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The McLoughlin Schools

   
80 Roxborough Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1T8

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Approach :
Academic
Grades (Gender):
Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
Tuition:
$7,500 to $15,000 /year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
Varies
Enrolment:
Day: Varies (Gr. NS - K)

School Address
80 Roxborough Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1T8

About this school:

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The McLoughlin Schools was founded in 1971 to provide a strong foundation for young thinkers 2 ½ to 6 years of age, preparing them for success in the elementary grades and beyond. Qualified, experienced instructors build social and emotional maturity, providing a strong introduction to core literacies in addition to regular music and French instruction. The school offers half-day Nursery and Senior Nursery programs five days a week. Optional developmental and speech screening programs are also available. — Visit school website



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Our Take: The McLoughlin Schools

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The McLoughlin Schools was founded on the premise that learning happens best when children are comfortable, happy, safe, and included. That’s what Ann McLoughlin intended when she formed the school in 1971, and nearly 50 years later, it remains true to her vision. Care is where it begins, rather than in the bells and whistles, something that is rightly a draw for the families that enrol here. The curriculum provides a strong basis in the basics, as it should, building a strong foundation for future learning. Shared spaces encourage interaction as well as a proving ground for the values that will serve the children today and in the future, prime among them being an empathetic approach to others. Along with a strong academic base, the goal is to encourage a desire to learn and share with others.






Principal's Message

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Ann McLoughlin, Founder

The philosophy of The McLoughlin Schools is to provide a warm, nurturing environment for the young child’s first experience of school. We believe each child should develop at their own pace in an environment that encourages their individual strengths, confidence in their own abilities, competence in the skills necessary for success in elementary school, and a desire and a love of learning under the guidance of our qualified and experienced staff.

 


Academics


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 The McLoughlin Schools says: This information is not currently available.


Curriculum Pace

  • Standard-enriched
  • Accelerated
  • Student-paced

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 The McLoughlin Schools says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


Academic Culture

  • Rigorous
  • Supportive

What The McLoughlin Schools says: This information is not currently available.


Developmental Priorities

Primary Developmental Priority:

What The McLoughlin Schools says: This information is not currently available.


Special Needs Support No support

No support

The McLoughlin Schools 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 No Support

The McLoughlin Schools 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.

Class Sizes Not available

This information is not currently available.


Extracurriculars

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What The McLoughlin Schools says:

This information is not currently available.


  • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Ice Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track & Field
    Volleyball
  • Clubs offered: None


Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition

This information is not currently available.



Need-based financial aid

This information is not currently available.



Merit based Scholarships

This information is not currently available.


Enrollment

Total enrollment Varies
Average enrollment per gradeVaries
Average class sizeVaries
Gender (grades)Nursery/Toddler to K (Coed)
Boarding offeredNo

Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


Admission

Application

Admissions Assessments:

Assessment = requiredGrades
Interview
SSAT
SSAT (out of province)
Entrance Exam(s)
Entrance Essay
Application Fee 

Application Deadlines:

Day students:
N/A


What The McLoughlin Schools says: This information is not currently available.


Acceptance

Acceptance Rate:

N/A

Type of student The McLoughlin Schools is looking for: This information is not currently available.



Student Entry Points

Student TypeNSPSK
Day Acceptance
(Acceptance rate)
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