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Elementary School (KG2 – Gr. 5)

From KG2 through to Grade 5, students at Dunecrest Elementary School are inspired to develop a lifelong passion for learning a commitment to being empathetic and caring individuals, and the courage to realize their hopes and dreams.

A standards-based curriculum provides the foundation for preparing students to think creatively, communicate effectively, and be enthusiastic learners.

Students are engaged in hands-on project-based learning, driven by their own curiosity and interests. Through project work, children actively investigate their interests, discover new ideas and develop their own theories, learning to think critically and creatively. Project-based activities engage students in authentic learning and connect them with their environment and community.

Our dynamic learning community is committed to meeting the needs of all students in a warm and caring atmosphere. The emphasis is on the education of the whole child. As students are most receptive to learning when they feel safe, secure and happy, an emphasis on social and emotional learning will be integrated into homeroom classes with the support of our Elementary counseling program.

Academic Programs:

The Elementary school encompasses students in KG2 through Grade 5.

The Elementary program follows the AERO Common Core Plus Curricular Standards for Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Music and Art, the SHAPE standards for Physical Education and the ISTE standards for technology.

Guided by Dunecrest’s mission and central pillars, it is our goal to have all students meet or exceed Dunecrest’s standards and benchmarks in learning. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that students are receiving the precise building blocks that will prepare them fully for the next phase of their education.