We are facing a global climate emergency.
CaST’s curriculum is sensitive to the need to work with younger generations to confront the current climate crisis and the ramifications for human, animal and plant life that will unfold in the coming century and beyond.
The world beyond Toronto offers exciting routes to knowledge that are worth investigating. Travel and non-classroom activities recognizably aid students' development of critical thinking skills, help build empathy for others, respect for the planet, cross-cultural understanding, and further the joy of learning.
Integrating standard curricular knowledge with place-based learning allows young people to understand how humanity benefits from the study of these subjects. Experiential education is the beating heart of the CaST School curriculum. Students learn to interrogate the complexity of the world while being in the world, honing critical thinking skills vital to becoming global citizens.
Every member of our community is encouraged to
recognize the power they have to help improve our world, its citizens, and other life forms with which we share this planet’s bounty. Practicing socially beneficial action takes selflessness, and sometimes courage, stepping back from daily routines to spend
time helping others.
CaST School, which supports diversity initiatives in Canada and abroad, also welcomes diversity in educational methods, learning styles, community philosophy, and social practices. CaST School recruitment and retention policies are designed to make our community diverse, successful and strong.