The Mabin School offers a full day program for boys and girls ages four to eleven (Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6) in an enriched environment where personal excellence in academics and social development are emphasized.
We are committed to developing confident, independent learners through a child-centred approach to education. All aspects of a child’s development—intellectual, emotional, social, and physical—are considered, given equal importance and nurtured.
Achieving academic excellence and honouring student interests are always at the centre of an inquiry-based approach to learning in the Mabin classroom. Students are encouraged to ask questions and seek solutions, while teachers provide guidance with both open-ended and structured experiences. Mabin delivers an exceptional social curriculum that includes character education, leadership initiatives and community outreach.
Classroom Teachers, Specialist Teachers and Learning Strategies Teachers work collaboratively to enhance each student’s educational journey by using relevant themes to develop an enriched program that addresses a child’s individual needs at an optimal level. The curriculum at Mabin is integrated. Themes explored within the classroom are woven into Math and Language Arts learning as well as French, Science, Physical Education and Health, Art, Music, Library and Technology. Small class sizes and low student-teacher ratios (6:1) allow teachers to think critically about how each student learns best, and to plan their learning experiences accordingly. Reflection has been a critical tool in setting our students up for success. Teachers support students as they take ownership for their learning and build portfolios filled with reflections about their academic and social growth. The Habits of Mind are integral to the process of reflection, and provide a common language for our students, faculty and families (http://instituteforhabitsofmind.com). The unique rooms of our home away from home continue to be filled with students who are passionate about learning, feel known and most importantly are deeply excited about coming to school every day.
Click ‘play’ on the video below to see a typical day in our Kindergarten program.