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Academie Lavalloise

   
5290, boul. Laurentides, Auteuil, Laval, Quebec, H7K 2J8

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Curriculum:
Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
K to Gr. 6 (Coed)
Tuition:
$6,900 /year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 250 (Gr. K - 6)

School Address
5290, boul. Laurentides, Auteuil, Laval, Quebec, H7K 2J8

About this school:

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Académie Lavalloise's primary objective is to provide students with an enriched bilingual education within a calm & supportive environment. Students flourish both academically and socially. Busing available. L’école a pour principal objectif de donner un enseignement enrichi aux élèves. Notre système d’émulation rend possible cet enseignement enrichi, car les classes sont calmes et les élèves ont le goût d’apprendre. — Visit school website



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Our Take: Academie Lavalloise

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Both Aristotle and Mary Poppins believed that “well begun is half done,” and that’s perhaps a good description of the mandate of Académie Lavalloise as well. The intention is to deliver students to high school with the tools, behaviors, and social skills they’ll need to excel there. The school is on the small side, creating a very student-centred, close-knit learning community. The academic program is rigorous, but given that all are participating in it equally, the students gain a strong set of academic behaviours naturally, without perhaps being entirely aware of it; the students grow within an academically centred environment together with peers of a similar disposition. The language piece, too, is a particular strength of the program, and it is a specific draw for many of the families that attend. All students are individually assessed at intervals throughout their career at the school to ensure that they are meeting their potentials, and to identify any need for either support or enrichment. The ideal student is one who is able to thrive within a challenging, vibrant learning environment.






Academics


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts


If you want to learn more about Quebec education, check out our comprehensive guide.

What Academie Lavalloise says: Children begin to learn English as early as kindergarten. Through various educational activities, teachers encourage children to communicate orally in English so that they become more fluent and comfortable. À l’Académie Lavalloise, les enfants commencent à apprendre l’anglais dès le préscolaire. À l’aide de différentes activités éducatives, les enseignants incitent les enfants à communiquer oralement en anglais afin qu’ils deviennent de plus en plus fluides et à l’aise. Nous enseignons aussi en anglais les arts, et la musique.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Quebec curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    If you want to learn more about preschool education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also read our in-depth answers to important preschool questions: What is preschool? What are the main preschool programs? What are the main pros and cons of preschool? What do children learn in preschool? How much does preschool cost?  What makes for a great preschool?

    What Academie Lavalloise says: We offer you a warm environment where your child can fully develop both academically and socially. Our educational project centered on respect and discipline as well as our various educational activities will help your child achieve his goals and even surpass himself. We work constantly with parents to provide the best possible support to the child. Student success as well as parents' expectations are always at the heart of our concerns. Our motivated and dedicated teachers look forward to working with your child.


    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Academie Lavalloise says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What Academie Lavalloise says: The school's emulation system creates a positive atmosphere in the school and the students are motivated to behave well in class and listen carefully to the instructions. We want a peaceful atmosphere within the school. This system works according to the colors of the road code: green, yellow and red. It rewards good behavior and gives logical consequences to inadequate behavior. We participate annually in collaboration with the Center de Bénévolat de Laval. These activities raise students' awareness of the world around them. Giving to others is a value that we convey in our teaching.


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Social

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Social
    Socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better.

    What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support No support

    No support

    Academie Lavalloise offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    Academie Lavalloise does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Academie Lavalloise says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 250
    Average enrollment per grade36
    Average class sizeVaries
    Gender (grades)K to Gr. 6 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    N/A


    What Academie Lavalloise says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student Academie Lavalloise is looking for: This information is not currently available.





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