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Our Curriculum

International Canadian Curriculum

Nurturing Pathways for Excellence

The Canadian Curriculum offers a distinctive educational journey for students from Grades 1 to 12 (student age: 6 to 18 years). There is emphasis on personalised learning and the continuous assessment of progress. Canadian Alberta diploma gives access to universities worldwide, especially the US.

  • Top 3
    Canada consistently ranks among the top three countries for education worldwide
  • University Access
    The Alberta High School Diploma gives access to universities worldwide  great career choices
  • Holistic Modernized Education
    Holistic* high standard education is perfectly adapted to the new internet driven world with focus on passion for learning, project work, problem solving, and collaboration.

    *Education with a holistic perspective is concerned with the development of every person’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative and spiritual potentials

Canada Ranked #8 (2022-2024) – the highest of any English speaking country in the world for latest PISA worldwide rankings in reading, science, and maths. PISA Website

pisa world ranking country 2022
Canada – Rank 8 in the world

Canada was also ranked #1 country for students in 2021 & 2022 by International Students Magazine.

We give our students the opportunity to thrive with a globally recognised Alberta High School Diploma.

Key Features of the Canadian (Alberta) Curriculum

Education Award / Certificate

Canadian High School Diploma from the government of Alberta in Canada, allowing them to be accepted to universities around the world. Students can also choose to do a dual-diploma, or tri-diploma and complete their IGCSE and A-levels and/or their GED and SAT.

Articulated Learning Targets

  • Learning objectives in core subjects such as English, Mathematics, and Science.
  • Clear targets guide both teachers and students, ensuring a focused and structured approach to learning.

Personalised Learning

Every student is unique. Our Curriculum facilitates individual learning paths, combined with mixed classes, students diverse strengths and interests can shine

Transparent Assessment and Reporting

  • Our curriculum outlines assessed student performance and how its reported.
  • Parents and teachers share a common understanding of the skills and knowledge students will acquire throughout their academic journey.

Empowering Lifelong Learning

  • Flexibility for schools to tailor programs for individual learning.
  • Framework encourages the development of a distinct school character and ethos.
  • Committed to nurturing young minds, academic excellence, and preparing students for a future filled with endless opportunities.

The four stages lead seamlessly from primary to secondary and pre-university years. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately. Similarly, each syllabus adopts a ‘spiral’ approach, building on previous learning to help advance students’ study. Our curriculum reflects the latest thinking in each subject area, drawn from expert international research and consultation with schools.

Grade and year

Here is a guide to the grade and age of the student. At lighthouse we have mixed aged classes giving students accelerated learning.

Starting ageLighthouse / Canada / USCanada / US
5-6KindergartenKindergarten
6-7Grade 1Primary
7-8Grade 2Primary
8-9Grade 3Primary
9-10Grade 4Primary
10-11Grade 5Primary
11-12Grade 6Primary
12-13Grade 7Primary
13-14Grade 8High school lower
14-15Grade 9High school lower
15-16Grade 10High school upper
16-17Grade 11High school upper
17-18Grade 12High school upper

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