Philosophy

    Voice Integrative School:

    • delivers challenging academics in small classes;
    • makes the Ontario Curriculum meaningful through the infusion and integration of personal, local and global issues in all aspects of our program;
    • offers a strong sports program and an innovative performing arts curriculum;
    • encompasses a balance of learner-centered approaches as well as teacher-directed lessons;
    • provides learners with opportunities to work independently as well as cooperatively;
    • enables students to develop strong skills in all core academic subjects;
    • places importance on higher order skills such as critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, cooperation, time management and organization;
    • focuses on specific subjects, (i.e., Mathematics, English, French, Spanish, Global Studies, History, Health, Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Life Skills), yet facilitates cross-curricular integration to help students make vital connections;
    • encourages thinking through diverse perspectives;
    • draws from the past, investigates the present and inspires students to envision and strive for possible and preferred futures;
    • embraces teacher-directed evaluation and expects self-evaluation and self-reflection from each student;
    • is a safe learning environment where children can feel free from bullying and exclusion;
    • is an environment of ‘rights and responsibilities’ with a strict demand for self respect, respect for others and respect for the environment;
    • is the perfect balance of learning and teaching approaches intended to reach the “head” as well as the “heart” of each learner.
    Marie Lardino B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed., Ed. Admin., Director – V.I.S