Inspiring young minds to achieve excellence, we offer elementary classes from grades 1 to 8 an International Baccalaureate Programme. The Elementary IB Programme (grades 1 – 5 Primary Years Programme and grades 6 – 8 Middle Years Programme) has an enriched and accelerated curriculum. While many of our students may have come from a Montessori program, it is not a pre-requisite for enrollment in our Elementary IB school. The Elementary program offers a well-rounded, academic program preparing and guiding students towards university placement.
Each summer students may join our fun filled Summer Camp which runs during the months of July and August. Weekly registration is available. TCPS accepts new students throughout the school year and during Summer Camp provided space is available.
Town Centre Private Schools’ philosophy is to create an educational environment that provides the greatest benefit to all our students. With 2 teachers present per class, students receive the attention they need to achieve success in their academic endeavours. TCPS does not combine different grade levels into 1 class. The School offers multiple classes for each grade level.
For students in grades 1 through 5, the core subjects, English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography are taught by their regular classroom teachers.
Students in in all Elementary classes are taught French, Computer Studies, Music and Band, and Physical Education by specialized teachers.
Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have the benefit of a rotary teaching schedule. Specialist teachers for Mathematics, Language, Science, History and Geography, provide students with their expertise and knowledge in their respective subject areas. Teachers move from class to class eliminating the need for students to relocate to different rooms. Grade 6, 7 and 8 students have the advantage of qualified core subject specialists while also preparing for high school life, where a full rotary schedule is in place.
Each year the Elementary students in grades 3 through 8 participate in internal and interschool and competitions in the fields of Mathematics, Science, Public Speaking and Sports. Town Centre students have traditionally performed very well in these competitions.
Visit our Competitions page to learn more about Mathematica, STEM Fair, York Region Science and Technology Fair, TED Talks and SSAF.
One highlight of the TCPS program is the before school program (7:00 – 9:00 a.m.) and after school program (3:30 – 6:30 p.m.) which is included with tuition. Parents find this an asset; knowing that reliable and involved childcare is provided before and after the regular school hours.
During the before school program and the after school program, students remain in their classes with fellow students of the same age and teachers they know. They can participate in study hall, organized games and activities, competitive sports league or attend one of our many After School Courses. See Beyond the Classroom page for further information.
Study Hall is a quiet work time where students focus on completing as much of their homework as possible. Their regular teachers are available for any assistance that may be required. This greatly reduces the amount of work that needs to be completed at home and provides students with additional help when needed. This program is provided at no extra cost to parents.
TCPS regularly and consistently communicates with parents about the academic, social and physical contributions made by their child(ren), both inside and outside of the classroom.
At the beginning of each year Elementary students are provided with an Academic Planner. This planner lists all the important upcoming Elementary school events such as parent teacher interviews, holidays, photo days and concerts. Students record their daily homework and other important information for parents such as upcoming tests, projects and virtual trips. The planner is taken home daily along with the homework for parents to review. The planner is an excellent tool to help students organize their daily workloads, for planning ahead and in communicating important information to parents.
TCPS also offers a custom Parent App where we publish our newsletters, memos and reminders. This keeps parents up to date with activities, themed events, exciting goals and achievements our students participate in and receive timely notifications such as updates and safety advisements for inclement weather. Teachers use the Parent App to post homework for each individual class and share photos of various school events with parents.
Three Report Cards are issued each year detailing the various accomplishments. This written communication is followed up by one-on-one virtual interviews between parents and teachers.
Elementary students have an optional Hot Meal program catered through Kid’s Kitchen. Kid’s Kitchen is a renowned catering company for schools, and is located right here in Markham. The Kid’s Kitchen Hot Meal program offers an A La Carte menu and daily specials with a variety of entrees, side items, snacks, desserts and drinks. Parents simply order online at www.kidskitchen.ca and items are prepared fresh daily by Kid’s Kitchen and delivered to the school. This new program is optional and students are still welcome to bring a lunch from home.
Elementary students are accepted into the IB Programme throughout the year provided that space is available. To learn more about the entrance requirements and to register, click on the REGISTER button below to be linked to the Elementary Admissions page.
If you have any questions regarding the Elementary School program, or would like to arrange for a private tour of Town Centre Private Schools of our Pre-School Montessori, Elementary or High School, please contact us and our administrative staff will be happy to assist you.
Mr. Rocco Lamanna
Elementary School Principal
Tel: (905) 470-1200
Mrs. Yun Bowerbank
Elementary School Vice-Principal
Tel: (905) 470-1200
Mrs. Rita Thadani
Pre-School / Elementary Vice-Principal
Tel: (905) 474-3434
Mr. Dennis Vanderlugt
Tel: (905) 474-3434