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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2001

     

    2002


     

    Enrolment

     

    30

     

    200


     

    Grades

     

    1 to 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    French, English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Emotional
    The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."
     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive

     

    Waldorf, Reggio Emilia


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    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.
     
    Standard-enriched
    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.

     

    Academic culture

     
    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.
     
    Rigorous
    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”.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    4 to 6

     

    8 to 20


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     
    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.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $27,500 to $29,750

     


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $77,500 to $79,750

     

    $9,700 to $11,200


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    35%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    1 to 8


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $40

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    3

     

    15


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    83%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    information not available

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    "The program at Applewood is designed to solicit my child's best performance and to improve her understanding of how the world works."
    Vivian Alexander - Parent   (Apr 15, 2019)
    My daughter is an international student, and we were looking for an environment, that afforded struc...
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    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    "The feedback on the child's learning is constructive and shows a deeper understand of our daughters particular style of learning."
    Maher Mamhikoff - Parent   (May 27, 2021)
    From the point of view of my daughter. She loves the teachers, she is joyful when she hears from the...
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    "The school is the leader in fostering the values of respect, empathy, caring, and many others."
    Milagros Risco Quiroz - Parent   (Nov 24, 2021)
    My two kids have attended Academy Providence since junior kindergarten. At first, my husband and I l...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Every private school exists to meet the needs of a specific set of learners, which is something that on the whole differentiates private education from the public system. And in that sense, you can’t find a better example than Applewood. It isn’t the right school for all students, but for a specific set of students—principally ones that require therapeutic support and individual learning programs—it is unequalled. When students arrive at Applewood they find themselves in an environment in which they are at the centre of the program, not somewhere ancillary to that. They also find a staff that is expert in their needs, and can envision their path to success. It’s a great school, and a great story. The ideal student is the one who is struggling elsewhere, and who can benefit from a dedicated, empathetic, specialized environment.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    All private and independent schools are unique — designed to a specific purpose and for a specific class of learner — and Academy Providence is a particularly good example of that. It was founded in 2002 as an expression of the work of the Antonine Sisters in Canada and the values of the Catholic church. The curriculum adopts a multicultural gaze, even in the earliest years, in part through a substantial attention to languages. Likewise, it adopts the hands-on, group inquiry approach of the Montessori method. That’s a lot, perhaps, but it works. Families that enroll here are drawn by the strength of the academic program as well as the values that inform the delivery of the curriculum. The school is an expression of a Catholic order, though one of the tenets of the Antonine Sisters is to provide education to all people, something that is reflected in the diversity of the student body.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Highlights

    Highlights

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    information not available

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    • 1. Providence Academy is fully committed to offer an enriched curriculum and an educational environm
    • 2. The curriculum is trilingual: French and English are taught as a first language,.
    • 3. The international Language is taught as a second language, starting from age of 4.
    • 4. The academic program puts the accent on the basic skills such as French, English.
    • 5. Religious and Moral Education is taught in French starting in kindergarten
    • 6. The Humanities’ teaching favors an international openness of the world.
    • 7. French is the language of communication and instruction.
    • 8. Full time and small classes with a maximum of (1 :20.)
    • 9. The pedagogical program is completed with cultural and experimental activities and field trips.
    • 10. Lessons and homework are given on a daily basis at the rate of 20 to 45 min or 60 min.

    Description

    Description

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Applewood Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for students requiring individualized academic, clinical, and behaviour-management solutions. Our dedicated staff are experienced in special education, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and child/adolescent management. We maintain academic and residential placements by establishing therapeutic relationships; applying cognitive-behavioural management techniques; implementing individualized learning programs; and utilizing continuous clinical and academic support.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Providence Academy is fully committed to offer an enriched curriculum and an educational environment that cultivates and enlightens the total development of the students. The curriculum is trilingual: French and English are taught as a first language, International language as a second language. The academic program puts the accent on the basic skills such as French, English, Mathematics and Science. Providence Academy is a Catholic, Private French School in Ottawa. Location: 998 Frances Street, Ottawa ON K1K 3L5.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Message

    Every stage of life brings exciting challenges as well as problematic obstacles. At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, we offer students a confidential and safe classroom to learn the necessary skills to manage.

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning began building its team of educational and mental health professionals in 2001. Students and families are offered a dedicated staff with specialized experience in Special Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychometry and Social Work.

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is a privately operated school, licensed by the Ministry of Education, to provide educational programming for students from kindergarten to grade 8, who have exceptional treatment and behavioural needs.

    At Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning, our primary goal is to provide children with opportunities for academic success and thereby create a positive attitude toward an environment that is often avoided, due to their previous negative experiences.

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning’s mission is to maintain the child’s academic placement through the development of therapeutic relationships, the application of behavioral management techniques, the implementation of individualized learning programs and continuous clinical and academic support.

    Applewood Academy’s vision is that children with specialized treatment needs will have access to high quality, compassionate and therapeutic educational programming that allows for the simultaneous delivery of educational and therapeutic interventions.

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning has set its’ goals:

    1. To assist children with special treatment and learning needs in obtaining their highest academic potential;
    2. To promote healthy personality development in the child;
    3. To reduce and counterbalance the negative factors contributing to a child’s emotional health;
    4. To support and facilitate the transition of the child back into a community school whenever possible and beneficial to the child or engage in planning which promotes continuity of care for the child when this is not possible;
    5. To support the child becoming a successful and self-led learner;
    6. To support the child to feel part of a school community; and
    7. To provide professional teaching and counseling through classroom experiences that promote normal maturation (care), prevent further injury to the child (safety), and correct specific problems that interfere with healthy personality development (treatment).

    We look forward to hearing from you with any inquiries you may have. Feel free to contact us at any time!

    Sincerely, 

    Terry Stevenson

    Éduquer, “c’est aimer et espérer”. Tel est le thème qui a inspiré notre mission éducative de l’Académie Providence établie à Ottawa depuis 2002.  

    The teaching program of the Providence Academy meets the requirements of the Ministry of Education of Ontario, integrates the teaching program of the Ministry of Education of France and incorporates the educative philosophy of the Antonine Sisters (personalize and whole group) together with montessorien principles in a structures and inter cultural environment. The pedagogical approach respects the pace and learning style of each student to procure the development of the autonomy and self-esteem of each student. The Providence Academy is the only Catholic Private French School that offers such a program in Ontario.

    Instituer un établissement d’enseignement privé, dans une société très attentive aux réalités culturelles et respectueuse de la liberté de croyance inhérente à la dignité humaine mais où l’enseignement est rendu presque totalement public, est un grand défi à relever. Aujourd’hui, à sa douzième année de fonctionnement, l’Académie Providence, avec un sentiment d’action de grâce, de fierté et d’humilité, peut se considérer en tant qu’établissement d’enseignement et d’éducation de qualité au service des jeunes qui ont besoin de recevoir, à côté d’une formation académique solide, les bases spirituelles, morales et culturelles qui feront d’eux des « témoins de l’Évangile » et qui répondent aux attentes pédagogiques de leurs parents. L’Académie Providence soucieuse de favoriser le plein épanouissement de la personnalité de ses élèves, veille également à faire d’eux/d’elles, des citoyens et des citoyennes responsables, conscients(es) de leur rôle communautaire et sensibles à la compréhension interculturelle et internationale.

    Puisse la Divine Providence, source d’amour et d’espérance, veiller sur cette mission et la mener à son plein développement au service de la communauté d’Ottawa.

     

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Academie Providence

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Information not available

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Reggio Emilia


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Waldorf schools are available from preschool to Grade 12, though they are most popular at the younger ages. Waldorf schools are unmistakably "progressive". Rudolf Steiner, their intellectual forefather, believed the educator's first task should be to help students develop an aesthetic appreciation for life and learning. Sometimes incorrectly conflated with Montessori schools, Waldorf schools focus on developing the "whole child" - emphasizing collaborative, hands-on learning, along with the arts and music, which are integrated into other areas of study.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Not applicable

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Reggio Emilia programs are offered by some schools at the preschool and elementary level. The approach aims to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of projects (as opposed to activities or lessons): teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. They can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. The philosophy calls for a high degree of parent involvement as well, particularly when forming curricula and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Many of our students have experienced frustration and lack of success in the school setting. Some also struggle with peer connections in this setting. We strive to create a program in which our students feel emotionally and practically supported in reaching their highest potential in the school setting. The elementary program focuses academically on the a direct instruction program model and Ontario curriculum. The high school program focuses on direct instruction programming and supported distance education through local community schools and Independent Learning Courses. Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning is structured around 5 key presentational competencies that support successful transition through school and into adulthood: 1. Academics: The student increases his/her academic functioning; 2. Internal Regulation: The student improves emotional and behavioural functioning; 3. Social Presentation: The student matures in social functioning equivalent his/her ability; 4. Safety: The student achieves and maintains a safe presentation; 5. Participation: The student maintains an academic based placement

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      The teaching program of the Providence Academy meets the requirements of the Ministry of Education of Ontario, integrates the teaching program of the Ministry of Education of France and incorporates the educative philosophy of the Antonine Sisters (personalize and whole group) together with montessorien principles in a structures and inter cultural environment. The pedagogical approach respects the pace and learning style of each student to procure the development of the autonomy and self-esteem of each student. The Providence Academy is the only Catholic Private French School that offers such a program in Ontario.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood provides direct instruction programming until the student achieves Ontario Curriculum grade level in remedial math.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Les mathématiques favorisent la connaissance des nombres et le calcul, l'approche de la géométrie et des mesures et la résolution de problèmes. - La pratique des mathématiques développe le goût de la recherche, l'imagination, les capacités d’abstraction, la rigueur et la précision. - Les mathématiques favorisent la découverte de plusieurs nouveaux concepts par l’exploration et l’expérimentation à l’aide de matériel concret ou illustré, d’algorithmes personnels et usuels et de stratégies de resolution de problèmes. - Les mathématiques favorisent l’acquisition des bases d'une première culture scientifique en partant de situations proches de la réalité.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Variety of material are used to support the mathematics program. Each students receives an individual program that is developed by the teacher using several learning tools the meet the students need.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Avec T'choupi je découvre les nombres-TPS Nathan Petite Section, Maternelle,Je découvre les chiffres,Hatier Chouette Entraînement-Activités de maths-Moyenne Section Le nouveau Math élém., Fichier 1 pour Grande Section Le nouveau Math élém., Fichier 2 pour Grande Section


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Students are allowed to use calculators only when they have shown they are able to add, subtract, multiply and divide independently as a basic skill.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        L’enfant va apprendre à structurer son raisonnement par le biais de l’expérimentation et de l’analyse ce qui requiert des efforts d'organisation et de concentration.

      • Early Reading

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Whole Language


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        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.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Whole Language reading programs eschew sublexical (under the word-level) training, focusing instead on getting students to infer and guess at words based on their understanding of the larger meaning of the sentence (“context-clues”). Students are given ample opportunity to read actual literature (age-appropriate) along with strategies for using semantic-based clues to pronounce unrecognized words.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood uses the direct instruction reading programs. Kindergarten to Grade 2 level teach sounds and sounding out. Grades 3-8 focus on grade level vocabulary, reading fluency and reading comprehension. Students who are not receiving direct instruction are completing programs from the Ontario Curriculum and/or individual academic programs developed to enhance a specific academic skill.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Le CP est la 1ère classe du cycle des apprentissages fondamentaux où l’enfant va acquérir les savoirs de base que sont lire, écrire, communiquer et compter. Le CE1 est avant tout une année de révision et de consolidation des acquis antérieurs. L’enfant va maîtriser les savoirs de base que sont lire, écrire, communiquer et compter Le CE2 est la 3e année du cycle 2 au cours de laquelle l’enfant va apprendre à structurer son raisonnement par le biais de l’expérimentation et de l’analyse ce qui requiert des efforts d'organisation et de concentration.


        DIBELS testing

        Approach

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.
        A psycho-educational assessment is completed for each student and is updated yearly using assessments - such as the Wiatt.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.
        Contrôle continu et examen trimestriel tois fois l'année scolaire

      • Writing

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood delivers writing instruction with a focus on the conventions of proper spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation. Students learn the basic structures of the paragraph and the essay, along with the writing skills necessary to produce them, There is an emphasis on clear and concise communication.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        • Identifier personnages, événements, circonstances d’un récit lu • Copier avec soin un court texte en respectant l’orthographe et la ponctuation • Écrire sous la dictée un texte de 5 lignes en utilisant ses connaissances lexicales, orthographiques et grammaticales • Produire de façon autonome un texte de 5 à 10 lignes • Copier avec soin et lisiblement un texte court

      • Science

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        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.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        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.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood exposes the elementary students to the Ontario Science Curriculum standards through a variety of hands on activities and highly visual presentations. High School level students receive courses through community High School programs and/or academics individually developed to teach and expand academic skills.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Acquérir des repères dans le temps et l’espace et des connaissances sur le monde. - Maîtriser le vocabulaire spécifique correspondant à ces réalités. - Dépasser les représentations initiales en observant et en manipulant. - Comprendre et décrire le monde réel, celui de la nature et celui construit par l’Homme. - Apprendre à agir sur le monde et de maîtriser les changements induits par l’activité humaine. - S’initier à une démarche d’investigation: observation, questionnement, expérimentation, argumentation et consignation des expériences


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Zoology

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood uses a variety of texts to enhance students learning. Students are exposed to a variety of literature through their individual learning programs, direct instruction, and through curriculum based learning.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Adapter son comportement de lecteur aux difficultés rencontrées : notes pour mémoriser, relecture, demande d’aide, etc. - Participer à un débat sur un texte en confrontant son point de vue à d’autres de manière argumentée. - Lire au moins cinq ouvrages dans l’année scolaire et en rendre compte ; choisir un extrait caractéristique et le lire à haute voix. - Expliciter des choix de lecture, des préférences en utilisant diverses stratégies de lecture pour construire le sens d’un texte. - Rapprocher des œuvres littéraires, à l’oral et à l’écrit et participer à un débat sur une oeuvre en confrontant son point de vue à d’autres de manière argumentée. - Démontrer la compréhension des textes lus, en tirer l’information voulue et exprimer ses réactions. - Découvrir des œuvres d’art antique et moderne, des figures mythiques qui permettent de mettre en valeur la thématique « Arts, mythes et religions ».


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

      • Social Studies

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        The Thematic approach organizes the curriculum around certain themes or cultural universals. Students might spend time focused on food. Then they might focus on transportation or government, and so on.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Students are exposed to the experiences of children their own age around the world and in different historical time periods.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Maîtriser comme individu et comme citoyen, les règles élémentaires de la vie en société et les mettre en œuvre dans le cadre scolaire. - Acquérir des repères dans les domaines de l’histoire, de la géographie, des droits et des devoirs du citoyen, de la responsabilité et de la liberté. - Développer les habiletés à identifier et évaluer des éléments concernant le fonctionnement des institutions et des événements sociaux et historiques. - Développer les compétences et les qualités personnelles nécessaires pour mener des enquêtes dans la matière qui sont ensuite transférables dans d’autres sphères de la vie quotidienne. - Apprendre à se servir de la technologie appropriée comme outil pour recueillir et analyser de l’information, résoudre des problèmes et communiquer des informations. - Utiliser le vocabulaire approprié au sujet à l’étude

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Applewood uses real life, current, and past examples of what students of similar age would be experiencing in other countries in present day as well as what experiences would be relevant to those in other historical periods. Individual and curriculum based programming is included in the Social Sciences.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Comprendre les grands principes de l’action morale: valeurs, savoirs, pratiques et comportements dont le but est de savoir particier efficacement à la constructive de la vie sociale, d'exercer sa liberté en pleine conscience des droits de chacun et de refuser la violence. - Apprendre à établir la différence entre les principes universels (les droits de l'homme), les règles de l'Etat de droit (la loi) et les usages sociaux (la civilité). - Développer le sentiment d'appartenance à son pays dans le respect dû à la diversité des choix et des options personnels.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

         

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        The audio-lingual method of teaching foreign languages emphasizes the use of repetition and a system of immediate reinforcement and feedback. The method makes particular use of oral drills where students are expected to correctly imitate (or intentionally alter) an utterance made by the teacher in the target language. Quizzes and worksheets are also used extensively.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Information not available

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - L’enfant va développer sa réflexion, sa recherche et sa présentation, en enrichissant ses lectures, en sachant se documenter, exposer ses points de vue et présenter le fruit de ses recherches. - Il va apprendre à rédiger différents types d’écrits. Le programme est bien rempli, rigoureux et exigeant en orthographe et en expression écrite. - Il va enrichir son vocabulaire, étudier la formation des mots et les règles orthographiques et grammaticales. - Une place importante est donnée à la réception (lire et écouter) à la production (dire et écrire de textes narratifs


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Information not available

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        The visual arts program is student-driven with a focus on creativity and art as a therapeutic outlet.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Initier l’élève à transmettre des messages et des émotions dans ses réalisations et à s’interroger sur la fonction et l’emplacement des formes d’arts visuels dans sa communauté, dans sa province et dans tout le Canada. - l’élève entreprend l’étude d’une notation musicale traditionnelle et communique des messages, des idées et des émotions dans ses réalisations. Le chant et l’interprétation de chansons folkloriques et populaires tiennent toujours une place importante, ce qui donne aux élèves l’occasion de chanter ensemble, d’approfondir leurs connaissances et leurs habiletés musicales et de s’ouvrir à la culture, aux traditions, à l’histoire de leur milieu et à d’autres cultures et époques. - explorer des situations sociales et culturelles et expérimenter des formes de représentation tout en améliorant les habiletés d’expression d’idées et d’émotions sous forme dramatique.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        Approach

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Medium integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Computer are used in the school to enhance learning experiences and/or as a defined accommodation but are not a focus which would distract from the core learning required by our students.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Découverte de l’ordinateur: - découvrir que l'ordinateur a de la mémoire, fonctionne avec les nombres, les lettres et les mots. - Initier à la découverte des concepts fondamentaux de l’informatique. - distinguer les différents systèmes informatiques avec leurs avantages et inconvénients - Know the function of the keys: backspace, delete, enter, caps lock. Entraînement - savoir utiliser des outils interactifs, le multimédia et l’internet - Initier au langage et à l’usage d’outils informatiques. - être capable de traduire les mots dans le langage Basic et d’exploiter les éléments relatifs à l’internet Création et production - créer, produire, exploiter des données. - développer une intégration avec les autres enseignements scientifiques et techniques dans une volonté d’interdisciplinarité. - rédiger un programme et le représenter schématiquement.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        Academie Providence

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

        The Ministry of Education supports and promotes the participation of students in daily physical activity. Consequently, Applewood Academy must ensure that all elementary students, including students with special needs, have a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time. The goal of daily physical activity is to enable all students to improve or maintain their physical fitness and their overall health and wellness, and to enhance their learning opportunities. Daily physical activity may include walking, active games, yoga, dance, aquatics, sports, and fitness and recreational activities (where facilities permit). In addition to daily physical activity Applewood provides Ontario Curriculum based learning.

        ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

        - Développer l’équilibre psychomoteur et les habiletés locomotrices tout en apprenant des habiletés simples de manipulation d’objets en commençant par les lancer et les attraper. - Développer les capacités nécessaires aux conduites motrices, physiques, sportives et artistiques. - Développer le sens de l’effort et de la persévérance tout en répondant au besoin et au plaisir de bouger. - Apprendre à mieux se connaître, à mieux connaître les autres et à veiller à sa santé. - Acquérir une compréhension des facteurs qui contribuent à un développement sain et apprendre à assumer des responsabilités en ce qui concerne la santé tout au long de la vie. - Développer des habiletés motrices et tactiques et appliquer des concepts liés aux mouvements lors de jeux, sports, danses et autres activités physiques.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Academie Providence

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


      Approach


      Our Take

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Applewood provides programming for Kindergarten students that is focused on developing the foundations of learning in a supported and structured environment. Students are provided direct instruction programming that is suited to individual needs in conjunction with a mental health supported structured environment. Play based and therapeutic play based activities is an integral part of the programming.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Les objectifs essentiels de la maternelle : • aider chaque enfant à: - devenir autonome ; - s'approprier des connaissances et des compétences; - acquérir un langage oral riche, organisé et compréhensible par l'autre; - vivre une expérience scolaire réussie; - se préparer adéquatement à l’école primaire en développant ses facultés fondamentales : parler, agir, découvrir, sentir, réfléchir, imaginer, créer…); - exercer ses capacités motrices, sensorielles, affectives, relationnelles et intellectuelles; - découvrir l’univers de l’écrit.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Academie Providence

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


      Pace

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      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.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      We tailor the instruction of multiple subjects to meet the individual needs of the students. Cyber learning and technology are used to support and enhance the learning/experience, enticing and encouraging learning that is not well served through traditional educational practices.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      La maternelle est un lieu d’éducation et d’apprentissage avec des objectifs précis. Tout y est organisé pour que l’enfant agisse et participe : l’espace, le temps et les situations.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Academie Providence

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


      Our Take

      Our Take

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      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.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      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 the school says

      What the school says

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Applewood treats all students with respect and compassion. The following fundamental principles make up our service philosophy to enhance academic achievement: • We work in partnership with all of our students in a way that fosters dignity, self-respect and independence. • We demonstrate cultural proficiency, gender sensitivity, diversity and respect for individuals’ needs and strengths and promote these values within our professional networks and collaborations. • We focus on the students strengths in all aspects of programming, and promote individual achievement as a primary treatment objective.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      - Comprendre les grands principes de l’action morale: valeurs, savoirs, pratiques et comportements dont le but est de savoir particier efficacement à la constructive de la vie sociale, d'exercer sa liberté en pleine conscience des droits de chacun et de refuser la violence. - Apprendre à établir la différence entre les principes universels (les droits de l'homme), les règles de l'Etat de droit (la loi) et les usages sociaux (la civilité). - Développer le sentiment d'appartenance à son pays dans le respect dû à la diversité des choix et des options personnels.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      "We intentionally avoid all forms of public distinction between students in terms of academic performance."

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      "We honour and distinguish our brightest students, using them as examples for other students to follow."

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Academie Providence

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


      Primary

      Primary

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."


      Secondary

      Secondary

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Emotional
      The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      Not applicable
      Not applicable


      What the school says

      What the school says

      APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

      Applewood aspires to shape our students into those who: - Have an improved understanding of self; identity, personal strengths, community and cultural awareness, existing resources and personal goal setting. - Achieve academic success and personal achievement with the consistent support and encouragement of the team. - Develop appropriate coping skills, ability to address emotional/behavioural problems and improved mental health. - Experience increased expectations regarding self-management and life skills, in correlation with functioning potential, until reaching full maturity.

      ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

      - Éducation attentive à la formation de l’intelligence et du cœur qui favorise le plein épanouissement de la personnalité de l’élève, la maturité de son intelligence aussi bien que celle de son cœur, de sa volonté et de son esprit, qui lui permet de prendre conscience de la vie qui l’anime dans sa double dimension d’intériorité et d’universalité. - Éducation qui anime la foi en Dieu Trinitaire et qui forme aux valeurs spirituelles, humaines et morales dans un climat de confiance, d’amour et de sécurité.

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    Academie Providence

    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


    Additional support

    Additional support

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    • Integration of psychometric and outcome measures into ongoing Treatment Plan. • Development and adherence to the student’s Treatment Plan. • Provision of clinical consultation services to Applewood Academy based on the student’s level of risk and need. • Treatment Update meetings and Program reviews with Clinical Director • Provision of clinical services to the student internally and/or externally depending on the student’s need. Recommendations for clinical services may include but are not limited to, art, group, play, cognitive behaviour and solution focused therapies. • Fostering the student’s sense of belonging in a school environment, peer group and/our community. • The identification and accessing of community based supports for both the student and family. • Provision of predictable staff availability to support the student in processing historical and current school/life experiences and, whenever possible, to maintain the same educational and clinical team.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Le support thérapeutique est offert par un spécialiste dont les honoraires sont défrayés par les parents concernés. Une personne d'appui assiste l'enfant durant l'enseignement est engagée par l'admininistration et don't les honoraires sont payés par les parents.


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Applewood engages in regular assessment of it's students, supporting and accommodating those who have learning difficulties. The ongoing attention to a students Academic Care Plan allows the team to adjust a students plan as necessary while measuring goal achievement. Those with clinically diagnosed learning disabilities are welcome at Applewood Academy.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Nous adoptons la politique d'intégration et nous nous entendons avec les parents dont l'enfant a des besoins spéciaux pour contribuer à payer le temps d'appui pédagoqique offert à l'enfant par une personne ressource.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    Academie Providence

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Applewood Academy for Progressive Learning

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Academie Providence

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation


    What the school says

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    • Our Extracurricular Activities: Piano, guitar, flute à bec, violin, folkloric dance, classic dance, robotics, karate, math mental, Spanish, gymnastics, choir, ping-pong.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    Application fee required

     

    Yes

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    AAPL works with students who have difficulty functioning within a regular classroom setting due to behavioural, emotional, social, and psychological problems. These students often have been previously diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, depression, learning disabilities, etc.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    At Academie Providence we promote and provide the best academic opportunities so every student can learn, grow and succeed!

    What the school says

    What the school says

    APPLEWOOD ACADEMY FOR PROGRESSIVE LEARNING

    Given our focus on both treatment and academics, AAPL requires the completion of a detailed application form as well as consent to access and review any previous clinical information related to the student's problems (i.e., school, psychological, medical, psychiatric, etc. reports).  This background information, as well as our independent clinical assessment, enables us to develop an individualized treatment and academic plan for the student.

    ACADEMIE PROVIDENCE

    1.  Age of entrance  

    - Nursery 31 months: having reached the age of 31 months before September 1 of the year of

      admission;

    - Kindergarten 3 years old: having 3 years old before December 31 of the year of admission;

    - Kindergarten 4 years: having 4 years old by December 31 of the year of admission;

    - Preschool 5 years: having 5 years old before December 31 of the year of admission;

    - Primary 1: having 6 years old before December 31 of the year of admission;

    2.  Pass the entrance exam given to students entering Primary school. This examination, that takes place towards the second half of March, is to test the knowledge of students in French, English and mathematics

    3.  For preschool and kindergarten, an interview with the child takes place before the registration in order to verify his/her understanding and expression in French.

    4.Documents

    Photocopy of the Birth Certificate.          

    Photocopy of the Health Insurance Card for Canadian student

    Vaccination proof for foreign student.

    Photocopy of the Report Card of the last two Academic years

    Amount : 3320 cad non-refundable for foreign student.

    Amount: 500 cad non-refundable covers the registration fee and the cost of the entrance exam if required.

     




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