Senior Elementary School-Chisholm Academy

Chisholm Academy began as a Private High School and because of demand for the inclusion of younger students now includes a full-time Senior Elementary program for Grades 7 and 8. Chisholm has provided this level of instruction in Grades 7 and 8 on an individual basis for many years and now does so in a classroom format.

Chisholm Academy is known for its expertise in working with students with academic difficulties. Our Grade 7 and 8 students benefit from the same advantages as their high school counterparts, including Individualized Education Plans, small class sizes, Smart technology in all classrooms, after-school support, multi-disciplinary staff, and a modern and well-equipped 25,000 square foot building. Our Grade 7 and 8 students participate, together with our high school students, in extra-curricular activities and school outings.


In keeping with our philosophy of providing individualized instruction, all students have an IEP to reflect their learning style. Our program has a special education focus, and incorporates a variety of teaching strategies and accommodations, as well as remediation in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics, as required by each student. In order to maximize student success, class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 students per class.

The subjects provided include Language, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Physical Education, Drama, and Visual Arts. Within these courses, students are exposed to effective organizational and study strategies and the use of computer and assistive technology. Students are also provided with guidance and career planning to assist them in developing personal and interpersonal skills and explore career opportunities.

All subjects follow the Ontario Ministry of Education Guidelines, including curriculum expectations and assessment, evaluation and reporting principles.