Inclusive Classrooms

At St. Thomas Aquinas we strive to be sure that...

Each student is a member of the STA  school community in an age ¬≠appropriate classroom.  

Our  classroom teachers  are the key educator of the student, who together with the other members of the School Team (Principal, Parents/Guardians, SERT, Educational Assistant, Board Support Staff and Community Partners) develops appropriate programs and services for the student.

Differentiated Instruction is the teacher’s response to the needs of the learner. Our teachers do a fantastic job of meeting the student’s learning needs through employing a variety of approaches.
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Through the active partnership and collaboration of classroom teachers, the parents/guardians and school team, meaningful Individual Education Plans (IEP) are developed.

A flexible learning environment meets the changing needs of students. Opportunities are available for all students to receive small group or individualized instruction as needed. This can happen inside or outside of the classroom.

Ongoing professional development of staff is an essential component in providing appropriate programs and services. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District  School Board provides access to learning opportunities by removing barriers and by providing material and human resources where possible.

Parents/Guardians are an integral part of the school team. They support the staff through sharing knowledge of their child, attending meetings and reinforcing and extending the educational efforts of the staff. 

At St. Thomas Aquinas you can rest assured that your son or daughter will be included in all environments of the school.