Department of Creative Arts
At Crofton House, the Art, Drama, Home Economics and Music subject areas are linked together as the Creative Arts Department. While our specific curricula are diverse, we share a common philosophy of fostering creativity through appreciation, expression and skill development. Each subject offers compulsory courses at grade 8 and elective courses from Grade 9 through Grade 12. We also offer and sponsor a wide variety of co-curricular activities.
The CHS English curriculum stresses the importance and value of the reading and study of good literature for its own sake. Opportunities are provided for developing and refining the skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing that will facilitate the student’s growth as an effective communicator and critical thinker.
The goal of the Crofton House School Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Department is to offer our students a wide range of experiences with both computer applications and computer programming tools, so that they can become confident learners and users of technology.
Our goal is to equip students with the relevant 21st Century language skills to enable communication in the target language and promote cultural understanding. We offer interactive and communicative programs in French, Mandarin and Spanish to develop all four skills required for language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, we strive to develop the cultural sense of literacy of our students. All our programs are further strengthened through integrating technology, which includes a digitized, multimedia language laboratory.
Our goal is for every student to feel successful in mathematics and to achieve her fullest potential in the subject. We encourage all students to take their formal mathematics education as far as possible.
It is our goal that through participation in physical education at CHS, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to incorporate physical activity into regular routines and leisure pursuits to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Courses are taught with a variety of teaching methods including cooperative learning strategies, laboratory based learning, and inquiry and IT based learning paying attention to the educational research that informs us how girls best learn science and, brain research that suggests the best ways to maximize student learning. Our goal is to promote interest and excitement in science while providing a solid foundation for further studies in science and its related subjects.
The Social Studies department aims to heighten students’ understanding of the world around them, both past and present, and to encourage students to learn about their social, political, and environmental surroundings.