AN OUR KIDS REPORT:Bond Academy vs. Great Lakes Christian High School

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  • SCHOOL LOCATION

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    Address

    Address

    1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5, Canada

    4875 King Street, Beamsville, Ontario, L3J 2J1, Canada

    Distance

    Distance

    338.5 km

    302.2 km

  • SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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    Basics

    Basics

    Founded

    1978

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    Enrolment

    350

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    Grades

    Preschool to 12

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    Gender

    Coed

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    Living arrangements

    Day

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    Language of instruction

    English

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    Faith Based

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    School focus

    Academic

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    Developmental Priorities

    Balanced
    Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation.
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

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    Academics

    Academics

    Curriculum

    Liberal Arts

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    Curriculum pace

    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.

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    Academic culture

    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”.

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    Avg. Class Size

    15 to 18

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    Special needs support

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

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    Gifted learner support

    In-class adaptations

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    Preschool/K curriculum

    Montessori
    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

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    Tuition

    Tuition

    Day Tuition

    $13,500 to $16,800

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    Boarding Tuition

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    Financial aid (FA)

    No

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    Students on FA

    0%

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    Eligible grades for FA

    None

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    Median FA package size

    $0

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    Enrollment

    Enrollment

    Avg. enrollment per grade

    22

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    Percent in boarding

    0%

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    Admissions

    Admissions

    Admissions rate

    100%

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    Day entry years

    Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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    Boarding entry years

    10, 11, 12

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    Day admissions deadline

    Rolling

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    Boarding admissions deadline

    Not available

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    Interview required?

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - 12

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    SSAT required

    No

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  • School’s perspective

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    Who are you, as a school?

    Who are you, as a school?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "Bond promotes the academic, social & character development of our students within a challenging & supportive learning environment, using an enriched Ontario MOE curriculum. Facilities include a professional stage, double gym, cafeteria, library, computer labs, a large fenced field with a Creative Playground & a wireless campus. Fees include full-day Montessori Casa, Kindergarten, Early Start Literacy, Resource support, Numeracy, French, Daily Physical Education, Swim Program & Before & After school programs."

    • Character Education
    • Free Before/After School Program
    • Weekly Swimming Lessons
    • Early start French Classes
    • Art & Music & Drama
    • Daily Physical and Health Education
    • Sports Programs - SSAF Member
    • Small Classes
    • AP Courses
    • 100% Post Secondary Acceptance

    What do you do differently and uniquely well?

    What do you do differently and uniquely well?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "We set high personal & academic standards for our students. We believe that with positive support and direction. students will rise to the challenge of high expectations. Our students are recognized & respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high quality. well-rounded education. At Bond Academy, we remain committed to our students, our parents, & our philosophy. Simply put education at Bond is Beyond the Books and its Education as it Should be."

    Why do you think families choose you over schools they compare you to?

    Why do you think families choose you over schools they compare you to?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "Parents find that Bond promotes the academic, social, physical, & character development of our students by providing them with a challenging & supportive learning environment. Our students are recognized and respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high-quality, well-rounded education. We believe that a partnership of families is critical to maximizing the success of our students. Education that is beyond the books, Education as it should be."

    What might families find surprising about your school?

    What might families find surprising about your school?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "One of the things families find surprising about Bond is that not only does Bond have a sense of community, but it is also Its own community. An extended family, where everyone feels welcome. Bond has a culture that builds a child beyond academics, hence beyond the books. We emphasise that education is building future members of society, to be stronger, diverse, considerate, respectfully, caring, and knowledgeable which encourages lifelong learning."

    What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

    What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the
    student’s overall learning environment & achievement. As well as a variety of after-school clubs, competitive sports teams, cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance.

    "Education as it should be” and a healthy active lifestyle are the foundations of Bond Academy. We strive to encourage our students to reach their full potential by developing into kind, caring and active members of our society."

    What five facts about your school tell your story?

    What five facts about your school tell your story?

    BOND ACADEMY

    "Bond has been providing educational programs since 1978. Our campus covers 10,800 m2 with more than 40 classrooms. A variety of after-school clubs, Competitive sports teams & SSAF members, Cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance. The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the learning environment. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate their achievements through, Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking, Communication & Applications."

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