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School Philosophy

Every Student who walks through our doors will be given every opportunity to be successful, both inside and outside the classroom.

At Dan Knott School we set high expectations for student achievement through a collaborative approach to teaching, partnerships with the community, specialized programming focusing on the unique needs of each student, and many engaging activities to help each student feel part of a happy, productive and caring school. Our supportive environment encourages and provides staff and students opportunities for growth and development, including many student and staff leadership roles within the school and community. We set high expectations for staff and students to be positive members of our community.


We are so excited to have “Flex” Thursdays as part of our weekly timetable this year at Dan Knott.  Every Thursday our school has a special schedule that runs a quick homeroom class followed by four one hour flex sessions that students select using their school zone account.  Students have the option to choose one or more sessions relating to their core subjects and up to three sessions that they are passionate about.  This self-directed learning is a fantastic opportunity for students to become engaged in their learning.  Thursdays at Dan Knott is all about student choice and student voice!  Click on the movie below to learn more about what makes Thursday Flex Days at Dan Knott so wonderful.

To read more about Thursday Flex, click on link below:

Flex Thursday Information Sheet


  • Foster growth and success for every student by supporting their journey from early learning through high school completion and beyond.
  • Provide welcoming, high quality learning and working environments.
  • Enhance public education through communication, engagement and partnerships.