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Southpointe Academy

   
1900-56th Street, Delta, British Columbia, V4L 2B1

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Curriculum:
Progressive,  International Baccalaureate
Grades (Gender):
K to Gr. 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$14,965 to 29,560/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16 to 24
Enrolment:
Day: 545 (Gr. K - 12)

School Address
1900-56th Street, Delta, British Columbia, V4L 2B1

About this school:

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Southpointe Academy involves, instructs, and inspires students to learn, lead, and succeed. It cultivates engaged, well-rounded citizens poised to thrive in their pursuit of post-secondary education and primed to achieve their full potential. The school offers a co-educational, university-preparatory programme for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. It offers the IB PYP and is a candidate school for the IB MYP. The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program is offered to students in Grades 10-12. — Visit school website



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Our Take: Southpointe Academy

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Southpointe Academy is a relatively young school, having been founded in 2000, and just as there are benefits with age, there are also benefits with youth. Unlike older schools that need to evolve their programs and infrastructure to meet the changing needs of students, Southpointe was formed around those needs, i.e., the skills, values, and behaviours students will need to succeed in university and professional life. Starting with a primary and elementary program, the school quickly grew to include the high school years. A sparkling new facility, opened in 2012, was purpose built to house the programs, with spaces conducive to project-oriented learning and creative collaboration. The curricular offerings, including the International Baccalaureate and a nice compliment of AP courses, are rightly a draw for the families that enrol here. So too is the attention to growing an awareness of global citizenship, as perhaps best exemplified in partnerships with schools in China, France, Spain, and the US. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a challenging, student-driven, and intellectually diverse learning environment





School busing:

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Southpointe Academy offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, regular rider AM only, regular rider PM only, occasional rider. The regions it offers busing from are Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Delta, White Rock.

Principal's Message

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Dean Croy, Head of School

Welcome to the Southpointe community. On behalf of everyone at our school, I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for considering our community during your search for an independent school.

Southpointe Academy cultivates engaged, well-rounded citizens poised to thrive in their pursuit of post-secondary education and primed to achieve their full potential. Our comprehensive program blends a rigorous academic curriculum with extensive extra-curricular opportunities in the arts, athletics, and community service. Our educational travel programs promote global awareness, inspiring our students to make a difference in the world. We challenge our students to pursue their passions, to dream, and to plan for their future. Our students depart armed with the preparation necessary to succeed at university and beyond.

Southpointe is much more than a school; it is a dynamic community of sharp, young minds, impassioned educators and dedicated parents. As instructors, mentors, coaches and role models, our faculty is committed to high quality learning for all students. As active participants in their educational journey, students are given the opportunity to explore their interests and develop their talents. We remain committed to nurturing strength of character in keeping with our core values – respect, responsibility, integrity and perseverance – to help our young people learn, lead and succeed.

The following pages will impart some sense of what a Southpointe education entails, but they cannot replace a visit. If you are interested in gleaning a greater understanding of our educational vision, please take the next step and contact our Director of Admissions to arrange a tour of our school.

 


Academics


Curriculum Progressive, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Progressive

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate


What Southpointe Academy says: We employ the PYP and MYP programs to help develop students skills and thinking abilities.

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


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

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

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

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


    Writing
    • What Southpointe 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

    Literature
    • What Southpointe Academy says: This information is not currently available.


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


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


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

    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • Spanish


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • What Southpointe Academy says: This information is not currently available.


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

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Southpointe Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education British Columbia curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education: This information is not currently available.

    What Southpointe 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 Southpointe 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 Southpointe Academy says: At Southpointe Academy, our Kindergarten students enjoy a wonderful year of learning and laughter within a dynamic, nurturing K-12 school community. As Southpointe is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school, all Kindergarten students engage in a rigorous, concept driven, inquiry based curriculum that aims to equip learners with the skills, attitudes, and attributes needed to succeed and lead in an increasingly interconnected, rapidly-evolving global community. A highlight of the year is the Kindergarten/Grade 12 Buddy programme, which provides opportunities for the youngest and oldest Southpointe students to interact and form special bonds.


    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 Southpointe Academy 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 Southpointe 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 Southpointe Academy says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support No support

    No support

    Southpointe Academy offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

    • 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
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Learning disabilities
      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
      Williams syndrome
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Clinical anxiety
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Multiple sclerosis
      Cerebral palsy
      Muscular dystrophy
      Spina Bifida
      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 Dedicated class; 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 (The main focus is on acceleration. This means that all students work at a much quicker pace than public school peers (usually working at least one grade-level ahead). )

    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 Southpointe Academy 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

    Average class size for each grade:
    Grade K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    Size n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a


    Extracurriculars

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    What Southpointe Academy says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Choir
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day (Domestic) Day (International)
     
    K123456789101112
    Day (Domestic)$14,965$15,540$15,855$16,435$16,750 / semester
    Day (International)$29,560
    What Southpointe Academy says: Students who do not qualify for the BC Government grant are assessed an additional fee of $2,700 in lieu of the grant. International student fees are due and payable by September 5, 2017. All tuition payments must be made by cheque or credit card. Cash will not be accepted.

    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)Day (Domestic)5%
    3rd child (sibling)Day (Domestic)10%
    4th child (sibling)Day (Domestic)15%


    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    South Delta Regional Scholarship
    Amount: 100%
    Academic
    Deadline: 03/30/2019
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 11—

    Southpointe Academy is initiating a scholarship for an outstanding student entering Grade 11 from South Delta for the 2019-2020 school-year.

    The Award:

    The Southpointe Academy South Delta Regional Scholarship covers Tuition fees for Grade 11 and 12, Application Fee and New FamilyFee. It also is an exemption from the requirement to purchase a Southpointe Bond/Education Investment Deposit.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    All of the following factors will be considered in the selection process. The successful applicant will:

    • Be an outstanding secondary student who meets the School’s academic standards for admission to Grade 11
    • Have already demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas: arts, athletics, community service
    • Demonstrate a willingness to become involved in and contribute to Southpointe’s co- and extra-curricular programs
    • Commit to remain enrolled at Southpointe for Grades 11 and 12
    • Be a non-Southpointe student who resides in South Delta

    In addition, please note the following regarding eligibility for the scholarship:

    • The successful applicant and their parents will be asked to consent to the school publishing the applicant’s name as the scholarship recipient in internal and external publications.
    • Financial need may be considered in determining the successful applicant.

    Selection Process:

    1. Applicants will be adjudicated by a selection committee comprised of the Head of School, a member of the Board of Governors, Senior School Principal, and Director of Admissions
    2. Successful applicants will be invited to tour Southpointe Academy and interview with the Selection Committee
    3. Decisions will be made in April 2019 regarding entrance to the 2019-2020 School Year
    4. The Selection Committee will have absolute discretion in awarding the scholarship
    Application Details:

    Application Procedures:

    In addition to the application form, the applicant will provide:

    • Resume (1-page maximum)
    • Statement of Interest “Why Southpointe Academy?” (500-word maximum)
    • Evidence of other attributes, such as creativity, innovation, initiative, motivation, leadership, cooperation, and good citizenship in school and the greater community.
    • Letter of Recommendation/Reference Letter (2 maximum). 
    • Grade 9 Year-end Report Card, Grade 10 Mid-year/Term 2 Report Card

    Deadline for 2019-2020 is  March 30th, 2019

    How to apply:

    Complete Southpointe Academy South Delta Regional Scholarship Application Form and requested documentation. Mail or deliver Application form and requested documentation to:

    Southpointe Academy
    Attention: Scholarship Selection Committee 1900 56th Street
    Delta, British Columbia V4L 2B1

    Questions: Please call or email use directly. 

    For more details, visit: southpointe.ca/scholarship/

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 545
    Average enrollment per grade42
    Average class size16 to 24
    Gender (grades)K to Gr. 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    K123456789101112
    Day Enrollment16182222242424242424242424

    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 Southpointe Academy says:

    Given the high demand for admission, offers of enrolment are highly competitive. Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 6 are the main points of entry at Southpointe Academy. We accept applications at all levels, but as our classes are capped at 24 students between Grades 6 and 12, space is not guaranteed.

    STEP 1 – Download an application form.

    • The following documents must be submitted before an application will be considered:
      • Copies of the applicant’s school reports for both the current and previous year.
      • For Grades 10 to 12, copies of reports for each grade of high school completed.
      • Up to two academic or personal letters of reference.A photocopy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport.
      • One (1) passport-sized photograph.
      • A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee may be paid via cash or cheque to ‘Southpointe Academy’.

     

    • Application forms may be emailed or mailed to:
      • Southpointe Academy
        c/o Admissions
        1900 56th Street,
        Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
        V4L 2B1
    •  Application Deadline is December 1st for all grades

    STEP 2 – Plan a Visit

    • A tour of our school is the best way to determine whether Southpointe Academy feels like the right fit for your child. To schedule a tour, please email our Admission’s Office at [email protected] or call us at 604-948-8826.
    • Alternatively, we invite you to join us at our Open Houses.

    STEP 3 – Schedule an Entrance Assessment

    • All candidates are required to undergo an entrance assessment to determine their suitability for our school’s program. In Kindergarten, the assessment is used to establish whether the student is ready for the program.
    • Upon receiving your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an assessment date.

    STEP 4 – Student & Family Interview

    • Following the reception of all necessary documents and the completion of an entrance assessment, select candidates and their families will be contacted to arrange an interview with one of our administrators. Both parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.
    • The aim of this interview is to ascertain whether the candidate and his or her family are congruent with our mission and core values.

    STEP 5 – Admission Decisions

    • Applicants will be contacted regarding the admissions decision shortly after their interview.
      • Once an applicant has been accepted, a written notification of placement will be offered.
      • Parents of an applicant for immediate entry will be notified via telephone.
      • If the desired grade level is full, the accepted student will be placed on the waiting list.
    • In order for an accepted student’s place to be held, a deposit fee is required.
    • For students accepted for immediate entry, full payment of applicable fees, including the tuition fee on a prorated basis, is required prior to enrolment.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    30%

    Type of student Southpointe Academy is looking for: Southpoint Academy is looking for mission appropriate students.



    Student Entry Points

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    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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    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)


    Associations

    Associations
    • Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) Associations
    • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations


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