The program of our Elementary School (Grundschule) is based on the curriculum of both the German state (Bundesland) of Thuringia and the Canadian province of Ontario. These curricula are both recognized as one of the best and most challenging programs in their respective countries.
Students are introduced to language studies (German and English), Mathematics, Science and Social Studies; the goal is to provide a foundation they can build on for the rest of their school career in any part of the world. In addition, the program is enhanced with a myriad of Canadian topics, with an emphasis on Canada as a country, the city of Toronto and the city’s multicultural aspects.
The English program starts in Kindergarten and continues into Grades 1 and 2 with the “Jolly Phonics” Program. In all grades, the goal is to follow the Ontario English curriculum as closely as possible. Students who are less proficient in the English language when they join receive additional support to elevate their skills to the required level as quickly as possible. Ontario’s standardized test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (EQAO) is offered in Grade 3.
As is standard in Ontario schools, the German International School Toronto integrates French into the program from Grade 4.
The Arts and Physical Education are an integral part of the program:
Classes for children from Grades 1 through 4 generally commence at 8:35 AM with most classes ending by 1:15 PM. Afternoon classes conclude at 3:15 PM.
The German International School Toronto admits students at any time during the academic year. For an information package please click here or call 416.922.6413.