Our aim is to place each child in a stimulating and challenging grade level that gives them the best opportunities to make academic progress and appropriate social interactions.

Our classes have an impressively low student-teacher ratio of 10:1, this allows for individualised learning and appropriate differentiation throughout the curriculum.

At ISD there are a total of four, multi-grade level classes.  There are many benefits to students within multi-grade level classes which include an environment that enables students to develop collaborative skills on a deeper level, one that allows children exposure to a range of abilities, interests, and perspectives as well as an environment that facilitates differentiation as the norm.

There are 4 classes for the 2017-2018 academic year grouped as:

  1. Kindergarten – Ages 3.5, 4, 5, 6
  2. Grades 1,2 – Ages 6, 7, 8
  3. Grades 3,4 – Ages 8, 9, 10
  4. Grades 5,6 – Ages 10, 11, 12

Below, please see the cut off placement dates for each grade level.  In cases where the school, along with parents/guardians, believe a certain placement should be reviewed in the best interest of a child, ISD retains flexibility in relation to class placement.

Class Level Cut Off Date
Pre-Kindergarten Child must be 3 years of age by June 1st of year of enrolment
Kindergarten 1 Child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Kindergarten 2 Child must be 5 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 1 Child must be 6 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 2 Child must be 7 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 3 Child must be 8 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 4 Child must be 9 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 5 Child must be 10 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment
Grade 6 Child must be 11 years of age by August 31st of year of enrolment