Little owl offers preschool programs for students aged 2 to 4 years of age. The preschool program is designed to prepare students for future learning from Kindergarten all the way to Middle School. Students are exposed to enriching, educational, engaging activities to help them develop the skills needed to succeed in the near future.
Younger kids learn best through engaging, interesting, educational hands-on activities. At Little Owl, the Kindergarten curriculum is designed to challenge the students to think outside the box within and outside the classroom, put on their thinking caps by taking what they learned in class and connect them with real life situations.
In areas of Math and Science, we focus on cognitive development through problem-solving and promoting an understanding of how nature and science interact with our daily lives. In Junior Kindergarten, students develop skills in Number Sense (i.e. counting in different ways, exploring how many objects there are, etc.), Measurement (i.e. (ordering, comparing and measuring objects); Geometry (building and talking about shapes), Data Management and Probability (i.e. sorting, classifying and comparing information on graphs).
In addition, students not only have the opportunity to channel their personalities and creativity through daily activities, but also develop the understanding of self, problem-solving skills and the ability to express their ideas and thoughts.
Senior Kindergarten is such an important phase for children as they are preparing to transition to Grade 1 in the upcoming school year. Students will continue to expand on topics that are being covered in Junior Kindergarten as well as explore new educational frontiers.
The Kindergarten curriculum is designed in a way to encourage students to get out of their comfort zone, to challenge them to be creative and think outside the box, whether it’s within the classroom or outside, and apply what they learned in class to their daily lives.
In the areas of Math and Science, students continue to develop their problem-solving skills and to challenge themselves to connect their previous experiences with the topics covered in class.
Lastly, in the realm of art, students continue to expand their knowledge on more complex terms and to develop better visual and physical coordination. Through interactive hands-on activities, students have the opportunity to explore various materials and methods used in creating art pieces.
The Elementary program is an enriched program based on the current Ontario Curriculum. At Little Owl, we offer a well-rounded academic program, which gives students the opportunity to explore their creativity, interests and originality. Students are given the attention they require, with small class sizes and individual care, to achieve success in their academic endeavors.
Moreover, the Elementary program provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and prepare them for the next phase in their academic careers. Students are given the opportunity to work independently and in collaborative groups. This promotes the development of leadership skills and ensures that students have the etiquette and good manners needed to succeed in life. Lastly, homework is also provided to consolidate learning and give them the learning skills that will help them succeed in their academic careers.
At Little Owl, the Elementary Program students also engage in regular physical activity into the school day which gives them the opportunity to develop strength, co-ordination and healthy routines. In addition, various programs are being provided where students are exposed to different forms of art.
The Arts – Ballet, Visual Arts, Drama and Music
The Ballet program teaches them grace, elegance and synchronization, while the Visual Arts program enhances their visual coordination. Additionally, the Drama program provides students the opportunity to be creators and to comment on and contribute to each other’s work. Lastly, the Music program exposes students to various kinds of music – Jazz, Classical, Modern, Pop, etc. It also provides students with the opportunity to interact with one another and form an unity using the most versatile instrument – their voice. These arts programs offer students the ability to express their emotional intelligence in concert with the skills and knowledge they learn throughout the year.
The Little Owl School Middle School curriculum is designed to not only ensure that all students meet or exceed the government’s expectations in the following subjects: English, French, Math, Science & Technology and Social Studies, but also ensure the emotional and physical development (i.e. Gaining confidence, problem-solving skills, self-regulation, fine/gross motor development, following instructions, development of imagination) of each individual student.
Our curriculum also closely follows the Middle years Programme (MYP), which allows experientialism and contextualization of the real world. The purpose of MYP, is to provide students with a well-designed education, challenging them to become the best version of themselves and preparing them for the next chapter in their academic careers.
Michael Jordan once said “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” At Little Owl, students will come to understand the importance of sport and physical activity in becoming a well-balanced, global citizen. Through engaging in sports and physical activity, students will learn to respect self and others, as well as have the opportunity to explore time management, determination & persistence, the idea of not giving up when challenges occur, aspects of critical thinking, and goal setting.
Little Owl Private School provides a loving, open-minded, and safe environment for students to channel their creativity. We hold a strong belief that creativity, reasoning, imagination and intuition are important skills to have and are built upon verbal/non-verbal communications and various expressions of emotions.
Our Middle School Arts after-school program allows students to explore a wide variety of materials and mediums as well as provides them with the opportunity to learn different art techniques and architecture designs while acquiring new skills.
At Little Owl, we foster the appreciation for theatre & performance arts as well as the confidence of each individual student, through providing them with the opportunity of self-expression and public speaking.
Every winter and spring, a seasonal-themed music and drama production is being produced. Past performances include: ‘The Three Musketeers’, ‘Anastasia’, ‘The Wizard and Ox’, ‘The Snow Queen’, and so much amazing productions.
At Little Owl, the co-curricular programs are designed to enhance the knowledge of various subjects amongst students of all ages. Provided down below are the co-curricular programs and their descriptions.
Arts & Architecture
In Arts & Architecture club, students will explore a wide variety of materials and mediums, learning different art techniques and architecture designs, while acquiring new skills and having tons of fun.
To be or not to be, that is the question! All the world’s a stage and what better way to better to showcase your talents through performing drama. In this club, students will practice their performance skills through fun and engaging activities and practices.
BONJOUR TOUT LE MONDE ! In this club, students will not only learn how to introduce themselves in French, but also learn to read, write in French. They will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will teach them the culture and language of the city of lights! AMUSEZ-VOUS!
Math & Science Club
In Math and Science, students will get to explore the subjects: Science and Math through hands-on experiences, such as fascinating science experiments and fun, engaging activities which will allow them to think outside the box and challenge themselves to think about how they can apply what they learn into their lives.
Music and Voice Club
The voice is the most versatile instrument. It can be loud or quiet, soft or hard. In this club, students will learn to master this musical tool, have the opportunity to explore other musical instruments as well as to practice singing a variety of songs.
In Russian club, students will get the opportunity to practice the ‘Russian’ language and learn about the language & culture through detailed lessons. In addition, students will become engrossed in the rich history of the country and the texture of the language.
In this club, students will practice speaking, writing and reading English in an informal environment through interactive, detailed & interesting activities and
lesson which will allow the students challenged themselves to take what they learn and apply to normal day living.
In this History club, students will learn about History and World Civilization, become familiarize with 6 Traits of Civilization and so many more interesting concepts through fun activities and lessons.
Private Piano Lessons
Our music teacher has many years of experience and have performed at over 50 unique locations. For beginner lessons, students will learn about the basics, learning to read notes and rhythms, as well as how to play the scales, basic chords. Moreover, they will learn other tools that are essential in playing any style of music. As for intermediate and advanced lessons, students will learn more sight reading, accompaniment and performance pieces.
Private Violin Lessons
Our teacher has been playing the violin since early childhood, was part of two orchestras for a number of years, as well as has performed in various charity events and school concerts. For beginner lessons, students will start off by learning the basics, such as how to hold a violin properly, how to stand and how to hold the violin bow. In addition, they will learn to read basic notes and rhythms, as well as how to play the scales and slowly learn some performance songs. Once they master the basics, they will move on to learning more advanced skills such as how to do a trill and performance etiquettes, so they are well prepared for performance.