We welcome you to explore our FOUR PILLARS of Arts Education and the varied and interconnected program opportunities under each. You will find that many are interdisciplinary, in partnership with our arts partners, and touch upon many aspects of the curriculum, directly or indirectly.
STEAM ~ Understanding Science + Math (programs) | About Technology + Engineering (programs)
SOCIAL JUSTICE ~ About Social Justice | Eco-Justice | Equity + Diversity | Inclusion
CULTURE, TRADITONS + HERITAGE ~ Understanding Cultural Competence | Bygone Civilizations | Evolving Cultures | Heritage + Traditions | Universal Truths
WELLBEING ~ Understanding Wellbeing + Programs That Support Wellbeing
How all Four Pillars Connect
Artists and artisans, scientists and mathematicians seek to find truth and beauty by asking deep questions. If we are to believe that we are all connected and that we can build a collective social intelligence and that this intelligence, inculcated at a young age, is our humanity, then this is where we’d like to start. STEAM supports learning about who we are while also ensuring equitable opportunities in building our individual and collective scientific knowledge, a SOCIAL JUSTICE value. CULTURE COMPETENCE facilities understanding of our differences and encourages a Growth Mindset, an attitude that each and every one of us is capable of building social intelligence (diversity and equity). WELLBEING is knowledge of the value of happiness for us all and how universal truths and emotional intelligence including empathy, integrity, honesty, generosity and resilience can build a collective social intelligence and, therefore, global wellbeing.
Left photo ~ Mark Kurupt Stoddart in gr 7/8 Mandela of South Africa inspired DNA and Identity mural ~ PHOTO Kevin Arsenault