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Mentor College
Mentor College
40 Forest Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 1L1
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Mentor College

40 Forest Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 1L1

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
JK to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$14,630 to 19,700/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 18
Enrolment:
Day: 1,500 (Gr. JK - 12)

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School Address
40 Forest Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 1L1
56 Cayuga Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 3S9

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About this school:
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Mentor College provides a strong academic program for its students. A caring environment that is rich in personal attention has been established, and this positive atmosphere both allows and encourages students to think and reason for themselves. Daily communication between the teacher and parents takes place through the use of homework books, there is a weekly e-mail update of general school news and parents are contacted by the homeroom teacher on a monthly basis as well. Located in Port Credit, Mississauga, the High School (Grades 9 to 12) and Intermediate (Grades 5 to 8) levels are housed at the Main Campus. An adjacent Primary Campus is home to the JK to Grade 4 students. Co-curricular trips to the school's Outdoor Education Centre in Muskoka enhance in-class learning in the upper grades. Extracurricular activities abound, and include learning opportunities in sports, music, drama and special-interest clubs.


Principal's Message

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Chuck Macdonald, Director, Mentor College/TEAM School

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit the Mentor College page at the Our Kids website. I am sure you will like what you see when you read about our school. Mentor College has been offering excellence in education since the school's founding in 1982. With our high standard of academics, extensive extracurricular programme, and superb teaching staff, we are able to prepare students for success in post-secondary education and beyond! If you would like to know more about the school, I kindly invite you to our next open house. Please click on the "Events" link for the next open house date. If you cannot make it on that day, one of our principals will be more than happy to meet with you and your child on a more convenient date.


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What Mentor College says: Academic

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Mentor College 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.


    Early Reading
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • 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 Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: This information is not currently available.


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Mentor College's approach to sex-ed: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.



    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.

    What Mentor College says: All-day JK & SK.


    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 Mentor College 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 Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Intellectual

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

    What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Mentor College 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

    Mentor College 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.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Mentor College says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cricket
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Martial Arts
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Weightlifting
      Wrestling
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Habitat for Humanity
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (International)
     
    JKSK123456789101112
    Day$14,630$15,250$16,700
    Day (International)$19,700


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 1,500
    Average enrollment per grade100
    Gender (grades)JK to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)N/A
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    N/A


    What Mentor College says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Mentor College is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000000000000

    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, 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)


    What Mentor College says:

  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • Queen's University

  • Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Mentor College Charity Fashion Show

    The 19th Annual Fashion Show was a tremendous success! Vissi D’Arte not only celebrated all facets of art, it was a collaboration of all the Mentor College/TEAM School students, parents and staff. The mission of this event is to provide our students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by performing the tasks required to host a major, student-run, charitable event. These skills are enhanced through interaction with teachers, parents, community members, business people and peers within their school. Our student leaders and volunteers learn life lessons through the contribution of their time and talents and see the reward of their efforts by giving to a charity of their choice.

    Congratulations to the senior head representatives; Julia Cappellacci, Iva Keran and Matthew Smith for their unparalleled leadership skills and to the entire student executive committee for their hard work and dedication to such a phenomenal and professional production.

    Kudos to over 130 student models for their commitment and time, to the parent committee for their tireless efforts acquiring hundreds of donations for the live and silent auctions, to over 40 student volunteers for their support, and finally, to the staff from Primary, TEAM School, Intermediate and High School divisions who helped coordinate and execute such a large-scale event.

    We would like to thank Keegan Johnson from The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research and Constanze Bleeker and Emily Clark from SickKids Foundation for attending the show and speaking on behalf of their organizations. The Fashion Show committee is pleased to announce that they raised an impressive $55,000; $35,000 will benefit SickKids Foundation and $20,000 will benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research of Canada.

    ...



    Celebration of Cultural Diversity

    For two days in February, students from all divisions of Mentor and TEAM join together in one of the schools’ largest school-wide events: The Celebration of Cultural Diversity! The NS Gym at the Main Campus is transformed into a multicultural extravaganza – including music, dance, food, and celebration! Led by the students in the high school division, all students in the school partake in the event, either as performers, pavilion guides, executive members, or visitors.

    The event started in 2004 with twelve countries sharing their cultures and traditions with students, teachers, and parents. In the following years, the show quickly gained popularity with students – so much that the 2014 show featured 44 pavilions – with three spectacular concerts taking place throughout the day.

    As much as we would like to see even more students get involved, there doesn’t seem to any more space in the gyms for even one more pavilion!

    ...



    Life At The Primary Campus!

    Mentor College has developed a primary programme which builds on the enthusiasm and involvement which children feel when learning.

    Students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4 are immersed in a stimulating curriculum and provided with a wealth of support, and encouragement. Staff members foster the development of good work habits and a sense of responsibility which provide a solid foundation for the challenges that lie ahead.

    Students in the Primary Division are challenged by Mentor’s curriculum, as it is more advanced than those in public, separate and most private school programmes. Homeroom teachers instruct in math, reading, grammar, spelling and social studies, and specialty teachers teach music, computers, science, French and physical education.

    In addition to the curriculum, there are a host of school clubs, teams, and activities that students are welcome to join. The highlight of the school year occurs when the entire school puts on the year-end musical in June!

    ...



    International Travel Experiences For HS Students

    This past March Break saw three groups of students and teachers travel to three different parts of the world with three very aims and travel itineraries. The destinations of these trips were India, Nepal, and Europe. 

    After living an amazing adventure, the students who travelled to India in support of Free the Children returned changed people. Everybody was touched by the hardships other human beings face daily in the struggle of survival, but the sadness felt at seeing these challenges was accompanied by a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that they were putting smiles on the faces of the children in a school in Bagad, Rajasthan. Everybody learned so much about the area, the lives and the culture of the people living there, as well as about themselves. Students returned with valuable new leadership skills and with a better appreciation and gratitude for their ways of life here.

    Another group of students travelled to Nepal to help build a home for a family in Birtamode, Jhapa. Using sustainable local resources, the Mentor team worked at a vigorous pace for 6 full days, in an effort to complete the home. Tasks performed each day included measuring, cutting, splitting and weaving bamboo as well as mixing cement and plaster. Throughout the build, students also enjoyed meeting and interacting with local community members. The unforgettable experience came to an end with a memorable closing ceremony in which community leaders offered thanks and engaged our students in traditional ceremonial procedures.

    Students on the Battlefields of Europe Tour made mife-long memories, too. The battlefields of World War I and II were the focus; Dieppe, Juno Beach, Vimy Ridge and Beaumont Hamel came to life from the stories and pictures of textbooks and lectures. A connection to wartime emotion was made as, unknown to students, parents wrote letters (the old fashioned way) of appreciation and pride in their sons and daughters. In a similar fashion to soldiers on the front lines, letters were handed out and many of our travelers were overcome with emotion hearing from their parents in such an ‘unusual’ manner. All of this led to an experience of a lifetime where history and the sacrifice of others allowed the students to appreciate their position and the lives that they have.  

    ...



    Intermediate Division: Amazing Outdoor Experience

    Each year, our grade 5-8 students (and various high school students as well) have the opportunity to enjoy a four-day visit to our Outdoor Education Centre. Located on 135 acres of land near Gravenhurst, the property hosts a variety of habitats, including lakefront, field, stream, marshland, old growth forest and Canadian Shield. The cost of the trip is included in the annual tuition. Our hands-on approach allows learning through education and recreation. Educational activities include vegetation identification, animal habitat study, geology/soil study and meteorological graphing, while recreational opportunities include cross-country skiing, orienteering, canoeing, native games, winter survival, campfires and night hikes. A 5000-square foot cabin hosts up to 40 students, and is staffed by two full-time outdoor education teachers and a chef.

    ...



    In the News

    News

    April 1, 2014 - Mentor College/TEAM School: 18th Annual Fashion Show

    For nearly twenty years, the Fashion Show has raised funds for local hospitals, charities, and health care organizations. ...


    January 17, 2014 - Students Raise $94,313 In 4th Inside Ride!

    The Mentor/TEAM Inside Ride is run in honour and in memory of former student Jenna Santelli. ...



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