​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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​Middle Years at the CBE

Middle years learning refers to education offered to students between the ages of 10-15. These years are critical in keeping our students on the path to high school completion and their career futures. Keys for student success include: participating in hands-on, purposeful and relevant learning; creating positive relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; and being actively involved in the community and feeling supported by family, businesses and other organizations that surround them.

Learn more about our students in their middle years, including how their learning will change and how you can support your child, visit the CBE website.​

​Exploring Career Choices

For Grades 5 to 9 at the CBE, we offer Career & Technology Foundations (CTF). This is an inquiry-based, hands-on program that focuses on essential skills common to occupational areas, and our students personalize their learning based on their interests and passions.​​​

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