Our Learning Story
Chute Lake Elementary School (CLE) has a population of 492 students who have strong readiness skills and supportive families. Our school opened it doors eight years ago with a strong sense of purpose around looking at the whole child and who they would become in life, not just during their school career. We considered the big picture of learning and together with the school staff and community we embarked on a journey that led to the development our school mission statement.
Since then, our school growth plans have centered on living our mission statement of developing inquiring, respectful, and industrious young people who help make a better world by being critical, creative, and compassionate thinkers. Over the years, our students have engaged in a variety of learning opportunities such as "Making Thinking Visible (MTV) strategies, Critical Thinking Consortium, inquiry based and hands on learning, and most recently the Learning in Depth (LiD) program. Learning strategies have been carefully selected through the collaboration of the school teaching staff, parents, students and learning partners to align with our focus on thinking.