FAQs

Do you follow the Ontario Curriculum?
Our elementary programs follow the Ontario Curriculum with some modifications to individualize instruction to address each student’s particular learning gaps.  Our fully inspected and accredited Secondary programs follow the Ministry of Education standards and Ontario Secondary Curriculum requirements.

Do you offer before or after school childcare?
Yes, we offer Before School Care and After School Care daily.  Before School Care runs Monday to Friday, from 8am – 8:30am,until our regular school supervision begins.  After School Care runs from 3:45pm – 5:30pm each day. There is a $5 fee for Before School Care and a $10/hour fee for After School Care. Parents may use the program on a regular or occasional basis. Before and After Care fees are charged to students’ accounts and billed monthly.

Do you provide busing or help with carpools?
We’d be happy to provide you with a list of several busing companies that include Brighton School on their routes.  We also have an online Car Pool To School registration system to assist parents in arranging ride sharing opportunities.

Do you have a lunch program?
Students bring their own packed lunches from home daily, and are welcome to use the microwave (with supervision) to heat up their lunch. Students can also purchase a hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays through The Lunch Lady school lunch program.

Do you have a newsletter?
Yes, our Brighton Update Newsletter is published monthly and distributed to parents and students.

Do you have a Parent Committee?
Yes, the Brighton Parent Committee (BPC) meets monthly to organize and support school events, and discuss school issues. All parents are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. There are many opportunities and parents are encouraged to become involved in the Brighton Parent community.

Do you take children with special needs?
Brighton supports meaningful integration of students with different abilities.  Brighton will consider students who require a higher level of support such as 1:1 or 1:2 teaching assistance on a case by case basis.

Do you have a religious affiliation?
No. Brighton is a non-denominational, co-educational school. We celebrate the holidays of all the students who attend the school.

Do you offer Music, Art or French instruction?
We include visual arts and music in our curriculum. We do not currently offer French instruction.

Do students have access to computers and Assistive Technology?
Yes, all students have opportunities to use computers in the classroom. Assistive technology is available to all students as needed, and iPads are available in the classrooms for students and teachers to use.

Can my child receive occupational therapy services or speech and language services at your school?
Brighton works with a private company to provide Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy to students who wish to access these services at school. There is a separate fee charged for these services. Students who qualify may also access free in-school CCAC services.