Our School Philosophy
Teachers at RTA create learning activities that assist with the personalized development of the individual abilities and talents of our students. A focus on teaching and learning emphasizes the core academic subjects, as well as complementary disciplines and physical education. Teachers offer a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities designed to enrich and to nurture the lives of our students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and to strive to be the best that they can be and to achieve excellence in their daily learning.
To promote the development of effective study habits, we encourage students, in collaboration with their parents, to set up an environment that fosters regular home study and daily reading.
In Division II (Grades 5 and 6), particular sections of a project or a multi-faceted assignment may be given in advance for homework. Students are also expected to complete missed or unfinished classroom work. In addition, students should make reading a daily part of their home study routine. Supervised time on the internet, researching areas of study being covered at school is also a valuable homework experience. Suggested study time for homework is 20 – 30 minutes daily.
In Division III (Grades 7, 8, and 9), homework expectations may increase. Students may be assigned daily homework for up to one hour. Supervised time on the Internet, researching areas of study being covered at school is also a valuable homework experience. Daily reading should also continue at these grade levels. Students requiring additional instruction or support may contact their teacher to schedule a meeting for assistance with their studies.