​Regular Program at the CBE

Even though most of our schools offer a regular program, no two are quite the same. All schools teach according to Alberta Education’s mandated curriculum, however a school’s focus, optional courses and school activities are as unique as every school.​​​

Our Approach

Capitol Hill School is home to two system classes (TASC and Bridges), and is a school of creativity where the child is the center of all decisions related to learning and education. Ours is a culture where children and educators learn to innovate and create original work in a multi-disciplinary manner  through entrepreneurial initiatives.

Our instructional model inspires, engages and embraces children’s passions and interests. It reflects the competencies for 21st-century learning as outlined in the framework for student learning. We have moved forward from a learning through the arts school to a “school of creativity” where creating, inventing and innovating will become the focus for all of our inquiry by developing our students to be engaged thinkers, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our aim is to personalize students’ learning by utilizing an inquiry-based learning model through project-based experiences with outcomes determined by students and teachers.

Students have the opportunity to speak with insight and intelligence about what they are learning and how they learn. Focused on inquiry-based learning, children engage, explore and represent their understanding in meaningful ways. Inspired by the Reggio philosophy, our images of children–curious, exploratory, and inquisitive–honours a students’ quest for a better understanding of their world and life.

Children participate in project-based work that inspires them to explore a topic of interest in-depth from many perspectives for an extended period of time. Throughout this work, technology is embedded and interwoven to connect ideas and curricular content. This approach to learning engages individuals to think critically, communicate effectively, deal with change and solve problems in a variety of contexts to achieve their personal goals and develop their knowledge and potential.

Program, Focus & Approach

Our Approach

Capitol Hill School is home to two system classes (TASC and Bridges), and is a school of creativity where the child is the center of all decisions related to learning and education. Ours is a culture where children and educators learn to innovate and create original work in a multi-disciplinary manner  through entrepreneurial initiatives.

Our instructional model inspires, engages and embraces children’s passions and interests. It reflects the competencies for 21st-century learning as outlined in the framework for student learning. We have moved forward from a learning through the arts school to a “school of creativity” where creating, inventing and innovating will become the focus for all of our inquiry by developing our students to be engaged thinkers, ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our aim is to personalize students’ learning by utilizing an inquiry-based learning model through project-based experiences with outcomes determined by students and teachers.

Students have the opportunity to speak with insight and intelligence about what they are learning and how they learn. Focused on inquiry-based learning, children engage, explore and represent their understanding in meaningful ways. Inspired by the Reggio philosophy, our images of children–curious, exploratory, and inquisitive–honours a students’ quest for a better understanding of their world and life.

Children participate in project-based work that inspires them to explore a topic of interest in-depth from many perspectives for an extended period of time. Throughout this work, technology is embedded and interwoven to connect ideas and curricular content. This approach to learning engages individuals to think critically, communicate effectively, deal with change and solve problems in a variety of contexts to achieve their personal goals and develop their knowledge and potential.

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