Our CAPSTONE education model, encompassing Grades 6 – 12, is reflective of our vision, mission and values and allows us to meet two of our strategic priorities by providing a personalized program that is rigorous, relevant and research based and by providing programming allowing our students to be prepared for their future education. Students are involved in authentic, personally meaningful activities with continuous formative assessment and relevant and timely feedback. Our research has explored ideas and concepts such as Harvard’s Project Zero philosophies, brain research, girls’ learning, growth mindset and multiple intelligences.
The focus on the development of “STEAM” skills is much more than a focus on science, technology, engineering and math, but is a program that values innovation and focuses on an inquiry-driven, student centered approach to learning (problem-based). To ensure that innovation and creativity are valued, Arts are integrated into each of the “STEM” subjects.
The Middle School welcomes students from Grades 6, 7 and 8. This is a special time. The girls’ lives are filled with developmental changes and new academic challenges.
Our nurturing environment in Middle School helps girls extend their knowledge of essential skills as they develop a sense of identity and become aware of their abilities and interests. Our academic program, athletics and the arts promote artistic and academic excellence.
At BH we provide our senior students (Grade 9-12) with a comprehensive program of studies that facilitates the achievement of individual potential, and inspires a love of learning. We offer a varied curriculum that enhances and exceeds provincial requirements and prepares young women for successful post-secondary education and future careers.
Our academic requirements encourage each student to design a rigorous program compatible with her abilities, interests and goals. Students may further enrich their programs by accelerated programs, as well as the Advanced Placement courses in Grades 11 and 12 in a variety of subjects. Balmoral Hall School’s challenging curriculum spans classical studies to twenty-first century technology.
Our comprehensive program includes traditional academic areas, athletics and arts education. Students have the opportunity to learn new languages, to express their ideas creatively through the visual and performing arts, and to develop a healthy lifestyle through our athletic program.
Balmoral Hall School’s female-centered environment promotes self-reliance, confidence and the freedom to learn. Our graduates are strong, independent women who have worked hard, formed lasting friendships and learned to care about the broader world. They are destined to make a difference!