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Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)

   
1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 2M4

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Curriculum:
Progressive
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 8 (Coed)
Tuition:
$5,400 to 9,000/year
Main Language:
French
Avg. Class Size:
10 to 15
Enrolment:
Day: 60 (Gr. PS - 8)

School Address
1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 2M4

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About this school:

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Mississauga Christian French School prides itself in being the first French school in Mississauga educating children from PK to grade 8. Our curriculum enriches the Ontario one with international French textbooks to enable pupils to be proficient in the French language, as a first language. In addition, English is taught for grades 1-8. Our Christian curriculum is focused on virtues and challenges students to live their faith through community events throughout the school year.

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The Our Kids review of Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS)

our takeMCFS was founded in 2008 with a very unique constellation of offering, prime among them being a values-based program for the ECE and elementary years. Added to that is a progressive approach to instruction following on from the Reggio Emilia program, and the provision of an authentic French-language learning environment. It's a nice mix. Families are welcome and encouraged to participate in the life of the school, something which defines the culture found there, as does a small student population and a low student to teacher ratio. A goal of the administration is for each student to be known and celebrated, something which imparts a clear sense of belonging and, in turn, the confidence to participate actively in the programs offered. The ideal student is one able to thrive within a challenging yet eminently supportive academic environment.




School busing:

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MCFS offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only, occasional rider, door-to-door pickup .
Additional notes: http://mcfschool.ca/transport/

Principal's Message

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Marian Guirguis, Principal

Welcome to Mississauga Christian French School! MCFS is committed to provide the opportunity for every child to develop their God-given potential so they can lead in their community. Our curriculum exceeds the Ontario curriculum in the French language. It is guided by the teachers, but owned by the students through exploration. The role of teachers, parents and administration is vital in the growth and learning experience of each child. Together, we can impact and inspire pupils to live with purpose. The MCFS staff team and I are dedicating ourselves to provide quality education in a Godly and nurturing atmosphere that focuses on character and values – respect, confidence, integrity, and leadership. We strive to teach every child the way they learn best. I am dedicated to provide your child with teachers who can see each child’s potential, a learning environment that is positive, and an academic experience that will have a lasting impact. I look forward to meeting you in person and make you fall in love with our school.

In Christ,

Marian Guirguis

Alone you run fast, together we run far – African proverb


Academics


Curriculum Progressive

Primary Curriculum: Progressive


  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian (Non-denominational)

    If you want to learn more about faith-based education, check out our comprehensive guide.
    If you want to learn more about Christian education, check out our comprehensive guide.


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Discovery Math

      Discovery Math turns traditional math on its head: it frequently begins by introducing a novel problem to students, and works its way back to “discovering” a method of solving the problem. The goal is to ground mathematical procedures and algorithms firmly in their applications, and to challenge students to think critically about how they might go about solving the problem right from the beginning. Generally associated with the “Chicago Math” movement and related Everyday Math textbooks (Grades 1 to 6), Discovery math spends less classroom time mastering established algorithms and more time getting students invested in and thinking critically about novel mathematical problems and concepts. In this sense Discovery Math aims to establish conceptual and applied understand before procedural understanding.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

    • Languages Offered: • French


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

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


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What MCFS says: This information is not currently available.


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

    What MCFS says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    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.

    Traditional

    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.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What MCFS says: This information is not currently available.



    Montessori Approach

    CLASSROOM PRACTICES
    SCHOOL POLICIES: This information is not currently available.

    Whole-class lectures
    • Orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should never be given. Students learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should only be given occasionally (e.g., at the beginning of a term or unit). Students usually learn best through small group lessons, interaction, and independent work.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given semi-regularly (e.g., at the beginning of a lesson or a week). While students often learn best through group and independent work, it's sometimes important for teachers to set the stage for and contextualize learning.

    • Non-orthodox

      Whole-class lectures should be given often (e.g., every day). While group and independent learning is important, teachers need to provide lectures on a regular basis to provide the foundation for learning.



    Special education
    • Orthodox

      External special education support isn't necessary. Core teachers can deal with all special education needs, by offering the relevant support for each student.

    • Moderately orthodox

      External special education support is only rarely necessary. For instance, a psychologist might be brought in to help out a student with a severe developmental disorder.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      External special education support is quite important. Outside specialists are needed for a fairly wide range of special needs, such as developmental and learning disabilities.

    • Non-orthodox

      External special education support is very important. Outside specialists are regularly brought in to support students with many different types of special needs, including developmental and learning disabilities, language and speech issues, behavioural issues, and advanced learning abilities.



    Specialist classes
    • Orthodox

      We don't have any specialist teachers or classes. Core teachers are well-equipped to teach all subjects.

    • Moderately orthodox

      We only use specialist teachers and classes in rare cases (for instance, to teach a second language). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach almost all subjects.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      We have a fairly wide range of specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, and art). Core teachers are well-equipped to teach most subjects.

    • Non-orthodox

      We have many specialist teachers and classes (for instance, in languages, music, art, gym, science, and math). It's important that students receive specialized instruction in many subjects.



    Modern-day technology
    • Orthodox

      Modern-day technology is never used in the classroom. This can interfere with students' social and emotional development and can be a distraction.

    • Moderately orthodox

      Modern-day technology is very rarely used in class, since it can be a distraction and interfere with development. Students at the upper levels, though, might be permitted to use a computer or a tablet to do research for a specific project.

    • Moderately non-orthodox

      Modern-day technology is used in moderation since it can be a distraction. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, and multimedia projects.

    • Non-orthodox

      Modern technology is used fairly regularly. For instance, computers and other digital media might be used for research, writing, multimedia projects, and to learn keyboarding skills. Teachers may sometimes also use digital media, such as interactive whiteboards, to teach lessons or introduce topics.



    Overall approach : Whick option best describes your overall curricular approach?
    • Orthodox
      38% of schools

      Schools that adhere strictly to the original Montessori program. They follow Montessori principles to the letter.

    • Moderately Orthodox
      34% of schools

      Schools that adhere to the original Montessori program and principles. On occasion, though, they supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Moderately Non-Orthodox
      12% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but sometimes supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.

    • Non-orthodox
      16% of schools

      Schools that are faithful to the original Montessori program and principles, but often supplement it with modern curricular approaches or materials.


    Teaching Assistants:

    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.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

    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 MCFS 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 MCFS 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 MCFS says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Spiritual

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

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Spiritual
    Individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith, and respect for God or a higher power.

    What MCFS says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    MCFS 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

    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: This information is not currently available.

    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 MCFS 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

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    Non-lunch recessFrequency
    Location
    Amount
    Lunch recessAmount

    What MCFS says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What MCFS says:
    • Extra-Curricular Activities: With each season, MCFS offers new extra-curricular activities for an additional cost such as: MadScience, Monkeynastics, TaeKwon Do, Kanvas Kiddies (painting class). In addition to these activities, students get the opportunity to go skating once and/or also participate in bubble soccer once a month on a Friday afternoon. We always strive to introduce programs that are pertinent to both our students and parents and welcome recommendations for future programs.
    • In January 2018, we are launching our sports program which includes the following sports: basketball and tennis. Please visit our website for more info!

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Community Service
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (Half day)
     
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    Day$9,000
    Day (Half day)$5,400
    What MCFS says: Registration and books fees are not included, neither is the school uniform fee. For added costs, please visit our admission page and click on our Fees list document: http://mcfschool.ca/about-our-school/fees-list/

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students$1,000
    3rd child (sibling)all students$2,000


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 60
    Average enrollment per grade5
    Average class size10 to 15
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 8
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What MCFS says:

    Introduction

    If you are interested in visiting our school facility, email us to book an appointment. Meet the principal, and get a personal tour by our very own MCFS students! A brief parent/student interview with the Principal may be required. We can't wait to meet you!

    Submissions

    Before your child can be admitted at MCFS, we will need you to provide a few documents: Please submit last year's and the most recent report card for your child. Please submit a confidential school report/questionnaire to help us learn more about your child. Once these documents are submitted, you can expect a confirmation from the principal regarding the enrolment status for your child.

    Assessment

    After meeting with the principal for a brief parent/student interview, your child must then complete an entrance assessment (required from grade 1 and up in order to determine the French level of your child) during the admission testing appointment. Enrolment is subject to the availability of classroom space and at the sole discretion of Mississauga Christian French School. A half day classroom experience is also recommended before making the decision to register your child. This will enable the classroom teacher to provide some feedback regarding your child's integration in the class.

    Non-French speaking families are welcomed and not required to speak French in order for their child to be admitted at MCFS.  

    For admission package, please visit: http://mcfschool.ca/admissions/



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Mississauga Christian French School (MCFS) is looking for: We welcome all children at MCFS and are able to accommodate most needs because of our small classroom sizes. We strive to treat every child as if they are the only ones in the classroom. Non-French speaking students are also welcomed and integrated into the regular classroom through our French Learners Program.



    Student Entry Points

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    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    11 - 16 (100%)6 - 13 (100%)3 - 13 (100%)00000000

    Notable Alumni

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    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Kristina  Schaaf 2016 http://mcfschool.ca/alumni/

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    Extracurricular activities:

    Extra curricular activities will provide students with a well rounded experience. Activities will be integrated with the curriculum to support student consolidation of concepts learning in the classroom. In addition to this it allows opportunities for the development of social skills. Extensive physical education program including swimming and skating. Speciality art, chess and music. ...



    Mississauga Christian French School

    Proudly Mississauga Christian French School is the first Christian French private school in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area. The school environment supports biblical values and beliefs with a focus on family values. Instructors will integrate in the shared beliefs of the church into lesson planning and teaching. ...



    MCFS Offers

    + Christian environment for academic and spiritual success from Pre-JK to Grade 8. + Small classes of 15 students for each teacher. + Fully equipped classrooms at every grade level. + Computer Labs with the latest technology for all grades. + Professional gym. + Qualified professional teachers. Our students are completely taught in French. English is introduced as a second language. Research shows that early introduction to and alternative language is most beneficial. Children will benefit from the development of a second language when they will most likely be able to learn it. MCFS Will use the latest technology to prepare students with the skills to be ready for a technological world. Curriculum unit planning is based on the Ontario curriculum. Students will be taught the core skills in preparation for university and college. ...



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