In a community that celebrates diversity, students share
goals and aspirations, learn from each other,
seize opportunities and gain different perspectives.

Brenda Zwolak, Director of Academics
 
       
 

As HSC transforms teaching and learning, we are committed to shifting practices and methodologies from a teacher-directed, content-oriented environment to one that is strongly influenced by student inquiry, creativity and innovation.  The role of the teacher becomes even more important in the learning process and changes to greater facilitation, coaching and mentoring.  Knowing each student’s interests, talents and skills builds an effective learning partnership that will better enable students to reach their full potential.  

Students from JK/Montessori 3's to Grade 12 learn in a resource-rich and small class environment. They are encouraged to seek academic challenges and to take risks in their learning. Our expectations that students will learn how to learn and will apply their knowledge in new situations move them beyond simply acquiring information. By developing their own skills and collaborating with others, students build personal qualities of confidence and compassion that will last them a life-time. In a community that celebrates diversity, students share goals and aspirations, learn from each other, seize opportunities and gain different perspectives.

For more detailed information about the programs within each of the four schools, please go to the individual school section on the website.

Brenda Zwolak
Director of Academics




 

STUDENT- CENTRED
LEARNING


FOCUS AREAS
CHOICE

Students take an active role in selecting  topics, resources, groups, and assessments

Engagement, motivation, ownership and responsibility
are all enhanced by choice

PROBLEM SOLVING AND
CRITICAL THINKING

Working through structured processes and considering multiple perspectives enables learners to propose and find effective solutions to ill-defined problems

APPLICATIONS

Providing diverse scenarios for applying skills ensures that learning is meaningful and relevant     

METACOGNITION

Self-reflection, monitoring and assessment experiences provide learners with strategies to build a growth mindset









 
 
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