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Fulford Academy
Fulford Academy
280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2
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Johanna Ziegler

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Fulford Academy

Fulford Academy

280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2

Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
$10,995 to 57,200/year
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Avg. Class Size:
8 to 12
Boarding: 110 (Gr. 7 - 12)

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Johanna Ziegler

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280 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 1E2



About this school:


Fulford Academy is a coeducational, private day/boarding school in Brockville, ON, Canada. We offer grades 7 to 12, leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our specialized programs include ESL Prep, University Prep, a Dual Diploma Program and Academic Summer School. Fulford Academy’s unique curriculum with highly differentiated instruction, intensive language support and emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts (STEM +A) ensures competitive admission to educational institutions.

The Our Kids review of Fulford Academy

our takeInternational education can mean different things in different contexts. Some educate students to adopt a global view. Others, as with Fulford Academy, it’s the student population that brings the international flavor, arriving from around the world, often with the intention of staying in Canada to complete their high school and post-secondary careers. The school communicates with families in 11 languages, something which is very key, and very welcome, for many of them. Cultural literacy is a focus, as is proficiency in English. For some, Fulford is a stepping stone other schools, though students are of course welcome to stay through the completion of their high school degrees, as indeed many do. The ideal student is a one intending to pursue post-secondary education in Canada, and who is also looking for a smaller, more personalized setting in which to get up to speed with the various fluencies they will need in order to achieve success.


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What Fulford Academy says: Our academic program for students in grades 7 to 12 integrates learning the main subjects and English language. We start with the Ontario Ministry course objectives and enrich them with English language learning. This allows our international students to learn the grade appropriate curriculum, while continuing to improve and learn English language skills in preparation for future top educational institutions.

  • Approach:

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Fulford 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.

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

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

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

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

    • Languages Offered: • ESL

    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • What Fulford Academy says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Fulford 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 Fulford Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    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 Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10 Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12 Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

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

    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.


    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.


    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.

    What Fulford 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 Fulford 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 Fulford Academy says: We are a very supportive environment where we do our best to accentuate the strengths of the students while also building up the areas where they may need enrichment.

    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 Fulford Academy says: We strive to create an environment where we are consistently enriching both the student’s Intellectual and Social intelligences.

    Special Needs Support Limited


    Fulford 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

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Fulford 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

    Non-lunch recessFrequency 1/day 1/day
    Amount 45 45
    Lunch recessAmount

    What Fulford Academy 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.


    What Fulford Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Dance Club
      Outdoor Club
      School newspaper

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Boarding (International)$10,995 / program$57,200
    What Fulford Academy says: We offer Middle School 7 & 8, High School 9-12, Summer school (3,4 and 7 weeks) as well as an ESL Prep Program.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%
    3rd child (sibling)all students10%
    4th child (sibling)all students10%

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 110
    Average enrollment per grade18
    Average class size8 to 12
    Grades (gender)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 7 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)100%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview7 - 12
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Boarding students:

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


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Fulford Academy is looking for: This information is not currently available.

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type789101112
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    1 - 12 (98%)1 - 12 (98%)1 - 24 (98%)1 - 24 (98%)1 - 24 (95%)1 - 24 (95%)

    University Placement

    Services = offered
    Career planning
    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)

    Stories & Testimonials


    Student Testimonial

    Fulford Academy was very instrumental in my life and I would like to share with you my experience at Fulford. I was only 12 years old when I came to Fulford from Korea. I had no background in English and could hardly communicate. However, with its well-structured language and academic program, I learned not only to communicate but also to read, write and, most importantly, think in English within a short frame of time. After a year at Fulford, I attended Upper Canada College for 2 years and moved to Trinity Pawling School, in New York State. Upon graduating from high school, I went on to college and currently pursuing my education at Cornell University as a bachelor science in the Industrial and Labor Relations School, as a human resource management major. The strengths of the Fulford education have helped me succeed through all stages of my education following my time in Brockville. Its focus on linguistic, academic and cultural preparation for students allowed me to make a smooth transition into boarding schools and into Cornell. I can confidently say that without my time at Fulford, I would not have been able to adapt to and keep up with academics at these elite schools. Furthermore, Suzan Kendall and Nelson Williams have helped me build and shape my character. Often, students come to the school at an age during which their values and character are shaped. I was positively influenced by Mrs. Kendall, Mr. Williams and many other faculty members in building my character which tremendously contributed to my success later on. With many of the attributes that I had developed at Fulford such as leadership, positivity and perseverance, I was elected the captain of varsity soccer and track and field, the head of international club, the head proctor, and the school president during my senior year in high school. I cannot encapsulate here every benefit I derived, but hopefully this illustrates the value of Fulford's education. ...

    Parent's Testimonial

    "Fulford Academy fully met the individual needs and desires for our son and provided him with a strong foundation in English to open up his options of preparing for a traditional Canadian Boarding School." Dr. and Mrs. Bleck, Germany, Parents of Oliver Bleck, currently attending Ridley College ...

    Student Testimonial

    "Fulford Academy gave me the confidence and skills to succeed at Stanstead College. I am now at the University of Toronto. Fulford Academy not only helped me improve my English and study habits but prepared me for my next big step....university." CD Chatrabhuti from Thailand, graduated in 2003, attended Stanstead College near Montreal, Quebec. He is currently studying at the University of Toronto. ...

    Testimonial from Ridley College

    "We have been very pleased with the performance of the Fulford graduates, both in and beyond the formal classroom at Ridley. I know other Canadian Boarding Schools share my praise for the Fulford experience as a bridge to successful integration within our residential environments. Fulford graduates meet our high standards in all areas and enrich our school population." ...

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