About Merton Elementary

Our mission at Merton School is to provide a safe and supportive learning environment which celebrates diversity and promotes cooperation and mutual respect. Our goal is to help children grow to become responsible, capable and engaged citizens of their school, their community and the world.

Guiding Values

Community: We create cooperative and collaborative partnerships that become a web of support for all of us. We see ourselves as important parts of a larger whole.

Learning: We pursue knowledge and understanding in all its forms. We approach the world and people with a curious, open mind.

Personal Growth: We promote the physical, mental and social health and well-being of every person. We make efforts to improve ourselves in every way and to realize our full potential.

Respect: We make an effort to understand different perspectives and treat each other in inclusive, compassionate ways that protect every person’s dignity.

Responsibility: We are each held accountable for our learning, our actions and our words. We share responsibility for the quality of our school environment.

Join us on November 4th at 7:30 pm for Merton's Virtual Open House!

What programs does Merton School offer?

French Immersion Program

For Kindergarten and Cycle 1 (grades 1 and 2), most of the instruction is in the French language, including music. It follows the basic Kindergarten and Primary programs outlined in QEP (Quebec Education Program). Only the Ethics and Religious Culture Program is taught in English in Cycle 1.

In Cycles 2 and 3 (grades 3–6) the program is more or less divided equally between English and French. Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are taught in English. Art, Social Studies and Ethics are taught in French.

Parents are encouraged to support and enrich the school program by providing the children with various opportunities to use French in the community, extra-curricular activities, and the home. Any activity which broadens the child's knowledge and understanding of French culture helps to ensure their academic success.

Science & Technology

Starting in Kindergarten, all students follow a rich Science and Technology curriculum. Our Science and Technology Lab has just been fully renovated. Laptops, Ipads and other technological tools are available to students for daily use. Kindergarten and Cycle 1 students receive one weekly period of Science and Technology. Cycles 2 and 3 students receive one period of Science, one period of Technology and one period of Robotics each week, and the three are regularly integrated with each other. All students learn about digital citizenship and Internet safety.

Rosana Caplan