The school’s mission statement is:
“To inspire a passion for learning and independent thinking through a commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity and service to others.”
In order to deliver our mission statement and ensure the viability of your school it is vital that we continue to develop our students, our staff, our plant, and indeed the Saltus family.
In the last decade there have been a number of changes to Saltus to achieve the goals of the mission statement. These include:
The Graduate Years
This two-year programme, based on the internationally recognized Advanced Placement curriculum, allows students to enjoy the flexibility of choice from a wide variety of higher-level courses which prepare them for college and university entrance. Our incredible developing success in the AP exams since this program began is indeed evidence of the success of the program and our commitment to academic excellence.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
The D of E award scheme has been run at Saltus for a number of years, but we now have incredible numbers involved in the scheme. The scheme is a perfect fit in developing personal integrity and service to others.
The division of the Senior School into a Middle Department and a Senior Department allows more age appropriate pastoral attention. This is further developed by the small tutor groups in each department that meet on a daily basis.
Under the auspices of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) formerly CESI, Saltus has embarked on a three-year school review and accreditation process. Ten CAIS standards will be examined as part of a major self-evaluation of the school, with input from all sections of the Saltus community.
The Foundation Year
This programme will develop early communication, literacy and numeracy skills. The emphasis is on activities that are fun, relevant and motivating. It will provide a non-threatening supporting introduction to school.
The New Buildings
The School’s new first class facilities complement and acknowledge the range and diversity of our students, and support and enhance the educational offerings of the School. The “stand out” building being the “Goose Gosling”
The Key Stages
With the introduction of the Foundation Year and the relocation of both Saltus 3 and Saltus 7 students, we have aligned the structure of our School with the recognized key stages in each student’s educational development.