Middle School

Middle School – Grades 6,7,8

At East Coast Varsity, we believe a partnership between physically active lifestyles and lifelong learning is vital for one to achieve their best selves. 

Kinaesthetic learners are engaged with the environment around them; movement energizes the body, stimulates the brain and allows students to comprehend their curriculum in a manner that is beyond the education they would receive only in the classroom.

Operating to the province of Nova Scotia’s education standards, we engage our student leaders by providing a learning environment, in and out of the classroom, that is academically and socially stimulating and conducive for all learners. ECV classrooms and teaching address not only academic, conceptual based learning, but also strongly focus on the development of social education, and key learning processes and skills, such as reading, writing, and use of IT integration.

The middle years of one’s education can be a sensitive time in a students life; a time of growth. Our specialized staff offer individual plans that facilitate and document steps to aid all learners with direction that is specific to the individual and their goals. Students in the middle years program at East Coast Varsity can look forward to our module rotations as well, where they will be introduced to drama, music, languages, cooking, coding and visual arts. ECV offers a holistic approach by provincially certified (ITC) teachers that provide our students with the opportunity to develop their academic and athletic potential and prepare them for the challenges and responsibilities of global citizenship.

 

Core NS curriculum outcomes used in daily teachings

Individual programs created to help achieve full academic potential

Module programming (French, drama, music, art, leadership ) to encourage exploration

Daily physical activity to help stimulate the mind, improve focus & attention

 

 

 

Skill based instruction from experienced coaching staff  – no teams at ECV

Work closely with local organizations on skill development & individual student needs

Programming in sportsmanship & teamwork

Focus on multi sport to enhance development of well rounded, engaged athletes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic & athletic mentorship programming with younger ECV students

Off site outcome exploration, team building and social experiences

Unstructured play and some outdoor fun

Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5

We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the game. He pours his heart and soul into the program and Drew is very fortunate to have his mentorship both on and off the ice. I highly recommend ECV both academically and athletically to all student athletes, it has exceeded all of our expectations.
2018-04-24T22:39:15-03:00
Blair Keiver & Drew, Grade 5 We couldn’t be happier with the on ice product.  Erin King brings a vast bank of knowledge and experience to the ice, and with small group sizes, he focuses on each player’s skill development in all facets of the 

Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10

ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these experiences. Realizing not every student learns the same way or at the same pace the teachers at ECV take the time to recognize individuality and offer before and after school extra help.
2018-04-25T14:23:14-03:00
Kendra MacIsaac-Hobson – Hannah, Grade 9 & Andrea, Grade 10 ECV has given our children  opportunities like volunteering with SPCA,  surfing, entertaining the elderly and Earth Day cleanup. All connecting them with the community. With our hectic schedules its great to know they get these 

Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8

East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high expectations to be a successful student. This combination has allowed our daughter to flourish as a dancer, giving her flexibility to attend outside dance commitments while maintaining a higher level of education. As dance parents, having our daughter attend ECV has been the best choice we could have made.
2018-04-23T22:47:52-03:00
Steve Tomlin & Makayla, Grade 8 East Coast Varsity was an instant fit for our daughter from the first ‘trial’ day we attended.  The involvement of the faculty goes beyond teacher student responsibilities as they take a personal interest in her goals while managing her high 

Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6

When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well for Max because it allows him to continuously develop skills in two sports he loves and plays competitively – hockey and baseball.  As well this approach engages him in a variety of other sport and physical endurance activities which complement the other sports he plays including basketball, snowboarding, flag football, paddling, and golf. ECV's small class sizes and individual/small groups attention allows kids to realize their academic potential. The daily routine which balances academic time and physical activity, creates the right conditions for growth and learning.
2018-04-27T13:15:55-03:00
Anne-Marie Smith & Max, Grade 6 When you ask Max what’s his favourite sport, he has to think about it because his favourite sport often depends on the season, and what he’s playing at that particular time.  The multi sport approach at ECV works well