About Us . Academic Program
Approaches to Learning
Springdale offers a 50% - 50% Bilingual Program where students learn in French and in English - This program, given to students in kindergarten, cycle 1, 2 and 3 of elementary, provides English instruction in: Mathematics, English Language Arts, Phys Ed, Music, Ethics and Religious Culture. French Instruction is in: Science, French Language Arts, Social Studies and Art.
Springdale has adopted a philosophy of Collaboration, where units of inquiry foster student-centred learning in a hands-on environment. This is transferred between English and French instruction. This approach allows teachers to meet the needs of individual students with various learning styles and abilities and supports concepts learned in both languages in a seamless fashion.
As a member of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Springdale is an inclusive school that meets the needs of a diverse clientele. The Springdale team supports individual students as well as the community of learners, and strives to help each student realise her or his potential. In accordance with the Progression of Learning, our students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be prepared for the transition to high school.