The Claremont School offers a language and math focused curriculum.
- Language and math instruction occurs across the curriculum: in science, geography, history and physical education. French is offered in the after-school program.
- Drama, sculpture, ceramics, model building, story-telling, and crafts are included in subjects across the curriculum or as enrichment activities delivered by guest teachers.
- The school follows the Ontario Ministry of Education expectations and our staff consists of Ontario certified teachers who are trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
- The Claremont School provides customized programming for all students using the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The Claremont School Writing Program© is used exclusively at The Claremont School to promote written expression.
- Teacher-pupil ratio will not exceed 1:10.
Using research-based best practices the following areas are the focus for students with dyslexia: phonological awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension. The multisensory Orton-Gillingham lesson plan is the central platform of reading instruction.
Written expression includes grammar, syntax, and sentence to essay instruction. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) integrates written instruction in all subject areas.
Writing skills are often an area of weakness for students with dyslexia, and our curriculum seeks to emphasize instruction in this area. Our school offers several extra-curricular activities that promote the art of writing. We sponsor writing competitions in several genres: poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Students run and contribute to the Claremont School Newsletter.
Materials used: Recipe for Reading, Explode the Code, Wilson, Lindamood Bell (LIPS & Verbalizing/Visualizing) S.P.I.R.E, The Claremont School Writing Mastery Program©.
Using research-based and proven methodologies, math instruction is taught in sequential, cumulative and structured steps. A multisensory approach based on Orton-Gillingham is applied.
Materials used: Math U See, TouchMath"