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Ownership of learning

Rosemont challenges
Rosemont students meet high academic standards, year-after-year.

They succeed because Rosemont uses a unique approach to education. Teachers and parents work together to teach students how to:

  • Take ownership of their education, and their future.
  • Set goals, and devise strategies for meeting them.
  • Accept responsibility, and work hard to achieve.

This is taught through four key channels: individual coaching, parent-teacher partnerships, subject evaluation and school-wide culture. These aspects of a Rosemont education work together to ensure outstanding academic achievement for students.

Individual coaching
Rosemont's educational coaches have two main goals: inquire and encourage. They start with asking questions: what achievements does the student take pride in? Where do they have room for improvement? What does success mean to them? What is their most challenging class? What would be their ideal grade?

Next, coaches encourage, still using the Socratic Method; what would it take to achieve a particular goal? Would extra study ensure success? What else could the student do?

The student directs the goal-setting and devises their strategies for success. While coaches are invested in the in the success of each of their students, they maintain an objective role. By being their own boss, students get excited about their plan, work hard at achieving their goals, and do it all with enthusiasm. An educational coach helps to keep them on track, and is there to suggest solutions.

By meeting regularly the student has the opportunity to evaluate and re-evaluate the progress they have made on their goals, and devise new strategies for success with the guidance of their educational coach. This unique coaching approach brings out positive, adult qualities in students.

Parent-teacher partnerships
A critical piece of Rosemont's unique approach is a successful partnership between a student's parents and their teachers. Read more.

Subject evaluation
Progress based - Every student can reach higher, so all evaluation students receive is provided with clear, concrete feedback on what is needed to turn their work up a notch.

Teachers of specific subjects also work with student's parents and educational coaches to ensure student success in each individual subject area. By working together, parents and teachers can share key information needed to assist the student in achieving their goals.

Frequent evaluation at the class level also gives the student a chance to regularly reflect on their progress individually, and with their educational coach.

School-wide culture
Rosemont embraces a culture of challenge and innovation. Our students are always striving further, and working hard to do their best both academically and in extra-curricular activities. Sixth year prefects take on legitimate roles of authority, and upper year students demonstrate to younger students what can be.