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ParentsCanada Guide to Private School - Fall 2017

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FALL 2016 | | 15 Montessori A student-centred, individualized approach to education developed by Italian doctor Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. National Coalition of Girls' Schools An organization that advocates for girls' schools and researches and promotes the benefi ts of educating girls in a single gender environment. open-ended instruction An instructional approach which features lessons that have complex or multiple potential answers. pedagogy The method and practice of teaching. prefect A student who serves as a role model, liaises between teachers students, promotes school spirit, plans events and gives tours. Prefect leaders are called Head Boy and Head Girl. preparatory school (also referred to as 'prep' school) A school that focusses on preparing students for university. public school A school that is funded through tax dollars by a province or territory and is run by a public school board. Reggio Emilia Founded by an Italian teacher in Emilia Romagna after World War II, this complex approach emphasizes independent thinking, cooperation, and the documentation of children's daily experiences. School layouts encourage learning and discovery. Round Square A global network of schools following philosopher Kurt Hahn's educational emphases on cultural, academic and spiritual experiences. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) A widely-used, standardized assessment test for reading, math and writing that American universities use to determine whether a student is likely to succeed in their programs. scholarship Funding for study granted to students with high achievement. SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) A widely-used admission test used by private and independent schools to determine whether to accept a student's application. TABS – The Association of Boarding Schools An organization that promotes awareness of and educates about boarding schools. Waldorf Founded by Rudolf Steiner in the early 20th century, Waldorf schools offer an experiential, academically rigorous approach to education, integrating the arts in all academic disciplines. human : kind In every endeavour, we commit to engaging every person's full humanity. We forge profound relationships, one by one. Preschool–Grade 12 in Toronto TMS School

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