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TEAM School

   
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2

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Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
1 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$18,000 to 20,800/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
8 to 12
Enrolment:
Day: 200 (Gr. 1 - 12)

School Address
275 Rudar Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L5A 1S2

Highlights:

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About this school:

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Located in the Dundas/Hurontario area of Mississauga, TEAM School provides an academic program for both elementary and secondary students. Students from ages 6 to 14 benefit from small class sizes (8 students) and an individualized academic programme to provide an educational upgrading. As their skills improve, TEAM students realize that they really do have the ability to do well in school. The potential that parents had always seen in their children surfaces and they are ready for the next step in the learning process. Classroom learning is enhanced by more than 35 school clubs and sports teams, as well as by the school-wide musical. Students aged 10 and up enjoy a week at the school's Outdoor Education Centre in Muskoka. TEAM Secondary School (TSS) offers a full curriculum for students at the applied (college-bound) level with a maximum class size of 12 students. There are few schools of its kind in the GTA and none with the benefit of the over 75 extra-curricular activities TSS students enjoy through their sister school Mentor College. — Visit school website




Reviews:

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The Our Kids review of TEAM School

our takeMentor College and the TEAM schools (Tutorial and Educational Assistance in Mississauga) are closely associated. They are overseen by a single administrative body, and they share some facilities, services, and extracurricular programs. The most obvious difference between them is focus: where Mentor College provides a program for students proceeding within the academic stream, and the TEAM providing a program for those proceeding within the applied stream. That said, it's the other differences—including style of instruction, class size, and individual attention—that ultimately distinguish the schools. Many students arrive at TEAM after struggling to meet their true academic potential within a more traditional academic setting. The ideal student is one who will benefit from the added support and attention, with particular attention to numeracy, literacy, and the development of sound learning skills. Due in part to the association with Mentor College and TSS, the facilities are modern and robust, as are student services and transportation.





Principal's Message

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Lillian Sawtschuk, Principal, TEAM School

Thank you for taking the time to visit the TEAM School page at Our Kids! Since 1982, TEAM School has offered a safe and positive learning environment where Grades 1 to 8 students can benefit from an 8:1 student-teacher ratio and an individualized learning programme. Our High School programme is an ideal setting for students studying at the applied level who intend to pursue post-secondary education at the college level. I invite you to enjoy the various resources available here and to visit our website for the latest news. If you would like to visit TEAM School, please check the "Events" section for our upcoming open house dates and times. I look forward to meeting you! Thank you for your interest in TEAM School!


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What TEAM School says: Our high school programme is based upon clearly defined goals within a structured environment. Emphasis is placed on the compulsory core credits at the applied level, in preparation for admission to post-secondary college programmes. We stress the personal and academic growth of students in an environment that offers personal attention and small class sizes. All courses are offered in a full-year, non-semestered format to allow for continual learning throughout the entire academic session. In the elementary division, each student has an individualized programme (8:1 student-teacher ratio) for all subject areas. This small and supportive setting allows the student to accomplish work at his or her current level of success and to move on to challenging work. Small group instruction in core subject areas is given to upgrade the student’s skills. Within the classroom there are 2 teachers and 16 students, which offers a typical classroom social setting. Grade level science and social studies instruction is provided. Students gain skills and strategies as they upgrade their skills to best prepare for continued academic success.

  • Approach:
    Focus Special needs
    Academic Special needs


  • 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 TEAM School 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 Phonics-intensive

      Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.
      Learn about the different early reading approaches  


    • What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.

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

    • What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing Systematic approach

      The systematic approach to teaching beginner writing focuses on directly imparting explicit sentence construction strategies, along with planning, revising, and editing skills. Students are asked to learn these explicit strategies and skills and practice them before applying them in more holistic writing assignments. Grammar and parts of sentences tend to have a central role in systematic writing instruction.
      Learn about the different writing approaches  


    • What TEAM School says: 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: 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 Equal Balance

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


    • What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies Expanding Communities

      The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.
      Learn about the different social studies approaches  


    • What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    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 TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • 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 TEAM 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 TEAM School says: We have two (elementary and high school) Mac labs as well as a mobile technology lab with class sets of iPads employing technology to enhance student learning where appropriate.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What TEAM School says: First and foremost, TEAM School's approach to physical education is to encourage our students to develop a healthy lifestyle. The school adheres to the Ontario curriculum while accommodating individual student needs.


    Sex and Health Education Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1 Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4 Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4 Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5 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

    What TEAM 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.


    What TEAM School says: We understand the importance of our role in delivering the sex-ed curriculum to our student population while respecting the diverse views present in our community.



    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    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 TEAM School 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 TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Very High

    Very High

    TEAM School is a full-time special needs school. All students at TEAM School are receiving some form of specialized support. The school therefore offeres a very high degree of special needs support.

    • 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
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    TEAM 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, TEAM School students perform an average of 2 hours of homework per night.

    Nightly Homework
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    TEAM School 15 mins15 mins30 mins30 mins45 mins60 mins90 mins90 mins120 mins120 mins120 mins120 mins
    Site Average16 mins18 mins24 mins29 mins34 mins41 mins54 mins58 mins71 mins81 mins97 mins109 mins

    Report Card Policy

    How assessments are delivered across the grades:

    Lettered or numbered grades7 to 12
    Prose (narrative)-based feedback1 to 12
    Habits and behaviour reporting1 to 12
    Parent-teacher meetings1 to 12

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.

    Recess Policy

     Grades12345678
    Non-lunch recessFrequency 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day 2/day No recess No recess
    Location Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside Outside
    Amount 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
    Lunch recessAmount 30 30 30 30 30 30

    What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.

    Non-lunch recesses: All of this school’s non-lunch recesses take place between classes or academic periods. Recess segmentation: This school segments recesses by grade

    What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.



    Extracurriculars

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    What TEAM School says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cricket
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Martial Arts
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Wrestling
      Weightlifting
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Astronomy Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Computer Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Habitat for Humanity
      Jazz Ensemble
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Club
      Outdoor Education
      Poetry/Literature club
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Day (International)
     
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    Day$19,800$18,000
    Day (International)$20,800
    What TEAM School says: TEAM School offers its personalized teaching programme at a tuition fee that compares favourably with that of other private schools, for both specialized and standard programs. Textbooks, notebooks, field trips within the Greater Toronto Area and a visit to the Outdoor Education Centre, and use of the swimming pool are all included in the tuition fee.

    Need-based financial aid

    This information is not currently available.



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 200
    Average enrollment per grade17
    Average class size8 to 12
    Gender (grades)1 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)N/A
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What TEAM School says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    100%

    Type of student TEAM School is looking for: This information is not currently available.



    Student Entry Points

    Student Type123456789101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    000000000000

    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, 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)


    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    No More Than 8 Students In A Class!

    Students benefit from the very structured programme at TEAM School, where explicit instructions and predictability provide the setting for academic progress. Specific instructional programmes presented at the student’s current level of achievement allow for success in school work. Academic success often means an increase in self-confidence and this often lends itself to a more positive approach in challenging areas of study. Increased self-esteem provides the incentive to join clubs, sports, and activities. Students become involved in school life and take pride in the TEAM School community.

    In the 8:1 student to teacher ratio class at TEAM School, each student has an individualized programme for all subject areas. This small and supportive setting allows the student to accomplish work at his or her current level of success and to move on to challenging work at the next level. Small group instruction in core subject areas is given to upgrade the student’s skills. Within the classroom there are 2 teachers and 16 students, which offers a typical classroom social setting. Grade level science and social studies instruction is provided to the entire group of students in the classroom. Students gain skills and strategies as they upgrade their skills to best prepare for continued and future academic success.

    ...



    The TSS Experience!

    While sharing our extracurricular programme with Mentor College, the TSS (TEAM Secondary School) high school programme is based upon clearly defined goals within a structured environment. Emphasis is placed on the compulsory core credits at the applied level, in preparation for admission to post secondary college programmes.

    We stress the personal and academic growth of students in an environment that offers personal attention and small class sizes. All courses are offered in a full-year, non-semestered format to allow for continual learning throughout the entire academic session.

    Our high school programme is based upon clearly defined goals within a structured environment.  Emphasis is placed on the compulsory core credits at the applied level, in preparation for admission to post secondary college programmes.

    ...



    Extracurricular Opportunities Abound!

    TEAM School students of all grades are provided with many opportunities to take an active role in their choice of the wide variety of extra-curricular activities!

    For students in the Elementary Division,  options range from creative clubs to sports teams and from leadership opportunities to recreational activities. One of the highlights of the year is our end-of-year musical – in which all of our students and teachers are involved!

    Once students enter high school, there are even more options available! From volunteering and leadership activities to sports teams and academic clubs, there is an activity for everyone.

    There are two large, annual school-wide events that bring the TEAM School/Mentor College community together: the Fashion Show and the Celebration of Cultural Diversity!

    ...



    Amazing Outdoor Experience

    Each year, our grade 5-8 students (and various high school students as well) have the opportunity to enjoy a four-day visit to our Outdoor Education Centre. Located on 135 acres of land near Gravenhurst, the property hosts a variety of habitats, including lakefront, field, stream, marshland, old growth forest and Canadian Shield. The cost of the trip is included in the annual tuition. Our hands-on approach allows learning through education and recreation. Educational activities include vegetation identification, animal habitat study, geology/soil study and meteorological graphing, while recreational opportunities include cross-country skiing, orienteering, canoeing, native games, winter survival, campfires and night hikes. A 5000 square foot cabin hosts up to 40 students, and is staffed by two full-time outdoor education teachers and a chef.

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