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Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
525 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 3H6
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Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School
 

Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School

525 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 3H6

Curriculum:
Progressive
Grades (Gender):
K to 11 (Girls)
Tuition:
$19,150 to $20,440 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 18
Enrolment:
Day: 325 (Gr. K - 11)

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Contact Name:
Julie Beaulieu

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School Address
525 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 3H6

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What is the ECS difference and secret to success? At ECS, we offer a world-class educational experience, focused entirely on girl-centred learning. Our philosophy is grounded in our 106-year commitment to academic excellence, but with a clear eye on the future. Guided by bold leadership and innovative brain research, we are on a continuous quest to better understand the world of GIRLS. This is at the heart of all that we do.


Principal's Message

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Ms. Katherine Nikidis, Head of Schol

ECS provides an exceptional learning environment for girls: girls are our specialty. We know they need unique approaches and environments to develop their strengths as learners, critical thinkers and empathetic young citizens.

Our work with girls is increasingly relevant in today’s high-stakes, high-pressure world. We partner with parents and other community members to cultivate a joyful culture, where our students are encouraged to be healthy, balanced individuals who give their best, take risks and learn from their setbacks in order to move forward.

We work together to ensure that they thrive; that they learn resilience and responsibility while preparing to choose their pathways.

Whether it’s the Junior, Middle or Senior School, our expertise in creating an environment in which girls can reach their full potential is evident.

ECS was founded and nurtured for over ten decades by people who care about children, love teaching and learning, and want to help make the world a better place!

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the past, present, and future of our compelling learning culture.

Katherine Nikidis, BPHE, MA
Head of School


Academics


Curriculum Progressive

Primary Curriculum: Progressive


What school says: This information is not currently available.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What school 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 school says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


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


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


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


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

    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

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

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


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



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

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

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    What school says: This information is not currently available.


    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: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

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

    What school says: This information is not currently available.


    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..

    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: Enrichment (The main focus is on enrichment. This means that while students may work at a marginally quicker pace than public school peers, the primary aim is to study subject in broader and deeper ways.)

    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 school 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.


    Extracurriculars

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    What school says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cross-country skiing
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Squash
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Choir
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Habitat for Humanity
      Jazz Ensemble
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Radio club
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    This information is not currently available.



    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 325
    Average enrollment per grade27
    Gender (grades)K to 11 (Girls)
    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 Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Miss Edgar's & Miss Cramp's School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeK1234567891011
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000000000000

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Des résultats étincelants pour les élèves d’ECS!

    Encore une fois, l’année dernière, toutes nos finissantes ont réussi haut la main les évaluations ministérielles, que ce soit dans les cours de niveau avancé, enrichi ou langue d’enseignement.

    Tout d’abord, soulignons que les élèves en avancé et en enrichi ont prouvé, comme lors des années antérieures, qu’elles savaient participer à une discussion, qu’elles étaient d’excellentes lectrices et rédactrices, et ce, en ayant des résultats souvent supérieurs à la moyenne provinciale. Bravo à toutes ces filles qui ont su mettre en pratique tout leur savoir-faire et leurs compétences en français pour avoir un taux de réussite de 100%!

    Pour ce qui est des élèves en français langue d’enseignement, notons, entre autres, les succès de trois élèves qui ont passé l’examen ministériel destiné aux élèves qui fréquentent une école française. Grâce à un enseignement rigoureux de la langue, et ce, depuis la 6e année, nos élèves en langue maternelle ont les outils nécessaires pour relever ce type de défis.

    Finalement, puisque le français est depuis toujours une priorité à ECS, rappelons que les élèves de 11e année en enrichi et en langue d’enseignement ont la possibilité de passer un examen de français de niveau universitaire. Cette épreuve leur permet d’acquérir des crédits reconnus dans certaines universités canadiennes, américaines ou européennes ainsi que dans certains collèges. Nous sommes particulièrement fiers des résultats que nos élèves ont obtenus au cours des années. En mai 2013, en plus d’un taux de réussite de 100%, la moyenne de nos filles est de 4,8 sur 5; elles se situent nettement au-dessus de la moyenne québécoise et de la moyenne internationale.

    Comme nous pouvons ainsi le constater, peu importe leur niveau, nos élèves excellent en français!

    Félicitations à toutes les finissantes de la cohorte 2012-2013! ...



    ECS STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP

    Stephanie Pang was at home when she first received the news that she had received a Director General's Merit Scholarship for entrance to Marianopolis College.."
    I  was so happy and excited that I literally jumped around the room," explained the modest 17-year-old, who just graduated from Miss Edgar's  and Miss Cramp's School (ECS) in Montreal.
    Her entrance scholarship to the prestigious Westmount post-secondary institution is one of only 10 awarded to outstanding students from across the province. The CEGEP chooses recipients on the basis of academic merit, and letters of recommendation from teachers or others who know the student well.
    The ECS teachers who provided Stephanie's letters were more than happy to recommend her for this scholarship, which follows upon the one she received throughout her time in high school. Lauren Aslin, Director of I.T. and Curriculum Integration wrote, "Whatever Stephanie sets her mind and heart to, I am certain she will accomplish."
    For her part, Stephanie credits ECS with preparing her for CEGEP and beyond as much because of what she learned outside of classroom as in it: "I really benefitted from leadership positions, such as Co-Head of the Digital Art Club and Robotics Club. I also put my skills to use for the school's Literary Magazine and Yearbook. In addition, I was a member of the Global Awareness Club and Reach for the Top. I was the pianist in the school jazz band and lead flutist for the Symphonic Ensemble. I was also honoured to be one of four student representatives selected by my school to attend the CAIS leadership conference."
    Stephanie and the other 40 young women in ECS's Class of 2012 are moving on to post-secondary studies, some of them just around the corner at Marianopolis and Dawson College, some further afield at John Abbott and Vanier colleges, and others abroad. Of the 41 graduates, sixteen (39%) are pursuing their studies in the Sciences, eight (19%) in Commerce, eleven (27%) in Social Sciences or Liberal Arts, four (10%) in fine Arts and two are going on to a Grade 12 programme. Their future aspirations are many, and varied: Stephanie herself hopes to study Architecture at McGill after finishing in the Arts & Sciences programme at Marianopolis.
    She got an early start in the architecture field this year, wowing both Science Fair judges and visitors with her highly original project on vertical farming, which involved designing a building made to grow ethanol producing switchgrass. Her passion for science is matched by her love for the arts: she is a talented and award-winning artist, poet, and musician, who along with her sister Natalie--also a student at ECS--has played piano at Carnegie Hall.
    ECS teachers, alumnae, and students will be watching and listening for more news about Stephanie and her classmates over the coming years!

     

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    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) Associations


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