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1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5
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Bond Academy

1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5

Curriculum:
Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$12,500 to $16,500 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
15
Enrolment:
Day: 350 (Gr. PS - 12), Boarding: 200 (Gr. PS - 12)
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1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5

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Bond promotes the academic, social & character development of our students within a challenging & supportive learning environment, using enriched ministry approved curriculum. Facilities include a professional stage, double gym, cafeteria, library, computer labs & a wireless campus. Fees include full-day Montessori Casa, Kindergarten, Early Start Literacy, Numeracy, French, Daily Physical Education, Swimming & Before & After school programs. A foundation of our commitment to the development of our students is our Character Education program which is designed to promote the recognition and acceptance by our students that we are all unique and that we must treat each other with dignity, courtesy and respect. Complimenting our academics are opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of teams/clubs and arts programs. Our secondary program focuses on our Enriched Curriculum, AP Courses and Extracurricular Sports and Activities. We provide many opportunities for leadership skills to develop, flourish and mature within our school and the community. Outdoor Education Leadership Camp, Student Activity Council, Athletic teams, Peer Tutoring, and Excursions are some of the opportunities in which leadership is nurtured. Our graduates enjoy excellent opportunities for learning through their post secondary education. Success Starts at Bond!


The Our Kids review of Bond Academy

our takeBegun in 1978, Bond has grown to include a wealth of programs, including those beyond the prospectus of the academy. Because of the association with them, the Academy is proximate to a full range of physical resources and a rich athletics program. Boarding supports international students, including a language centre offering ESL classes and tutorial in addition to core curriculum, as well as provisions for foreign credit equivalency. With AP courses and independent study options, the ideal student is one who is preparing for university enrollment.



Principal's Message

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Jeffrey Farber, Secondary School Principal

“Success Starts at Bond”. This slogan couldn’t be more accurate as we look forward and at our past.


Academically, this past school year, we had 135 graduates who went to their choice of University or College this September. Past graduates, University representatives, and our Student Services Department prepares our students in their choices and admissions.


Through Grade 9 to Grade 11, our students have an opportunity to study thirty (30) different subject areas for a broad exposure for future choices and aspirations. Our teaching staff’s certification, interests and experience continue to provide an outstanding community of learners through Ministry accredited curriculum.


Athletics continue to be a cornerstone of our success. Our teams, and individual athletes, are considered formidable competitors in the SSAF league and demonstrate their athletic prowess in major sports such as Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton, and, yes, even Ping Pong, in both the Under 16 and Under 20 division for boys and girls.


Student competitions, both internationally and locally, in Mathematics, Science, Computers and Literature have completed with honours. Students participate in general interest clubs and school wide events, such as Robotics, Music, Drama, Community Service, and outdoor activities. We very much appreciate our teachers’ commitment and interest in running these activities.


Through effort, concentration and participation, our student body reflects a dynamic school and caring environment.


Students, staff, both teaching and non-teaching, and parents work cohesively to make Bond a success. I am very proud to be a part of it!


Jeffrey Farber


Secondary School Principal


Academics


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts


What Bond Academy says: Bond delivers an enriched curriculum in a challenging and supportive environment. Our small classes and dedicated staff promote both the character and skills development of our students within a kind, caring and nurturing environment. We offer early literacy, arts and physical education programs as well as our strong academic curriculum. Through our preschool Montessori Casa program for students three to six and our enriched curriculum at both the Elementary and Secondary levels, Bond cultivates an intellectual curiosity and prepares students to be successful in our global society. Our enhanced grade 6, 7 & 8 French program uses the computer based "Rosetta Stone" program which teachers language through images, text, sounds and video, to support our regular program. Bond promotes a healthy active lifestyle with daily physical education classes and weekly swimming lessons. Students are encouraged to participate in our extracurricular sports activities both intramural and team sports. Bond recognizes the importance and benefits of a strong foundation in the arts. Our programs are designed to nurture awareness of Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Bond Academy 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 Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Bond Academy 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 Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French • ESL


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Montessori

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

    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

    What Bond Academy says: We offer both half time and full time Kindergarten that reflects the expectations of the Ministry of Education with art, music, drama, french, daily physical education, swimming lessons, and library. We also offer a Montessori Casa program for students 3, 4, & 5 years old including all the additional courses as given in the Kindergarten program.


    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 Bond Academy 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 Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Intellectual

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

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

    What Bond Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Bond Academy provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • 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
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      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
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      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

    No Support

    Bond Academy 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.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Bond Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Field Hockey
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Martial Arts
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Snowboarding
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students$3,000
    3rd child (sibling)all students$7,500
    4th child (sibling)all students$14,000


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 550
    Average enrollment per grade34
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. PS - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)36%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    N/A


    What Bond Academy says:

    We welcome your inquiries and will make every attempt to answer your questions. For further information on local admissions, please call 416-266-8878, ext. 247; for international admissions, please call 416-266-8878, ext. 490.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Bond Academy is looking for: This information is not currently available.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000000000000000
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000

    University Placement

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    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Universities' Words

    The number of Bond quality graduates, who met the application requirements of the University of Toronto and applied to the university in 2012, is much greater than many other Canadian high schools (e.g. more than 910 high schools just in Ontario). Among all Canadian high schools from which students applied to the University of Toronto, Bond successfully ranks in “the Top 100”!      

    --    based on the letter from Mr. David Naylor,

    The President of the University of Toronto

     

    “Many of your students recently applied to Western and received offers of admission. I would like to take a moment to congratulate you and your school for this achievement. The level of competition for a place at Western was quite high. Therefore, it is a clear sign of your school’s superior academic environment and comprehensive support for students, that many of your students received offers.”

    --     Monica J. Escobar, Western International

    Western University

     

    Every year dozens of Bond students make application to Western University’s undergraduate programs in Engineering, Business, Social Science and Information & Media Studies. In return, Western makes consistent and regular offers of admission to Bond students in recognition of the high quality of their high academic performance.

     

    Our current students from Bond are excellent ones and they are succeeding with good grades in their undergraduate programs of enrolment. Graduates of both Bond and Western are global-ready graduates – ready for success worldwide and in a variety of career fields.

    --     Carolyn Ford, PhD

    Manager International Undergraduate Recruitment

    Western University

     

    I have visited Bond to present to students their options for study at York University. I have also had the chance to meet many Bond students during the course of their application to York and I find that there are many similarities between York University and Bond International College. Bond offers many academic services and extra-curricular activities for students to ensure that students are academically successful and that they are engaging members of the community. Bond’s effort to help student prepare for their academic and social skills is evident when they become successful students at York University.

     

    Students that I have met at Bond are highly dedicated towards learning and willing to take on challenges. Many of our programs are amongst the best across the country and many students from Bond International College are able to receive offers and make easy transition to the university environment. Since Bond International College has a very diverse student body, the students at Bond can easily fit into our large York community and make friends from around the world. The services and skills that students received from Bond International College help students to be successful university students here at York.

    --     Jing Bo Chen, Student Recruitment Officer

    Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing

    York University

    ...



    2013 Secondary Graduates' Words

    I'm going to graduate today, and I'm going to the University of Waterloo. Teachers in Bond are very patient and kind and gave me a lot of help. I really appreciate that.

    -- Han, Pei General, University of Waterloo

    Math/Finance Analysis & Risk Management

     

    I'm going to the University of Waterloo for their Chemistry program. Thanks Bond for giving me an excellent experience in Canada. Thanks to the teachers that gave me this opportunity to enjoy and experience life in Canada. It also improved my English and I learned a lot at Bond.

    -- Peng, Ming Lun

    University of Waterloo, Chemistry

     

    I learned several new skills and developed not just in skills but also as a young man. The school helped me achieve the right education and also learned to socialize with several other cultures. If I had a chance, I would repeat high school again to go to Bond.

    -- Elijah Peter Abd-Elmessih

    Ryerson University, Microbiology

     

    I'm going to York University for the social science program. For me, being in Bond was a great experience, with a lot of work and great teachers who gave me an opportunity to celebrate my future.

    -- Farhaan Haque

    York University, Social Science

     

    Bond is a great school with small  class sizes. You can really connect with your teachers one and one to make it academically. I'm going to attend Western University for Bio-medical science.

    -- David Ghiban

    Western University, Bio-medical Science

     

    I was happy to be a part of Bond Academy. Being in this school, I have developed my managing skills and increased participation in activities which have transformed me into a better student.

    -- Harsh Gurbani

    University of Toronto, B. Com

     

    I learned a great deal which I never learned before in China. In class, I improved my presentation skills and critical thinking skills. Also, I took part in a variety of extra-curriculum activities like the prom committee and the school badminton team.

    -- Xiaodan Tan, University of Waterloo

    Electrical Engineering, Co-op

     

    Throughout my time here I can say I've been part of many different sports teams and clubs, such as basketball, music club and the football team. Being part of these different sports and clubs, you get to witness many things. These different activities have really helped me grow and integrate into Bond.

    --Riya Chaka Baya-Khenti

    York University, Fine Arts: Theatre

    ...



    2014 Gr. 8 Graduates' Words

    Raymond Wu

    The thing that I am very happy about my school is to know a lot of friends like Jordan and Eric. They gave me encouragement and helped me adapt to this new environment quickly. Although I have only been here for 6 months but my teachers are very patient in teaching me English. I had a very pleasant time here at this school. Thank you very much my teachers and classmates!

    Rian Waterson

    I have nothing but good memories from Bond Academy and my time here will always be cherished. The teachers were all kind and helped me learn to the best of my ability and even the subjects that 1 did not particularly enjoy became more of an enjoyment. I have been at this school for 4 years and 1 have made friends every single year. My friends have stood by me throughout my time here and I have built friendships that will last me throughout high school.

    Ben Carey

    I have had a good time. I made the basketball team and the hockey team. I went to my first Toronto Raptors game with Bond.1have made some very good friends here and I will miss them when I go to High School in September.

    Nathan McPake

    I have many memories at bond. The friends I have made here have been a great help and have been the best of friends I wish them all the best when I leave bond. There is one memory of bond that I will never forget it was at the old school I always took off my shoes in grade four then one day Mrs. Chhabra got mad at me opened the window and threw my shoe out the window she made me get up go down the stairs and get it. It is an experience I will never forget. I will miss everybody I met here at bond. -

    Robyn Somers

    I really bonded with other people here at Bond Academy. I'm sure my friends that I have made here, at Bond Academy, will never abandon me, despite us all leaving this school, Bond Academy. I promise never to forget the friends I have made at Bond Academy, and my word is my bond. I hope my friends will never forget the bond we made here, at Bond Academy.

    Trinity Robinson

    My years here at bond have definitely been interesting. I've have good times and bad, and for sure I learned a lot. I'm quite artistic and there aren't exactly too many other artistic people here, so when I first came here three years ago I found it hard to make friends and put all my time and energy into one person. As time went on, I learned to spread out my time into having more friends. Coming to Bond was probably one of the best things I could have done. I've learned a lot, made a bunch of friends, and I learned to come out of my shell and be more outgoing. Also, with such a heavy Physical Education program compared to my old school; I've become much more active. I've really enjoyed this last year here at Bond and I will treasure all the good and funny moments forever.

    Ria Arora

    My experience at Bond was interesting. I've learnt different things about myself and how much potential I have. I'm thankful to the teacher has seen me grow up and pushed me so hard and taught me to never give up. I've met my closest friends and really interesting teachers, here. I realize how fast time flies because this year went by pretty quick. Thank you, to all the teachers and students who have helped me over the years!

    Anvir Johal

    My most memorable moment in bond was the first time I came here. I was so happy that I found really good friends. I really enjoyed my time here I have become more fit then ever and all the teacher are so nice including the students. Jordan, Nathan, Eric, Indio, John , JordanH.

    Jordan Graham

    My time at Bond was very fun. I made lots of friends and I will remember them forever. I have gotten a lot smarter over the years and I thank all of my teachers for that. Mr. Poulin helped me improve in math, Mrs. Levine and Ms. Berry helped me improve in my paragraph writing, Mrs. Thorburn helped me learn French and Mr. Carney helped me get tough and helped me bring out my full potential. I had a great time at Bond and 1 will come back to visit the people I have seen over the years.

    Elizabeth Mackay

    The eight years that I have spent at Bond Academy have been a great adventure. I will always remember all of the friends that I have made, and all of the teachers that shaped me into who I am today. Throughout the years, sports have been a very big part of my life. I am very honoured to be the captain of all the girl sports teams this year. I have also had lots of fun learning in all of my other classes. When I go to high school next year I will miss everyone at Bond and all of my friends.

    Tommy He

    This year was both my first and last year in Bond Academy. During this year, I learned a lot of things. My English got a lot of better. The teachers and my schoolmates are all very friendly. They helped me a lot and gave me a lot of guidance. I haven't been here long but I have had a good experience. I left Bond, I will miss you!

    Danae Hogg

    I had a great time at bond. I wasn't here for very long but I made great friends. The teachers are also really nice here. I also had a great time when we went to Wanakita. I'm sure I will keep in touch with some of the people I met while I was here.

    Amy Stewart

    1 had a really great time at Bond Academy. I experienced many amazing things including being on the ball hockey team and basketball team. I have learnt a lot from being at Bond Academy and made many great friends that I have shared good memories with. I am going to miss my friends and 1hope to see them again.

    Ivy Rao

    Bond Academy is my second school in Canada, the past six months I have been very happy, because I am here to learn a lot of knowledge and a lot of foreign etiquette in this school. I also met some good friends in this school. I like Bond Academy, I also like the teachers and students here, so Bond Academy makes my student life more interesting! ! !

    Eric Dietterle

    My years at Bond Academy were good. I had a lot of fun here. I made really good friends and learned a lot. I've had a great time playing sports, particularly basketball and soccer. Thank you to all the teachers who helped me learn while I was here.

    ...



    What the parents say about Bond

    "This year 2013, our son David graduates from Bond. It is sad for us because it's been such a wonderful community for our son David, for friends, for academic learning, and having fun and doing sports activities. This is one of our best decisions that we have made - having David attend Bond. He started here from Grade 4 as recommended by his previous teacher from Montessori. She had gone to interview and visit quite a number of private schools, and recommended Bond highly for David to attend. We've never had any regrets ever of making the decision to go to Bond!"

    -- Mrs. Ghiban

     

    “Terence has received two offers from universities… I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to you for all of your care and concern to Terence during his study and stay at Bond. ”

    -- Joseph (Bond Parent from Hong Kong)

    ...



    In the News

    News

    May 15, 2017 - Nikkita Holder Visited Bond

    On May 11th, a special guest, Nikkita Holder, came to Bond and gave our Elementary students an inspiring workshop. ...


    April 21, 2017 - Bond Senior Choir Sang at Blue Jays Game

    On April 18th, Bond Senior Choir had the amazing opportunity of singing national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. ...


    March 29, 2017 - Bond Performed at the Ontario Vocal Festival

    On March 6th, Bond Senior Choir went to Mayfield Secondary School with their teachers to perform at the Ontario Vocal Festival of Canada. ...



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