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Chisholm Academy
Chisholm Academy
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5
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Chisholm Academy

1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$20,936 to $21,996 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
10
Enrolment:
Day: 150 (Gr. 7 - 12)

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Contact Name:
Mrs. Karen Boyd

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School Address
1484 Cornwall Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7W5

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About this school:
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Chisholm staff creates an INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN for each student. We work with students who require small classes, assistive technology, and specialized staff to be successful. Students gain confidence through a structured and supportive teaching style. We prepare students academically and personally to succeed at college or university. Over 92% of our students are admitted to the post-secondary institution of their choice. Our team includes teachers, counsellors, psychologists, and special educators.


The Our Kids review of Chisholm Academy

our takeChisholm was created to address the needs of the kinds of learners who are prone to falling through the cracks of a traditional education. Special needs is the term we might use, though the definition used at Chisholm admits a broader understanding than we typically grant, including students from across the entire academic spectrum. What they share is a need for a more structured academic experience. The school is headed by Dr. Howard Bernstein and Dr. Shirley Bryntwick, both clinical psychologists. The ideal student is one who requires more than they are able to get from a traditional academic setting, and who benefits from a very structured, personal, planned approach to their education. A robust interface between parents and the school is encouraged, and close communication is ongoing throughout the academic year.



Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Chisholm Academy says: Chisholm Academy, as the IEP school, writes individual education plans for every student. Academy staff always follows the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum but are able to accommodate students as according to their individual plans. This approach allows all students to move towards reaching a level playing field with those students not experiencing learning difficulties.

  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Academic Special needs


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Chisholm 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.


    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 Chisholm Academy says: This information is not currently available.


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


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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Chisholm 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 Chisholm Academy 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 Chisholm Academy says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

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


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    Chisholm Academy is a full-time special needs school. All students at Chisholm Academy are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • 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
    • What Chisholm Academy says: Chisholm Academy is known as, and is proud to call itself, the IEP School. Individual Education Plans are written for every single student who attends our school. The Academy is equipped with Smart Boards in all classrooms, assisstive technology, laptops for all students, and teachers with special education training.

    • 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
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What Chisholm Academy says: Chisholm Academy is known as, and is proud to call itself, the IEP School. Individual Education Plans are written for every single student who attends our school. The Academy is equipped with Smart Boards in all classrooms, assisstive technology, laptops for all students, and teachers with special education training.


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Chisholm 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 Chisholm Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Downhill skiing
      Field Hockey
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Drama Club
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      School newspaper
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students$800


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 150
    Average enrollment per grade25
    Gender (grades)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission


    University Placement

    highlights
    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)





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