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Teachers at Torah Academy Primary School have higher standards than those in many public and private schools, both academically and ethically. While our teachers follow the national and provincial standards as the platform to drive their curricula, students learn in exciting, tangible ways, with teachers pushing hard to integrate the material so that every subject dovetails into each grade's overall goals in history, language arts, math and science.

Done in a creative format, national, international and Jewish history are key for each grade's studies. Students research and perform vivid historical re-enactments to make the lessons of the past come to life. The preparation for these projects begins with the literature chosen paralleling the historical era of each grade.

Maths and culturals also come in integrated units thanks to the creativity of our teachers. We are able to integrate science throughout every grade, thanks to hands-on science and cultural projects that increase in complexity. The wonder of the universe remains not only spiritual but is broadened through scientific exploration.

Critical thinking, while an integral part of all learning, is an essential tool in writing. Teachers stress creative writing and computer research for papers to integrate with all subjects. The focus on writing is two-fold. One is to teach students to take risks, creatively. The second is to learn writing, not as an abstract skill, but as a tool used in context. Using both the creative and the concrete methods enables students to be effective, life-long communicators.

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Torah Academy - The school with a neshama for all Jewish children.