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J. Addison School
J. Addison School
2 Valleywood Drive
Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3
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Lee Venditti

Phone number:
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J. Addison School
 

J. Addison School

2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$8,888 to 36,300/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 16
Enrolment:
Day: 200 (Gr. PS - 12), Boarding: 100 (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Contact Name:
Lee Venditti

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School Address
2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 8H3

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About this school:
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At J. Addison School, our students' success is our success. We commit ourselves to ensuring that our students are humane, thinking, productive citizens through an educational system characterized by state-of-the-art technology, a dynamic interdisciplinary curriculum, and a nurturing environment where all share a common purpose and a joy of learning. We take pride in motivating our students to achieve excellence academically, personally and socially to become independent, confident, compassionate leaders.


Upcoming Events Next event: October 15, 2016

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  • October 15, 2016Our Kids Expo
    J. Addison School, 2 Valleywood Drive, Markham, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    Come visit our booth at the Roy Thomson Hall.



Principal's Message

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Lee Venditti, Principal

Welcome to J.Addison School, home of the Flames! Our school is comprised of committed staff, involved parents, and a group of very enthusiastic students. The rich academic program challenges EVERY student to set and reach ambitious, intellectual and personal goals. J. Addison's extensive extra-curricular activities provide physical and social avenues to match a wide range of student interests. The staff and students of J. Addison are looking forward to all students having a rewarding high school experience. At J. Addison we believe learning occurs in an environment that contains positive interpersonal relationships and interactions, comfort and order, and in which the learner feels appreciated, acknowledged, respected, and appreciated.

J. Addison School is not just a building. J. Addison School is not just a group of classrooms with students in them. J. Addison School is not just reading, writing and arithmetic. My definition of the name “J. Addison School” is more of a concept. It is the interaction of different people with a common focus..educating students to their highest level of ability. But the term “education” is not just learning content, facts and processes, but how to be successful in life. At J. Addison we continue to grow and we are proud that we ‘educate our students not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts'.


Academics

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Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What J. Addison School says: We aim at providing a well-rounded education for our students. In addition to the traditional curriculum, we incorporate our “Focus For Success™” adaptive program, where students are encouraged and have the opportunities to learn and explore new ideas according to their interests and strengths; thus, are inspired to reach new academic heights and positive character development.


  • 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 J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Early Reading Balanced Literacy

      Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]

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

    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Writing Equal balance

      Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: [J. Addison 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 Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Social Studies Core Knowledge

      Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    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 J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    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 J. Addison School says: Our approach to teaching foreign languages is based on three methods, which is "approach", "method" and "technique". In addition "structural" methods. We provide our students with instruction in grammar, provide vocabulary and direct translations to memorize. Furthermore, we continue with the "audio-lingual", "communicative language teaching method" and "language immersion" to aid in their foreign language acquisition through alternative educational opportunities.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   9
    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Cantonese • 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
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    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 J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What J. Addison School says: It's integrated into every grade level and as per the ministry's requirements.

    • J. Addison School's approach to sex-ed: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Religious Education
    • What J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]



    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.

    What J. Addison School says: Regarding our Montessori & Elementary program, the role of the Montessori teacher differs from that of the traditional teacher. The Montessori teacher first observes and then directs the child’s activities so that he/she learns for himself/herself through experience and interaction with the environment. Teachers work with children to build a solid academic foundation which aims to help them with the development of their personalities, intellectual potential and in acquiring positive attitudes toward their learning habits.


    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 J. Addison School says about flexible pacing: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    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 J. Addison School says: [J. Addison 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 J. Addison School says: [J. Addison School has not provided this information]


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    J. Addison 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

    J. Addison School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.


    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, J. Addison School students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades1 to 12


    Extracurriculars

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    What J. Addison School says:

    J. Addison School has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
    • Clubs Offered
      Animation
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Dance Club
      Drama Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

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    Tuition

    Day Day (Half day) Boarding
     
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    Day$14,000$15,000$16,000$21,900
    Day (Half day)$8,888
    Boarding $36,300


    Need-based financial aid

    J. Addison School has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    J. Addison School has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

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    Total enrollment 300
    Average enrollment per grade19
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)33%


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for J. Addison School


    Admission

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    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewNursery/Toddler - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    Rolling


    What J. Addison School says:

    Montessori & Elementary Applicant Requirement & Important Information 

    Monday to Friday daily attendance is recommended for the full benefits of the Montessori program.

    All students must wear uniform daily. Uniform fee of $175 is due upon registration. All students, including returning students must purchase a new set of uniform at registration.

    Children must be fully potty trained. If children are not potty trained, an interview with the Montessori teacher is required for admission approval.

    International students (students who obtain a student visa) must comply with the International student fee. International student fee is an annual tuition fee that covers 10 months of school. Students must pay in full before attending school for the purpose of obtaining a student visa.

    Bus transportation to and from school is available.  Please inquire.

    http://addisonschool.com/montessori.aspx

    http://addisonschool.com/canadianstudents.aspx

    Secondary Admissions Applicant Requirement & Important Information

    1. Student submits application form with a copy of their original transcript and a $200 non-refundable application fee.
    2. School evaluates transcript and decides on Ontario equivalency and acceptance status.
    3. School sends pre-admission letter to student upon approval of their application.
    4. Student remits tuition fees as directed in pre-admission letter.
    5. School sends: official Letter of Acceptance; receipt of payment and Welcome Package to student upon receipt of tuition fees.
    6. Student applies for visa from Canadian Consulate and notifies school as soon as visa is approved.
    7. Student purchases airline ticket and notifies school of arrival date; school will coordinate airport pick up and accommodations if requested.
    8. Student provides school with documentation to support proof of birth and visa.
    9. Assessment testing is conducted by J. Addison School and the Student begins their program.

    http://addisonschool.com/canadianstudents.aspx

     



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student J. Addison School is looking for: The " J. Addison student" is one that has an outstanding academic ability, who demonstrates creative and innovative thought and more importantly, a passion for the pursuit of learning. In addition, the "Addison Advantage" student is one who demonstrates exceptional achievement in extra-curricular activities such as arts and athletics. Moreover, the "J. Addison student" is indeed one who places special emphasis towards community outreach and leadership.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

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    Boarding Acceptance
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    University Placement

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    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size30
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements30
    **Ivy+ placements1

    *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 J. Addison School says:

  • "Class of 2015" Valedictorian, Daniel Nguyen was accepted to over 7 top Ontario universities.

  • Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Student Testimonial

    I was preparing to go into grade 10; although my grades were above average, I was really worried about my education and future. My friend told me about a J. Addison School Orientation and I thought it would be worthwhile to attend. At the orientation meeting, I got to know a lot more about studying abroad and the J. Addison Advantage. I felt that I would not be able to get into university in China and therefore, I decided to continue my education at J. Addison School in Canada. Luckily, my parents were very supportive. Because my grades were decent and thanks to the individualized ESL program and assistance from the teachers in applying to university, I got accepted at University of Toronto within a year. I found a job in Toronto after I graduated and I also applied to become a legal immigrant in Canada. Choosing J. Addison School was definitely a life-changing experience.    ...



    Student Testimonial

    When I was in Singapore, I did not have any study goals, my grades were bad. Luckily I chose to study at J. Addison School in Canada; because the teachers were constantly giving me support, they helped me discover my learning goals. I started to concentrate more on my studies and build my confidence. I got into the University of Toronto majoring in Life Science, and I also received a scholarship. I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours degree after 4 years of hard work and I continued my post-graduate education at the University of Chicago for my medical degree.  ...



    Student Testimonial

    "I have been studying at J. Addison School for about three months now. At first, I felt it was very hard to study in Canada because my English was not the best. I was worried that when I first came here, the teachers would not understand me. But it was actually the opposite. The teachers were very nice and welcoming. All of the teachers and fellow students explained things to me in a way I could understand. I have made great progress in English. The teachers use different ways to teach us and show us new skills. For example, we use technology, workbooks, and games to better our skills. Although studying in Canada can be challenging at times, I am happy to study and be a part of J. Addison School." ...



    In the News

    News

    August 26, 2015 - J. Addison School 2014-2015 Awards Day Ceremony

    Congratulations to the hard-working students of J. Addison School who were awarded for their contributions throughout the school year 2015 ...



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