​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.​​​

Homework

Homework is valuable for your child. When, as parents, you take an interest in your child’s schoolwork it increases the child’s motivation. Homework helps the child develop responsibility and self-direction in studies.

Lower Elementary – Grades 1 –3 – The classroom teacher will formally assign Home Reading. Parents can also encourage Home Reading. We recommend 10 – 15 minutes a day.

Upper Elementary – Grades 4 – 6 – Individual teachers will make parents more aware of requirements about homework. 

Student’s homework assignments should be about 20 –30 minutes. Where no specific homework is given, we encourage your child to read at home each evening. Extending in-class learning can always be done through home related research.

Program, Focus & Approach

Homework

Homework is valuable for your child. When, as parents, you take an interest in your child’s schoolwork it increases the child’s motivation. Homework helps the child develop responsibility and self-direction in studies.

Lower Elementary – Grades 1 –3 – The classroom teacher will formally assign Home Reading. Parents can also encourage Home Reading. We recommend 10 – 15 minutes a day.

Upper Elementary – Grades 4 – 6 – Individual teachers will make parents more aware of requirements about homework. 

Student’s homework assignments should be about 20 –30 minutes. Where no specific homework is given, we encourage your child to read at home each evening. Extending in-class learning can always be done through home related research.

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​Montessori Program at the CBE

Is the Montessori Program the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:
  • A willingness and capacity to work independently
  • An ability to be self-directed
  • Academic success through engagement in Alberta Programs of Study using the Montessori philosophy and methodology
  • An appreciation for use of hands-on learning with a diminished focus on homework

Characteristics of Montessori Program

  • Emphasis on intrinsic motivation and student choice
  • Intentional learning environments designed to facilitate self-directed learning
  • Where possible, multi-aged classrooms are provided, so that children develop trusting relationships within a peer cohort
  • Working with children of differing ages encouraging leadership skills and collaboration
  • Montessori teachers hold an Alberta teaching certificate and Montessori teacher training
  • Beautifully prepared Montessori materials extend learning

**Entry into the Montessori Program takes place in Kindergarten and Grade 1 only, unless a child has continuous documented Montessori experience (space dependent)

Visit the CBE website to help determine whether or not the Montessori Program is right for your child and for the Alternative Programs Handbook (Alberta Education).​​

​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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