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Greenwood College School
Greenwood College School
443 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2L8
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Greenwood College School
 

Greenwood College School

443 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2L8

Curriculum:
Progressive
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$32,800/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 19
Enrolment:
Day: 425 (Gr. 7 - 12)

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School Address
443 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2L8

About this school:
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At Greenwood,  we foster each young person’s independence to venture further. We encourage our students to think independently, to persevere through obstacles, to maintain moral courage and to connect with their communities. Our small, supportive community allows students to feel positive and engaged each day, while our trailblazing approach to personalized education challenges every student to stretch. 


Principal's Message

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Allan Hardy, Principal

I am delighted that you are interested in finding out more about Greenwood College School. Greenwood is one of the great success stories within Toronto’s independent school community. Since opening our doors in 2002, we have grown from 72 students to our present enrolment in 2015-2016 of 429 students in Grades 7-12. 

When our graduates leave Greenwood, they do so with a few things in common. Our alumni are confident, tell you what’s on their minds, and are eager to contribute. They’re not intimidated by uncertainty. They have a sense of adventure and of themselves. We find that families who choose Greenwood share that independent spirit, and want their child to develop the qualities they need to explore what excites them – whether that’s volunteering with Doctors Without Borders, or pursuing a graduate degree at Cambridge. 

We hope you enjoy learning more about Greenwood, and we encourage you to visit our website to book a tour of the school. You will love what you see and hear.

Allan Hardy
Principal


Academics

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Curriculum Progressive

Primary Curriculum: Progressive

What Greenwood College School says: Greenwood is a trailblazer in Personalized Education. Personalized Education means that each student is uniquely challenged to stretch, whether that’s through our Advanced Placement curriculum or our Student Success Centre. We look at the “what, how, when and where” aspects of learning, and determine how they need to change to meet the needs of each individual student. Our teachers take time to understand each student’s unique personality, strengths and learning style, and use that knowledge to maximize that individual’s highest potential for engagement and success.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses


  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Science
    • Teaching approach: [Greenwood College School 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 Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology Heavy integration

      A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]

    • Greenwood College School's approach to sex-ed: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Religious Education
    • What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School 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 Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    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 Greenwood College School says about flexible pacing: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What Greenwood College School says: [Greenwood College School has not provided this information]


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Greenwood College School 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

    Greenwood College School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.



    Extracurriculars

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    What Greenwood College School says:

    Greenwood College School has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Downhill skiing
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Snowboarding
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Animation
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Dance Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Habitat for Humanity
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Online Magazine
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

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    Tuition

     
    789101112
    Day$32,800
    What Greenwood College School says: When comparing tuition at independent schools, it is important to consider what is and is not included in your fees. Unlike many schools, Greenwood’s tuition fees cover the majority of a student's activities, including all fees associated with the school's comprehensive outdoor education program from Grades 7 through 12.

    Need-based financial aid

    Greenwood College School has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Greenwood College School has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

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    Total enrollment 425
    Average enrollment per grade71
    Gender (grades)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for Greenwood College School


    Admission

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    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

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

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    December 04, 2015


    What Greenwood College School says:

    To complete your application, the following documents (in addition to your application) must be submitted:

    • recent photograph
    • copy of birth certificate or passport
    • student supplement (completed by hand)
    • final (June) report cards from the previous two years
    • most recent report cards (as they are received)
    • if the student has been the subject of a psychological/educational assessment or Individual Education Plan (IEP), a copy of the most recent assessment or IEP
    • two Teacher Recommendation Forms (postmarked no later than January 15, 2016)


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    50%

    Type of student Greenwood College School is looking for: Greenwood College School has not provided this information



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    60 - 65 (50%)042 (50%)000

    University Placement

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    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size76
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements29
    **Ivy+ placements6

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University of Alberta or Dalhousie.

    **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)


    What Greenwood College School says:

  • When our graduates leave Greenwood, they do so with a few things in common. Our alumni are confident, tell you what’s on their minds, and are eager to contribute. They’re not intimidated by uncertainty. They have a sense of adventure and of themselves, and they're ready to explore what excites them – whether that’s volunteering with Doctors Without Borders, or pursuing a graduate degree at Cambridge.
  • Most popular university destinations include Queen's, Dalhousie, Western and McGill.

  • Stories & Testimonials

    News

    From Our Parents...

    Hear from our past and current parents how a Greenwood education has positively impacted their children, from the leadership opportunities and academic challenges Greenwood offers, to our positive school environment.

    ...



    Portrait of a Graduate

    The outcome of a Greenwood education is character. Our graduates aren’t simply well prepared for university or college; they’re well prepared for life.

    Find out where life has taken some of our alumni since graduation, and how their time at Greenwood set them up for success, in Portrait of a Graduate.
     

    ...



    In the News

    News

    November 18, 2014 - Engaging Students Outside the Classroom

    Greenwood students are engaging in many areas outside the classroom, from community service, to business competitions, to the arts. ...


    November 18, 2014 - Survey Results Show a High Level of Engagement in Greenwood Students

    In May during the past school year, all students in Grades 9 to 12 participated in the High School Survey of Student Engagement (HSSSE). ...


    January 6, 2014 - Blended Learning Panel Discussion for Parents

    Join us on February 4 to find out how blended learning will impact future university and college students. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations


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