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4576 Yonge Street, Unit 602, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6N4
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Duke Academy

4576 Yonge Street, Unit 602, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6N4

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
9 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$15,860/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
6 to 12
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Duke Academic Team

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School Address
4576 Yonge Street, Unit 602, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6N4

About this school:

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The vision of Duke Academy is to unite a global community of faculties to provide high quality education, to foster global awareness, and to improve the conceptual, practical, and social intelligence skills of the global leaders of tomorrow.


The Our Kids review of Duke Academy

our takeDuke was founded in 2013 in order to offer an international program that is also very personalized. The academics are strong, and the curriculum challenging, and students who enroll are preparing for admittance and success at university. It’s very much a boutique school, in a sense, and the school rightly seeks to make the most of the resources available to them which, in Toronto, are varied and vast. The school enrolls students from around the world, and provides the full range of necessary supports for international learners. For those enrolling locally, the school provides a unique and intense learning experience, inclusive of the challenges and benefits of living and learning in a culturally and linguistically diverse student population.



Principal's Message

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Kathleen D'Uva, Principal

The vision of Duke Academy is to provide a high quality education, to improve the academic skills of the students and to prepare all students to enter university.

 

We are a coeducational school providing the important elements of education: the development of learning skills and a love of lifelong learning. We offer the best features of a traditional school: a systematic, sequenced curriculum, caring discipline, high academic standards, sound educational leadership, and thorough and consistent teaching methods. All of these features are offered in classrooms with a low student-teacher ratio.

At Duke we offer six semesters per year: each semester lasts two months. Report cards are issued half way through and at the end of each semester (mid-term report card and final report card). The school day is broken down into two, three hour classes: the morning class is from 9:00 to 12:00 and the afternoon class is from 1:00 to 4:00.

Duke Academy believes in the importance and value of completing a secondary education.  Our school philosophy includes a commitment to reach every student to help him or her achieve a successful outcome from their school experience at Duke Academy.

We hope to see you soon!

 


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Duke Academy says: Duke Academy is private high school offering quality education. At Duke Academy students receive the needed attention and help to succeed. Our top priority is student progress; all students have a starting point, but achieving their goal and how they do that is of utmost importance to us. Come experience our positive learning environment, small class sizes, and caring, knowledgeable teachers. Let us show you how Duke can help you excel in your educational journey by exploring our wide range of classes and programs. Duke Academy offers a variety of high school courses required by universities and colleges for both local and international student admission. Our main objective is to prepare students for the next step so they can achieve their academic/professional goals.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • 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 Duke Academy says: Our expert teachers use creative methods to make the Math classes fun for the students by

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Science Expository

      Expository science is the more traditional method of teaching science: students learn scientific facts, theories, and the relationships between them through direct instruction by the teacher. These programs still incorporate hands-on experimentation and “live science”; however, relative to inquiry-based programs, expository science tilts towards content mastery and knowledge acquisition. Direct instruction ensures this acquisition process is efficient. Textbooks are emphasized (starting in earlier grades than inquiry-based programs), as are knowledge tests: students are asked to demonstrate they have thoroughly learned the content of the course, and can apply that knowledge to novel and challenging problems or questions.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Different approaches and methods are applied within the traditional formats, including lectures, discuss sessions, laboratories, etc.in order to forge students' active thinking and help them to develop conceptual framework as well as problem solving skills.

    • 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 Duke Academy says: At Duke Academy, contemporary literature teaching approaches including content approach, thematic approach, holistic approach and language-based approach are implemented and blended in our teaching methods giving students comprehensive understanding of English literacy and improving students overall language skills.


    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 Duke Academy says: Through discussion session, debate, practical experience, research and self-reflection, we teach students the fundamental knowledge of social sciences and humanities by developing their critical thinking and problem solving skills.


    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 Duke Academy says: Our highly popular Language program has 14 levels and it is approved by an accredited body, Languages Canada.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   12
    • 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
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Duke Academy says: At Duke Academy, teaching fine arts has been pushed beyond the traditional media-driven approach, we utilize themes and big ideas to frame students investigations through offering students a variety of options and encouraging them to think and talk more.


    Computers and Technology Light integration

      Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Duke Academy says: Since, students have been exposed to computers and digital media world in the 21st century, computers and technology provide students with opportunities to apply fundamental theories and technological skills to their hands-on practice, assisting them to develop comprehensive understanding of contemporary technologies.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Duke Academy says: N/A


    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 Duke Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: We don’t cover any topics in sex and health education

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


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

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


    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Duke 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.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Duke Academy students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    9101112
    Duke Academy 120 mins120 mins120 mins160 mins
    Site Average71 mins82 mins97 mins110 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades9 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback9 to 12
    Academic achievement reporting9 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting9 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Duke Academy says:
    • Canada Wonderland.
    • CN tower
    • Central Island
    • Toronto Zoo
    • Toronto Aquarium

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Martial Arts
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
      Downhill skiing
      Ice Skating
      Running
      Skateboarding
      Snowboarding
    • Clubs Offered
      Dance Club
      Math Club
      Paintball

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
    9101112
    Day$15,860
    What Duke Academy says: This price includes application fee and administrative fee which are not refundable upon submission, counselling & study planning, and 10 hours of private tutoring.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students10%
    Full payment all students5%
    Full payment all students$200
    Early paymentall students10%
    2nd child (sibling)all students15%
    2nd child (sibling)all students20%


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Duke Academy Scholarshp
    Amount: $1,000
    Academic
    Deadline: 11/06/2015
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 9 to 12—

    Duke’s Scholarship Programs

     

    ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for Duke’s scholarship programs, a student must:

    • Be residing in Ontario
    • Be enrolled in Duke’s high school diploma program
    • Be able to provide the supporting documents

    See the individual program descriptions (below) for specific exceptions.

    The scholarship application must be filled-out and submitted before the deadlines. Paper copy applications are available in the high school principal’s offices.

     

     

     

    1. Admission scholarships                                                            $CAD 500.00-1000.00

     

     For each excellent full time high school student entering the first year of study at Duke Academy.

     

    1. Canadian Elite Scholarships                                              $CAD 5,000.00-10,000.00

     

    For students who obtain admission by University of Toronto(SG), McGill University, University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, and University of Western Ontario.

     

    1. World Elite Scholarships                                              $CAD 150,000.00-200,000.00

     

    Covering four years of University tuition fee for students who obtain admission by Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Columbia University and Standford University.

     

    1.  Duke Academic Excellence Scholarship Program            $CAD 1,000.00-3,000.00

      Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Duke high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the year. The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis, should have an average GPA of 85% and must submit a 1000 words essay.

     

    1. Duke Character Scholarships                                             $ CAD 1,000.00-2,000.00

     
    Many scholarships for high school students reward academic achievement. Few, however, focus on character development. Mainly Character makes character count. We reward exemplary individual behavior and make continuing education possible for deserving Duke students. Students’ involvement at school, the community work, the student’s contribution to the society and the teachers’ comments would qualify the student for this award.

    Application Details:

    To be eligible for Duke’s scholarship programs, a student must:

    • Be residing in Ontario
    • Be enrolled in Duke’s high school diploma program
    • Be able to provide the supporting documents
    For more details, visit: http://dukeacademy.ca/php/Scholarship-Toronto-North-York.php

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Average class size6 to 12
    Grades (gender)9 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    9101112
    Day Enrollment51015

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview
    SSAT9 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)9 - 12
    Entrance Exam(s)9 - 12
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Duke Academy says:

    Admission to DUKE is competitive and prospective students are able to start their program at any of the six entry points throughout the year. Each semester lasts two months and students are able to begin new courses every two months.

    Follow the following steps for getting admitted to DUKE:

    1. Complete DUKE application.

    2. Submit your official transcript from your pervious schools.

    3. Pay the application fee.

    Students will be notified of their application status within a week once all documents are submitted.

     

    Talk to the Admission Counselor

    Our expert multidisciplinary team spends an average of two days on a thorough evaluation of the student's English skills, so as to better prepare the student for high school courses and a successful transition to university.

     

    "Imagine your ideal school experience because every student is different and has different expectations of what they want out of a program. Duke College is where a student can receive individual attention on campus and still have the opportunity to enjoy the culture of City of Toronto."

     



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    98%

    Type of student Duke Academy is looking for: International/Visiting Students One of the greatest features of DUKE is the diversity of our students. We have students from all over the world and we hope that you join our global educational community in Toronto, one of the most diverse, multicultural cities in the world. International admission requirements are: 1. Complete DUKE application. 2. Official transcript from your pervious schools. 3. The application fee. 4. Two copies of the biographical page of passport. 5. Two passport size photos. 6. Visa application form. 7. Essay of 300-400 words. Important Dates and Information All students should submit all the documents for admission 30 days before the start day of the classes. All students may begin the classes between the first day of class and the seventh calendar day of a semester. All students must pay the tuition fees before the deadlines. All students are required to pay a $100 non-refundable course registration deposit which will be applied towards the tuition fee. Course registration fees are nonrefundable if a student should withdraw from a course. Registration Process Once students are admitted, the office of Admission will send them an official acceptance email and a formal letter in the mail. New students can schedule either in-person or telephone appointments for registration. For the ESL classes, students must see the counselor to assess their class level. Transfer students will be advised appropriately based on the courses taken at other institutions.


    Day Homestay

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type9101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    10 - 15 (100%)10 - 15 (100%)15 - 30 (98%)15 - 30 (98%)
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size100
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements150
    **Ivy+ placements2

    *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): McGill University University of Toronto University of Western Ontario UBC University of Alberta York University
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): McGill University University of Toronto University of Western Ontario York University

    What Duke Academy says:

  • We are proud to announce that 86% of our graduates got admitted to University of Toronto, Waterloo & McMaster University.

  • Notable Alumni

    highlights
    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    xiaoqing li 2015 Xiaoqing was Duke student.She is a very good student.She was admitted to the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University and the University of Toronto
    Jiaying Zheng 2015 She admitted to the University of Waterloo.
    Yiqiang Wu 2015 He admitted to the University of Toronto.
    Zihao  Deng 2015 He admitted to the Western University.

    Alumni Highlights

    • Yihua Xie admitted to the University of Waterloo.
    • Jiaying Zheng admitted to the University of Waterloo.
    • Yamei Zhou admitted to the University of Toronto and York University.
    • Jianxu Zhou admitted to the University of Toronto and York University.
    • Qingying Yang admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Yuye Zhang admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Wubin Zhang admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Yiqiang Wu admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Jieqiong Sun admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Xingyuan Shen admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Panan Qi admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Jiaqi liu admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Jinming Lei admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Yiwen Gao admitted to the University of Toronto.
    • Xinshen Fan admitted to the University of Guelph.
    • Zihao Deng admitted to the Western University.

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Testmonials

    Hey Everyone! My name is Anastasiya and I’m a student at Duke College. I really satisfied that I chose Duke because I stay here almost two and a half month and I can feel my English improving at first. Two month ago I couldn’t even say what comes to my mind. So now I can say for sure that I have a huge progress. I feel here free because of the great atmosphere in the class. What makes me want to be here every single day. I really suggest for everybody start from Duke College.

    ESL Anastasiya

    ESL ANASTASIYA CORRECT:

    Hey everyone! My name is Anastasiya and I'm a student at Duke College. I feel really satisfied that I chose Duke because I've been here for almost two and a half months and I can already feel my English improving. Two months ago, I couldn't even express what came to my mind. So now I can say for sure that I made huge progress.  I feel free and comfortable here, because of the great atmosphere in class, and it's what makes me want to be here every single day. I really suggest that everybody comes to Duke College.

     

    After coming Canada, I have to chosed trial program the other academy classes. The Duke Academy was different other academy. All students studied hard. I failed many times when I studied English. Because Korea is learned by rote so very boring and not interested it, but I have to learned English fun from Layla and classmates. I’m shying and introverted but Layla is very friendly so I was able to adjust, also I realized it was important pronounce better than on correct grammar, of course equally important. But if I using wrong pronounce it will be difficult to have communication. Laylacorrect the pronounce and grammar me. If I mistaken I overcome phobia of English from Duke, So I happy and Thanks.

    ESL Krystal

    ESL KRYSTAL CORRECT:

    After coming to Canada, I had to try out different trial programs at different language academies. Duke Academy was different than other academies. All the students study hard. I used to fail many times when I tried to learn English, because Korea learning is rote memorization, so it is very boring and uninteresting, but now I think English learning is fun, thanks to my teacher Layla and my classmates. I'm shy and introverted, but Layla is very friendly, so I was able to adjust. I also learned that how I pronounce words is just as important as grammar, and that it is important for communication. Layla helps me with my grammar and pronunciation. Thanks to Duke, I am happy to say that I have overcome my phobia of English.

     

     

    Hello! I’m Judy. I’m from South Korea. When English is necessary for me, fortunately I met the Duke Academy with a good teacher and friendly friends. I have to learn English more time in future, but I’m not afraid because the Duke Academy. Layla! Thank you very much.

    ESL Judy

    ESL JUDY CORRECT:

    Hello! I'm Judy. I'm from South Korea. It is necessary for me to learn English, and so I am fortunate to come to Duke with a good teacher and friendly friends. I have to continue to learn English in the future, but now I am not afraid, thanks to my teacher, Layla, and Duke Academy. Thank you very much!

    ESL KSENIA R. CORRECT:

    In my opinion, the school has a good location in the heart of the city of Toronto, close to the TTC Sheppard-Yonge subway station. The quality of education is high and the team of teachers is very strong, and help each student individually. The school has a cozy atmosphere which helps me and other students to absorb information quickly. I recommend  Duke Academy to all international students, both adults and children, if you want the best knowledge of English grammar, listening, speaking, and reading.  Thank you, Layla! Best Regards,

    ESL Ksenia R.

    UNKNOWN CORRECT (I think this is Iris)

    The principal and administration workers are warm-hearted and like to help students with their problems.

    Unknown

     

     

    ENG4U CYLVIA TANG CORRECT:

    Duke Academy is like a home, because there are lots of international students. We can share our opinions, and learn more culture from others. Small classes make me pay more concentration on my new lessons, and it also make it easier  to communicate with my teachers. I enjoy learning here, and I’m lucky to have such a nice teacher.

    ENG4U Cylvia Tang

     

    ENG4U LEMON LUO CORRECT:

    Studying in Duke Academy is easier due to its small sizes classes, which means I can communicate more with my teachers. Taking night school at Duke is convenient, as well, because the time is ideal.

    ENG4U Lemon Luo

    UNKNOWN CORRECT:

    I’m a student at Duke. Duke Academy is a wonderful high school. There are nice teachers and a kind principal. Every day the teacher will bring some snack for us. When I encounter some difficult things, there are a lot of enthusiastic classmates and teachers to help me. Here's a special memory of mine: All Duke Academy’s students and teachers celebrated  Chinese New Year together. We ate lunch on Chinese New Year, and we watched the spring festival.  I know they care about us. They love us. I love Duke.

    Unknown

    UKNOWN CORRECT:

    I’m a full time student, I have already studied at Duke Academy for one year. This school has amazing teachers. I can pay attention in class. Teachers always give us a nice free lunch or small trip. This year will be a nice memory in my mind. I hope every new student  likes this school.

    Unknown

    ENG4U IVERSON CORRECT:

    I take a night class at Duke Academy. I feel good about that. There are a lot of Chinese students in my class, and this makes me feel great. Our teacher is good, and I learn a lot of things from her. I enjoy the class very much.

    High School  Iverson

    HIGH SCHOOL MARK CORRECT:

    Teachers are so kind and nice in here. It’s a lot of fun in class, such my OLC class. My OLC teacher Layla leads us into a different world. We watch films and share our ideas in the class. We also have a discussion after class.

    High School  Mark

    HIGH SCHOOL HITO CORRECT:

    I am very glad to study at Duke. Jenna  is a very friendly teacher, when we are stuck on a question, she always helps us and explains how to do it until we understand it. Duke has a very good environment, which can make students pay more attention to every lesson.

    High School  Hito

     

    HIGH SCHOOL KEVIN CORRECT:

    Studying at Duke is very good thing. The teachers help us students every time we have difficulty with a lesson. The teachers always teach us how to deal with problems, which is very good for students.

    High School Kevin

    HIGH SCHOOL DENNIS GE CORRECT:

    When I study at Duke, I improve my marks. My calculus teacher is Jenna. She is very kind to us and teaches very well. When we don’t understand some questions, she explains very well. My English 4U teacher is Kylie, she is very gentle to us. We all like her very much. I think all Duke’s teachers are very kind to us. I can study happily here.

    High School Dennis Ge

    HIGH SCHOOL FAY CORRECT:

    I have four courses at Duke. I feel related to everyone here. We have about eight students in each class. It’s good for us to study. Teacher can teach us easily. The teachers are friendly, and I feel encouraged to speak English. This environment is good for me to learn English. I like it here.

    High School Fay

    HIGH SCHOOL MOBIUS CORRECT:

    I have 3 courses at Duke Academy. I like all my teachers from my courses, because they like to talk with students, and their excellent communication makes me know them. Their good teaching skills means they can give me more help as I learn more knowledge. I like here at Duke!

    High School  Mobius

    HIGH SCHOOL SAM CORRECT:

    I have 2 courses at Duke Academy. I like the way that Duke teaches and I enjoy it. At Duke, I have a nice study time.

    High School Sam

    HIGH SCHOOL  JERRY CORRECT:

    I have 4 courses in Duke which are IB, English 4U, Calculus, and Mandarin. In Duke, I can easily to understand the information and I feel relaxed in class. I think that coming to Duke to study was a perfect decision.

    High School  Jerry

    HIGH SCHOOL  JAY CORRECT:

    Classes calculus, OLC, and 4U are all my favourite classes. I enjoy class because these classes have good teachers. The teachers are friendly to us, make us feel happy, and are knowledgeable. All in all, Duke is a good school because there have many good teachers.

    High School  Jay

    HIGH SCHOOL UNKNOWN CORRECT:

    We can learn some  languages from other countries. We have good teachers  and class rooms with technology. We have some international students in the school. They are from many countries. We can learn other languages and make friends.  We have good teachers who help me to study and learn more English.

    High School  Unknown

    HIGH SCHOOL VICTOR CORRECT:

    My favourite part of Duke is the teachers of the school. Private school teachers are different from public school teachers. The difference is that the private school teachers pay more attention to the students. Public schools have more students, and one teacher has to teach a lot of students at the same time, but this causes the teacher to not teach every student very well. Compare this to Duke, where teachers pay attention to all the students. The teachers are teaching everything to all the students, and keep reviewing information so that everyone understands. Also compared to other private schools, Duke is more structured, the students won’t walk around during the class, and students always stay in the classrooms. The school is clean and quiet.

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