Crofton House Senior School provides an enriched and accelerated curriculum which meets or exceeds the BC Ministry of Education graduation requirements. Exposure to fine arts and applied skills complements a rigorous academic program that prepares young women for successful post-secondary studies and/or opportunities. Physical education is compulsory to the end of grade 10, and students have a variety of opportunities to be physically active, both in scheduled classes and in the extensive athletics and intramural programs.
The curriculum is developmental in all subject areas, with a focus on enrichment and authentic learning. While much of the grade 8 and 9 program is compulsory, students learn to make choices regarding their interests, particularly in fine arts and applied skills. When students enter the graduation program (grade 10-12), they experience a wide range of options.
While all curricular areas provide depth in learning, various curricular areas provide different levels of defined enrichment and acceleration. In several curricular areas, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses as offered by the College Board in Princeton, New Jersey. Beyond Ministry requirements, all students in the school: complete their grade 12 English in their eleventh year (thus allowing them to pursue an enriched English course in their final year); complete French up to and including grade 11; complete a comprehensive planning and graduation transitions program; and complete a program that has an included balance of Fine Arts and Applied Skills.
The Senior School operates on a rotating 8-block cycle, with 4 blocks each day that are 80 minutes in duration. The Senior School is divided into three terms; report cards and student profiles are sent home at the end of each term. Courses are offered as either linear (full-year); semester (half-year); or term (third of the year).
Students are assigned to teacher advisors who play an integral role in the lives of the students. Advisors act as advocates for students as well as liaisons with parents and other teachers. Students meet with their advisors each morning and remain with their advisors and fellow students in grades 8-9, and then are assigned a new advisor and student group for grades 10-12.
While there are many electives in the Senior School, selection may depend on timetabling and prerequisites. The school assesses its timetable and course offerings in the spring of each year. Students work closely with their guidance counselor to choose courses that ensure a challenging and rich learning experience.