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Primary Prep Academy

   
6920 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8B3

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Curriculum:
Traditional,  International Baccalaureate
Grades (Gender):
JK to 3 (Coed)
Tuition:
$6,950/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. JK - 3)

School Address
6920 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 8B3

About this school:

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Primary Prep Academy is committed to providing programming that is affordable and inspires students to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Our goal is to prepare students for success in all aspects of life. We cultivate creativity, critical thinking, team building, as well as community and global awareness. Our qualified educators take pride in providing a balanced atmosphere where children can get the attention they need and encourage students to meet their personal potential. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Primary Prep Academy

our takeLiteracy and numeracy are key, just as they should be, though they of course are only one portion of a good educational foundation. Parents who turn to Primary Prep are drawn to the early years program, one that provides a seamless transition into the primary grades. Instructors take pacing cues from individual students, tailoring the delivery of the curriculum to their growing mastery of the course material. The school community, too, is a plus—small class sizes enhance personal attention and the experience belonging and participation within all aspects of the life of the school.





Academics


Curriculum Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


What Primary Prep Academy says: Primary Prep Academy is committed to providing programming that inspires students to thrive academically within an enriched curriculum. We take pride in understanding our students as individuals and supporting them to reach their personal potential, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
    Career-related program
  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Primary Prep 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 Primary Prep Academy says: This information is not currently available.

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

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


    Writing
    • What Primary Prep 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

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


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


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Primary Prep 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 JK Gr. 1
    Nutrition JK Gr. 1
    Human development 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. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

    What Primary Prep 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 Primary Prep 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 Primary Prep Academy says: Our program provides a comprehensive curriculum which challenges and prepares students for success in all aspects of life. We cultivate creativity, critical thinking, team building, community and global awareness. Students focus on enhanced curriculum at grade level including Mathematics, Language arts, Science and Social Studies.


    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 Primary Prep Academy 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 Primary Prep 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 Primary Prep Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    Primary Prep Academy provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • 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
    • 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
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    Primary Prep Academy 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.

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered gradesJK to 3
    Academic achievement reportingJK to 3
    Parent-teacher meetingsJK to 3

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     GradesNSPSJKSK123
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 30 30 30 30 30
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30 30 30

    What Primary Prep Academy says: Recess provides students with the opportunity to unwind, have fun and develop socially with their peers.

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


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Primary Prep Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Choir
      Outdoor Education

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
    NSPSJKSK123
    Day$6,950


    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students10%


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment Varies
    Average enrollment per gradeVaries
    Average class sizeVaries
    Gender (grades)JK to 3 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What Primary Prep Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student Primary Prep Academy is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypeNSPSJKSK123
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    00000

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