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Teaching Philosophy : Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)
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Teaching Philosophy

Traditional Learning Centre (TLC)

Is the Traditional Learning Centre (TLC) the Right Choice for My Child?

A successful student demonstrates:

  • self-management and organizational skills and a commitment to daily homework
  • a willingness to participate in positive social interactions and take a leadership role when engaging in problem solving, acts of citizenship, and service
  • a willingness to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum and an eagerness for knowledge and service

Characteristics of the TLC Program

  • Character Education intentionally taught and reinforced daily and demonstrated through service to the school, local and global community
  • Whole group direct instruction that is sequential and enriched as the primary teaching approach
  • Students are provided with a structured, orderly setting appropriate to the learning activity
  • Elementary students are in straight grades. Students are grouped by skill ability for language arts and mathematics. Early literacy includes explicit instruction in phonics, spelling, and grammar. Horizontal enrichment opportunities are available to challenge students based on their achievement
  • Middle School students are in straight grades in Language Arts and Math and in electives, as needed. Students may be grouped by skill ability for core. Opportunities are provided for horizontal and vertical enrichment in preparation for high school programming
  • French as a second language begins in Grade 1 and is mandatory until the end of Grade 9; Music is mandatory until the end of Grade 9 with Band beginning in the middle school setting
  • School uniform

How to Register

For the 2018-19 school year TLC registration begins begins January 22, 2018.  Schools will be hosting parent informational sessions during the month of January. Please check your designated TLC school’s website or call them for the date and time for this parent information session. Completed registration packages must be dropped off at your designated school by noon on February 13, 2018. Late registrations will not be included in the lottery for September placements and all registrations up to that date will be placed in the lottery according to the described categories.

For students that are new to the CBE and the student is not a Canadian Citizen, please note you must first attend the Kingsland Reception Centre for an initial assessment prior to registering for an Alternative Program.

Students New to CBE​
Students currently enrolled with CBE
Completed Student Registration Form ​Completed Transfer Request
Signed Parent Acknowledgement of Understanding for Alternative Programs ​Signed Parent Acknowledgement of Understanding for Alternative Programs
Transportation Information​ Transportation Information​ ​
Traditional Learning Centre Program Traditional Learning Centre Program



  • See Fees page for fees that apply to all CBE students
  • Uniform cost (approximately $400.00)


  • Parents should carefully consider their transportation needs and the transportation service we offer for alternative programs with congregated stops.



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