Our first priority is your child’s intellectual growth and Heschel students surpass all markers for academic achievement. More importantly, the Heschel curriculum fosters critical thinking – lifelong skills that help children understand, not just memorize.
The Toronto Heschel School has incorporated a “Teaching for Understanding” model that originated at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Our teachers apply this structure to design and implement a performance-based curriculum. To learn new material, students must be able to demonstrate that they have understood the information; are able to expand upon it and apply it in novel ways.
We use many tools to achieve understanding, particularly the arts, multiple intelligences and multi-sensory learning. Children are taught in small skill groups, which provide each student with a high level of personal attention.