e2 Program (grades 9-10)

The e2 program provides optimal conditions for independence and engagement.

The Element High School offers Ontario Secondary School credits leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our Montessori approach enables us to cover the curriculum content in a way that recognizes the developmental needs of adolescents and immerses them in the real-world application of what they are learning. Our lessons are dynamic and incorporate student choice and responsibility for their learning under the guidance of our qualified teachers who are passionate about their subject matter and play the dual role of teacher and mentor while holding our students accountable for their individual achievements.

Program overview


Lessons are short, providing frameworks and direction to students.

Following key concept lessons students work individually or in small groups in the learning commons under the guidance of faculty. Students use the faculty and one another as resources and support throughout the day. Additional class time is devoted to discussions and reflection of the material being studied. Technology is used for a variety of purposes as appropriate for the subject matter and tasks at hand. This environment fosters engagement and responsibility and allows for flexibility and collaboration.


Connections to the real world are essential to engage high school students in their studies.

“Why is knowing this relevant?” “Why should they put in the effort to understand these concepts?” Preparation for future education and employment is a very esoteric rationale which makes sense to adults but not to all adolescents. Authentic experiences, actually being on location, participating in real work and interacting with passionate experts are much more immediate, powerful motivators for learning at this age. While not all parts of all courses can support authentic experiences, authenticity is a primary consideration in curriculum development in the e2 program. The location of our campus at Lansdowne becomes a hub of learning and the city is integrated into the delivery of the curriculum.


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