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St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1
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Jayne Murray

Phone number:
(905) 845-2386×
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
 

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1

Curriculum:
N/A
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Girls)
Tuition:
$8,530 to $25,320 per year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: 600 (Gr. PS - 12)

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Contact Name:
Jayne Murray

Phone Number:


School Address
1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1

Highlights:
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About this school:
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SMLS is a dynamic learning environment designed to address the unique needs of girls from Preschool to Graduation.Programs focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of girls, and are designed to develop students to become courageous girls who challenge and change the world.Our world-renowned Robotics and Global Studies Progams encourage experiential learning beyond the classrom, and our Athletics, Communications Technology, Music, and Visual Arts complement the overall SMLS experience.


Upcoming Events Next event: February 25, 2016

upcoming events
  • February 25, 2016Open House
    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario
    Join us Thursday, February 25 from 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come see for yourself what sets SMLS apart at one of our upcoming Open Houses.


    You are always welcome to contact our Admissions Office to book a personal tour that suits your schedule at 905.845.2386 ext. 814 orjmurray@smls.on.ca.

    Upcoming Preschool to Grade 12 Open Houses
     

    Thursday, February 25th

    9am-12pm 

    Wednesday, March 9th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 8th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 22nd
    9am-12pm


  • March 09, 2016Open House
    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario
    Join us Wednesday, March 09 from 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come see for yourself what sets SMLS apart at one of our upcoming Open Houses.


    You are always welcome to contact our Admissions Office to book a personal tour that suits your schedule at 905.845.2386 ext. 814 orjmurray@smls.on.ca.

    Upcoming Preschool to Grade 12 Open Houses
     

    Thursday, February 25th

    9am-12pm 

    Wednesday, March 9th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 8th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 22nd
    9am-12pm


  • April 08, 2016Open House
    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario
    Join us Friday, April 08 from 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come see for yourself what sets SMLS apart at one of our upcoming Open Houses.


    You are always welcome to contact our Admissions Office to book a personal tour that suits your schedule at 905.845.2386 ext. 814 orjmurray@smls.on.ca.

    Upcoming Preschool to Grade 12 Open Houses
     

    Thursday, February 25th

    9am-12pm 

    Wednesday, March 9th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 8th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 22nd
    9am-12pm


  • April 22, 2016Open House
    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario
    Join us Friday, April 22 from 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Come see for yourself what sets SMLS apart at one of our upcoming Open Houses.


    You are always welcome to contact our Admissions Office to book a personal tour that suits your schedule at 905.845.2386 ext. 814 orjmurray@smls.on.ca.

    Upcoming Preschool to Grade 12 Open Houses
     

    Thursday, February 25th

    9am-12pm 

    Wednesday, March 9th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 8th
    9am-12pm

    Friday, April 22nd
    9am-12pm



Principal's Message

principal

Dorothy Byers, Head of School

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is a dynamic learning environment.  Our focus is the unique learning needs of girls from preschool to graduation (grade 12). We are not just a school without boys, but informed by research and experience, our programs are designed to focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of girls and young women. We design all our programs, whether they take place in classrooms, sports fields, the theatre, local community or international worlds, to challenge and develop each girl as she continues on her path of learning. It is an exciting journey that equips our girls with skills for life!

I invite you to spend some time with us virtually on our website at www.smls.on.ca and then come to visit with us in person. We will be delighted to welcome you and share the unique experience our school offers, and the successes of our graduates!

 

Kind regards,


Dorothy Byers 
Head of School

905.845.5830 ext. 801


Academics

principal

Curriculum

Primary Curriculum:


  • Pedagogies and subject courses


  • Mathematics
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • Calculator policy: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Early Reading
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Writing
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Science
    • Teaching approach: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • 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 SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Social Studies
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Foreign Languages
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

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


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Dance
      Visual Arts
      Music
      Drama/Theatre
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Computers and Technology
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]

    • SMLS 's approach to sex-ed: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Religious Education
    • What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]



    Preschool/K Curriculum

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Curriculum Pace

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    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 SMLS says about flexible pacing: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Academic Culture

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Developmental Priorities

    Primary Developmental Priority:

    What SMLS says: [ SMLS has not provided this information]


    Special Needs Support Limited

    Limited

    SMLS offers 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

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    SMLS does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.



    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What SMLS says:

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School has not provided this information.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Field Hockey
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Audiovisual Club
      Band
      Choir
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Robotics club
      Round Square
      School newspaper
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    principal

    Tuition

    SMLS has not provided this information.



    Need-based financial aid

    SMLS has not provided this information.



    Merit based Scholarships

    SMLS has not provided this information.


    Enrollment

    principal
    Total enrollment 600
    Average enrollment per grade38
    Gender (grades)Preschool to 12 (Girls)
    Boarding offeredNo


    Student distribution: We do not have this data for St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School


    Admission

    admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What SMLS says:

    Please see our website: http://www.smls.on.ca/Page/Admissions



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    0%

    Type of student St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is looking for: SMLS has not provided this information



    Student Entry Points

    Student TypePSJKSK123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000000000000000

    University Placement

    highlights
    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 of Alberta or Dalhousie.

    **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

    The Importance of Connectedness in All Girls’ Schools

    I recently referred to my copy of Dr. JoAnn Deak’s book How Girls Thrive.  In it, Dr. Deak highlights the importance of connectedness in the successful learning of girls.  In her words, “thanks to the hormone oxytocin, girls are neurobiologically primed to have a higher need for connectedness”.

    Teachers at all-girls’ school SMLS can attest to this fact.  As educators who focus on how girls learn, we understand that our Millies require a caring learning environment that nurtures their minds academically while tending to their affective needs as learners as well.  The independent all girls’ school advantage offered by SMLS provides an optimal learning experience where teachers –  whether in the classrooms, labs and hallways or on the sports fields, stage or an excursion  - artfully blend their teaching strategies with opportunities for our learners to feel connected and cared about.

    What other benefits can girls expect at SMLS? Find out here on Karen's blog: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/importance-connectedness-girls-schools/

     

    ...



    Experiential Learning at its Best!

    We started off the morning of our experiential learning  with a continuation of our CPR certification course. Yesterday we were given homework to research in groups a health emergency and be ready to present. The health emergency presentations we saw today included a variety of common health conditions such as: diabetes, asthma, concussion, anaphylaxis, heart attack and anxiety.

    The presentations involved a general overview of the health condition, the signs and symptoms and treatment, finishing off with a skit. We learned valuable information about common health conditions and how to assess the situation and what to do in the best interest of a victim in that situation. An important part of this experiential learning workshop is learning how to recognize an emergency situation, knowing how to assess the situation and finally, how to act. We got to apply our newly learned skills by practicing n partners and on the compression dummies by acting out various situations.

    Read more about these hands-on learning experiences and see photos: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/experiential-learning-best/

    ...



    Millies go Hiking in the Jungle

    Global perspective, real world experiences, and opportunities to try new things are all part of the St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School experience. During the senior girls global studies trip to Ecuador, Millies went hiking in the jungle...

    After getting our faces painted with nature designs, we went on a morning 2.5 hrs hike guided by a local Kichwa indigenous. In our hike we learned about certain species of plants, insects, animals etc. After a much needed rest we walked to a local community home where they showed us the way Kichwa people live, their customs and how they make their pottery. We later changed into our swimsuits and travel by boat to the Napo River where we went tubing while watching the gorgeous Amazon sunset. The amazon experience did not stop there, following dinner we had a farewell ceremony where a family dressed in their traditional attire danced for us.

    Read more about this experience and see photos: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/day-8-hiking-jungle/

    ...



    Millies, A Weekend in Beijing!

    In November, St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School Senior Girls travelled abroad as part of the Global Studies Program that our school is famous for.  A weekend spent in Beijing represented a huge learning experience and a great stretch for everyone involved. It all began on a Friday when we were introduced to our home stay sisters from BCCSC. We started off the day with making a presentation about Canada to the middle school and elementary school students, and they really enjoyed it. Some girls participated in the elementary school student’s Kung Fu class, and the middle school students taught our girls about Chinese tea, historical instruments and writing. This was followed by an afternoon of classes. At the end of the day, we all ventured off into our separate paths and said goodbye for the weekend. This was the start to our individual journeys of the home stay experience. We all had many different experiences; this included Hu Tong, karaoke, shopping, trying new foods, and getting to know our home stays and their families very well. Read more about our Beijing trip and see pictures of our real world, global experiences: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/weekend-beijing/

     

    ...



    In the News

    News

    March 24, 2015 - SMLS Preschoolers Have Academic Advantage

    The first years of your daughters life have the greatest impact on her success. Join the SMLS Preschool information session in Oakville. ...


    February 20, 2014 - Millie grads go anywhere they choose

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is often asked, “Where in the world are our grads?” the answer is simple – wherever they choose to go! ...


    February 20, 2014 - President of KidsCanPress featured speaker at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn

    Lisa Lyons, President of publisher KidsCanPress,is featured speaker in the Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character speaker series at SMLS ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations
    • Round Square Associations


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