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McDonald International Academy
McDonald International Academy
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
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Sylvia Wen

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McDonald International Academy
 

McDonald International Academy

920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4

Curriculum:
Traditional,  Language-based
Grades (Gender):
9 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$10,100 to $26,600 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 20
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. 9 - 12), Boarding: Varies (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Contact Name:
Sylvia Wen

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School Address
920 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3C7
5 Park Home Avenue, Unit 128, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6L4

About this school:
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Est. in 1994, McDonald International Academy (MIA) is a fully accredited secondary school with two campuses located in Downtown Toronto and North York. MIA is a vibrant academic and social community through a collaborative effort from teachers, staff and students. Since our inception, over 10,000 students from over 40 countries have graduated from MIA and successfully continued their post-secondary education in Canada and the USA. Over 20% of our graduates are offered university scholarships each year.


Principal's Message

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Fraser Rose, Principal

Welcome to McDonald International Academy, your home away from home. Our school offers a wide variety of programs and subjects: each with a stimulating curriculum taught by highly qualified, experienced, professional educators who help our students succeed - not only in our school, but also in the future studies and career paths they choose after completing their studies at MIA.

Our school promotes more than academic excellence. We know that students' moral is important too, so we provide a pleasant atmosphere where students can thrive socially in a secure environment. Students tell me how much they like McDonald international Academy and how rewarding this time in their lives has been. I trust that you, too, will greatly enjoy and benefit from your time here.

Your principal and friend,

Mr. Fraser Rose


Academics

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Curriculum Traditional, Language-based

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Secondary Curriculum: Language-based
Language immersion schools teach students a full academic curriculum but in a different language than English (or French in parts of Quebec). By the time students graduate from an immersion program, they should be fully bilingual in both their mother tongue (English/French) and in the language of instruction. Immersion schools are appropriate for bright students who welcome the extra cognitive and academic challenge.

What school says: MIA implements guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Education and works with various education consultants that help guide our teachers and staff. MIA also believes learning extends beyond the classroom and incorporates many field trips throughout the year to facilitate real world learning. A variety of courses are offered at MIA, enabling students to take the specific subjects required to prepare them for their post-secondary education.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses


  • Mathematics
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [school has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [school has not provided this information]


    Science
    • Teaching approach: [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 school says: [school has not provided this information]


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]


    Foreign Languages
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Cantonese • Chinese-Mandarin • ESL


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


    Computers and Technology
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]

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


    Religious Education
    • What school says: [school has not provided this information]



    Curriculum Pace Accelerated

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).

    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 school says about flexible pacing: [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 school says: [school has not provided this information]


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Emotional

    Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual
    Academically strong, creative, and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    What school says: [school has not provided this information]


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    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 Accelerated curriculum

    Accelerated curriculum

    All students enrolled at school are on an accelerated curriculum -- whether they are classified as gifted or not. This means they perform the work of older peers in the provincial system..

    Segregated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Inclusive practices:

    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 school says: [school has not provided this information]



    Extracurriculars

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    What school says:

    McDonald International Academy has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs offered: None


    Tuition & Financial Aid

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    Tuition

    School has not provided this information.



    Need-based financial aid

    School has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    School has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

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    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)N/A


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for McDonald International Academy


    Admission

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    Application

    McDonald International Academy has not provided this information

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    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 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)


    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Expression of Appreciation

    I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation to you and your teaching staff for the excellent quality of education that my daughter, Yamrot Tesfu, received at your Academy during the last two years. At McDonald, Yamrot attended grades ten, eleven and twelve and was able to fulfil within two years all the necessary requirements for admission to a Canadian university thanks to the excellent tutorial support, cordial teacher-student relationships and respect for diversity of the student population that your Academy represents. May I, at this point, request you to convey my deep appreciation to the management and staff of MIA for their commitment to the success of the Academy in its mission of offering knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to the young men and women who come from diverse places of origin. I wish McDonald International Academy further success in its future endeavours. Sincerely Yours, Tesfu Taddese (Mr) United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) ...



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