Elmwood’s vision is to be the most innovative girls’ school in Canada and to operate at the forefront of girls’ education globally.
At Elmwood, we believe that educating the “whole girl” opens the door to the “whole world.” Our rich, dynamic co-curricular program enables each student to experience an exceptional array of activities, carefully designed to provide just the right level of challenge, engagement and fun. At Elmwood, our exceptional co-curricular program is delivered by dedicated faculty and staff members or by experts from the wider community. Beginning in our Early Years, we offer co-curricular activities under four “pillars:” Arts, STEM, Leadership and Service, and Activity and Wellness. As a result, each girl is encouraged to pursue her passions and talents. Co-curriculars also provide a valuable opportunity for our students to develop resilience and grit by challenging them to step outside their comfort zone and try something new:
Early Years: Beginnings
Our youngest students learn about themselves and their important place in our school community by engaging in activities that introduce them to the wonders of the natural world and that develop their gross and fine motor skills.
Junior School (Grades 1 – 5): Discovery
Co-curriculars in Junior School are designed to enable our girls to discover new talents and interests while developing their existing skills. Student agency and confidence are nurtured through the four pillars of the program, with an emphasis on participation and fun as well as on skill development.
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8): Exploration
The Middle Years are the perfect time for girls to explore a wide variety of co-curricular activities. At a stage when many young people experience a lack of self-confidence, co-curriculars in Elmwood’s Middle School are designed to challenge, to engage and to celebrate the unique qualities that each Elmwood girl brings to the school community.
Senior School (Grades 9 – 12): Focus
In our Senior School, students are encouraged to refine their interests and to specialize in certain areas. The co-curricular program at this level allows them to develop mastery and to focus on specific activities of choice.