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Centennial Academy
Centennial Academy
3641, avenue Prud'homme
Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6
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Contact name:
Toula Michalakos

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(514) 486-5533×
Centennial Academy
 

Centennial Academy

3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
7 to 11 (Coed)
Tuition:
$18,265 to $18,360 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 200 (Gr. 7 - 11)

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Contact Name:
Toula Michalakos

Phone Number:


School Address
3641, avenue Prud'homme, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3H6

About this school:
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Centennial Academy empowers students with challenges of learning to become autonomous, resilient, life-long learners. We don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all approach". We shape our school environment to meet our students' needs. We provide our students with different pathways to learning, which maximizes their chances of success. Over 95% of our students graduate after five years and move on to CEGEP and university.


Principal's Message

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Angela Burgos, Head of School

For over 40 years, Centennial has been true to its mission to help our students become autonomous and resilient learners through innovation and collaboration.  Too many schools are designed to fit the so-called "average" student. At Centennial, it's quite the opposite.  We make learning both meaningful and accessible.  Our results speak for themselves: 90% of our students are diagnosed with learning challenges, yet, with our help, over 95% of our students graduate on time and move on to cegep and university.

 


Academics

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Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What Centennial Academy says: We are early adopters of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a scientifically-driven educational framework that addresses the main barrier to learning: an inflexible, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. UDL reaches all types of learners, by providing multiple means of representation, expression and engagement. We deliver the mainstream Quebec curriculum through the Universal Design for Learning framework and based on the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Included in the school day is a 45 minute period to complete homework under the supervision of teachers and learning professionals.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses


  • Mathematics Traditional Math

      Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Science Inquiry

      Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • 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 Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Foreign Languages
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Computers and Technology
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]

    • Centennial Academy 's approach to sex-ed: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Religious Education
    • What Centennial Academy says: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]



    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.

    What Centennial Academy says: Centennial Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School, and our programme is based around the IB Middle Years Program (IBMYP). By following the IBMYP, we are adhering to an international standard that is recognized worldwide as best practice approach to teaching and learning.


    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 Centennial Academy says about flexible pacing: [Centennial Academy has not provided this information]


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    This option allows you to "opt out" of selecting one of "rigorous" or "supportive". Doing so means you will not be shown on pages relating to academic culture, (your exposure will be diminished).

    What Centennial Academy says: We help students with learning challenges become autonomous, resilient, life-long learners. Since we know that every child learns differently, we provide our students with many different pathways to learning, which maximizes their chances of success. Centennial is the only high school in the province that helps students with learning disabilities master their learning challenges and graduate on time.


    Developmental Priorities Emotional

    Primary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    What Centennial Academy says: We don't see children as different, we see them as unique. We don't see learning problems, we see teaching challenges. We don't see labels, we see solutions. We provide a supportive and inclusive environment in which young people can learn, progress and succeed.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Centennial Academy 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
    • Summary: We are firm believers in the Universal Design for Learning, a completely inclusive approach that meets the learning needs of the greatest number, and diversity, of students. UDL ensures that all types of learners can learn, by providing multiple means of representation, expression and engagement.

    • What Centennial Academy says: Centennial welcomes students with ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia and autism spectrum disorders. We create a safe learning community. Our students feel: *Understood and respected for who they really are; *Connected to their peers, teachers and coaches. We use inclusive instructional practices. We use tools and techniques that remove barriers to learning: *Course packs, on-line course materials and assignments; *Graphic organizers and colour-coded subject binders;*Text-to-speech (Kurzweil) literacy tools. We adhere to systems and structures that support learning. We promote autonomous learning by providing: *A predictable and stable learning environment; *Routines that develop self-sufficiency;* Clear instructions, feedback, limits and expectations.


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Centennial Academy does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.


    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades7 to 11
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback7 to 11
    Academic achievement reporting7 to 11
    Habits and behaviour reporting7 to 11
    Parent-teacher meetings7 to 11


    Extracurriculars

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    What Centennial Academy says:

    Centennial Academy has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Weightlifting
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

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    Tuition

    Centennial Academy has not provided this information.



    Need-based financial aid

    Centennial Academy has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Centennial Academy has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

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    Total enrollment 200
    Average enrollment per grade40
    Gender (grades)7 to 11 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for Centennial Academy


    Admission

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    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview7 - 11
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Centennial Academy says:

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    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Centennial Academy is looking for: Centennial Academy has not provided this information



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type7891011
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0 (90%)0 (90%)0 (90%)0 (90%)0 (90%)

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Student Success Story

    At the age of 2 my son was speaking in full sentences in both English and French. Of course I thought he was gifted. I always knew he was special, different to the other children his age. Once he started grade school things changed rapidly, he struggled and by grade 2 he was unable to keep up with his classmates.

    I was told that he would need to be assessed as the school thought he had learning disabilities and likely ADD. They also mentioned that I would most likely have to find a better suited school for him. I had already been a single mother for a few years. The fact that my son needed to be in a school where they could accommodate his needs, such as a small private school, was unthinkable at the time.

    After an assessment and recommendation from a Psychologist, my son attended a new school with small class rooms and an individualized program that would let him work at his own pace...but even after a few years, many tutors, many assessments and much accumulated debt, this was still not working for him. The Psychologist had also told me that I would never see how smart my son was through his grades...well she was wrong!

    Five years ago we found Centennial Academy...when he arrived at Centennial he could barely read or write - he was at a grade 2-3 level. He had no organizational skills and his math skills were very weak...but Centennial saw his potential and they tapped into that!

    My son received his first Math Award in grade 7 and by grade 9 he was on the honour roll. Yes, this journey has been a struggle, but now I see that every sacrifice made was worth it. Thanks to a lot hard work...my son will graduate this year with honours... It's a great story and I am glad it's mine

    Lianne Lamothe, Mother of Centennial Grade 11 Student

    ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) Associations
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Associations


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