ACADEMICS

I HAVE NO SPECIAL TALENT. I AM ONLY PASSIONATELY CURIOUS. 

Albert Einstein

WHEN THE ATMOSPHERE ENCOURAGES LEARNING, THE LEARNING IS INEVITABLE.

Elizabeth Foss

THE REWARD OF WORK IS TO HAVE PRODUCED IT. THE REWARD OF EFFORT IS TO HAVE GROWN BY IT.

Antonin Sertillanges

At Ivy Collegiate School, every member of the community is motivated by a love of lifelong learning. Few places excite us or bring us as much joy as the classroom, and few places challenge us as much as well. Take a moment to learn more about the courses that define an ICS education.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Elementary School comprises Grades 1-5 and focuses on cultivating learners and leaders. At ICS, we recognize that young learners need emotional and social support grow. In addition to the curricular standards laid out in the subject guides, students are taught to be good "citizens" and show kindness and compassion. 

Many of the class activities emphasize hands-on exploration, problem-solving skills, and the presentation and celebration of student work. The pedagogical goal is to prepare students for the rigors of the Middle School division.

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

The Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) has the broadest and deepest course catalog at ICS, with twenty-four advanced electives and higher-level (university-level) courses to choose from. Our courses are designed to be interdisciplinary, and students will often discover a surprising amount of cross-communication and connectivity between subjects at every level. Our curriculum focuses on research skills, analysis, evidence-based reasoning, and divergent thinking to tackle problems across every domain. Students are encouraged to seek to develop a concentration in more depth and have the opportunity to pursue a subject from foundation to superstructure.