​​​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.​​​

Program, Focus & Approach

Character Education

Character Education is a cornerstone of the TLC program. At Brentwood School, we all demonstrate the three pillars of respect - respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the environment. We also study numerous virtues throughout the year, and participate in service projects to further our understanding of the virtues.

The goal at Brentwood is to help children develop appropriate social skills and demonstrate the three pillars. To support this work, we will continue with our Mind-Up program.

We also recognize the cultural celebrations of many different cultures. Some of the celebrations recognized are: Navratri. Eid, Ramadan, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s, and Easter. If you have a celebration that you would like us to share, please send a note with your child explaining what the celebration is and how it is celebrated, well in advance of the celebration.


Regular homework is a requirement in the TLC program for Grades 1 - 6

Homework assignments provide the time and opportunity for students to apply new knowledge following the in- class instruction reinforcing a lesson’s learning intentions. At times, teachers may assign a more long-term project to be completed at home.

Parents are encouraged to discuss the child’s daily activities at school and to look over assignments sent home. To support students in finishing their homework, parents, please:

  • ensure students have a specific location and time to complete homework so that it becomes a routine activity.
  • assist your children in accessing homework through Google Classroom. Notify the teacher if support accessing homework is required. Students will receive a letter at the start of the year outlining the process for accessing Google Classroom.
  • be available to help with homework if your child is having difficulties. Also, it is expected that parents check that all homework is complete and review the homework with the students.
  • communicate through the student communication folder if there is a concern regarding homework.

Homework Length “Guidelines”

  • Grades 1, 2, 3 – average of 10 minutes per night*
  • Grades 4, 5, 6 – average of 20 minutes per night*

(*These times are approximate. Depending on the pace that your child works, their homework may take more or less time to complete.)

Homework is assigned on Monday and is due back at school, completed on Fridays (or the last day of the week). It is important that students have the weekends to pursue non-school interests and be able to spend time with their family and friends.


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​​​​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.​​​