Elmwood's high academic standards, small class sizes and multicultural student base combine to create a rich and unique learning environment. Elmwood’s faculty draws on best practices, specific to all girls’ education, as they challenge students to be principled, knowledgeable and reflective life-long learners. From Junior Kindergarten to graduation, Elmwood embraces the most progressive teaching techniques, delivering a programme of study that is student directed, project based, rigorous, relevant and specifically designed to prepare students for life and work beyond the classroom.
Elmwood School is one of the few in Canada to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and High School Diploma. As an IB World School, Elmwood incorporates values such as integrity, internationalism and social responsibility into its curriculum. IB teachers build learning experiences around students’ existing knowledge and interests, and help them discover the correlation between various subjects.
When girls graduate from Elmwood, they are fully equipped to take on life’s challenges. All Elmwood students take at least one math or science credit in Grade 12 and the vast majority take all that are offered. 50% of our graduates go on to study science, math or engineering at university and a significant number continue their studies at the graduate level. This is impressive considering that although women now account for a significant majority of undergraduate students at Canadian universities, female enrolment in engineering, math and science faculties has never exceeded 20% (source: CanWest article, 2005; Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission, 1996-2001). And graduates with an IB Diploma are welcomed by post-secondary institutions all over the world and have access to a vast number of scholarships. Click here to download our academic fact sheet (PDF - 2MB).
When you look around our school, meet the girls, teachers and staff, you'll see the Elmwood difference. Elmwood is a place where girls belong, where integrity and respect are paramount and where potential is realized.>
Meet the Teachers
Resources for Download (PDF)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 1-5)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 6-12)
- 2013/14 School Year Dates
- Generic Consent Form
- Course Calendar (Gr 9-12)
- Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
- Student Handbook