Rose City Elementary School is a new elementary school following Ontario’s curriculum and is committed to providing high-quality education and innovative teaching methods, including the 21st-century and the Montessori approach and proudly offering the Al Furqan program this year at RCES, this program emphasizes the Quran memorization alongside rigorous academic subjects like math, language arts, science, and social studies. By dedicating half of the school day to intensive Quran studies and the other half to the Ontario curriculum, we provide a unique opportunity for students to excel in both religious education and academics. Our creative teaching and learning methods, inspired by the Montessori philosophy, with OCT-certified teachers, prioritize hands-on learning to actively engage students. We create an outstanding teaching and learning environment that encourages students to explore their interests while tracking their development using tools like video, photos, and work portfolios. Our approach fosters independent and critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and excellence in all subjects, including Arabic and Islamic. In conclusion, Rose City Elementary School excels in seamlessly combining multiple instructional strategies to provide a well-rounded education, allowing our students to take pride in their identity.
The Montessori and 21st centaury teaching methods, as well as the Ontario Ministry of Education’s best practices, are all incorporated into Rose City Elementary School’s integrated educational program.
About Al-Furqan Hifth Program
Al-Furqan Hifth program is a specialized Quran Program that students can enter from Grade 3 and finish by Grade 8. In addition to the intensive Qur’an memorization classes, students also take the core subjects of Ontario curriculum. Math language, arts, science and social studies. They also participate in one class of art and gym. This program enables students to memorize the Qur’an over a period of 4 years while simultaneously pursuing their academic education. Upon completion of the program, students will transition into their respective grades.
It was narrated that Buraydah said: “The messenger of Allah SWT(peace and blessings of Allah SWT be upon him) said “Whoever reads the Qur’an, learns it and acts in accordance with it, on the day of Resurrection, his parents will be given a crown to wear, whose light will be the light of the sun, and his parents will be given the garments which will far surpass everything to be found in this world. They will say, “Why have we been given this to wear?” It will be said, “Because your child learned the Qur’an.””” (Narrated by Al-Haakim, 1/176).
Philosophy of Montessori
The ways through we incorporate Montessori methods are hands on activities, a classroom that is kid-friendly and makes it simple to explore different interests and materials that are visual and self-correcting.