Grade 8 general overview schedule
All Grade 8 students engage in the same learning strands in the Grade 8 Program:
Applied Design Skills and Technology (ADST)
English Language Arts
Physical and Health Education
Students also attend a regularly scheduled session of either French, French Immersion or Learning Centre according to each student’s specific needs; we are already aware of each student’s needs in that regard. Students are automatically enrolled in a complete schedule of courses and do not need to do any formal course selections. As noted on the Home page of this site, however, Grade 8 Program students can participate in extracurricular arts and athletics if they choose.
The following teachers make up the formidable Grade 8 Program team:
The following teachers share responsibility for the Arts curriculum over the year: Mr. Newns, Ms. Staples (Fall Term, Musical); Mr. Hunwick or Ms. Bedard (Winter Term, 3-DArt); and Mr.McGill (Spring Term, Music - Guitar/Ukelele).
Ms. Albinati is responsible for the French 8 curriculum.
Ms. Sharon Hall is responsible for the French Immersion 8 curriculum.
Ms. Sarah Langer is responsible for Learning Centre curriculum.
Ms. Ramundi is responsible for the Mathematics, Science, and Career Education curriculum.
Ms. Waugh is responsible for the English Language Arts, Social Studies, ADST, and Health curriculum.
Mr. Thompson is responsible for the Physical Education curriculum.
Students are required to be in attendance from the start time through to the end time each day. Students are dismissed at the program end time each day. At that time, they can choose to remain in the classroom for tutorial to work on their academics independently or with a teacher, or they may be participating in an extracurricular art or athletic opportunity, or a combination of the two. For example, if a student's athletic event doesn't begin until 4:00, they can remain in the classroom completing homework before their event begins.
Grade 8 Master weekly schedule
The Grade 8 Master Weekly Schedule shows more detailed times during each school day. Because the French/Learning Centre class occurs during E block in the senior school schedule, you will notice that class in different places every other day each week. The master schedule is adjusted to accommodate the 'locked in' French/Learning Centre period.
Note that 'Humanities' is the term used for English Language Arts and Social Studies. The 'Humanities Flex or Math/Science Flex' periods include Humanities or Math/Science instruction plus ADST, Career Education, and Health lessons and activities.
The schedule for each week is posted on this page for several weeks ahead of the current date.
The Grade 8 Program is a five-day program, while the 9-12 Boarding School is a six-day program.
Because there are both boarding and day students in the Grade 8 Program, Saturdays will look different for each Grade 8 student:
Grade 8 boarding students will have scheduled activities on Saturday mornings;
Grade 8 boarding and day students are encouraged to participate in Athletics, and may therefore have Athletics on Saturday afternoons;
and, some Grade 8 day students will not attend Brentwood on Saturdays and will instead pursue other interests at home and in their community.
With the support of parents and the school, each Grade 8 student will create a Saturday that works best for them.