FAQs

Do you have precautions in place for Covid-19 infection prevention?
Yes, absolutely. We have pre-screening prior to entry; small class cohorts; physical distancing; desk shields; enhanced cleaning, etc. Please see our home page for more information on our Safe Reopening Plan.

Do you follow the Ontario Curriculum?
Yes. Our elementary programs follow the Ontario Curriculum with some modifications to meet each student’s particular learning challenges.  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 – 8:30 a.m., 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.

What transportation options are available?  Do you have carpools?
We’d be happy to provide you with a list of several transportation companies that include Brighton School on their routes.  We also have a Car Pool 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.

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

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 instruction in the Arts?
Yes! We include visual arts, music and drama in our curriculum. Our December Concert is an absolute don’t-miss event! This past December we performed the Wizard of Oz / The Wiz Mash-up, with the Elementary students performing parts from the Wizard of Oz, while our High School students did excerpts from the Wiz for a fantastic blended show!

Do students have access to computers and assistive technology?
Yes, all students have Chromebooks to use throughout the day. Read & Write Assistive technology is built-in to students’ accounts, and is available to all students as needed. This includes speech to text, predictive text and read-aloud.

Can my child receive occupational therapy services or speech and language services at your school?
Brighton offers private, fee-based Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Services through a private provider, as well as free in-school CCAC therapy for students who qualify for services. Therapists work closely with teachers to integrate therapy and therapeutic interventions into the classrooms and into real-time applications. Every effort is made to schedule therapy so as not to interfere with core subjects.