The Canadian Academy of Libya offers a dynamic, progressive and balanced academic program in a student-centered learning environment.
From Kindergarten through high school, the curriculum is both challenging and varied. Our youngest students explore their world and learn to get along with one another through age appropriate activities geared toward preparing them for the more rigorous academic curriculum as they progress through elementary school to secondary.
CAL is proud to offer a program that is based on the Ontario curriculum, but that also fully satisfies the requirements of the Libyan core curriculum, British IGCSE, and A-levels. Our program results in students easily integrating with schools around the world.
The school day is from 8:00 a.m. to 03:00 P.M. Classes are heterogeneous in order for children to be able to learn from and with each other and to support each other’s strengths. The first 15 minutes of the day is devoted to home room time, with the teacher being the advocate of the children in that class. The class sizes are limited to 15-16 students; several studies have shown that reducing class size increases overall student achievement.
Some benefits of smaller class sizes include:
- Students receive more individualized attention and interact more with the teacher
- Teachers have more flexibility to use different instructional approaches
- Fewer students are less distracting to each other than a large group of children
- Teachers have more time to teach because there are fewer discipline problems
- Students are more likely to participate in class and become more involved
- Teachers have more time to cover additional material and use more supplementary texts and enrichment activities
The core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science, history and social studies, are complimented by a full range of enriching classes in technology, physical education, music, drama and the visual arts.