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Our Academic Program - P.A.C.E.

Our Academic Program

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Take an in-depth look at what our program has to offer for all grades, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Students begin studying core subjects with a thematic approach using the proven practices in gifted children’s education. They become involved in day excursions and start their journey through P.A.C.E.’s differentiated curriculum.

Early development of basic reading and writing skills, including introduction to French

Science is ​introduced as integral part of the curriculum


Focus on data collection and problem solving skills from an early age

Physical Education and Fine Arts to support individual and social development

Co-Instructional Activities

  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Chess & Checkers
  • Craft Corner
  • Drama
  • Visual Arts
  • Wild & Crazy Art
  • Extended Homework Period
  • Leisure World
  • Mad Science
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Yoga

Students develop an understanding of their individual learning styles and use this knowledge to guide their academic learning. During these critical years of child development, students emerge and grow their academic skill level with our proven practices in gifted education.

Students learn to work independently, develop time management and effective study habits

Overnight field trips, special focus events and day excursions enhance the learning experience


Students are introduced to a variety of disciplines with in-depth, accelerated teaching in English, Mathematics, Science, French, and Global Perspectives.

Physical Education and Fine Arts continue to support individual and social development into adolescence

Co-Instructional Activities

  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Bijou Society
  • Chess & Checkers
  • Cross Stitch
  • Video Game Design
  • Debate Club
  • Drama
  • Outdoor Art
  • Environmental Club
  • Extended Homework Period
  • Knitting
  • Leisure World
  • Musical Theatre
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Robotics
  • Sign Language
  • Sketching
  • Visual Arts
  • Yoga

Students are challenged to reach their own outstanding potential while being prepared for high school. As students get ready to enter into this next phase of their lives, our specialized curriculum develops their creative and future problem solving skills, group interaction capabilities and leadership experiences.

Grade 8 students are introduced to our pre-Advanced Placement (AP) program, whereby students not only continue to be immersed in our enriched and accelerated gifted curriculum with unique, hands-on classroom assignments, locally developed units of study, and the inclusion of more experiential learning as an extension of the classroom, but are also offered specialized pre-AP units of study.  These pre-AP units in English, math, science and French complement our gifted program by further encouraging even deeper and closer observation and analysis in language, text and laboratory design; by continuing to spark curiosity through the art of complex questioning techniques; and by further encouraging thoughtful participation in collaborative conversations about significant topics and ideas. Gradually introducing select pre-AP units in grade 8 allows for a smooth transition as students graduate from P.A.C.E. and move on to high school programs of their choosing.

Students perfect and refine their research skills in all subjects and engage in further accelerated learning, focusing heavily on problem solving, analysis and higher-level thinking

Development of oral and written communication in all subjects

Emphasis on preparation and counselling for secondary school studies

Intimate classroom settings to encourage teacher/student interaction

Continued incorporation of modern technology to enhance learning

Enriched and challenging academic courses, including Pre-AP courses in grade 8

Emphasis on preparation for secondary school studies

Co-Instructional Activities

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Bijou Society
  • Video Game Design
  • Concert Band
  • Creative Problem
  • Solving
  • Cross Stitch
  • Debate Club
  • French Clinic
  • Knitting
  • Leisure World
  • Musical Theatre
  • Outdoor Sports
  • Reach for the Top
  • Robotics
  • Movie Creation
  • Theatre
  • Sketching
  • Study Hall
  • Visual Arts
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

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