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specialist in gifted education
Being heavily immersed in gifted education since the early 1980s and having two gifted sons of my own, I opened the doors of The Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. in 1993. The most rewarding part of my job is interacting with the students. They are fun loving, witty and demonstrate an intellectual curiosity that is any educator's dream. The energy level in the building is very high, the questioning by the students is incessant, and there are a lot of laughs. The skills for succeeding at P.A.C.E., whether in the role of teacher or student, are the same: a love of learning, high motivation, an excellent work ethic and a sense of humour. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by excellent teachers and a strong administrative staff: my Vice Principal, Janice Gruchy, and Alysa and Liana, my administrative assistants. Every September we look forward to yet another passionate and exciting year for all.
Average Class Size:15
Enrolment: Day 300
P.A.C.E. provides a differentiated curriculum built on greater depth and breadth of instruction. Our primary goal is to find and enhance the abilities of our students, while simultaneously addressing their social and emotional needs. P.A.C.E. is based on the premise that gifted children need high-powered learning experiences to challenge their minds and ensure intellectual growth and achievement. A fully balanced program including The Arts and Athletics complements this specialized academic program.
Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E is a private Gifted day school in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades 1 to 12 with enrolment of 300 day students. Academy for Gifted Children - P.A.C.E has an average class size of 15 students and has a tuition cost of $12,000. Founded in 1993, this private school does not require students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English.
FIELD STUDIES As part of our educational philosophy, we believe that different aspects of higher-level learning are fostered when students have an opportunity to work together outside the regular classroom... read more
Corey (2004) Although I joined the school later than most, P.A.C.E. welcomed me with open arms. Being an international student at the time, I was impressed by the friendly disposition... read more
Rhonda (2002) Throughout her years at P.A.C.E., Rhonda Zwingerman was groomed to become an autonomous learner and much of her success is predicated on this training. After 6 years at... read more
At The Academy for Gifted Children – P.A.C.E., we believe that the athletic program is an important part of the total educational program and will enhance the physical, mental, emotional... read more
Armin (received over $400,00.00 in scholarships) (2012) I was a graduating member of the P.A.C.E. Class of 2012. In my first year at the University of Pennsylvania, I combined my interests... read more
Jeffrey (2007) (received $55,000 in scholarships) I am a 3rd year University of Waterloo student in actuarial science. Twelve years at P.A.C.E. was fantastic preparation for university. Academically, P.A.C.E.'s rigorous... read more
The primary goal of P.A.C.E. is to find and enhance the abilities of a gifted child in order to maximize his or her potential for success, while addressing the social... read more
Matthew (2002) My time at PACE began in 1991 and lasted until I graduated in 2002. Since then, I have earned my J.D. from Osgood Hall Law School, written my... read more
The sky is the limit for P.A.C.E. graduates! Our graduates are destined for greatness! Wherever their interests and academic passions lie, the universities greet them with open arms. Not only... read more
At P.A.C.E. we believe the study of the fine arts (theatre, music, and visual arts) provides students with a unique opportunity to explore not only the art in question but... read more
Abigail (2004) (received $22,500 in scholarships) I graduated from P.A.C.E in 2004 and delivered the valedictory address. In the spring of 2008, I completed my Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours,... read more
Jonathan (1999) An extremely intelligent, versatile, talented young man who contributed selflessly to The Academy For Gifted Children P.A.C.E. until he graduated in1999 as Valedictorian. Jonathan's involvement in the Student... read more
Chris (2001) Ah PACE... it was the best of times, and it was the... actually, it really was just the best of times! The PACE experience was all about the... read more
Brandon (2004) After graduating from PACE in 2004, I pursued a degree in genetics at the University of Western Ontario. In 2007 I received an early acceptance to the University... read more
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