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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School - Fall 2017

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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School | 2017 40 | O N TA R I O St. Andrew's College 15800 Yonge St., Aurora, ON L4G 3H7 St. Andrew's has been educating young men since 1899, and true to our mission statement, we are "dedicated to developing the complete man, the well-rounded citizen." We pride ourselves on our outstanding teachers, fi rst-rate facilities, beautiful grounds, and programs that prepare boys to go out in the world and make a difference. As you will discover, St. Andrew's is not an ordinary place. We strive to nurture and develop creative boys who can perform above and beyond conventional standards. As a day and boarding school comprised of 260 boarding students from 30-plus countries and approximately 370 day students, we form an international community that fl ourishes in its diversity. Our curriculum is designed to encourage students to become the best they can be academically, artistically, and athletically. Robust academic programming is guided by four areas of focus: boy-friendly instructional strategies, collaboration and teamwork, the development of critical-thinking skills, and the promotion of a growth mindset. Academics are balanced with a broad variety of extra-curricular activities, leadership opportunities, educational trips, and weekend programs. Year established 1899 Grades 5 to 12 Gender Boys Teacher to Child ratio Varies Boarding Yes Annual Fees $35,120- $63,500 Contact: Michael Roy | (905) 727-3178, ext. 242 Affi liations Somerset Academy 7700 Brimley Rd., Unionville Markham, ON L3R 0E5 Founded in 1974, taking great care to provide the best education to the children of Markham, Somerset has evolved into a "small school with large school opportunity". By giving our students the chance to participate in an accelerated academic setting, we are able to prepare them for success in high school and beyond. In conjunction with Yips Collegiate, we offer a number of credits towards your child's high school Diploma. Somerset Academy is not about simply academics. Our students are all members of the Small Schools Athletic Federation (SSAF) in which they participate in a plethora of Varsity Sports. As well, each spring the Somerset players take to the stage to present their annual musical productions. It is through these big productions that we are able to truly see the Somerset Community in action. While Somerset Academy continues to grow, we feel that it is imperative that we stick to our roots. School must be about community, communication, and family in order to be successful. In the words of Jaime Escalante, American Educator, "We want our kids to be successful…we want them to be winners." Year established 1974 Grades JK to 8 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:18 Boarding No Annual Fees $13,200 Contact: Cathy Barogianis | (905) 940-8990 Affi liations Quetico College School 1130 Hwy. 633, Box 460, Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0 Quetico College School: where Deeper Learning comes naturally. Located in Northwestern Ontario on the border of Quetico Provincial Park you will discover our fi rst class facility with personalized care to foster the growth and development so important in guiding the formidable years of young scholars. A total of 4 hours from Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport, we are a lot closer than you think. A focus on cross-curricular project-based learning inspires students to think creatively as they solve problems while gaining the confi dence to deliver their ideas. A wide range of athletic endeavours take advantage of our natural environment, complimented with our magnifi cent athletic centre and action sports park. Boarding at Quetico provides each student with single hotel-like rooms in our technologically savvy residences. Healthy meals in a Dining Hall that overlooks the pristine Eva Lake. Constant care and attention from staff committed to the Independent School world. In the summer our campus becomes the perfect family resort. Come and visit and see why Quetico is the school that you wish you'd gone to. Year established 2013 Grades 9 to 12 Gender Co-ed Teacher to Child ratio 1:6 Boarding Yes Annual Fees $30,000 Contact: Michael Heaton | (807) 598-1600 Affi liations

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