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Philopateer Christian College

   
6341 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1A5

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,000 to $100,000 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 18
Enrolment:
Day: 350 (Gr. PS - 12)

School Address
6341 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1A5

About this school:

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Founded in 1999, Philopateer Christian college offers an enriched Christian educational environment (Pre-JK to Gr. 12) through academics and Biblical studies. Our low pupil-teacher ratio ensures that students are provided with the individual attention necessary to meet their learning needs. A strong literacy program beginning in Pre-JK, computer, music, French programs and extra-curricular activities round out the educational experience of our students. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Philopateer Christian College

our takePhilopateer was founded in 1999 with 40 students, and it has grown considerably over the intervening years. The annual population is now at 360 students, and the focus is less on growth than building out the programming, as demonstrated with the appointment of Dr. Mary Ashun as principal in 2012. The school is non-denominational, and families turn to Philopateer for academic excellence as well as a clear basis, across the curriculum, in the values of the Christian church. The culture of the school is very diverse, with students arriving each year from around the world, offering an international feel to the school community. The athletic program is also strong, especially in the areas of gymnastics and swimming, with some students advancing to international competition. The ideal student is one operating at the top of his or her peer group, is looking for a community of shared interest, and is preparing for success at university.





Principal's Message

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Dr. Mary Ashun, Principal

I would like to extend sincere appreciation to the Philopateer family for welcoming me so warmly to the position of Principal beginning the 2012/2013 academic year. It is evident to me that Philopateer is on course to become a center of excellence and my vision for the coming years centers fully on leading our school community as we seek daily to be in God’s will. Throughout the year, as we seek to make Philopateer a School of Excellence, we will focus on teacher development, strengthening of the programs we offer, character development of our students and the building of a strong academic program. We want parents who entrust us with their children to have the utmost confidence in knowing that while we teach curriculum, we also focus on teaching their children to walk with God every day of their lives.

As a school community, I am hoping that we will all work together towards this common goal. Our teachers are excited at the possibilities in the year ahead and I’m sure as parents, that you will support them in every possible way by being involved in your child’s education, asking the right questions, assisting where and when needed and above all, praying for your child’s teacher.

I’m looking forward to dialoging with many of you in the coming year. Our diverse staff is an encouragement to me because it is reflects the Canadian mosaic so well, allowing us to bring our different backgrounds and experiences to creating the best possible environment for your child. My prayer for Philopateer this year is that while we seek to do God’s will, we will also work on raising our children to look at the world around them as they seek to be change makers. Starting from within their own classrooms, I would like to see every child brimming with excitement at effecting change in the whole school, in the City of Mississauga, across Canada and globally. This isn’t impossible to do; God has gifted us all uniquely and I would therefore encourage you to join us as we journey towards excellence…it’s bound to be exciting!

Blessings in Christ,

Dr. Ashun

www.maryashun.com


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What school says: • 100% university acceptances in Ontario and overseas.\n\n• In the annual Canadian Achievement Testing, our students have performed higher than average across schools and have measured higher than the Canadian Norm of Achievement.\n\n• French language courses begin from Pre-JK, and French Immersion is offered starting from Grade 1.\n\n• Many of our students’ stories have been published annually in the Polar Expressions writing competition.\n\n• Our students also participate in the annual ACSI Bible Quizzing , and the annual ACSI Public Speaking Competition, doing well to achieve success.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based Special needs Religious-based
    Academic French immersion Special needs 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
    • 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: • ESL


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • 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.


    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 school says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Doesn’t follow Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: We don’t cover any topics in sex and health education

    What school says: Our school follows the ACSI sex ed curriculum which is founded on the concepts put forth by God in the Bible.

    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.

    69 % of Our Kids' schools use a traditional approach for sex and health education

    Progressive

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


    What school 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 school says: Strong emphasis on academic learning (both through play and through book learning)\nLetter and number concepts \nBasic Math and sounding out letters\nLearn how to read and write their own name


    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 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, 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 school says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    school is a full-time special needs school. All students at school are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • 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
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    School 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.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesPSJKSKK12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 1/day 1/day 1/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount
    Lunch recessAmount

    What school says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What school says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Ice Skating
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Weightlifting
    • Clubs Offered
      Band
      Chess Club
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Math Club
      Poetry/Literature club
      Science Club
      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 350
    Average enrollment per grade22
    Average class size12 to 18
    Gender (grades)Preschool 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)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    N/A


    What Philopateer Christian College says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

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



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSKK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000000000000000

    University Placement

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    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)


    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Good News for High School Students

    Major fee reduction just announced. For the 2010-2011 academic year, the tuition for grades 9 - 12 students has been reduced by 25%, from $7999 to $5999. Please call Maggie at the school 905-814-5181 for further details. ...



    MISSION STATEMENT

    Founded on Biblical Values, Philopateer Christian College provides its' students with a solid grounding in Academics, Christian Principles and Family Values. ...



    WELCOME!

    We warmly welcome you as a new or continuing member of the Philopateer Christian College community. We are happy that you and your family want to be a part of our active and growing school community. Philopateer Christian College has been established as an extension of the services provided over the years by the Church and it's Community Centre. The College prepares students for higher learning through the application of an enriched curriculum that exceeds provincial standards. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Associations


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