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École la Nouvelle Vague
École la Nouvelle Vague
938 St-Maurice Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1L7
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École la Nouvelle Vague

938 St-Maurice Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1L7

Curriculum:
Traditional,  Montessori
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 6 (Coed)
Tuition:
$11,000 to $12,000 /year
Main Language:
English & French
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. PS - 6)
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938 St-Maurice Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 1L7

About this school:

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The bilingual French and English curriculum of Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Ministry of Education accredited program. This program is enriched by an educational syllabus that provides an experiential learning of many components : an entrepreneurship component, a technology component, a co-education component allowing older students to mentor and share their skills with the younger ones and a sports component.


The Our Kids review of École la Nouvelle Vague

our takeÉcole la Nouvelle Vague is new to Montreal’s educational landscape, and intentionally provides a unique learning profile. Offering a preschool-Grade 6 program, the school offers a strong, bilingual entrée to a child’s formal education. The location, for many families, is optimal. The approach, for many learners, is as well: experiential, inquiry based, and group oriented. The curriculum has been engineered to provide a range of age-appropriate, authentic learning opportunities. The work with local artists and artisans, invited in to provide workshops, is a plus. The school, however, extends that instructional model into areas that are less typical for this age group, including entrepreneurship and technology. Mentorship is a focus, including a partnership with the École de Technologies Superieur. Parents, too, are very welcome to take part in the life of the school through a range of roles. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a very diverse, appropriately challenging learning environment.



Upcoming Events Next event: September 28, 2017

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  • September 28, 2017Open House
    École la Nouvelle Vague, 938 St-Maurice Street, Montreal, Quebec
    Join us Thursday, September 28 from 09:30 am - 11:00 am

    You are welcome to our Open House. It’s an opportunity for parents and their children to visit Ecole la Nouvelle Vague, meet our teachers and our students and tour our school.

    Join us for our Open House to experience our wonderful learning community.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:00



Academics


Curriculum Traditional, Montessori

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Secondary Curriculum: Montessori

Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Lessons are highly decentralized: children typically work individually (though sometimes with others) on specialized "Montessori materials" -- without interference from the teacher. The materials are self-correcting and teach the student something about the subject at hand. The method's goal is to develop children's innate desire to learn, while freeing up time for teachers to help children individually, as needed.

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.


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

What Nouvelle Vague says: The teaching approach adopted by Ecole la Nouvelle Vague is based on the Freinet method. Freinet educators and teachers seek to develop educational practices rooted in social reality and work for youth empowerement.
They claim a school where all children can express themselves, take responsibility, cooperate, experiment and be open to the world:
- Learn at their own pace
- Build their knowledge with peers and adults
- Develop their critical sense, autonomy and access to a real sense of responsibility in a lively and open class on the world.

  • Montessori offered:
    Program = offered
    Montessori toddler
    Casa
    Elementary
    Middle School
    High School
  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Quebec curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Quebec
    Body parts K K
    Nutrition K
    Human development Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4 Gr. 8
    Reproduction Gr. 1 Gr. 2
    Pregnancy K
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 11
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 9
    Consent Gr. 3
    Sexual orientation Gr. 7
    Gender identity Gr. 3
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 3
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 9
    Sexual harassment Gr. 1
    Body image issues Gr. 6
    Mental illness
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 6

    What Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.



    Montessori Approach

    CLASSROOM PRACTICES
    SCHOOL POLICIES: This information is not currently available.

    Whole-class lectures
    • Orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should never be given. Students learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should only be given occasionally (e.g., at the beginning of a term or unit). Students usually learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given semi-regularly (e.g., at the beginning of a lesson or a week). While students often learn best through group and independent work, it's sometimes important for teachers to set the stage for and contextualize learning.

    • Non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given often (e.g., every day). While group and independent learning is important, teachers need to provide lectures on a regular basis to provide the foundation for learning.



    Special education
    • Orthodox

      External special education support isn't necessary. Core teachers can deal with all special education needs, by offering the relevant support for each student.

    • Moderately orthodox

      External special education support is only rarely necessary. For instance, a psychologist might be brought in to help out a student with a severe developmental disorder.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      External special education support is quite important. Outside specialists are needed for a fairly wide range of special needs, such as developmental and learning disabilities.

    • Non-orthodox

      External special education support is very important. Outside specialists are regularly brought in to support students with many different types of special needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, language and speech issues, behavioural issues, and advanced learning abilities.



    Specialist classes
    • Orthodox

      We don't have any specialist teachers or classes. Core teachers are well-equipped to teach all subjects.

    • Moderately orthodox

      We only use specialist teachers and classes in rare cases (for instance, to teach a second language). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach almost all subjects.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      We have a fairly wide range of specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, and art). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach most subjects.

    • Non-orthodox

      We have many specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, art, gym, science, and math). It's important that students receive specialized instruction in many subjects.



    Modern-day technology
    • Orthodox

      Modern-day technology is never used in the classroom. This can interfere with students' social and emotional development and can be a distraction.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Modern-day technology is very rarely used in class, since it can be a distraction and interfere with development. Students at the upper levels, though, might be permitted to use a computer or a tablet to do research for a specific project.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Modern-day technology is used in moderation since it can be a distraction. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, and multimedia projects.

    • Non-orthodox

      Modern technology is used fairly regularly. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, multimedia projects, and to learn keyboarding skills. Teachers may sometimes also use digital media, such as interactive whiteboards, to teach lessons or introduce topics.



    Overall approach : Whick option best describes your overall curricular approach?
    • Orthodox
      42% of schools

      Schools that adhere strictly to the original Montessori program. They follow Montessori principles to the letter.

    • Moderately Orthodox
      34% of schools

      Schools that adhere to the original Montessori program and principles. On occasion, though, they supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Moderately Non-Orthodox
      11% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but sometimes supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Non-orthodox
      14% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but often supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.


    Teaching Assistants:

    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.

    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 Nouvelle Vague says: Our approach is based on the Freinet method. Freinet educators and teachers seek to develop educational practices rooted in social reality and work for youth empowerment. They claim a school where all children can express themselves, take responsibility, cooperate, experiment and be open to the world:\n- Learn at their own pace\n- Build their knowledge with peers and adults\n- Develop their critical sense, autonomy and access to a real sense of responsibility in a lively and open class on the world.


    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    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 Nouvelle Vague 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Social, Intellectual

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

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

    What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Mild difficulties

    Mild difficulties

    Nouvelle Vague can provide support for mild disablities. Nouvelle Vague does NOT provide specialized support for moderate-to-severe learning disabilities, developmental disabililties, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • 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

    Gifted Learner Support High

    High

    Nouvelle Vague offers a high degree of support for gifted learners.

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Acceleration and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.

    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.

    Recess Policy

     GradesPSK123456
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day 3/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 50. 50. 50. 50. 50. 50. 50. 50.
    Lunch recessAmount 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

    What Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Nouvelle Vague says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Gymnastics
      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 Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 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 Nouvelle Vague says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student École la Nouvelle Vague is looking for: This information is not currently available.



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    Day Acceptance
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