Drewry Secondary School (Gr 09 - 12)
Ms. K. Levitt
Ms. L Barron
Drewry's school motto is: Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Take Responsibility.
Drewry Secondary School is a small special needs school with a clear focus on providing appropriate academic and life skills courses for students in a safe and nurturing environment. We are very responsive to the unique needs of students, their families and the community. The curriculum addresses social/emotional needs, functional life skills, and employability skills. Drewry has small classes with extensive remediation, and a wide variety of co-curricular activities such as athletics, martial arts, weight training, clubs (e.g. Girls' Group, Dance), field trips, and staff-student sporting events. Placement at Drewry is completed through the quadrant coordinators, according to the student's exceptionality.
M.I.D. and D.D. Programs
The Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) program is a supported academic and work-based program with small, class sizes. Students are offered the courses required to earn an O.S.S.D. (and opportunity to earn credits should it meet their programming needs) in conjunction with a variety of co-op placements to assist them in their school-to-work transition. Read more about M.I.D. and D.D. Programs
Food Preparation Program
Drewry has two fully equipped kitchens where students prepare lunches and cater to special events. Lunch is prepared every day in the school's main kitchen. Grocery shopping, meal planning, food preparation, serving and cleaning up are all completed by students. Serving for catered events helps students learn practical, hospitality skills, as they work towards earning their Employability Skills Certificate. Read more about Food Preparation Program
Employability Skills and Cooperative Education
Drewry's Co-op Programs offer students pre-placement training in: job applications; résumé and cover letter writing; interview skills; health and safety; as well as travel training. Our In-School Co-op Program provides essential employability skills that students will need before participating in a full-time Co-operative education placement. Read more about Employability Skills and Cooperative Education
Science and Technological Education
Drewry's Science program emphasizes the development of students' numeracy and literacy skills while reinforcing and strengthening science related knowledge and skills required to prepare them for success both at home and in the workplace. Students explore a range of topics. Opportunity is provided to work in our greenhouse as well as nurture and care for animals. Read more about Science and Technological Education
Literacy and Numeracy Through I.T.
Students, at Drewry, have access to a computer-based Language Lab that offers a variety of adaptive technology software programs, such as Kurzweil 3000, as well as Read and Write Gold. Programs such as these allow students to access information from the curriculum and to display their knowledge of the curriculum consistent with their cognitive strength. Read more about Literacy and Numeracy Through I.T.
Music & Visual Arts
Students gain an appreciation of music by participating in a performance based program that includes a choir and drumming ensemble, both of which are regularly featured in school assemblies and outside performances. Students are introduced to different styles of music through attending live performances and participating in workshops led by professional musicians. Read more about Music & Visual Arts