About VTT


WELCOME


The VTT Community

We are proud of the very disparate geographic and cultural origins of our families, but our pluralism is also evident in our socioeconomic diversity and wide spectrum of Jewish affiliation. As a community school, we embrace all Jewish families—be they observant, traditional, secular or interfaith. The sense of community is enhanced by buddy programs that build cross-grade connections and friendships. In addition, our Parent Action Chavurah (PAC parent association) provides initiatives that support our school and parent body. Because so many of our families come from outside Vancouver, friends become family at VTT and this is where students – and parents – create friendships that last a lifetime.

FACILITIES AND SPACE TO SUPPORT MUSIC, ART & DRAMA


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


A SOLID FOUNDATION

Our early childhood program provides the building blocks for future academic growth and allows for the seamless transition to Grade One.
We believe in the power of play. Through play children learn how to think, explore, discover and create. Play is also a basis for developing social and emotional skills allowing children to learn how to make friends, negotiate with others, and resolve conflicts. Through play, children learn independence, cooperation and collaboration.

OUTSTANDING REAL WORLD EDUCATION


Preparing Our Students for an Ever Changing World

At VTT our commitment to academic excellence is unwavering. Our dynamic, innovative, real world and rigorous curriculum from Preschool through to Grade Seven enables students to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence they will need to meet the challenges ahead. Critical thinking and communication skills are honed as students collaborate in multidisciplinary projects. Using an inquiry-based model, children learn how to creatively problem solve and, essentially, learn how to learn.

TIKKUN OLAM, CHESED, TZEDAKAH


BUILDING JEWISH IDENTITY


Traditions in Action

We immerse students in the warmth and beauty of Jewish tradition and practice while creating joyful experiences. Jewish life is celebrated and lived daily through the values of tikkun olam (repair of the world), chesed (kindness) and tzedakah (charity). Shabbat activities and programs are a highlight of the weekly schedule. Our well-developed Judaic studies program engages students in Hebrew language instruction and facilitates the study of Jewish rituals, holidays, the weekly Torah portion and, in upper grades, Jewish texts. We also create a vibrant link to the State of Israel, particularly through our ShinShin program that allows young Israeli emissaries to spend the year interacting with and informally educating students.

TECHNOLOGY AT VTT


Enhancing Instruction

We believe that technology enhances, but does not replace, good classroom instruction. Students from SK onwards are provided with iPads and laptops to achieve curricular goals. In Grades 6 and 7, students are provided with their own MacBook Air for daily school use. The focus of our educational technology program is providing teachers and students with access to additional resources, insight, knowledge and expertise. In addition, competence with these tools and literacy in how best to use and apply them will prepare students for the next chapters in their educational journeys.

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THE CREATIVE CHILD


A Focus on the Arts

At VTT, we promote the innate creativity of our students through daily art exploration and creation activities. We understand that engaging in the creative process strengthens neural pathways, promotes critical thinking, improves fine motor skills, and allows children to discover their individuality. Our art, music and drama faculty specialists contribute to the development of the whole child and our intermediate students love participating in our professional spring musical productions.

RECOGNIZING THE INDIVIDUAL


Athletics, Robotics, Dance and More

We offer a broad range of athletic opportunities with intramurals, house teams and competitive sports teams in volleyball, basketball, soccer, and cross country. Our extracurricular and co-curricular lunchtime programs include choir, chess, Israeli dance, hip hop and jazz, Lego robotics, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, photography, yoga and mixed media arts. Visit the Extra Curricular section of our website for more details.