WELLINGTON HALL ACADEMY

Academics

Wellington Hall Academy is a private JK-Grade 8 school. We follow and go beyond the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum. Our primary focus is to ensure that each child has a strong foundation in language, mathematics, science, technology, French, and social sciences.

Kindergarten

The kindergarten years are an introduction to school and the educational process, and this should be a positive and exciting time. Wellington Hall Academy promotes discovery and exploration through its theme-based and activity-centered program. Our kindergarten programs are well-balanced, integrating traditional teaching with discovery-based learning. Students experience individual and small-group learning activities. Teachers provide guidance in the child’s social and emotional development. Kindergarteners who are ready for more challenging academic learning are able to do so.

Wellington Hall Academy
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  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Written Expression
    • Phonetics and Reading
  • French (Oral)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Coding Concepts
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Outdoor Education
  • The Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Music
    • Dance & Drama

Grades 1 – 3

For students in grades 1-3, the Primary Division program focuses on the consolidation and mastery of basic skills in language arts (reading and writing) and mathematics. Students who have mastered skills are provided with enrichment opportunities, so that all students are challenged and achieving at their highest level. Wellington Hall primary students begin developing independence, responsibility, and accountability toward their school work and behaviour. Students participate daily in a non-threatening environment that encourages risk-taking and self-confidence.

Wellington Hall Academy
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  • Language Arts
    • Reading, Novel Study, Vocabulary, Comprehension
    • Phonics, Spelling, Grammar
    • Printing and Cursive Writing
    • Creative & Functional Written Expression
    • Oral Expression
    • Listening
  • French (Oral Expression, Listening)
  • Mathematics
    • Data Management, Patterning, Probability
    • Algebra, Geometry
    • Spatial Sense, Measurement
    • Number Sense & Numeration
  • Science
  • History & Geography
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Outdoor Education
  • The Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Music
    • Dance & Drama
  • Computer/Technology
    • Keyboard Technique
    • Introductory Word Processing
    • Coding
  • Study Skills
    • Time Management, Daily Planning
    • Research
    • Test-Taking Strategies
    • Self-Editing

Grades 4 – 8

Wellington Hall students in both the Junior Division (grades 4-6) and the Senior Division (grades 7-8) are guided through the process of developing self-direction, independence, and accountability in academic and non-academic situations, as well as a positive attitude toward academic success. These skills and behaviours will prepare students to meet the challenges of higher levels of education and life ahead.

Wellington Hall Academy
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  • Language Arts
    • Reading, Novel Study, Vocabulary, Comprehension
    • Phonic Patterns in Spelling
    • Grammar
    • Printing & Cursive Writing
    • Creative & Functional Written Expression
    • Oral Expression (Fluency & Expression)
    • Listening
  • French (Oral and Written Expression, Listening)
  • Mathematics
    • Data Management, Patterning, Probability
    • Algebra, Geometry
    • Spatial Sense, Measurement
    • Number Sense & Numeration
  • Science
  • History, Geography, & Current Events
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Outdoor Education
  • The Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Music
    • Dance & Drama
  • Computer/Technology
    • Enhanced Keyboard Technique
    • Office Software
    • Photo Editing, Graphic Design
    • Internet (Responsible Usage)
    • Introductory Programming/Coding
  • Study Skills
    • Time Management, Daily Planning
    • Research
    • Note-Keeping
    • Test-Taking Strategies
    • Self-Editing

Afterschool Care

At Wellington Hall, students can transition to afterschool care after school is dismissed, to continue homework, reading, or non-electronic play time under the care and supervision of our afterschool staff. This offers parents the option to pick up their child later if necessary.

Afterschool care is available on a pay-for-service basis Monday to Friday, and it can be arranged by standing arrangement or on short notice.

Special Focus

ARTS

We believe that studying the arts and fostering creative expression is essential in the education of young people. We ensure that each child has a strong foundation in basic skills, but we also provide arts instruction and opportunities that go far beyond that found in typical K-8 schools. Our art, music, dance, and drama teachers are highly skilled and experienced, and instruction in these areas is of a very high quality.

STEM AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION

Our current global experiences clearly demonstrate the need for education that fosters the critical thinking, creativity, hands-on skills, and resilience of our youngest citizens. Students at WHA will receive a strong foundation in the fundamental sciences through classroom and experiential learning, as well as a focus on ecological sciences and environmental stewardship.

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