Howard Coad School is a wonderful gem set in the heart of Saskatoon's Mount Royal neighborhood. We are a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8 school boasting a dedicated, kind and caring staff and respectful students. We offer a variety of programs geared towards helping students learn and grow in a warm and supportive environment.
In our free Pre-Kindergarten program, one can expect our little ones to be joyfully exploring and playing under the direction of a kind and loving teacher and educational assistant. Not to be outdone, Kindergarten program, offers a variety of approaches to entice children to learn, inquire and question.
With just over two hundred students, we are a small school with an abundance of school spirit. Our Music Education program is well established with our students fully engaged in a curricular rich, diverse program that includes instruction in drumming, flute making, Orff as well as singing. Our students in grades six to eight also have the additional benefit of actively participating in band classes.
Our weekly assemblies focus on both academic and extra-curricular achievement with the goal of solidifying a culture of acceptance and distinction at Howard Coad School. We model the maxim that together we are better!
We are proud of our new English as an Additional Language (EAL) classroom, which provides additional English Language support for some of our immigrant families or for those children (Grades 2 to 8) who need assistance in improving their proficiency in English. We are also home to an itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired and to an Intermediate Structured Success Classroom. Both programs provide valuable assistance to students.
At Howard Coad, we enjoy many student-centered activities such as choir, basketball, volleyball, indoor track, cross country and, of course, a Voyageur Program (Grade 7 and 8) of which we are immensely proud.
In "Making a Difference Today," we are a Nutrition Positive school and provide Child Hunger and Education Program (CHEP) lunches -- as well as a breakfast and milk program -- for those who would like to take advantage of the service.
Our student leadership team is very involved and does a great deal to plan enjoyable activities, such as participating in Care Partner activities to help promote fun, harmony and respect throughout our school. Our students are great Howard Coad "ambassadors", whether they are in school or away participating in the many educational excursions offered through Saskatoon Public Schools.
Our grade seven students attend Practical and Applied Arts classes at our neighborhood secondary school: Mount Royal Collegiate. Our Grade eight students are also introduced to Home Economics or Industrial Arts for half of the school year.
Literacy continues to be a strong focus for us throughout the grade levels as is evidenced by our, Continuous Improvement Plan, Just Read program, our Read to Succeed support, and through the use of the Picture Word Inductive Model (PWIM). Our Resource Room Team also does wonders with our students to provide additional educational support where needed.
Our excellent School Community Council (SCC) assists us in a variety of ways throughout the school year. Parents and caregivers are always welcome to attend an SCC meeting or lend a helping hand at Howard Coad.
Howard Coad School is a great place to be!!