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Kendellhurst Academy

170 Church Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 2M3

Grades (Gender):
Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
$11,500 to 15,540/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 18
Day: 260 (Gr. PS - 8)

School Address
170 Church Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 2M3
175 Queen Street South, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 1L2



About this school:


Kendellhurst Academy offers an enriched academic curriculum, a strong daily French language program, and a well rounded school experience. From our character building and social responsibility programs, we believe in molding active citizens in our school! Our pedagogy builds upon the communities of inquiry model of education, encouraging young students to hone their ability to think critically and thereby affect the broader world. We offer in-depth study through bi-monthly projects and 6 exciting curriculum driven field trips! Our dedicated and professional teaching team takes each day as an opportunity to nurture your child's mind and spirit. Our tailored curriculum is fun, hands-on and has your child's needs in mind! Kendellhurst Academy is located in the quaint residential area of Streetsville, Mississauga close to the Credit River, Streetsville Public Library, Vic Johnston Arena and Swimming Pool and other local community amenities. Call or e-mail us any time to plan a visit and look further into how the Kendellhurst difference will benefit your child! We look forward to discussing your child's needs. Our administrative team is available daily to ensure each day at Kendellhurst is a great day! — Visit school website



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Our Take: Kendellhurst Academy

our takePrivate schools, of course, intend to offer an alternative, and Kendellhurst is a great example of that. The program is founded in an approach to ECE that borrows the best from Montessori and other alternative approaches, yet does it in a very tailored, intentional way in order to best address the needs of the students that attend. It's less about doctrine than meeting the specific needs of student population. There are three locations, though all feel a piece of the communities that they sit within, something that the Streetsville location is a particularly good example of. The educational context is local, small, and integrated with the needs of the families that enroll here. The feel is homey, comfortable, and supportive, and camp sessions allow families to extend that experience into the summer months, providing an opportunity for continuity between school terms. Organic meals and after school programs are included with tuition, something that can provide a welcome support to the daily management of family life.

Principal's Message


Paula Carrasco-Kendell, School Director

Hello and welcome to the Kendellhurst Academy web link at Our Kids!  Kendellhurst Academy is set in the beautiful Credit Valley in the heart of Streetsville, Mississauga.  We are a small, boutique style school with all the large school amenities such as a full indoor gymnasium with stage, huge play yards, soccer field, baseball diamond, and separate play spaces for our kindergarten students. Our oversized classrooms are warm, inviting and filled with sunlight - many classrooms overlooking garden space with mature trees.  We offer an enriched academic program with a well-rounded curriculum plan.  Six field trips a year complement our curriculum! We also have a daily French language program that supports reading, writing and speaking en francais!  Every Wednesday, our students enjoy tai chi, yoga and martial arts taught by specialized instructors.  This is part of our regular physical education program!  We have qualified teachers (OCT) carrying specialities such as French, science, dramatic arts, music, visual/fine arts, mathematics, etc. This ensures your child receives passionate and knowledgeable instruction!  Our after school clubs are supervised by classroom teachers and include activities such as sports, running, Mandarin, culinary arts, Lego, etc. We invite your family to visit our school and meet some members of our administrative and teaching faculty. We look forward to providing you with a tour of our school! 


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst Academy takes a whole child approach to education. We also have a structured and academic curriculum with traditional components such as weekly quizzes and unit testing. We have French everyday with a balance of conversational French and traditional writing, presentations, reading and grammar. We offer an enriched, well-rounded curriculum with weekly arts (music, drama and visual) and hands-on projects that delve deeper into curriculum strands. Our technology program prepares students for the broader world by incorporating Mac computers, laptops and ipads as a part of the weekly curriculum.

  • Approach:

  • 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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Our math program incorporates a strong sense of traditional math skills, such as times tables, division, etc. However we also include a broader math program with problem solving, group problem solving and more challenging math for students that are exceling. We also incorporate technology such as IPads and computers to further the math program.

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

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Early Reading Phonics-intensive

      Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  

    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst uses formal phonics and reading programs.

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

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

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst uses formal printing, cursive and grammar programs. Our language arts program is structured with workbooks sent home weekly, weekly spelling quizzes and one book report per term. Our program is consistent and builds from grade-to-grade.

    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: Kendellhurst takes a hands-on approach to science with unit experiments. We have an on-staff science teacher for the upper grades.

    • 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

    Literature Equal Balance

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

    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: With character education at the heart of our school pedagogy, we offer an inquiry-based curriculum that hones students' critically thinking and leadership skills. Though we have classical novel study and grammar studies, we also have social justice education in mind, cultivating global citizenship values throughout our curriculum and school culture. We nurture leaders and thinkers at Kendellhurst!

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst follows the Ontario curriculum strands. We delve deeper into subject matter through research, hands-on projects and presentations at each grade level.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst follows the Ontario curriculum strands. We delve deeper into subject matter through research, hands-on projects and presentations at each grade level.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst offers daily French language lessons with a focus on vocabulary building, grammar, reading and writing. Our program also has a conversational focus.

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French

    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
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: As a well-rounded school environment, Kendellhurst has a strong arts program. SK to grade 3 students have recorder lessons bi-weekly while students in grades 4 and up may choose guitar, piano or flute. Kendellhurst offers a strong visual arts program with 3 curriculum driven field trips to the AGO, ROM, TSO or YPT! We offer hip hop dance on a monthly basis too! Our students prepare a winter and end-of-year production in French or English (language dependent on the year).

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: Computers are available in every classroom from preschool to grade 8. Preschool and kindergarten focus on basic usage including phonics games, basic typing and respecting the computer. Grades 1 through 3 have light usage in class with typing tutorials and basic understanding of some programs and apps. Lessons are bi-weekly. Grade 4 and up use computers almost daily to assist in research, reports, presenting, printing and typing. IPads and laptops are also used in the class for various lessons and apps. Kendellhurst has both PC and IMacs, so students learn to work with both systems and common programs. Students in grade 4 and older will complete presentations using power point/keynote, develop assignments using word/pages and excel/numbers, as well as graphs, etc.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: Physical education and staying active are vital to all students. We encourage various team and individual sports, including soccer, floor hockey, basketball, running, track and field, baseball and much more. Kendellhurst has four school house leagues that incorporate all age groups for internal school games and events. We offer monthly rotating classes of tai chi, yoga, martial arts and hip hop dance through experienced and specialized instructors. These programs are included in our tuition.

    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst follows the old Ontario curriculum for health and wellness education.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst believes a family\'s rights and values are a priority and any controversial topics are addressed prior to teaching with parents. Accommodations are made to fit individual family needs. Our curriculum focusses on health and wellness.

    Preschool/K Curriculum Academic

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: While Kendellhurst takes a whole child approach to education, we also have a structured and academic curriculum with traditional components such as reading/phonics, printing and math. We have French everyday with a balance of conversational French and vocabulary building, preparing students for grade level writing, presentations and reading. We offer an enriched, well-rounded curriculum with weekly arts (music, drama and visual) and hands-on projects that delve deeper into curriculum strands. Our technology program prepares students for the broader world by incorporating educational software into the Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculums.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says about flexible pacing: Teachers treat each student as an individual learner and thus work with strengths and challenges to ensure students progress and grow at each grade level. Many of our students move beyond grade level - if they are able to move forward with guidance.

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: Kendellhurst students excel through supportive, caring faculty who excel at teaching. Kendellhurst follows the Ontario curriculum with longer class times and low student-to-teacher ratio. Our students often exceed their grade level. Ensuring students love learning is one of the key elements to success in our school! Hands-on projects and curriculum driven field trips ignite the learning process as well!

    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 Kendellhurst Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Special Needs Support Indirect Support

    Indirect Support

    Students remain in a regular classroom for the whole day; the teacher receives special training in accommodating special needs and/or learning disabled students.

    • 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
      Extra support
    • What Kendellhurst Academy says: We suggest parents first visit our school with their child for an initial tour to assess whether the academic climate is appropriate for their child. We then offer a one day visit for us to assess their child.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

    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 Kendellhurst Academy 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.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 8, Kendellhurst Academy students perform an average of 1 hour of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    Kendellhurst Academy 0 mins0 mins15 mins15 mins15 mins30 mins30 mins45 mins45 mins60 mins60 mins
    Site Average2 mins5 mins7 mins16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins40 mins53 mins57 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered gradesPreschool to 8
    Prose (narrative)-based feedbackPreschool to 8
    Academic achievement reportingPreschool to 8
    Habits and behaviour reportingPreschool to 8
    Parent-teacher meetingsPreschool to 8

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    What Kendellhurst Academy says:
    • Martial Arts training is included are part of our gym/health classes
    • Yoga and Tai Chi is included for all levels and grades with our gym classes

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Downhill skiing
      Field Hockey
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Martial Arts
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Math Club
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      School newspaper

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    What Kendellhurst Academy says: Preschool to SK tuition is $1,295 per month and includes 12 months of the year, before and after school and organic lunch, snacks and milk. Grade school tuition (grade 1 to 8) includes tuition for September to June $1,150 per month. Before and after school care, lunch and summer camps are available for additional fees.


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment all students$500
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%
    3rd child (sibling)all students15%

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 260
    Average enrollment per grade22
    Average class size12 to 18
    Gender (grades)Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    Day Enrollment1103030151412149863



    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewNS - 8
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    What Kendellhurst Academy says:

    All students and parent(s) must meet with the admissions officer prior to acceptance. There is a mandatory assessment for all students entering Grade 1 and above.


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Kendellhurst Academy is looking for: Kendellhurst seeks globally minded, engaged and active learners. These are the values we instill in our students. If you enjoy exciting classes, making great friends, being part of a community, and learning from nurturing and knowledgeable teachers, you are the ideal student for Kendellhurst.

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    5 (90%)6 (90%)6 (90%)4 (90%)2 (90%)4 (90%)2 (90%)2 (90%)5 (90%)00

    Stories & Testimonials


    Parent Testimonial

    We wanted to thank you for all you've done for our daughter. She is attending the Grade 3 class and really enjoying the overall experience. The atmosphere at Kendellhurst is one of creativity and growth. The caring teachers in small classes are able to teach each child with his/her individual learning style in mind. Kendellhurst Academy is not just a school; it is a foundation for a great future of learning as the teachers and administration are very passionate about education and extremely supportive of their students. Thank you again for welcoming our precious daughter into your family!

    --Parents, Jasmin and Sharief, Senior Director, Nortel Canada & Entrepreneur


    Leaving Lasting Imprints

    I remember entering the kindergarten classroom at Kendellhurst Academy as a newly hired teacher.  The very first thing that caught my eye was a giant fish tank which housed many fish eggs.  The children were quick to inform me that the salmon eggs were due to hatch any day now!  I assumed that the salmon would fill the shoes of the “classroom pet.”  However, I was stunned when I discovered that the students would interact with the salmon as they grew, and then would play a vital role in releasing the salmon into the Credit River.  I couldn’t imagine a better way to involve the children and teach them about respecting both the natural world and living things. 

    In the weeks that followed, the teachers at Kendellhurst Academy integrated the growing salmon into many portals of our educational program.  We discussed the lifecycle of the salmon while observing the salmon’s noticeable growth.  Students and teachers tracked the salmon’s upcoming journey on a map to demonstrate where the salmon would travel after the release.  Students actively engaged in activities about the importance of maintaining clean environments for wildlife like the salmon.  The anticipation of the salmon release field trip was mounting!  The children were not only excited, but showed an immense understanding in eco friendly practices. 

    Attending the salmon release field trip was an incredible experience, which I will never forget. I can recall looking around at the faces of parents, caregivers, and students as they released the salmon into the river.  I thought to myself, “This day will leave a lasting imprint on the lives of these children.” I believe that this experience is one which encapsulates Kendellhurst Academy’s philosophy.  Children are naturally filled with wonder and excitement.  It is truly magical when this marvel can be channeled into energy which benefits the world around us.  Teaching children about respect for nature is vital; however a lasting lesson is achieved when children are given first hand experiences from which to learn.  I feel so proud to teach at a school which cultivates this respect for our planet!


    - Sarah O’Neill, OCT, Junior Kindergarten Teacher, Kendellhurst Academy, Streetsville, Mississauga, ON.


    Earth Day Tree Planting, April 20th

    As part of our on-going environmental curriculum, we are celebrating Earth Day with a tree planting at Vic Johnston Park on Friday, April 20th. The park is just down the road from our school in Streetsville by the Vic Johnston Arena on Church Street. John Kendell, Kendellhurst co-owner and environmentalist, will also teach our students about local flora and fuana, the river eco-system and impactful environmental initiatives, etc. We will also have a picnic lunch by the river! We hope parents can join us on the walk and tree planting! Sincerely, Paula and the Kendellhurst Faculty ...

    Atlantic Salmon Release Field Trip

    Our students greatly enjoyed learning about Atlantic Salmon through our classroom fish hatchery and John Kendell, Kendellhurst co-owner and environmentalist. We are fortunate to have John and his environmental resources, as well as the support of the Credit River Anglers’ Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Our field trip will provide our students at Kendellhurst Academy with a unique, hands on and rewarding educational experience. We waited in anticipation for our fish to mature to the point of final release in the Credit River. It has been very exciting to follow their development and progression, and we look forward to release day! We will travel by bus to Cedarvale Park in Georgetown to release the salmon into the upper streams of the Credit River. We have also planned to plant some trees and have a picnic lunch at the park. Since this is a school sponsored event, all costs for this trip will be covered by Kendellhurst Academy. We hope that you can join us! We do have limited seating due to chartering one bus for this event. First come first served will apply here. Thank you for your understanding. All parents are welcome to attend this trip with their children! Sincerely, Paula and the Kendellhurst Faculty ...

    Parent Testimonial

    Testimonial from a family who moved out of province: We definitely miss Kendellhurst and all the staff and friends. Boy were we spoiled at Kendellhurst! It was so difficult to find a something here because everything failed in comparison to Kendellhurst. I finally settled on what I thought was our best option! --Parent, Patti-Anne, Dentist ...

    Parent Testimonial

    We are very impressed with the program at Kendellhurst Academy. The teachers are very dedicated and caring. Our son loves going to school! We have not hesitated referring friends to Kendellhurst Academy, confident that their child will be well cared for, nurtured and educated! --Parents, Jane & Paul, Paediatrician & ER Physician ...

    Parent Testimonial

    Our preschool search ended once we found Kendellhurst Academy! From the first day we walked in, we knew that our children would receive a one-of-a-kind education. Your amazing teachers do such great work with the children by ensuring every child is reaching her/his fullest potential and more! What we enjoy most about Kendellhurst is how the curriculum focuses on the child, making it fun and exciting while also instilling within them a love of learning. Our youngest daughter truly enjoyed participating in your salmon release program! She thrived on the hands-on experience while also becoming informed and aware of the importance of wildlife preservation and eco-systems management. This definitely was a one-of-a-kind experience for her! A learning experience such as this shows how Kendellhurst defines itself as a school above others. Thank you to the teaching faculty and administrators for all your daily hard work! --Parents, Nadia & Rob, Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) & Business Operations Manager ...

    Parent Testimonial

    We were extremely satisfied with the early academic education and socialization both our sons received from Kendellhurst Academy. Our relationship with Kendellhurst began shortly after Kendellhurst opened when we enrolled our eldest son, now ten, in the Senior (Preschool) Classroom at age three. We followed with the enrolment our second son, now eight, in the Junior (Toddler) Classroom. I had decided to stay home with my children until then, as I was frustrated with our inability to find excellent childcare in Mississauga until I discovered Kendellhurst Academy. Kendellhurst provided both our children with a wonderful preschool experience, balancing educational activities, creative play and important socialization with peers. Kendellhurst also provided caring, supportive teachers, easy to talk with from both the child and parent’s perspective, creative play indoors and out, fun craft activities, informative field trips to local venues and a wonderful group of children many of whom we are still in contact with today, all within a clean, bright and healthy facility! Kendellhurst is truly “a nurturing of the preschooler’s mind and spirit” experience, and we, as parents, were relieved to discover an exemplary program which places the child first and delivers what it promises. Thanks Kendellhurst for the great years! ---Parents, Katherine & Viggen, Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) & Entrepreneur ...

    Kendellhurst Academy Testimonial

    As a mother of two children in Kendellhurst Academy, I am very pleased with every aspect of the facility. As a teacher, I was concerned with finding a school which would demonstrate a balance of cognitive skills and creative play. I researched and visited several schools and knew my search was complete when I visited Kendellhurst. The clean and welcoming environment, positive discipline philosophy and nurturing and caring teachers made this school our first choice. Kendellhurst Academy has offered my children a challenging and authentic program, rich with meaningful, child-centered tasks and learning opportunities. The safe environment at Kendellhurst has allowed my children to take risks and maximize their potential socially, creatively and academically. I have recommended Kendellhurst Academy to many of my friends and fellow community members as I wholeheartedly believe that it is a phenomenal school. All the Kendellhurst staff go above and beyond, giving you detailed accounts of your child’s day and immediately address any concerns in a tactful and professional way. As a parent, you get the feeling that your child’s teacher genuinely cares and loves your child as you do. -- parent Keri, Middle School SERT, M. Ed, Ph. D. (Candidate) ...

    Kendellhurst Academy Testimonial

    We couldn't believe it! Had we finally found a safe, clean and caring learning environment for our 3 year old pride and joy? After what seemed like an eternity of researching and visiting preschools in the Streetsville neighbourhood, walking into Kendellhurst Academy felt like a breath of fresh air! From the bright and cheery, yet warm and cozy atmosphere, to the hand painted scenic walls and the classics of Beethoven softly playing in the background, to the nutritious, organic lunch menu, we knew we had found the 'home away from home' for our little guy. Three years later, we are very thankful and proud to acknowledge the huge impact and positive influence that Kendellhurst Academy has had on our now 6 year old son, who by the way is reading and writing sentences well beyond his grade level. Taught by exceptional teachers, the dynamic learning programs that are infused with enriched lessons have proven to far exceed the required expectations. Regardless of what classroom your child enters throughout the day, there awaits a gentle, kind and fun loving teacher who adores them. They blend fun and learning together to keep students actively engaged, while instilling in each one a genuine desire to learn. As a parent, it means so much to know that you are sending your child off every day to a place where they are happy and excited to be. Thank you Kendellhurst Academy for being a part of our family, for everything you have done and continue to do for our son and in turn, us. --parents, Mara & Manny, Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) Teacher & General Contractor ...

    Social Responsibility

    As part of our Social Responsibility program, our students sponsor a child through World Vision. The mini-lessons in this program offer a great learning opportunity for students, and encourage our children to develop an altruistic spirit. Each student is asked to bring a toonie to school on a monthly basis for the program. We encourage you to pass the toonie to your son or daughter, allowing him/her to pass it along to the teacher, and feel like an integral part of the helping program. We see the results of the learning program come to fruition each year. The students truly feel engaged and a part of changing another child’s life. Child sponsorship, food/clothing drives and the Virtues Project are all a part of the curriculum plan at Kendellhurst Academy, holistically developing the altruistic side of our students and their sense of civic and global citizenship. ...

    Mountsberg Conservation Field Trip

    This field trip is an important aspect of our environmental curriculum at Kendellhurst Academy. We offer our students hands-on, empircal, exciting and fun culminating activities to our science curriculum. We came "nose to beak" with live owls native to Ontario! We learned about their fascinating adaptations, habitats and homes, calls, and felt their soft feathers and sharp talons. Activities included a puppet show, interaction with live owls, educational talk and a guided tour of the wildlife walkway trail. Students were engaged, awe struck and delighted with this interactive event! ...

    Zoo to You Visit! School Sponsored Event

    Zoo to You brings an interactive and "ed-zoo-cational" event for students to experience. Focusing on a hands-on experience, their presentation gives our students the chance to handle the animals safely and cleanly. Zoo to You takes its show on the road to many Ontario schools, bringing its knowledgeable and experienced staff. Zoo to You features many exotic animals! We selected an interesting, fun and exotic group of animals for our students to engage, expanding their learning around animals, their habitats and food. Animals included a boa snake, chinchilla, rabbit, gecko, tarantula, alligator, ect. This event relates to our science curriculum, focusing on habitat awareness and ecology. ...

    Field Trip to the AGO

    As part of our visual arts program, students attended the AGO last week. Each student was equipped with a sketch pad and pencils. After our tour of the Canadian and special feature exhibits (Blackwood), students chose a work that they most gravitated towards for sketching purposes. Students worked on lines, shadows, balance, blending colours, etc. Concentration of work was on the Canadian Group of Seven artists. Follow up activities included creating a finished product and writing a description of the student's selection. Students' works are featured in our hallways. The trip was a successful event and brought to fruition our empirical study of the group of seven artists. As part of our empirical arts program, students will also attend the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for pottery lessons. ...

    Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People Field Trip

    In April, students attended the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. The special feature showing of "I Think I Can" focussed on aspects of bullying in grade school. This award winning presentation was about Tip, a young boy with a disability, and his friends as they struggle with the class bully and the ambitions of their science teacher. Students engaged with the actors during a post show question and answer period. The performance complements our Health, Safety and Wellness program, relating specifically to our units on emotions, getting along and social responsibility. ...

    Mystic Drumz, School Sponsored Event

    Students enjoyed hearing percussion instruments from around the world and a musical performance by Lorne Lampert, B.F.A, B.Ed. The students went on an entertaining, imaginative and fun filled adventure with "the Button People" on "the road to jello town". The teachers loved the way Lorne's energy, enthusiasm and joy for storytelling kept the students focussed, entertained and full of excitement and wonder! There was plenty of laughter, dancing and clapping during this highly interactive performance! We look forward to seeing Lorne next year! ...

    Signature Science Field Trip, School Sponsored Event

    Our students have greatly enjoyed learning about Atlantic Salmon through our classroom fish hatchery and co-owner of Kendellhurst Academy, John Kendell. We are very fortunate to have John and his environmental resources, as well as the support of the Credit River Anglers' Association and the Ministry of Natural Resources. Our curriculum plan, spanning a few months, and this culminating field trip provided our students at Kendellhurst Academy with a unique and rewarding educational experience, covering ecology, biology and environmental studies. We waited in anticipation for our fish to mature to the point of final release in Bronte Creek and the Credit River. It was very exciting following their progression, and today's release day was a success! Our students went by bus to Cedarville Park, Georgetown to release their salmon into the upper streams of the Credit River. We sang songs on route, listened to John's lesson on salmon and river ecology, shared a yummy picnic lunch at the park, took in the sights and sounds of Mother Nature and played some games too! All costs for this trip were covered by Kendellhurst Academy. Thank you to all parents who were able to attend this field trip with their children. Many parents chose to sponsor a fish for their child through a donation to the Credit River Anglers' Association. As part of today's activities, students named their sponsored fish before release! All proceeds from your generous donations help fund our environmental curriculum! Thank you! We hope you had as much fun as we did on this educational and fun event! ...

    In the News


    January 19, 2018 - Learning other languages early can boost opportunities later in life

    Beyond English, Kendellhurst Academy offers Advanced French and an introduction to Mandarin. ...

    January 19, 2018 - Extracurricular activities combine fun and learning

    Extracurricular activities ranging from sports to field trips create lasting memories outside the classroom. ...

    November 30, 2017 - Local private school takes cross-curricular learning outside classroom

    Kendellhurst Academy in Mississauga believes learning should reach beyond the walls of a classroom. ...


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