Student Life

Learning Strategies

Providing individualized support to students
The Learning Strategies department provides regular, scheduled support to students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). The Learning Strategies team also collaborates with teachers to ensure that universal design for learning (UDL) principles support all learners in the Senior School.

Learning Strategies

The Learning Strategies department benefits students by:
  • Supporting students’ academic and socio-emotional needs at school by establishing strengths as assets to build success;
  • Providing personalized support to students;
  • Collaborating with teachers;
  • Liaising with families and outside service providers;
  • Modelling a high value for diversity and inclusion in all aspects of a students’ life in the Senior School.

The Learning Strategies department offers regular, scheduled support to students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) during designated Resource or Support blocks, as well as a distraction reduced test-taking environment for students entitled to that accommodation as documented in their IEPs. In addition to these services, the department also offers study skill sessions and drop-in exam preparation at designated times in January and May for all students.

Peer Tutoring

The peer tutoring program provides another layer of academic support for students who seek one-to-one help with a Senior student in specific subject areas. All students are eligible to use this service and they should contact the Learning Strategies department for more information.

Learning Strategies Hours

The Learning Strategies department is open every day before school (7:30 am), at lunch after the AP bell, and after school (until 4:30 pm).

All students working with IEPs are welcome to drop in and work on homework, prepare for tests, or check-in with one of the Learning Strategies teachers or peer tutors. At lunchtime after the AP bell, students can come complete tests or work with a teacher to organize or plan assignments.
With respect, we acknowledge that the land on which we learn, play, and work is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməѲkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwəta/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.