In our Elementary School, you can expect an Education that:

  • Focuses on literacy — Heritage teaches literacy based on proven best practices and the science of reading through our curriculum and effective online supplemental materials with the goal of producing a highly skilled student body of lifelong learners.
  • Focuses on numeracy — Canadian curriculum is a scaffolded system, well known for building a solid foundation in numeracy skills at the elementary level. On top of a highly effective curriculum, Heritage utilizes a well proven practice tool which allows teachers to assign and follow students practicing specific skills online.
  • Based on the leading science, provides a holistic, hands-on approach to learning with active participation through experiments, projects, and STEM tasks (science, technology and mathematics) starting at the earliest ages to spark curiosity and the love of learning.
  • Builds the foundations of character development, social awareness, responsibility and values within the classroom and our community with activities such as our “Monthly Character Trait” program where students are taught and recognized for showing character traits including: integrity,empathy, honesty, fairness, respect for self and others.
  • Promotes and teaches the values of multiculturalism, acceptance, equality, respect and social awareness, which Canada is known for internationally. This is done through curriculum and extra activities, led by our experienced foreign staff.

Elementary School Assessing and Reporting

Students at Heritage grow and develop for up to 8 years within our elementary school from junior kindergarten to grade 6. Heritage uses its online Engage platform to consistently communicate with the home in order to keep you informed, as well as a secondary online platform, MS Teams, used primarily by teachers to communicate homework and information directly to the students themselves. As a Canadian school, Heritage uses a diverse and multifaceted system of grading and assessing our elementary students in our core courses, including:


  • Three Reporting Periods – there are three terms per academic year in elementary, thus you will receive three report cards per year.

  • Interim Report Card – A report is sent home early in first term to inform parents of student adaptation to classroom environment.

  • Assessments – These are based on ability and skill acquisition, not solely testing outcomes.
    ELA – An emphasis is placed on comprehension, literacy, critical thinking and spoken communication.

  • Math – Students are assessed on their ability to understand and use numeracy through mental math, estimation, problem solving inline with Manitoba curriculum, while reinforcing literacy skills.

  • Science – Students are assessed on scientific inquiry, design process, problem solving, knowledge, and understanding through curriculum, and a variety of projects and experiments.

  • Social Studies – Students are assessed on critical thinking skills, citizenship, research, communication, and knowledge.