Learning Commons

About Learning Commons

Welcome to the Middle School/High School Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is open whenever school is in session.

Monday and Friday - 7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Tuesday - Thursday - 7:30 A. M. - 5:00 P.M.

You can find books, ebooks, audio books magazines and databases.


These tools are here to help you with your research.

Ask the Learning Commons staff for the passwords.

Destiny Ebsco Learning 360

Scholastic Go!

Students in Grades 10 - 12 can also use these.

Questia JSTOR

Citing Sources

Online Reading

Online Reading

The Learning Commons offers a variety of e-books and digital audio books through our Destiny catalog.

We also have some online subscriptions to the following newspapers and magazines.

The Japan Times The New York Times

The Atlantic The Economist Make Magazine

New Scientist Scientific American


Our students participate in the Sakura Medal Program every year where students read from a list of books chosen by librarians from Tokyo. Students can see the current list here and leave comment about the book on the blog by clicking on the book cover.


On Jan. 19th Adam Gidwitz came and shared with the Gr. 6 & 7 students about his book The Inquisitor's Tale. This is one of the Sakura Medal nominated books this year. He held the students captive with stories his travel to France and the inspiration for the book..

Summer Reading!

Summer Reading

This summer....Reading Rocks

Download the app (Android) or (Apple) for Reader Zone on your smart phone or log on to the Reader Zone website and record your books.

Rising Gr. 6 Rising Gr. 7 Rising Gr. 8 Rising Gr. 9

Online Resources

To access the online subscriptions see your learning commons staff for passwords.

Destiny - Online catalog to find out what materials we have, and to borrow e-books and audio books.

Ebsco - Online magazines, journals and newspapers for researching topics.

Learning 360 Online videos.