Our Junior School Program
A Time to Discover and Explore
A Strong Academic Foundation
A Balanced Approach – The Junior School Program at RDS is focused on developing independence, self-confidence, and curiosity about the world through a child-centered inquiry-based approach. Teachers leverage student interests and passions to design authentic learning tasks that challenge and inspire. Innovative pedagogies such as Design Thinking and Inquiry-Based Learning are balanced with the fundamental skill-building required for student success.
Inquiry Based Learning: Students in the Junior School develop questions, research topics, present to their classmates, and reflect on what they have learned;
Guided Reading Program: Students in the Junior School are supported and enriched through weekly Guided Reading instruction at their individual reading level;
Dynamic Physical Education Program: Students in the Junior School have access to specialized units and sports, utilizing many of the world-class University of Toronto facilities.
Dash and Dot Coding and Technology: Students in the Junior School learn to use iPads, Chromebooks, and Dash-and-Dot coding programs as part of our Digital Literacy curriculum.