Cascade International School aims to create a curriculum that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. We hope to achieve this through a structured inquiry and the development of five essential elements: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. School acknowledges the importance of traditional subject areas (language, mathematics, social studies, science, personal, social and physical education, and arts), it also recognizes the importance of acquiring a set of skills in context and of exploring content which transcends the boundaries of the traditional subjects and is relevant to students in their real life.
Cascade International School recognizes that teaching and learning, and the assessment of that learning, are fundamentally interdependent. Parents, teachers and students are all viewed as partners in learning. Parent-teacher conferences, student-led conferences, three-way conferences and reports are used throughout the year as a means of informing students and parents of learning and progress. Parents are expected to attend all of the conferences. Parents are always welcome to arrange conferences at school and, likewise, the School may initiate a conference with parents at any time during the year. Student-led conferences are held once a year and are an opportunity for students to share their learning with their parents/guardians. Students will share their portfolios during this time and also show their parents/guardians around their class/school. All parents/guardians and students are expected to attend student-led conferences. The dates of the conferences can be found on the calendar.