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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School - Fall 2017

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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School | 2017 38 | O N TA R I O Montcrest School 4 Montcrest Blvd., Toronto, ON M4K 1J7 Montcrest School is a co-educational community, small enough to honour the individual and big enough to provide an exceptional academic experience with balanced opportunities in leadership, the arts, and athletics. Our school challenges children to discover and acknowledge their own voices, so they can understand and make meaningful connections with the world. Located in the Broadview and Danforth area of Toronto, Montcrest School offers a challenging core curriculum through critical inquiry in a structured and nurturing environment. A dedicated faculty provides excellent instruction and individual attention in small classes. Our many outreach programs refl ect the values of our Standing for Character Program: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Compassion, and Courage. Smaller classes for children with learning disabilities are offered from Grades 2 to 8. Our broad aspiration is to be recognized as the leading elementary school community in Canada at bringing out the uniqueness of each child. Discover how your child could develop and thrive at Montcrest. Please visit our website for information about Open Houses held in November 2017 and January 2018. Year established 1961 Grades JK to 8 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:7-1:18 Boarding No Annual Fees $18,900- $38,175 Contact: Erene Augustyn | 416-469-2008, ext. 230 Affi liations Metropolitan Preparatory Academy 49 Mobile Dr., Toronto, ON M4A 1H5 Metropolitan Preparatory Academy is a semestered, coeducational, university preparatory day school that offers a challenging yet supportive program for students in Grades 7 to 12. Walking into Metro Prep, you'll quickly notice that it's not your "old-fashioned" private institution. The academics are structured and challenging, yet the environment is supportive and nurturing. Faculty and administration doors are open, encouraging strong relationships with students and their families. No uniforms are in sight, allowing young men and women to express their individuality. In this comfortable setting, Metro Prep's students are taught to trust their instincts, to think both critically and creatively, ask questions, and seek the help they need to succeed. Extensive athletic and extracurricular opportunities foster the physical and social potential of each child. For over 30 years, Metro Prep has been preparing children for the academics of University with the skills needed for lifelong success. Preparation begins now! Year established 1982 Grades 7 to 12 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:12 Boarding Homestay Annual Fees $21,760- $26,500 Contact: Wayne McKelvey | (416) 285-0870 Affi liations Magnifi cent Minds magnifi 47 Glenbrook Ave. Toronto, ON M6B 2L7 Magnifi cent Minds is a low-ratio, co-educational private school for students from pre-kindergarten to grade 8. Using the science of learning, and an experiential approach, we motivate our students to achieve academic excellence, personal greatness and develop multiple intelligences. We offer an inclusive environment equipped to meet the diverse needs of our students. Our philosophy refl ects our dedication to championing each student to personal greatness. We know that individualized education is the highest standard, calling for an approach which assesses student skills across their multiple intelligences. We are dedicated to low-ratio classrooms, and provide group learning experiences which account for the strengths and needs of each student. We recognize that for many of our students, traditional one-size-fi ts-all instruction has missed the mark. We continue to develop and extend knowledge in areas of strength, and build upon existing skills— in a way that is systematic and precise, in areas of need. Through our psychoeducational approach, we understand the variables that impact learning. We know that education must target the development of the whole child, across multiple paradigms. Contact: Billy Kelner | (647) 404-6349 magnifi Affi liations Year established 2011 Grades K to 8 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:4 Boarding No Annual Fees $16,000- $25,000

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