School Life




ArtsSmarts is a dynamic approach to teaching, learning, doing and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, artists, educators, and entire schools and communities since 1998.

ArtsSmarts generates and sustains innovative school partnerships centred around the arts to push the boundaries of learning, redefine the environment of schooling and re-imagine student success.


Maple Grove was lucky enough to be able to participate in this fantastic project this year. The little hands in Mme Magda’s grade 1 class and Mme Martine’s grade 2 class worked all year to create a representation of an ideal school with the help of artist Christina Thomson. The final product is displayed in the display case located in the school lobby.

Please click here for photographs that were taken during the process as well as the final product.