Rolph Road Elementary School, which first opened in 1939, serves students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 and houses an independently run daycare facility. We provide curriculum enrichment through partnerships with specialists for every class from JK to Grade 6 ( Scientists in the School, visiting artists and guest speakers). Our school has an exciting music program, offering recorder and vocal instruction, with performance opportunities as well as the EmpowerTM Reading program. Students engage in technology regularly, using in class computers, our computer lab, a class set of wireless laptops and seven Smart Boards. Our students also participate in a variety of extra curricular activities, including our participation in a number of inter-school sporting events.
EMPOWER READING PROGRAM AT ROLPH ROAD - EmpowerTM Reading is a series of evidence-based multi-component intervention programs that were developed by Dr. Maureen W. Lovett and her team at The Hospital for Sick Children (Sickkids). Each reading intervention program has professional development specific to the program. EmpowerTM Reading includes decoding, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary programs that transform children and adolescents with significant reading and spelling difficulties into strategic, independent, and flexible learners. The success of the program is proven through the extensive rigorously designed research conducted by the research team.