Inclusive Education

Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighborhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.

Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our schools, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together.

All children benefit from inclusive education. It allows them to:

  • Develop individual strengths and gifts, with high and appropriate expectations for each child.

  • Work on individual goals while participating in the life of the classroom with other students their own age.

  • Involve their parents in their education and in the activities of their local schools.

  • Foster a school culture of respect and belonging. Inclusive education provides opportunities to learn about and accept individual differences, lessening the impact of harassment and bullying.

  • Develop friendships with a wide variety of other children, each with their own individual needs and abilities.

  • Positively affect both their school and community to appreciate diversity and inclusion on a broader level.