Building a Toolkit of Strategies for Success

During this formative time in students’ lives, adolescents need a caring, supportive and safe environment in which to take small risks, explore their self-identity and build their toolkit of strategies for success.

Aberdeen Hall’s Middle Years program offers a personalized version of the British Columbia Ministry of Education’s approved curriculum. We place a heavy emphasis on developing students’ communication skills, critical and creative thinking, and personal and social identity.

What makes us special is connection.

In the Middle Years program at Aberdeen Hall, each student is assigned a homeroom advisor who fosters a personal relationship with the students in their care. These advisors mentor their students through weekly lessons designed for social-emotional development, lead their students through Adventure and Exploration activities which expose students to experiential learning opportunities, and serve as their students’ champions academically, emotionally and socially.

Above all else, at Aberdeen Hall we seek to know your child and care about their development. Everything that we do is designed to support their growth, which is why we carefully cultivate our partnerships between students, teachers and parents. Regular and consistent communication between teachers and parents is a hallmark of our school.

Academic schedule that pushes them to excel.

The Middle Years experience includes a breadth of programming designed to introduce students to a wide range of skills and curriculum areas in a supportive environment. Students take part in an academic schedule that pushes them to excel.

Our teachers take pride in developing lesson planning that is student-centered, and work hard to engage students. Our students quickly come to realize that learning can be both fun and rigorous, and are supported in achieving their best success through small class sizes, personalized learning opportunities and a program that allows students the flexibility to dive deeply into material.

In Middle School We:

Foster Purposeful Leadership Development

Our students learn to lead by looking inward and are taught that leadership is not a fixed personality trait but is instead a competency that can be nurtured and developed.

Some leadership opportunities include:

  • Peer Mentorship and Peer Tutoring Program
  • Buddy Reading Program
  • Student Council
  • Keynote speaking opportunities
  • Volunteering outreach programming
  • Sports Day Leaders (Grade 8’s)

Are Experiential Learners

  • Horizons- Focus on themes (independence, leadership, connection)
  • Adventure and Exploration Program

Provide a Breadth of Programming

  • Buskerfest- Highlight all of arts, but focus on Buskerfest
  • Sumobots- Highlight ADST program
  • Athletics - Range of opportunities, commitment to promoting life long athletes, sense of community, healthy bodies and minds
  • Big History Project

AdmissionsApplications to Aberdeen Hall are accepted year round and are increasingly competitive.

At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.