that common to all schools, i.e., properly preparing students for their entry into high school and living in society.