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Our Student-Centered Approach

Montcrest School is a progressive school. We value our students knowing how to find and evaluate information effectively, to understand that information, to analyze it, apply it, and think critically about what they learn. We believe that the role of excellent teachers today is to pose good questions, to guide the learning process, to create inviting learning environments that motivate, engage, and stimulate curiosity, and to support and provide directions through hands on, minds on, and deep learning experiences. In our student-driven classrooms, we promote and celebrate student creativity, innovation, and encourage students to pursue areas of self-interest. Our overall goal is to develop within each student an intrinsically motivated love of learning and a belief in themselves as learners.

A student-centered approach also means fostering a growth mindset. We believe that we can actually foster greater gains in student’s academic, emotional, social, and behavioural achievement by nurturing a growth mindset in ourselves and our students. This means helping students to understand the neuroscience behind how their brain works and how learning occurs and by helping students to understand that they can grow and improve in anything through practice, effort, resilience, and perseverance. The growth mindset supports students when they struggle and turns mistakes, setbacks, and failures into opportunities to learn and improve.

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Montcrest students enjoy a wide variety of arts and athletics programs. These programs are offered through daily classes and co-curricular activities.

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