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Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

   
110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
7 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$15,580 to 32,500/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
20 to 24
Enrolment:
Day: 265 (Gr. 7 - 12), Homestay: 30 (Gr. 9 - 12)

School Address
110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 3C8

About this school:

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A Small School for a Big World! Located in Kitchener, Ontario, just one hour west of Toronto, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate focuses on academic excellence, service and peace-making, through a diverse learning community of 265 students in grades 7-12 that includes a dynamic international student exchange program. Rockway offers a challenging and supportive environment that embraces academics, the arts and athletics to help students to become their best.

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Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of Rockway Mennonite Collegiate

our takeIn some ways, Rockway was born out of a pacifist impulse, established by Swiss Mennonites who were concerned about the military tenor that seeped into the public school system leading up to and during WWII. Times of course have changed, though the foundational principles remain, as well as the values that lay behind them: compassion, understanding, and an open mind to the experiences and perspectives of others. If all you knew about the school was its name, a closer look would reveal a lot of surprises. The school has a robust international program, welcoming students from around the world as well as an extensive exchange program. The curriculum is taught through a Mennonite lens, while also partnering with a local Muslim school, and creating regular opportunities for students to interact with local Jewish, Hindu, and Sikh communities. It’s a unique school, to be sure, which is exactly why families, both within and without the Mennonite community, enroll their children here.




School busing:

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school offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider. The regions it offers busing from are Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge.

Upcoming Events Next event: January 16, 2018

upcoming events
  • January 16, 2018Grade 9 Information Night
    Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 110 Doon Road, Kitchener, Ontario
    Join us Tuesday, January 16 from 06:15 pm - 08:30 pm

    The Grade 9 Night is an opportunity for future students to meet faculty, staff and administrators and see the great opportunities within the Grade 9 curriculum. To register, go to www.rockway.ca



Principal's Message

principal

Ann L. Schultz, Principal

Dear Parents,

Thank you for considering Rockway Mennonite Collegiate ~ I believe that we offer one of the best overall middle and secondary school experiences available in our region, with opportunities for personal growth and learning that are unique to our school community. If you visit Rockway, interact with our students, meet our teachers, talk with our alumni and read our materials, I am confident you will reach the same conclusion. This is an exceptional place of learning where faculty and staff are committed to educating and developing young people who respect and value themselves, and who understand their role as contributing citizens of our far-reaching community.

Rockway is, first and foremost, an outstanding school with a rigorous academic program. More than ninety percent of our students go on to universities and colleges in their program of choice. More than half our graduates last year were Ontario Scholars. We offer an enriched program in small classes, designed to reach students of diverse learning styles, taught by a remarkable team of dedicated and gifted teachers. Our students are deeply involved in the life of our school, its activities, and its engagement with the wider community. As you will see throughout this website, our small size is a huge asset, and it offers us great flexibility in developing and delivering a rich, creative program that addresses the academic, social, athletic, artistic and spiritual needs of our student body in an affirming learning environment.

Rockway is a Mennonite school, and approximately half our students have personal connections to that faith tradition. Ours is a religious tradition concerned with putting its values into action through service and peacemaking, with an awareness of our obligations to one another in community, and to discerning together what makes for a just and compassionate world. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and appreciate the richness that this diversity brings to our classrooms and our school.

Rockway offers its students a wide array of leadership development opportunities, and our experience is clear: Rockway students graduate ready to pursue their dreams, eager to make a difference, and prepared for life’s challenges. If you have any questions about what Rockway has to offer your child, please contact us.

Ann L. Schultz, Principal


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What school says: Rockway Mennonite Collegiate forms faith and builds character in an academic environment for students who work hard, respect the values of the community, and are open to guidance and instruction that will enable them to become responsible, globally minded, compassionate and reflective citizens of our community and world. Families of Rockway students commit themselves to collaborative relationships between home and school that foster the best possible learning outcomes. Students who thrive at Rockway immerse themselves in our rich and diverse range of academic and extracurricular opportunities, and make positive contributions to the classroom, sports, chapel and the arts.

  • Approach:
    Focus Religious-based
    Academic Christian

    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 Equal Balance

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


    • What school says: Rockway offers a full slate of academic and applied course options as set out by the ministry of education for Ontario. At the present time we do not offer the college technology math courses. The students are exposed to a variety of learning opportunities within the courses as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of contests. A combination of direct instruction and inquiry based learning are used in all of the courses. In the grades 9 and 10 courses we have employed the use of video to provide the content and have the students do the practice in class in the presence of their teacher. This allows the student to move at a pace that is appropriate to their individual needs. Students who successfully complete an academic program of studies in Mathematics at Rockway are well prepared for the expectations of university and college mathematics programs.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  


    • Teaching approach: Students at Rockway have the opportunity to study biology, physics, chemistry and environmental science. Rockway science courses are based on the Ontario Science Curriculum. These courses are taught through exploration of scientific theory and application. This is accomplished with a balance of inquiry-based investigations and teacher-led activities to build a solid foundation in scientific theory. Through the study of science at Rockway, students are challenged to relate science to technology, society and the environment, as well as to foster habits required for scientific inquiry in university and beyond. Rockway has collaborated with local universities to expose students to post-secondary opportunities in science. Rockway students in grades 11 and 12 have the opportunity to explore biology and environmental science through our Costa Rica Eco-Adventure where students learn about the unique forest and marine ecosystems in a tropical climate.

    • 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 Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What school says: The English curriculum is dedicated to developing strong, core competencies in listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and representing. It integrates studies in literature (all genres from various periods) with communication (written structures and oral expression of learning) as well as functional language studies. Much of our English curriculum is literature based, meaning that our teaching and exploration of the skills of the English discipline are centred around and spring from the study of carefully selected classic and modern complete works of literature, including Canadian, Canadian Indigenous, American, British and international authors. In addition to the intensive study of literature, we include independent study of novels selected by students, with guidance and the study of poetry. Rockway’s library has an extensive, vital and up to date collection of literature and we promote a reading culture by initiating programs to help students select good works to read independently.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What school says: All students must take Grade 9 Geography (Canadian) and Grade 10 History (20th Century Canadian). In the senior years, there is a wide variety of courses from which they may choose. They include: World Religions (Gr. 11), Ancient History (Gr. 11), Media Studies (Gr. 11), Introduction to Social Science (Gr. 11), Society, Challenge and Change (Gr. 12), World Issues (Gr. 12), Philosophy 12 (Gr. 12), World History: 1500-Present (Gr. 12). Through this wide offering of courses, students learn a lot about their world and their place in it. They will learn to consider a variety of worldviews, to set aside their own ideas for a brief period of time, and consider the world and its history from multiple perspectives. This helps prepare them to engage our contemporary world. Through these courses, students also refine their reading, writing and critical-thinking skills in preparation for life and the next level of education.


    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What school says: Students at Rockway have opportunity to study two principal second-languages: French in grades 7-12 and German in grades 10-12. These programs provide for a balanced development of skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing within the framework of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction. Second-language learning at Rockway is a unique discipline in that it naturally integrates the development of academic skills, attitudes of openness and respect, and marketable career skills. Through the study of French, students gain an understanding of and appreciation for a pan-Canadian scope - a mutual understanding among both language groups in our officially bilingual country. Exchange: Students in grades 11 and 12 have the exceptional opportunity to participate in the language-based Rockway/Weierhof Exchange program. This 17 day exchange greatly enhances the students’ cultural understanding, fluency and comprehension in the target languages.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   10
    • Languages Offered: • French • German • ESL


    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What school says: While technology is integrated into all of our course work, Rockway\'s Computer Studies courses provide a distinct opportunity for students to explore modern digital technology and its application with an in-depth focus. To meet the needs of a diverse student body, our courses are balanced between business applications, communication technology and computer programming. Students from grades 7 - 12 are challenged to work across multiple platforms and languages, with a range of current computer applications. Courses aim to balance hands-on hardware exploration with more conceptual problem solving skill building. As a school that values community, we regularly examine ethical considerations around technology and are intentional about prioritizing face-to-face relationships despite offering a high-tech learning environment.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What school says: Students at Rockway have significant activity time built into the school day. Grades 7&8 have 210 minutes per week of physical education, while grade 9’s have 215 minutes per week. Grade 10\'s have the opportunity to take physical education all year on an alternating daily basis (175 min/week). These courses include livefit, powerfit, and regular classes. Gr 11 is a semestered lifestyle activity course while gr 12 is a science based kinesiology course with a significant fitness component. Courses are structured to support interschool athletics with active movement units preparing students to tryout for school teams. This supports physical literacy and skill development while increasing confidence to participate in extracurricular activities. Health is taught from a lifelong, inter-relational, balanced, and overall perspective. We begin with mental wellness as a core and examine how it relates to fitness, nutrition, safety, sexuality, growth and development, substance use and abuse, sleep and community.


    Religious Education We have one or two required religion courses.
    • 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: In grades 7-10, mandatory courses focus on exploring the Christian story thematically, through its Biblical roots, its development over time and its unique expression in the Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition, with its emphasis on active faith, strong community and peace building. In grades 11-12, elective courses take on a global perspective, exploring world religions, philosophy and world issues with a lens of hospitality and compassion. In all courses, students will engage with, interpret, reflect on and discuss Biblical, historical, and contemporary stories, characters and texts, from a faith perspective, to inform their ethical, behavioural and lifestyle choices, as well as their spiritual practices. Volunteer, service and international learning opportunities in other areas of the school program inform, enhance and enrich faith formation in Rockway students.


    Sex and Health Education Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    This school only begins in Gr. 7.
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 7 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 7 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 7 Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10 Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8 Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12 Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7 Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity Gr. 7

    What school 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.

    31 % of Our Kids' schools use a progressive approach for sex and health education


    What school says: This information is not currently available.



    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: At Rockway, we help shape students through a rigorous academic environment and strong community atmosphere that creates responsible, globally minded, compassionate and reflective citizens for our community and the world. We immerse students in our rich and diverse range of academic and extracurricular activities which facilitates them making positive contributions in the classroom, sports, chapel and the arts.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    school 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
    • What school says: In Rockway’s Learning Resource Centre, students learn to develop the strategies they need for academic progress through high school and beyond. Learning Resource Centre staff work collaboratively with teachers, parents and professionals to help students build literacy, math, problem-solving and organizational skills. We actively pursue professional development opportunities, combining classroom experience with current education research and knowledge, for effective student 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
    • What school says: In Rockway’s Learning Resource Centre, students learn to develop the strategies they need for academic progress through high school and beyond. Learning Resource Centre staff work collaboratively with teachers, parents and professionals to help students build literacy, math, problem-solving and organizational skills. We actively pursue professional development opportunities, combining classroom experience with current education research and knowledge, for effective student support.


    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.

    Homework Policy

    In grade 12, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate students perform an average of >2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
    789101112
    school60 mins60 mins120 mins120 mins160 mins160 mins
    Site Average54 mins58 mins71 mins81 mins97 mins109 mins

    This school frequently "flips the classroom": asks students to learn material at home and do the "homework" in-class (with teacher support).


    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades7 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback7 to 12
    Academic achievement reporting7 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting7 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings7 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     Grades78
    Non-lunch recessFrequency No recess No recess
    Location
    Amount
    Lunch recessAmount

    What school says: Rockway\'s Grade 7 & 8 program is tied closely to the high school and as such we do not offer a formal recess for our Grade 7&8 students. In order to provide opportunities for physical activity, we offer 3-70 minutes classes of Physical education per week.



    Extracurriculars

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    What school says:
    • 1995 OFFSAA Boys Volleyball Champions
    • 2000 OFFSAA Boys Volleyball Champions
    • 2005 OFFSAA Boys Basketball Champions
    • 2008 OFFSAA Girls Basketball Champions

    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Choir
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Outdoor Club
      School newspaper
      Student Council
      Yearbook

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day (Domestic) Day (International) Homestay (International)
     
    789101112
    Day (Domestic)$15,580
    Day (International)$22,000
    Homestay (International)$32,500
    What school says: By investing in a Rockway education, you are investing in a small school for a big world. Your investment will shape your child’s life. As a private school, Rockway relies on tuition fees to cover approximately 82% of the costs of the school. Most of the balance is made up by the generous donations of our supporters.

    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 7 to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid25%
    Average aid package size$3,000
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid25%
    Total aid available$200,000

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline

    More information:
    https://rockway.ca/admission/canadian/application-process/

    Application Details:

    - Download the RMC Canadian Application Form [editable PDF] - Fill application out completely and make sure that parent(s) and student sign in the appropriate place. - Collect the following information: student’s most recent report card a non-refundable tuition deposit of $200 Cdn. Either: submitted by cheque or cash Mail or deliver the application, report card and deposit to: Rockway Mennonite Collegiate 110 Doon Rd. Kitchener, ON N2G 3C8



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 295
    Average enrollment per grade49
    Average class size20 to 24
    Gender (grades)7 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    789101112
    Day Enrollment232437504579
    Homestay Enrollment

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    Interview7 - 12
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Homestay students:
    Rolling


    What Rockway Mennonite Collegiate says:

    To apply for admission to Rockway:

    • Download the RMC Canadian Application Form [editable PDF]
    • Fill application out completely and make sure that parent(s) and student sign in the appropriate place.
    • Collect the following information:
      • student’s most recent report card
      • a non-refundable tuition deposit of $200 Cdn. Either:
        • submitted by cheque
        • submitted by cash
    • Mail or deliver the application, report card and deposit to:
      Rockway Mennonite Collegiate
      110 Doon Rd. 
      Kitchener, ON
      N2G 3C8


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    90%

    Type of student Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is looking for: i. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is for grade 7-12 students of all faith and cultural backgrounds who want to belong to an academic community that thrives within a Mennonite tradition of peaceful conflict resolution. Rockway Mennonite Collegiate forms faith and builds character in an academic environment for students who will work hard, respect the values of the community, and be open to the guidance and instruction that will enable them to become responsible, globally minded, compassionate and reflective citizens of our community and world. Families of Rockway students commit themselves to collaborative relationships between home and school that foster the best possible learning outcomes. Students who thrive at Rockway immerse themselves in our rich and diverse range of academic and extracurricular opportunities, and make positive contributions to the classroom, sports, chapel, and the arts.


    Day Homestay

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    20 - 30 (90%)10 - 30 (90%)20 - 40 (90%)10 - 20 (90%)20 - 30 (90%)10 - 20 (90%)
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class size70
    *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)

    Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): 92% of Rockway Graduates receive an offer of admission at their first choice for Post-Secondary education.
    Schools our students attend (last 4 years): University of Toronto, Waterloo, BC, Queens, McGill, UC-Berkeley, York, Ryerson, WLU, Western, McMaster

    Notable Alumni

    highlights
    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Carl  Zehr 1964 Former Mayor of City of Kitchener
    Brad  Schlegel 1986 Professional Hockey Player and Business Leader
    Kristen  Booth 1993 Professional Actress

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    An Investment in our Children

    The tuition for our children's education at Rockway has been a small price to pay in exchange for a deeply caring, committed community that has modeled character, justice, leadership and a myriad of other qualities to the students. This has been absolutely priceless and has been foundational for our children's futures. Children: Andrew '08, Kelsey '07, Graham '05, Tina '04, A.J. '03 ...



    Rockway's People

    Rockway's excellent program is a function of the commitment and expertise of teachers and staff, along with the oversight of a volunteer Board of Directors and the involvement of many parents and interested supporters from our community. Rockway has 40 full and part-time teaching professionals who come with a range of professional specialities in the classroom, in our Resource Room and in administration. Our 18 additional staff members offer expertise and broad professional and work experience to support our program. Four private music instructors complement our staff by offering students music instruction in guitar, piano, strings and voice. Our people make all the difference! ...



    A Glimpse of Rockway!

    * Rockway Mennonite Collegiate is located in Kitchener, Ontario in Waterloo Region, just one hour west of Toronto. Founded in 1945, our school currently serves a diverse population of 350 students in grades 6-12. * Rockway maintains a strong and supportive relationship with congregations in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, a conference of 90 Mennonite congregations. About half of our students come from Mennonite congregations, while the balance represents a wide diversity of Christian denominations and other faiths. Our student body includes more than 40 international students from eight different countries. * As an inspected and accredited private school, Rockway's teachers are certified by the Ontario College of Teachers and use the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum to offer a challenging and supportive environment for learning. Over 90% of Rockway's graduates are accepted into post-secondary programs of choice in university and college. * Forming faith and building character; enriching student learning with excellent academics; teaching students to thoughtfully engage their world; integrating service and cross-cultural learning; creating a safe and stimulating learning community; providing enriched extra-curricular opportunities; nurturing positive relationships ... all help us to "to shape great lives through learning, opportunity, caring and faith!" ...



    In the News

    News

    June 5, 2017 - Rockway hires new Vice-Principal!

    Rockway has hired Mark Modolo as the new Vice-Principal. Mark has taught in the WRCDSB for fourteen years. ...


    March 2, 2015 - Kitchener school swears off technology for three days

    Rockway Mennonite Collegiate spend three days without computers, televisions or cell phones. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • The Ontario Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS) Associations


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