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Bronte College

   
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9

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Curriculum:
Traditional,  International Baccalaureate
Grades (Gender):
9 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$13,830 to 16,680/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
18
Enrolment:
Day: 20 (Gr. 9 - 12), Boarding: 380 (Gr. 9 - 12)

School Address
88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9

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About this school:

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Bronte College is a private International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Our academic programming has attracted students from over 30 countries. Committed to academic excellence and individual growth, our Ontario Certified Teachers engage students in university prep courses and co-curricular activities that develop leadership, confidence and respect. Our students graduate with an OSSD and have the option of pursuing the AP Program in Grade 12. — Visit school website




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The Our Kids review of Bronte College

our takeAny way you look at it, there’s a lot going on at Bronte College. The student population is predominantly boarding, which in turn provides a foundation for the life of the school. Students arrive each year from more than 30 countries from around the world, and the instruction adopts an international gaze as well. AP, IB—the academic programs are focused intently on the progression to university, and to ensure success in post-secondary life. The ideal student is one who will thrive within a very diverse, challenging, globally minded academic environment.





Principal's Message

principal

Diane Finlay, Head of School

"To open one's mind to the love of learning is to open the world in unimaginable ways"


Academics


Curriculum Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


What Bronte College says: Bronte College is an IB World School that offers day and boarding programs for Grades 9 to 12. Focused on university preparation, students engage in a variety of extra-curricular trips and activities, varsity sports and the Advanced Placement (AP) program. By satisfying the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum guidelines, all Bronte students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma program (OSSD) and have the option of pursuing the AP Program in Grade 12. Committed to academic excellence and individual growth, our highly qualified staff creates a supportive environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. Having served thousands of students over the years, 98% of all graduates are accepted to top Canadian and world universities.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
    Career-related program
  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Bronte College 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.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • 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 Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   9
    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • ESL


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.


    IB Diploma Courses
    Group 1 (Language A)
    • English Literature SL

    Group 2 (Language B)

      Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)
      • Economics SL

      Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)
      • Chemistry HL
      • Physics HL

      Group 5 (Mathematics)
      • Mathematics HL

      Group 6 (The Arts)

      Sex and Health Education Ontario curriculum
      Topics covered in sex and health education:
      Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
      Body parts Gr. 1
      Nutrition Gr. 1
      Human development Gr. 1
      Puberty Gr. 4
      Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
      Reproduction Gr. 5
      Pregnancy Gr. 7
      Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
      Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
      Contraception Gr. 8
      Consent Gr. 9 Gr. 9
      Sexual orientation Gr. 8
      Gender identity Gr. 8
      Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10 Gr. 10
      Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
      Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12 Gr. 12
      Sexual harassment Gr. 9 Gr. 9
      Body image issues Gr. 7
      Mental illness Gr. 11 Gr. 11
      Social justice and diversity

      What Bronte College 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 Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.



      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 Bronte College 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 Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.


      Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Balanced

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

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

      What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.


      Special Needs Support Limited

      Limited

      Bronte College offers 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

      Gifted Learner Support No Support

      Bronte College 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.

      Report Card Policy

      How assessments are delivered across the grades:

      Lettered or numbered grades9 to 12

      Class Sizes Not available

      This information is not currently available.


      Extracurriculars

      principal
      What Bronte College says:

      This information is not currently available.


      • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
        Badminton
        Baseball
        Basketball
        Football
        Ice Hockey
        Lacrosse
        Rowing
        Rugby
        Running
        Soccer
        Softball
        Swimming
        Tennis
        Track & Field
        Volleyball
        Weightlifting
      • Clubs Offered
        Art Club
        Band
        Choir
        Community Service
        Computer Club
        Debate Club
        Math Club
        Photography
        Science Club
        Student Council
        Yearbook
        Yoga

      Tuition & Financial Aid

      Tuition

       
      9101112
      Day$16,680$13,830
      What Bronte College says: All fees are in Canadian Dollars. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. * Uniform package fees will be sent to students upon acceptance * Non-refundable application fee must accompany the application form * Other fees (ex. annual school registration fee, residence fees) not included * Please see www.brontecollege.ca/fees for full fees schedule

      Need-based financial aid

      This information is not currently available.



      Merit based Scholarships

      This information is not currently available.


      Enrollment

      Total enrollment 400
      Average enrollment per grade100
      Average class size18
      Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
      Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
      % in boarding (total enrollment)95%

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

      Application Deadlines:

      Day students:
      Rolling

      Boarding students:
      Rolling


      What Bronte College says:

      OSSD ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

      We admit students on a case-by-case basis, looking at their overall history to truly understand the type of applicant in consideration. Typically, we require at least a 75% average with consistent grades over the last 3 years of study. English, Math and Science tend to carry heavier weight when considering applicants. In some cases, we ask for a written essay, study plan, or interview to allow applicants to explain their academic history and what they would like to achieve at Bronte College.

       

      IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

      Applicants for the IB Diploma Programme are expected to have at least an 80% average, very strong English (IELTS 6.0+), and exemplary leadership, community involvement and extra-curricular experience.

       

      ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) PROGRAM ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

      Applicants for the Advanced Placement Program must be applying to our Grade 12 OSSD program and are expected to have at least an 80% average. 

       

      HOW TO APPLY

      Apply online at www.brontecollege.ca or submit a completed application form directly to our Admissions Office. 

      A completed application would include:

      1. Application Form (online is preferred)
      2. The last 2.5 or 3 years of school transcripts (in English and if applicable in the original language)
      3. A copy of the student’s passport
      4. Application Fee of CAD $150.00


      Acceptance

      Acceptance Rate:

      100%

      Type of student Bronte College is looking for: Analytical, Compassionate, Curious, Driven, Inclusive, Passionate, Respectful


      Day Boarding

      Student Entry Points

      Student Type9101112
      Day Acceptance
      (Acceptance rate)
      0000
      Boarding Acceptance
      (Acceptance rate)
      0000

      University Placement

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      Services = offered
      Career planning
      Internships
      Mentorship Program
      University counseling
      Key Numbers
      Average graduating class size200
      *Canadian "Big 6" placements35
      **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)

      Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): - University of Toronto - University of Waterloo - McMaster University - York University - Ryerson University - Wilfrid Laurier University - Carlton University - Ottawa University - OCAD - Sheridan College - Humber College - Miami University - Western University - Brock University - UBC - Simon Fraser University - Queens University - McGill University
      Schools our students attend (last 4 years): - University of Toronto - University of Waterloo - McMaster University - York University - Ryerson University - Wilfrid Laurier University - Carlton University - Ottawa University - OCAD - Sheridan College - Humber College - Miami University - Western University - Queens University - McGill University - Brock University - UBC - Simon Fraser University

      What Bronte College says:

    • University of Waterloo
    • University of Toronto
    • McMaster Univeristy
    • Wilfrid Laurier
    • York University

    • Stories & Testimonials

      News

      Student

      "In the four years I have been at Bronte College, I have developed incredible work ethic from a great team of teachers and an understanding of Bronte's diverse cultural community. I have learned how to explore, ask questions and think critically, rather than memorize information. My teachers encouraged me to take an AP course along with my normal courses. I enjoy being a student don because I love building a community atmosphere in residence. I am truly going to miss my time at Bronte."

      ...



      Student

      "Bronte College gives me the opportunity to explore myself and challenge my limits. With the help of dedicated and resourceful teachers, I am confident I will be prepared for university by the end of this year. Meeting friends from many countries allows me to understand and appreciate different cultures. Although I have only been here for a year, Bronte College is definitely a memorable place."

      ...



      Student

      "Bronte College has helped me grow both academically and as an individual. The experience of living on my own compiled with Bronte's endless enrichment opportunities have greatly benefited me. Namely, Bronte's education enabled me to achieve a high score on the Canadian Computing Competition, placing me within the top competitors of the country."

      ...



      Student

      "Bronte College's multicultural environment has exposed me to many opportunities to meet, understand and get to know people from around the world. With this I have been equipped with the skills and values that will help me succeed in not just university but life itself." 

      ...



      Student

      "I've been a student at Bronte College for a year, and it's been great! From academics to residence life, I feel welcomed and supported. I appreciate the effort that teachers and staff make to help us adjust to life in Canada. I'm really looking forward to my time here at Bronte, and feel like I'm being well prepared for my academic future." 

      ...



      Associations

      Associations
      • International Baccalaureate (IB) Associations
      • Advanced Placement Canada (AP) Associations


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