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Our Mission

Our Mission is to inspire learning and to develop the intellectual, creative, spiritual and physical potential of every child. We seek to shape each child into caring, accepting, and respectful young people who will become responsible, global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. 

“Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't depart from it.”" - Proverbs 22:6

Underlying Principles of St. Lawrence Academy

The Academy holds the following principles as key to inspiring learning and developing the intellectual, creative and physical potential of every child:

1. Teachers are our most important resource. The Academy is committed to attract, nurture and retain an inspiring, dedicated, and knowledgeable faculty and staff who will share a common commitment to promote the well-being of each student. It also seeks a working environment for all employees that are characterized by high expectations, productivity, healthy communication, ongoing support and professional growth.

2. Small Class Sizes. Smaller class sizes facilitate the ability to focus on individual student needs and to extend, enrich, challenge and support individual learners.

3. The Academy seeks excellence and must meet and/or exceed the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum.

  • Fluency in Language, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology are viewed as foundational.
  • A strong core French program is taught from JK- Grade 8.
  • Healthy active living is promoted through Physical Education classes and an emphasis on
  • sports and outdoor activities.
  • Arts education and appreciation is developed through: Specialist teachers in Music and Visual Arts
  • Choir and classroom music instruction for all students
  • Drama classes
  • Optional private music instruction during the school day
  • Exposure to artistic performances and/or galleries

4. Students learn best in an environment where they are safe and secure. Facilities must support the educational goals of the Academy. Teachers and students maintain a safe, secure and clean environment conducive to learning in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

The SLA Difference

Our small class sizes promote an optimal learning environment and our family-like atmosphere nurtures the creativity and imagination of our students. Through our innovative and dynamic Arts programming, natural mentoring and leadership opportunities and overall higher expectations, SLA promotes healthy bodies & healthy minds. Leadership, character building and spiritual nurturing encompasses, compliments and respects diversity.

We believe that it is important to exemplify Christ while promoting an enriching and challenging educational program. We do this through a coherent and appropriately integrated JK-8 curriculum, which we continuously examine, renew and refresh.

Along with our highly acclaimed Arts programming, Physical Education is also a vital part of our curriculum as we offer Physical Education programming 5 days a week as well as take advantage of the many opportunities found locally here in Prescott. Skating, curling, golf, watersports and tennis are all available to us just steps away! 

Our Goals

• Academic Excellence

• Happy and Confident Children

• Community Outreach

• Inspiring Leadership

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