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Nile Academy

   
5 Blue Haven Cresent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W6

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Curriculum:
Progressive
Grades (Gender):
JK to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$8,000 to 28,500/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
15 to 18
Enrolment:
Day: 250 (Gr. JK - 12), Boarding: 100 (Gr. 9 - 12)

School Address
5 Blue Haven Cresent, Toronto, Ontario, M9M 1W6

About this school:

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Excellence in Education and Ethics. Nile Academy will prepare your child not only to achieve greatness, but to live their life with a sense of moral and ethical responsibility. By providing a private school environment with small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio, while also following the Ontario Curriculum, we can ensure our students are well prepared for the rest of their educational pursuits here in Canada. Our school also welcomes and provides boarding for international students. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Nile Academy

our takeNile was founded in 2005 and quickly grew to where it sits today, with an annual student population of 350. The program includes all grades from JK through 12, though is centred on academics with the mandate of preparing students for success at university. While not a STEM school in name, the school has brought science, math, and technology forward in the offering, and in a cross-curricular way, much as STEM programs do. The ideal student is one who thrives within a diverse, challenging, values-based academic environment.





Principal's Message

principal

Mr. Saadettin Ozcan , Principal

Nile Academy’s mission is to enable its students to reach the highest levels of achievement and acquire the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become productive individuals. We aim to develop intellectual and personal qualities so that our students can become confident, effective and responsible citizens of the World.

Our vision is to be the most outstanding private school in the greater Toronto area.


Academics


Curriculum Progressive

Primary Curriculum: Progressive


What Nile Academy says: Nile Academy's Grade 1 to Grade 8 curriculum is taught within the framework of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s curriculum. Specialist educators teach our comprehensive curriculum in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Physical Education, Music and Visual Arts for Grade 6 to 8 classes. At Nile Academy, children are encouraged to discover their emerging capabilities and achievements. Our teaching staff is dedicated to nurturing their students’ individual needs in an accommodated atmosphere where they can grow emotionally, socially and academically – freely at their own learning pace. Support programs are conducted for individual students who need extension or acceleration in various key learning areas; remedial sessions in English and Mathematics; a Reading Recovery program; and specialist support for ESL students. We offer an Aftercare Homework Program (for Grades 1-8): Students can register for this supervised time to work on homework, and connect with some peers after school.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

    • Languages Offered: • French • ESL


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

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


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 9 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 9 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 9 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 1

    What Nile Academy 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 Nile Academy 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.

    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 Nile Academy says: Nile Academy’s Kindergarten program is uniquely designed for the educational, emotional and social needs of four- and five-year-old students. The Kindergarten curriculum reflects the importance of early literacy and numeracy activities, as well as self-initiated inquiry-based pursuits. Our broad program also includes daily physical education, French language classes, as well as science, creative arts and computer time. Our child-centred classrooms are led by skilled, dedicated teachers who are experts in early childhood education, guiding and developing each child’s individual approach to learning.


    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 Nile Academy 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 Nile Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    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 Nile Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    Nile Academy 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 Dedicated gifted class

    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 Nile 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesJKSK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50
    Lunch recessAmount 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

    What Nile Academy says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods.


    Extracurriculars

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    What Nile Academy says:
    • Nile Academy High School teams are now members of the Toronto District Catholic (Colleges) Athletic Association (TDCAA), which is a member association of the OFSAA. The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) is an organization of student-athletes, teacher-coaches, student-coaches, teachers, principals, and sport administrators in Ontario, Canada. OFSAA is the second largest high school athletic association in North America, second only to the California Interscholastic Federation.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Martial Arts
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Wrestling
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Math Club
      Online Magazine
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Robotics club
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Boarding (International)
     
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    Day$8,000
    Boarding (International)$28,500
    What Nile Academy says: Boarding Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, transportation.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Full payment Day10%
    2nd child (sibling)Day$500
    3rd child (sibling)Day$1,000
    4th child (sibling)Day$1,500


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    Admissions Test & Bursary Exam
    Amount: 100%
    Academic
    Deadline: Rolling
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 7 to 12—

    Students may be eligible to receive up to %100 off their tuition upon successful completion of the Admissions Test & Bursary Exam. 

    Mark% -  Bursary Percentile

    90-100 - 100% Full Bursary

    85-89  -  50% Half Bursary

    75-84  -  25% Bursary

    70-74  -  20% Bursary 

    65-69  -  10% Bursary

    50-64  -  5% Bursary

    Application Details:

    Call the school to book an appointment for enrollment and to schedule an Admissions Test. The office may be reached at 416-285-0115.

    For more details, visit: nileacademy.ca/

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 350
    Average enrollment per grade23
    Average class size15 to 18
    Gender (grades)JK to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)29%
    % in boarding (grade-eligible)75%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution:

    JKSK123456789101112
    Day Enrollment151515151517303016151515
    Boarding Enrollment60653321

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview1 - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)2 - 11
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    June 30, 2017

    Boarding students:
    June 30, 2017


    What Nile Academy says:

    Students must attend an in person interview and complete an Admissions Test in order to apply. To schedule an appointment, you can reach the school office at 416-285-0115.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    90%

    Type of student Nile Academy is looking for: We are looking for hard working, energetic, and motivated students to join us here at Nile Academy.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    10 - 155 - 104 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)4 - 5 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)7 - 10 (100%)

    University Placement

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    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size30
    *Canadian "Big 6" placements6
    **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)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): McMaster University University of Calgary University of Toronto University of Ottawa York University University of British Columbia Concordia University Carleton University International Burch University University of Western Ryerson University Wilfrid Laurier University North American University Ankarar University Bahcesehir University Fatih University Gediz University Turgut Ozal University Fatih University Seneca College Algonquin College Humber College North American College George Brown College Centennial College
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): McMaster University University of Calgary University of Toronto University of Ottawa York University University of British Columbia Concordia University Carleton University International Burch University University of Western Ryerson University Wilfrid Laurier University North American University Ankarar University Bahcesehir University Fatih University Gediz University Turgut Ozal University Fatih University Seneca College Algonquin College Humber College North American College George Brown College Centennial College

    What Nile Academy says:

  • 90-100% of our students attend the University or College of their choice!

  • Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Nile Academy Grade 9 Student

    Nile Academy has always been a beneficial step for me to take in order to reach my goals. With the support of the school administration and my teachers, I was able to succeed in many competitions such as the Caribou Math Contest and I actually got first place in Canada. This school provides us with many facilities and advantages that will positively affect our future lives. I strongly believe that this school would only add up success to student's education and I recommend other students coming here as well. 

    ...



    Carleton Univsersity/ Honours Science - Biochemistry

    I came to Canada 5 years ago and had problems getting used to staying here. In my last year of high school I decided to come to Nile Academy and now I am very happy with my decision. Since the day I have started at this school I have earned many good qualities. At our school I have received a lot of help from my teachers who take pride in giving us the best education, helping us with our personal issues, and helping us set goals for the future. I am now able to dream for my future and I feel ready to start university. 

    ...



    York University/ Life Science

    Nile Academy was a journey where our teachers supported us in every area, encouraged us to do more, and go beyond our imagination. This journey has taken me to places where I couldn't  even imagine. Our achievement with my friend Zeynep Tosun at the Toronto Science Fair where we won the 2012 Green Innovation Award followed along with my acceptance to my dream University. I will always thank and remember altruistic teachers that I had helping me live my dreams and help me through this wonderful journey. 

     

     

    ...



    University of Toronto/ Materials Engineering

    Nile Academy is a wonderful school, which provides opportunities for its student's achievement in every area. With the opportunity my school has given me during the 3 years, I have been to more than 12 Science Fairs where I have won 6 Gold, 7 Silver, and 3 Bronze Medals. With my project "Producing Biodiesel From Extracted Algae" I have won a Gold Medal and won first place in Canada. My achievements at this school are what I will depend on to live my dreams in the future. 

    ...



    EQAO Chairman

    I am very impressed that teachers are in strong lines of communication with parents. Parents and home visits are rare in Ontario but it is one of the most effective strategies to improve behavioral and academic productivity. It is evident that Nile Academy has achieved high ranks in Math and Science Competitions. 

    ...



    In the News

    News

    May 3, 2017 - Open House & Reading Fair

    On Saturday May 6th Nile Academy will be holding an Open House and Reading Fair from 9am-1pm. ...


    February 7, 2017 - More Great News for Nile Academy!

    The Cambridge University Students' Union has recognised Nile Academy for its world-class education and innovation! ...


    January 24, 2017 - TDCAA & Wrestling Success!

    Nile Academy get's inducted into the TDCAA and Nile wrestling team makes history! ...



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