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Elementary

Our rigorous Elementary Program blends academics into a socially supportive environment, and establishes a strong foundation of learning to support both secondary and post-secondary studies.

Our comprehensive Elementary Program focuses on literacy, numeracy, STEAM, and passion projects across all grades. Our Elementary students take the following courses:  

  • English/Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Science and Technology

  • Social Studies

  • Health and Physical Education

  • the Arts (Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, and Music) 

  • International Languages (French, Japanese or Putonghua)

We are known for having established an engaging and challenging curriculum where students can thrive due to the support of professionally trained teachers and the socio-emotional care experienced within a friendly atmosphere of students and school professionals. We believe that a quality education begins with a safe and supportive classroom environment and builds on the collective strengths of the students. Our commitment is to challenge our students intellectually, help them grow socially, guide them toward independent thinking, and develop advanced problem-solving skills. These skills will help prepare them not only for our excellent Secondary Program but also for life in the 21st Century.

In addition, our student-centered approach to learning develops thinking and communication skills, problem-solving skills, and social skills as well as fostering empathy through the School’s approach to conflict resolution, celebration of diversity, and commitment to civic responsibility. This responsibility exists within both physical and virtual learning spaces. The integration of technology throughout the curriculum, continuing from our Early Years Program, assists students in using technology in safe and productive ways. This includes collaborating online and accessing learning support materials off-site through our web-based learning platforms. Curriculum-based field trips support our philosophy that learning occurs both within the classroom and outside in the community.

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What our community says

"Our 4 children have been attending DSC for the past 5 years. As parents, we know we made the right decision to place our kids at DSC. Their growth personally and academically has been excellent. What we like most about the school is the caring and dedicated teachers. Teachers at DSC really want the kids to succeed and go above and beyond to ensure the kids are developing in all areas of student life. We are always impressed with the high level of communication and guidance provided at the school. We would recommend DSC as it truly is a great school."

Mr. and Mrs. Deplaedt