The program at Brooke Valley School focuses on the individual strengths of each child, giving them the opportunity to grow and excel in an enriched environment that has been customized to their needs. We put a high standard on academic education with a strong emphasis on creativity and the natural world. We use the provincial curriculum as a guide for core subjects, and enhance learning with an outdoors and experiential learning focus. We have room for creativity as the teacher and students explore their interests and indulge their curiosity. The students work at individualized programs and progress at their own rate without the use of a traditional grading system.
Brooke Valley School is a reflection of the shared values held by a community of parents, children and teachers. Parents choose to send their children to Brooke Valley School out of concern for the quality of education and school life. Self-reliance, self-respect, shared responsibility and co-operation are some of the values incorporated into the learning environment of Brooke Valley School. Through the study of the arts, students learn about artistic traditions of their own and other cultures. They learn to link the study of arts with the study of history, geography, language, culture, and human interaction, as well as technology.
"Education in the arts is essential for the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth. Through the study of music, visual arts, drama and dance, students not only develop the ability to think creatively and critically, but also develop physical co-ordination and the ability to work both independently and with others. In addition, the creative and practical work encourages students to express themselves in both verbal and non verbal ways." ( Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum)
Students in grade 3 and below attend 3 days/week (Tues-Thurs), and the older children attend 4 days/week (Mon - Thurs).