Our Learning Philosophy
These ten ideas and beliefs form the foundation and scaffolding that direct the programs we offer:
We are a yes space. This means we are always looking to reframe conversations and requests from our participants in ways that give them opportunities to dive deeper into their own empowerment.
We facilitate and foster a spirit of curiosity.
We value wonder and imagination and always look for ways to nurture and help cultivate these qualities.
We believe roadblocks can be filled with learning opportunities and re-frame and celebrate them as such.
We insist and affirm that all the ways children see the world are valuable.
Every child’s voice, opinion and participation matters, however that looks.
We believe learning is enhanced by practice and experience.
We encourage self-reflection and mindfulness as important cornerstones to anchor transformation and growth.
We embrace appropriate scenarios that help challenge children to explore their problem solving potential. We are convinced the it gives them confidence to be today’s change makers.
At Sage & Savant, we are always celebrating each other and looking for ways to show how fun it is to learn and build together.
Everything we offer
At Sage & Savant, we have intentionally created a space that allows children to experience themselves as empowered, problem-solving, talent-using agents of social change, TODAY. We have a thoughtfully designed selection of workshops, programs, courses and social events to guide them into recognizing themselves as changemakers today.
monthly drop-in fun
DIY? Heck Yea! Once a month
When: Tuesdays 2-3 pm
Dates: September 10th, October 8th, November 5th, December 3th
This class guides young people to know they are capable of making everyday items themselves. They will learn to use household ingredients and tools to make everyday items, snacks, decorations and more.The class will help kids to see how they can consider the option of making, recycling or upcycling something they need or want, and to be aware of ways they can reduce their carbon footprint. We guarantee fun, with a goal of going home proud of their own abilities to DIY.
Cards, Boards, Apps and More! Let’s play together Once a month
When: Fridays: 4-5pm
Dates: Sept 20th, October 25th, November 22th, December 13th
Cards, Board games, gaming apps, they are all ridiculous amounts of fun! Play them in community and they are twice the fun! Games in community with an express goal of understanding strategy, critical thinking and teamwork, core skills in social action! well, that’s priceless! Bring your kids to come play some games S & S style, and make new friends at too! We will have self-proclaimed board games geniuses on hand to assist and help celebrate the wins and losses or as we like to call them “learning opportunities”. oh yea, and a free surprise snack because who doesn’t love free snacks??!
10wks “University for Kids” Courses
All of our courses are designed to help your kids re-imagine learning and social action as fun, empowering and completely within their capacity to do! The courses listed in this section range from a 4 week commitment to 3 months. Children meet once a week on the designated day with their social action facilitator who leads the course.
The Science of the unseen world: Lives of a Cell
Duration: 10 weeks
When: Mondays 9:00 - 10:30am
Start: October 8th
This class uses microbiological, chemical and physical sciences methods to explore the unseen world. Get to know the who, what, when and how of everyday bacteria, fungi and their friends that live around us. Explore the chemistry that we depend on for food. Unpack the ways energy can be transformed from one kind to another and how this is part of living. With a well equipped lab, you will have all tools you need to unlock your inner scientist!
Making with Nature
Duration: 10 weeks
When Mondays 11am- 12 pm
Start: October 8th
Your kids will have fun seeing how the products they use from the moment they wake up to when they go to bed can be made at home! They will make their own toothpaste, body lotion, deodorant as well as everyday cleaning products used around the home. Working with the natural antiseptic and body care properties of nature, your children will learn how natural ingredients can be used to make products to help them stay clean, healthy and happy!
S & S #worldchangers after-school crew Pass
Duration: 10 weeks
When: Tuesdays 3:30- 6:30pm
Start: September 24th.
Our #worldchangers after-school pass is a 10 session access pass that come with the following benefits:
2 hours of access to Sage & Savant after school on Tuesdays OR Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5:30pm
Participation in our unique workshop series “unmasking your potential”. A fun engaging arts-based curriculum, this workshop uses theater, mask making, games and story-telling to guide young people in discovering their passions and growing their emotional and social IQ as children who change the world. This 45 min, 10 session workshop is held from 4pm-4:45pm.
Once you register, please note you will be asked to pick your day (either tuesday or wednesday) in advance to secure your spot and help us be prepared to have you.
Homeschoolers HQ Pass *Accompanying adult required*
Duration: 10 weeks
When: Thurs 10am-11am OR Thurs 1pm-2pm
Start: October 3rd
Ages: 2 and up
Introduce a fresh, fully-equipped environment into your homeschooling routine! With various curriculum workbooks, laptops, 3-d printing, arduino kits, a science lab, a diverse library, arts and craft supplies and music instruments, Sage & Savant is a unique learning space for homeschooling. Sign up to do your planned schoolwork in community. Call ahead to let us know if you want to do a particular activity and we will make sure we are ready for you!
A 10 session access pass that gives:
10 hours of access per month to be used on either Thurs 10am-11am OR Thurs 1pm-2pm
Free tea, coffee ( for parents!), fair trade hot chocolate, and fruits.
Access to two 10 minute sessions with our #getyaunstuck in-house tutor.
Once you register, please note you will be asked to pick all 10 sessions in advance to secure your spot and help us be prepared to have you.
Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Ignite the Spark & Beyond the Lemonade Stand: Real Life transformers
Duration: 10 wks.
4- 7 year olds: Time: Thursday 11:15 pm-12:15pm
8-12 year olds: Time: Wednesday 2pm-3:30pm
Date: Starting Oct 9th & Oct 10th
Let’s ignite and inflame the inner social justice spark! Your child is a pioneer, a creative problem solver and an empathetic collaborator! They just might not know it yet. Through a 3-part process, we’ll unearth their true identity, acquire skills, and develop qualities in every child that connect them to the proactive, mobilizing and real change they can make in their world. Get ready for a remarkable journey of discovery connecting every child’s innate talents to their social justice and ecological interests. With articulated pathways to create change, they’ll build and use a sturdy toolkit with simple steps that lead to solutions. Click below to register your child and give them the aha moment to wake up to their potential to change the world!
Duration: 10 wks.
Time: Wednesday 2pm-3:30pm
Date: Starting Oct 9th
Give your child the opportunity to discover how to bring to life their artistic expressions (whatever that might be!) with the use of everyday technology. Led by a Toronto native Graffitti artist and animator, this course will take your child on a fun learning jourey with three major stops. First! They will begin inside the insides of a computer which they will learn to assemble and get going! The second stop will have them designing and 3-d printing a model of their own imaginations, naturally using the computer they brought to life! Finally, they will learn how to use a fun, intuitive app to create an animation of their model on the computers they assembled! This course is not only for the child who is curious to know how things work, but also for the child whose imagination is just waiting for permission for expression! Along the way they will learn core critical thinking, problem-solving, research and teamwork skills, all in a fun, light-hearted and empowering group!
School is out ! PA days, Summer & March break
Looking for what we have to offer to your children when school is out? Look no further! We have options for PA days, End of the year holidays, March break, Easter break and Summer camps! At Sage & Savant, we believe anytime is a great time to be the change we wish to see and have fun doing it too!
PA Days at Sage & Savant. 9am- 3pm, $150
Drop your children off for a day full of fun and fascinating activities! Whilst they are learning and doing cool things both indoors and outside, like making a hit song with an award-winning pro, or creating their own graffiti art, you can have a parent guilt-free day! With the option of us providing a healthy lunch, we’ve truly got you covered for all your PA days needs!
March break at Sage & Savant. Reduce, Reuse and Upcycle at Sage & Savant! Your child will practice reducing their carbon footprint through a number of fun ways including upcycling clothes, repurposing technology, making their own soaps and lotions, and a special visit to a local horse farm! The kids will make a 3 min video to show off their fun and to kick off their very own online petition that encourages other kids to reduce their footprint too! Register below!
Summer camp at Sage & Savant. When: July 2nd-5th, July 8th-12th, August 19th-23rd (NEW DATE) $475
A week of fun where your kids collaborate virtually on a social innovation project with kids in Ghana, Africa? Yes! They will learn the basics on how to reach beyond to be part of something bigger than themselves! We’ll produce a YouTube video and an Instagram feed takeover at Sage + Savant. Fun hangouts at Trinity Bellwoods Park, visiting the graffiti alleys in the city for inspiration, checking out the AGO’s latest exhibits, and having Q and A sessions with young adult changemakers who started out as kids will alltogether make this the best and most unique summer camp ever!