Grade 9 & 10 ELL

Our ELL program begins at the Senior School in Grade 9, where students study English and Social Studies together in a small, homogenous group, taught by a dedicated ELL specialist. For the rest of their subjects, ELL students are fully integrated in regular classes with their non-ELL peers. Grade 9 ELL students enjoy access to a wide range of extracurricular activities as well as opportunities to study different subjects.

ESL classes

  • English
  • Social Studies

Non-ESL classes

  • Math
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Career and Personal Planning
  • Sciences

The ELL faculty work closely with the English and Social Studies departments to ensure that the material covered in the ELL classes closely follows the regular English and Social Studies curriculum, so that ELL students are equipped to succeed on their provincial exams at year-end and are prepared to enter the standard curriculum by Grade 11. 

Sample Grade 9 & 10 Day

Grade 9 day

Period (Time) Grade 9 Day
Period 1 (8:10-9:10 am) Art 9
Homeroom (9:15-9:50 am) Advisor Groups
Recess (9:50-10:10 am) Recess
Period 2 (10:10-11:10 am) Social Studies 9
Period 3 (11:10 am - 12:10 pm) Science 9
Lunch (12:15-1:10 pm) Lunch
Period 4 (1:10-2:15 pm)  English 9 Transitional
Period 5 (2:15-3:25 pm) Mathematics 10 for Grade 9

Grade 10 day

Period (Time) Grade 10 Day
Period 1 (8:10-9:10 am) English 10 Transitional
Homeroom (9:15-9:50 am) Advisor Groups
Recess (9:50-10:10 am) Recess
Period 2 (10:10-11:10 am) Transitional Mathematics 11 for Grade 10
Period 3 (11:10 am - 12:10 pm) Spanish 10
Lunch (12:15-1:10 pm) Lunch
Period 4 (1:10-2:15 pm)  Social Studies 10
Period 5 (2:15-3:25 pm) Music 10: Concert Band

By Grade 11, ELL students are fully immersed in the St. Michaels University School program, but there is an optional transitional English class in Grade 11, as well as an intensive writing class offered during lunch each term.