Havergal's Junior School: Inspiring Young Leaders

HAVERGAL’S JUNIOR SCHOOL

LEARNERS INSPIRING YOUNG

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1894, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Kindergarten to Grade 12, located in Toronto, Ontario. The Junior School Havergal’s Junior School welcomes young learners from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 by offering a nurturing community that supports girls at every age and stage of their educational journey. Rooted in the foundations of liberal arts, the curriculum fosters a mindset of inquiry and equips students with a toolkit for both academic success and wellbeing to meet the demands of a rapidly-changing world.

WHO WE ARE

At the core of Havergal is a commitment that students embody our College values in all that they do.

Honesty, dignity, responsibility and respect for others guide our actions.

Exploration, questioning and discovery guide our path of learning.

Kindness and caring are foundations for our strong, positive community connections.

Bold and tenacious in our pursuits and values, we are not afraid to question the status quo.

INTEGRITY

INQUIRY

COMPASSION

COURAGE

CURRICULUM, PHILOSOPHY & OUTCOMES

Our curriculum is designed around two pillars: academics and wellbeing. Students benefit from an exceptional liberal arts education by learning to express themselves with creativity, enthusiasm and confidence. Our interdisciplinary learning approach opens up young minds to new ideas and varied perspectives, preparing students to solve problems and readying them to excel in the world beyond the classroom. Our focus on wellbeing equips students to thrive in life, able to develop and sustain networks of care and influence.

CURRICULUM, PHILOSOPHY & OUTCOMES

Havergal College challenges its students to make empowering choices and become architects of their own opportunities. At a young age, Havergal students develop a sense of who they are and how to connect with the world around them, growing into capable and agile learners with a repertoire of wellbeing tools and strategies.

DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES:

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

INTELLECTUAL AGILITY

INDEPENDENCE OF THOUGHT

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

AT A GLANCE

CO-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES CLUBS

5 learning support specialists 9 specialist teachers 304 students

GRADES 1 2 3

GRADES 4 5 6

9:1

2020-2021

DRAMA

ROBOTICS

STRINGS

CHOIR

10+ CLUBS OFFERED

ATHLETICS

STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6

MULTISPORT

HOCKEY

TRACK & FIELD

CROSS COUNTRY

JUMP ROPE

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 5 domains of leadership

BASKETBALL

VOLLEYBALL

SWIMMING

SOFTBALL

SOCCER

SQUADS - Grades 1 to 3 SQUAD TEAMS - Grades 4 to 6 TEAMS - Grades 5 to 12

(non-competitive)

(competitive)

COMMUNITY

INTELLECTUAL

FORMAL

INFORMAL

SELF

(competitive)

CULTURE OF COMMUNITY

The Havergal community is a vibrant and diverse network of students, parents, alumna, faculty, staff and friends. Our dedicated faculty and staff are highly qualified and passionate about guiding young learners. They exemplify the qualities we seek to cultivate in our students, such as innovative thinking and strong personal values.

NEW SPACES & NATURE

Launched in the fall of 2020, these innovative new facilities dedicated to art, design, music and health and wellbeing programming are purpose-built to inspire learning and encourage self-discovery. Classrooms are designed to foster interdisciplinary learning opportunities, allowing creative and analytical disciplines to be taught in reimagined ways, extending the development of critical and creative thinking.

Our light-filled spaces integrate the beauty of our 22-acre campus and the neighbouring Burke Brook Ravine, connecting students with nature and uniting Havergal with the world beyond its ivy walls. A woodland trail provides a picturesque and tranquil outdoor classroom where students can explore, discover and connect with the natural environment.

TRANSITION TO THE UPPER SCHOOL

Our Junior Years program provides students with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge that prepares them for future learning as they transition into our Upper School. From Grade 5, an expanded co-curricular program offers more opportunities for students to take on leadership roles and try something new. Students develop a sense of independence and are appropriately challenged to step up and contribute to the broader life of their student community.

Preparing young women to make a difference 1451 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5N 2H9 Tel: 416.483.3519 www.havergal.on.ca

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