Southridge seeks out superior teachers and provides first-rate facilities and technologies to ensure that students have optimal learning environments. Each class has only 18 students to ensure that every student receives the attention and nurturing needed to develop his or her full potential.
Throughout these years, the approach to learning is one of critical thinking and inquiry. We seek to develop students who question assumptions, offer creative solutions, advocate respectfully for themselves, and who are able to collaborate and communicate well with others.
In Grades 8 through 10, students are required to take a range of mandatory academic classes. Science, Math, and English are examined provincially in Grade 10. Southridge has established a very strong record in successfully preparing students for these examinations.
We also take care to support students in these grades in acquiring the awareness and knowledge to understand where their own particular passions and interests lie – and to make informed decisions about pursuing them. The wide-ranging curriculum in Grades 8 through 10 prepares the students to choose those subjects which are of greatest interest to them in their Grade 11 and 12 years and beyond. In Grades 8, 9, and 10, Science, Math, English, French and/or Spanish, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health, and Career Education are mandatory. Health and Career education courses provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to their health, their educations, and their careers. Electives are offered in the fine arts, including band, art, applied design, and drama.