4 John Street, Toronto, Ontario M9N 1J3 416 249-1500
|An innovative approach to teaching pre-teens and adolescents with learning disabilities.
"Welcome to the wonderful world of Gap, where things really change."
The Gap Academic Programme follows the official guidelines written by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
texts. Additionally, we also use textbooks that have been used successfully by teachers of the LD
population, as well as excellent texts which are not part of the Trillium List, (e.g. Grammar Is Grammar Is
Important), but are nonetheless excellent texts for any student. We also custom produce materials for ),
but are nonetheless excellent texts for any student. We also custom produce materials for specific
needs, specific needs, e.g. idiomatic expressions for ASD students or cursive writing programmes for
students with attention deficit problems.
Language In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also include:
Phonics, Spelling, Independent Reading, Grammar, Comprehension, Creative Writing, Literature Study,
Poetry, Oral Speaking, Verbal and Written Presentation, Vocabulary Development, Literary History,
Idiomatic Expressions, Non-Pragmatic Language, Pronoun Reversal, Essay Writing.
Mathematics Ontario Curriculum specified. In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial
government, we also include: time, money exchange, cash value, verbal math.
Visual Arts In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also include:
Creative Art, Photography, Art Appreciation, Art History, Creative Expression.
Technology Studies In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also
include: Computer Science, Business Studies, Logical Thought, Keyboarding.
Physical Education In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also
include: Skating, Swimming, Outdoor co-operative sports, Skiing, Fitness Study.
Social Studies Contemporary Studies, Man In Society, Physical Geography, Global Geography,
Canadian History, European History, Western Civilization, The Renaissance.
Music In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also include: Music
Appreciation, Piano Instruction, Guitar Instruction, Music Theory, Lyrics, Music History, Reading Music.
Science In addition to the sections mandated by the provincial government, we also include: Life
Science, Earth Science, Space Science, Physical Science, Biology & Health, Environmental Science.
Personal Skills LD Survival Skills, Personal Awareness, Risk-taking, Independence, Academic
Determination, Initiation, Motivation, Study Skills, Organizational Skills, Self-esteem, Self-confidence, LD
Awareness, Ego Awareness, Independent Homework Skills.
N.B. Exact course load may vary year to year and will vary from student to student and from term to term.
Due to Ministry allowances for French exemptions, at this time, we are not offering French.
Thank you to the Music Therapy Fund Trust who funded us for two years of music therapy.
|School Holidays 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Labour Day Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 5 Sept. 4 Sept. 3
Thanksgiving Day Oct. 13 Oct. 12 Oct. 10 Oct. 9 Oct. 8
Christmas Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 Dec. 21 – Jan 1 Dec. 19 – 30 Dec. 25 – Jan. 5 Dec. 24 – Jan. 4
Family Day Feb. 16 Feb. 15 Feb. 20 Feb. 19 Feb. 18
Mid-Winter break (inclusive) March 16-20 March 14-18 March 13-17 March 12-16 March 11-15
Good Friday April 3 March 25 April 14 March 30 April 19
Easter Monday April 6 March 28 April 17 April 2 April 22
Victoria Day May 18 May 23 May 22 May 21 May 20
Our school year runs from September to mid
June. Summer school (open only to Gap
students) runs for five weeks during the
month of July.
"Children are the living messages we send to a time
we will not see."
John W. Whitehead
"From a little spark may burst a mighty flame."
"I think and think for months, for years; 99 times the
conclusion is false, but the hundredth time I am right."
"Don't look where you fell, but look where you
"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."
Our Academic Program
|"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
|University Synopsis by Students for Students