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Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)

741 Main Street East, Milton, Ontario, L9T 3Z3

Grades (Gender):
Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
$6,950 to 12,725/year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 12
Day: 65 (Gr. PS - 8)

School Address
741 Main Street East, Milton, Ontario, L9T 3Z3

About this school:


Oxford Learning Academy is not just a school, it is a community. A learning community with one goal–student success. OLA provides private full-time and part-time schooling for all students from pre-K to grade 8. It is our goal at OLA to inspire, support, and nurture learning in a safe and engaging environment. Our teachers and administration staff will motivate and inspire their students by being passionate learners themselves. OLA will inspire, support, and nurture your child to reach their full potential. — Visit school website



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Our Take: Oxford Learning Academy (Private School)

our takeOxford Learning Academy was established in 1984 to provide supplemental tutoring, and while it still offers part-time learning, it has also developed a full-time program. But, even in the part-time offerings, the tutorial method isn’t something ancillary to traditional instruction, but is very much a alternative approach that, for many children, is more beneficial than typical classroom learning. Certainly, there are schools in Canada—Kells in Montreal, and Kenneth Gordon Maplewood in Vancouver are two prime examples—that were founded as full-time schools, yet use the tutorial method in the delivery of the curriculum. It’s beneficial because it is student-centred, student-paced, and requires more of individual learners than typical classroom instruction. Oxford, of course, has long lead the charge in this regard, and continues to provide an alternative that, for many learners, is transformational, allowing them to achieve their full potential in ways that other instructional approaches simply don’t.

Principal's Message


Naghmeh Razmpoosh, Principal

Here at OLA, we work hard every year to achieve excellence in academics and in student activities. The dedication of our teachers and students helps us to reach this goal. Our students and teachers are constantly trying to improve themselves and reach higher standards. It has been a privilege to be the principal of Oxford Learning Academy and to see our students grow and become successful.

Over the years, I have seen students, teachers, parents, and school faculty give time and energy to make our school successful. The strength of our OLA community has contributed to our students’ academic and extra-curricular achievement. Any successful school has a strong community of parents and staff who are involved and supportive, and we therefore expect nothing but the best from our students, inside of the classroom and outside. High expectations and accountability continue to be top priorities for all of us at OLA. We must settle for nothing less than the BEST in our school! Success in anything has one fundamental aspect - EFFORT. The sky is the limit for students at OLA!



Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

What OLA says: It is our goal at OLA to inspire, support, and nurture learning in a safe and engaging environment. Our teachers and administration staff will motivate and inspire their students by being passionate learners themselves. Our programs encourage questions and self discovery allowing each student to develop unique personal growth. Our teaching will be relevant to everyday life, issues, and topics. Students are taught baseline knowledge and theoretical knowledge first, and then challenged to apply this to real world problems. At OLA, French is taught from Kindergarten as a language as well as Social Studies in French.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

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

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

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

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

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

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

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

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

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

    • Languages Offered: • French • ESL

    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Graphic Design
      Visual Arts
    • What OLA says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What OLA 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 OLA says: While we are able to cover all these Sex Education concepts, we also allow parents to opt out of having their children exposed to it. We respect parents decisions as they may want to teach these concepts to their children themselves.

    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.


    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.


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

    What OLA 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 OLA says: Oxford Learning Academy believes in the power of education and that every child deserves an education that speaks to their individualized needs. At OLA, every student will receive a personalized education program that speaks to his/her individual needs and talents. Students will be provided the opportunity to work at a pace that best suits their learning capabilities. Oxford Learning Academy has a hands-on learning environment that provides individualized instruction to keep each child academically active and challenged. We offer a flexible learning environment that blends cutting-edge technology with face-to-face coaching.

    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 OLA says about flexible pacing: At Oxford Learning Academy, students are able to skip grades in order to remain challenged. Some students can also skip grade levels in a certain subject such as math.

    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 OLA says: Each student has an individual style of learning. Not all students in a classroom learn a subject in the same way or share the same level of ability. Differentiated instruction is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student. Oxford Learning Academy teachers spend many hours outside of school to develop lesson plans that are engaging, using differentiated instruction. As we support our students in their learning journey, OLA also demands high academic expectations from our students.

    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 OLA says: At Oxford Learning Academy, we put strong emphasis on preparing our students to become future leaders. We need every single one of our students to develop their talents, skills and intellect in order to help solve our most difficult problems in the future. We work hard to develop, leadership skills, intellectually strong, emotionally confident, socially aware and a physically healthy student.

    Special Needs Support Resource Assistance

    Resource Assistance

    Students remain in a regular classroom for the whole day, and periodically receive break-out support (individually or in small groups) within the classroom from a qualified special education teacher.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support In-class adaptations

    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: Acceleration and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    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 OLA 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.


    What OLA says:

    This information is not currently available.

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Martial Arts
      Track & Field
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Chess Club
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council

    Tuition & Financial Aid


    Day Day (Half day)
    Day (Half day)$6,950


    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%
    3rd child (sibling)all students15%
    4th child (sibling)all students20%

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.

    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Total enrollment 65
    Average enrollment per grade5
    Average class size8 to 12
    Gender (grades)Preschool to Gr. 8 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.



    Admissions Assessments:

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

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:

    What OLA says: Interview Last Report Card Birth Certificate Application


    Acceptance Rate:


    Type of student Oxford Learning Academy (Private School) is looking for: We look for families that are looking for higher education for their children.

    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK12345678
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    1 - 5 (100%)1 - 5 (100%)1 - 5 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)1 - 6 (100%)

    Stories & Testimonials



    Hello my name is Cristina, and I am a Milton resident for the last 5 years. My daughter started the Little Readers program and has excelled at reading and spelling. She was a shy child and did not communicate with others well. You should see her now. She talks to everyone and loves going to her little school (what she calls Oxford Learning).

    I would recommend the program to everyone who wants their child to excel in life.


    Cristina B.A ed.RDH


    Our experience at Oxford Learning has been one of the most valuable and biggest investment in our son. The outcome has been a great success. We are thankful to the teachers and staff for helping our son reach his full potential. The activities and curriculum have been by far one of the best programs in Milton. Oxford Learning provides a professional, respectable and trustworthy environment in where parents feel comfortable and at ease when leaving their children.

    Most of all he loves it!

    Thank you Naghmeh for all your assistance. Your patience and lovable personality really displays when your around kids and that is what makes it, extra special.

    Sukhi & Gurpreet S


    We are so thankful to Milton Oxford Learning Centre. Our two older boys (ages 7 and 9) participated in the summer program last year, the program was balanced perfectly to keep the boys engaged and interested in learning and to prepare them for the year ahead. Our now 6 and 4 year olds also have been through the Little Readers program and we have been so impressed how quickly they were able to teach the children the basics of Phonics and Numbers to prepare them for SK and Grade 1.

    Naghmeh is the wonderful caring owner of Milton Oxford Learning Centre; she is continually involved with every aspect of your child’s development and always ready to help in any way.

    The teachers and Coordinators are caring and personal to each child and they make every child feel very special and individual and at the same time building a wonderful nurturing group atmosphere.

    I only wish we had been involved with Oxford Learning at an earlier age for all the children, it has taken the pressure and worry from me.



    I am so glad that I have my son in Oxford Learning. He always looks forward for his scheduled days at Oxford Learning. On Thursday February 20,2010 everybody in our family was having an evening conversation. My older daughter Kaizin who is 22 years old asked Zubin to spell AFRICA. And Lo!! Zubin could spell it all by himself.

    We all were so proud of him and then everybody commented that “THANKS TO OXFORD LEARNING FOR THIS LEAP IN HIS LIFE”.

    Thank you. I have also made sure that I recommend Oxford Learning to one and all who ask me about them.

    Best regards,

    Farzana W


    My son was having a hard time in Kindergarten and seemed to be getting lost in the shuffle. We came to Oxford Learning Centre concerned that he was going to struggle going into grade one and may ultimately become so discouraged he would not enjoy going to school. He was immediately enrolled in the Little Readers Program and after the first couple of weeks we noticed a huge difference. He is so much more engaged in his class room and also more confident knowing all the things he has learned. He is excited to go to school and repeats things he has learned in class that amaze our family.

    He has been in the program now for a while and continuing to excel and a pace faster than we experienced in his kindergarten class. His Kindergarten teacher has also commented on how far he has come and how amazing the transformation has been. He still has a ways to go but I know with the caring staff and teachers at Oxford Learning he will continue to excel.

    My only regret with The Little Readers Program is that we waited so long to enrol our son.



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