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Focus Learning Academic Centre
Focus Learning Academic Centre
locations: Markham, ON; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham, ON

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Focus Learning Academic Centre
 

Focus Learning Academic Centre

Locations: Markham, ON; Don Mills, Toronto; Markham, ON
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Type:
Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
Categories:
Education (multi)
Cost:
$462 to $588/session
Age:
5 to 14
Gender:
Coed
Capacity:
1 to 300
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Shelly Zheng

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About this program

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Focus Learning is an enrichment academic learning centre committed to igniting the love of learning among children. Our integrated Language, Math and Computer Science programs offer students challenges beyond the school curricula and teach real-life skills including public speaking, negotiating, entrepreneurship and top-notch computer technology to empower them for future success.

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Markham, ON, Don Mills, Toronto, Markham, ON

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weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 13
Math $462
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 10
Math $588
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 9 - 11
Math $588
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 13
Math $462
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 7
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 7
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 5
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 5 - 6
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 11
Public Speaking/Debate $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 11 - 13
Computer programming $588
Computer programming|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 12
STEM $588
Computer programming|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 7 - 9
Computer programming $588
Computer programming|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 9
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 12 - 13
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 12 - 13
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 12 - 15
Entrepreneurship $588
Entrepreneurship|Financial Literacy|Public Speaking/Debate
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 9 - 11
Math $546
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 8
Math $546
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 10
Math $546
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 5 - 6
Language Studies $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 11
Public Speaking/Debate $525
Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 9
Language Studies $525
Language Studies|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 10 - 12
Computer programming $588
Computer programming|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 8
Math $546
Technology|Instructor lead (group)|Language Studies|Math|STEM
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 12 - 15
Leadership $687
Social Justice/Empowerment|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 13 - 15
Leadership $625
Social Justice/Empowerment|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 11 - 13
Leadership $625
Social Justice/Empowerment|Public Speaking/Debate|Reading|Writing / journalism

Director's Message

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Shelly Zheng, Director / Founder
B.A., M.A.

Today, most kids see school and learning as a burden – a chore that they have to do before being allowed to play with their iPads. I believe that by sparking children's innate curiosity, by channelling their imaginations towards the infinite horizon of possibility, learning can be regarded – not only as fun, but as fundamental.


Fostering life-long learners was the reason I founded Focus Learning. Teaming up with a group of passionate and professional educators, we instituted a series of “Edu-tainment” programs that facilitate substantive learning in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Our small class sizes allow teachers the chance to give individualized attention to each student – allowing for their progress and success.

In all candidness, sometimes I feel as though I have one of the best jobs in the world. Seeing a child's face light up – full of brightness, full of life, full of wonder and curiosity – is not just a reward to educators, but to our global community.


Accommodation & Property Details

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Sports facilities

  • Baseball Diamond
  • Running Track
  • Soccer Field

Landscape

  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $462 to $588 /session

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 2

Discounts

Discount if paid early 10%
Discount for 2nd child $25
Discount for 3rd child $25
Discount for 4th child $25

Scholarships & awards:
Total annual scholarship fund: $180 CAD

  • Camper of the Year Award

    Amount: 50% Deadline: Rolling
    Type: Merit based
    Details: Camper of the Year should have been enrolled for at least half of the summer and have the following qualities: respectful, helpful, caring, excellent team work and creative.

    Application Details: Email [email protected] to apply.

Stories & Testimonials

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A Story About Jacob Zhang

A Story About Jacob Zhang 

Focus Learning Summer Camp is a wonderful experience for all young learners. We know this professionally – as a leading afterschool centre and effective Summer Camp for over 7 years. On countless arrival days, we greeted many cautious, apprehensive, and wide-eyed new campers. Nine weeks later, we wave goodbye to confident and happy young students. This summer, Focus Learning had the pleasure of working with numerous international students from all over the globe. One student, in particular, who stayed with us for all nine weeks of summer camp, experienced a remarkable transformation. 

Jacob Zhang, a six-year-old newcomer from China, took ESL and Robotics camp programs this summer. Coming from a different culture, Jacob spoke very little English and had-a hard time following instructions. This led to a series of behavioural issues.  At the start of the Summer, he was causing so much disruption to the camp that some teachers wanted to dismiss him. When Jacob was told by the principle that his behaviour was leading to a permanent dismissal, his reaction to leaving was sincere and reflective. Jacob did not want-to leave the camp and took steps toward trying his best and following the teacher's instructions. 

As camp went on,  Jacob spent his days engaged and challenged in a number of play-based activities that led to many positive changes within his character. Jacob's love for baseball and his high energy was centred into Focus Learning's outdoor activity time, where Jacob made new friends and changed physically. His transformation is shared among staff member as-the positive memory and a reminder of the impact Summer Camp makes. Jacob parents inform us that he will be returning to Summer Camp 2019 to expand his love for learning at Focus Learning. We look forward to to-yet another successful year of happiness and growth.


Focus Learning's First Annual Spelling Bee!

In the beginning of the year, many of our students disliked spelling and dreaded spelling tests in school and at Focus. In November they demonstrated a HUGE transformation by proudly standing in front of their friends and family to participate in the SPELLING BEE at Focus Learning! Win or lose, we are SO proud of all that our students accomplished by preparing for, and competing in, the Spelling Bee. Special thanks to our MPP David Zimmer for preparing an inspirational welcome speech and certificates for our students!!


A Focus Learning Experience

My name is Lucy. I'm in grade 5. I moved to Canada 6 months ago. I started taking classes at Focus Learning one month after I moved here. I take Art, Science, Robotics, and Writing at Focus Learning. The teachers show me lots of things you can do. I like building robots and making websites. I want to learn more English so it can help me in my future. 


Lights, Camera, Action!

The stage is set, the lines are memorized, and everyone is ready to amaze the audience with their performance of the play Little Red Riding Hood! The Focus Learning Drama Production students have prepared every aspect of this show. They have written the script, planned and created the scenery and costumes, and even directed their fellow actors and actresses.

When they began class a few months ago, they were not aware of the many details that contribute to a successful performance of a play. However, last week at their dress rehearsal, I was blown away by not only amazing performances from all the actors and actesses, but also the profressionalism each student had for all the other aspects of the show. Students were putting last minute touches on scenery, while others were helping their fellow classmates with memorizing lines. It was a transformation I, as the director of the play, was extremely pleased to see. 

Not only was this class a learning experience of theatre, it was a series of important life skills lessons in teamwork and determination! The students began each class with a team building lesson and game in which they learned strategies for working together. They applied those skills later in our class to create a true masterpiece of a play. 

This Saturday, June 13 the students will take the "stage" to show off their hard work, and they will take with them all the memories and lessons learned throuhgout the entire process of Drama Production.

 


Express Yourself

Summer Camp 2013 was truly a time to remember for the staff and campers of Focus Learning. Not only was Toronto under a heat spell, but we were joined by new students from various areas in Toronto and even from across the ocean!

Our camp programs offered students from various ages, backgrounds and countries to express themselves through art, creative writing and engineering.

We had a camper named Jane, who loved drama, writing and drawing, spend her summer with us. She had travelled to Toronto to experience the city and, well take a break from her home town. She spent a month at Focus Learning developing her drawing techniques and fell in love with writing poetry. Jane even debuted on the Focus Learning Theatre's stage performing with her cast mates a rendition of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

As the summer winded down and Jane was getting ready to return to school, she said to me that this summer had been her best camp experience and she was so proud and happy of all her accomplishments! And well, so were we! Jane had done some amazing things including inspiring other campers to pursure their artistic ambitions.

The image above is part of a larger comic book concept that Jane worked on while taking our Comic Book Writing Program, as well, I have a left a snippet below from one of her poetic pieces she had submitted to the Focus Learning student archive.

Please Enjoy & We Welcome YOU to Express Yourself at Focus Learning this March Break or Summer!

The Sign Of Springtime Bloom

By: Jane

Golden sunshine creep through the window.

casting a morning light.

Rainbow flowers grow their petals,

the buds say good-bye.

Clear blue streams flow with delight,

fish a blur in sight.

Yes, these are the signs of the springtime bloom.

 

 

 

 


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Camp Locations

  • Markham, ON
    2900 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 202, Markham, Ontario, L3T 4X1
  • Don Mills, Toronto
    41 Scarsdale Road, Unit 7&8, Toronto, Ontario, M3B 2R2
  • Markham, ON
    2900 Steeles Avenue East, Unit 202, Markham, Ontario, L3T 4X1

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