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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1995

     

    1993


     

    Enrolment

     

    300

     

    165


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 6

     

    JK to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    English, French


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Accelerated
    The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).
     
    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

     

    Varies

     

    14 to 18


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    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.
     
    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

     

     

    $14,440 to $14,985


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    27

     

    15


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    "The compassionate, respectful, and inspiring atmosphere at AWA encourages children to push their boundaries while simultaneously respecting their needs."
    Julia Albert - Parent   (May 03, 2021)
    We have nothing but incredible things to say about Westboro Academy. The richness of the curriculum,...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Since it was founded in 1995, CMS has grown to include five locations in the GTA. The program is founded on the core ideals that Maria Montessori promoted in her work, those of respect, community, purposeful engagement, and self-directed learning. That said, Montessori didn't create her program as a museum piece, but rather as a starting point, and that's a spirit that CMS upholds as well. Dr. Montessori, as has been said, "adjusted and adapted her educational system to better serve children's needs, and well-functioning Montessori classrooms typically share many features reflecting those adjustments." One of which was, of course, a willingness to adjust and adapt. As such, the CMS program includes, as at the Maplehurst location, a computer lab, a library, and a music room. In all, the focus is very clearly on the child, and supporting child development, which is just as it should be.

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Westboro was established in 1993 by a group of parents who wanted a quality bilingual elementary education for their children. It began with a single Grade 1 class comprised of just 7 students. Needless to say, the school has grown, though—as at the beginning—growth has been an expression of need within the community. Further, the sense of community within the school is rightly encouraged and prized. The focus remains centred on providing an authentic, effective bilingual program within a setting that addresses academic and social development. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a challenging, active educational environment. As such, at Westboro those who enroll will join a student body of true peers, one in which social currency is gained through achievement in all levels of student life. For many, that experience alone can be transformational.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    • Helping each child reach their full potential
    • New, Spacious, Naturally lit, French Immersion & Private Elementary Campus
    • French and English Montessori Kindergarten at our Maplehurst Campus
    • French Immersion Elementary
    • English Montessori Elementary
    • Before and Afterschool Programs
    • Toddler & Casa Programs at our Sheppard Campus
    • Happy & stimulating learning environment
    • Open House every Thursday from 9am-4pm

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    • Académie Westboro Academy, a truly bilingual school, une école parfaitement bilingue.
    • Give your child a lifetime of excellence with Ottawa's most personalized, truly bilingual education.
    • Westboro Academy has a strong academic focus in a rigorous academic environment.
    • Being community-focussed is a key aspect of our school mission.
    • Our founding core values are: Excellence, Integrity and Respect.
    • Our class sizes are small, and there is only one class per grade.
    • We cultivate independence, critical-thinking and character, in preparation for life-long learning.
    • Kindergarten: our students are exposed to French right from the beginning
    • Grades 1-6 are exposed to a bilingual program that uses both Ontario and Quebec curriculums.
    • Grades 7-8 curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and strong study skills.

    Description

    Description

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    For over 20 years we have believed in the importance of building strong educational foundations. Our renowned Casa program helps children build a solid foundation and equips young minds with skills needed for future success. The Elementary program features an enriched curriculum that develops higher-level thinking skills while nurturing individual strengths, encouraging innovative thinking, and fostering a uniquely global perspective. French Immersion is available for children 3 - 12 years at our Maplehurst Campus.

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Westboro Academy is a proud leader in bilingual education for Kindergarten to grade 8. We offer an enriched and rigorous curriculum in both English and French with small class sizes, where every student matters in our tight-knit and nurturing community. We are adaptable and exceptional in our approach. Celebrating nearly 30 years in education, we have moved to a spacious and revitalized location near Alta Vista! Give your child a lifetime of excellence with Ottawa's most personalized, truly bilingual education.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Message

    Our campus focusses on the development of the young child.  Our caring and professional staff at the Sheppard Campus provides an enriching environment to enable your child to reach their potential.

    Our mission at Westboro Academy is to provide a truly bilingual and exceptional education, in a community-focused and nurturing environment. What makes us special is our approach to educating and developing the whole child in a true partnership with their parents and guardians. At Westboro Academy, every teacher and staff member knows every student and every parent. When people enter our building, they instantly notice the warm and familial feel of our school. Everything we do is geared towards promoting and maintaining our founding core values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect.   Our students love to come to school every day and it is evident in their smiling faces. What makes us unique is our focus on the purest form of bilingualism. Bilingualism is a skill that children in the National Capital Region should be allowed. Our approach towards this is to provide quality instruction half of every day in each of Canada’s official languages. Therefore, when students leave Westboro Academy, they are fully confident in both English and French. Our students have a reputation for having the highest level of bilingualism of any students in Ottawa when they graduate from our program.

    In addition to these, we have small classes, with only one class per grade. With an average of 16 students per class, our students have more opportunities and are given more attention than students receive in a regular classroom. Our students love learning and are challenged academically. At Westboro Academy, it is “cool” to be smart.

    Our teachers are incredibly dedicated and passionate and our positive school climate makes them want to stay. I am happy to say that our teaching staff has an average tenure of eleven years. This speaks volumes about the stability of our school program.

    We simply have so much to show you. Therefore, I would like to encourage Ottawa families and families from the Outaouais region to come to see the school for yourselves and meet our staff and students. I am confident that you will instantly recognize the benefits of a Westboro Academy education for your children.

     

     

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    Académie Westboro Academy

    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

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    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

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    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

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    • Académie Westboro Academy has an inclusive approach. We believe childhood is a wonderful time to participate in a wide variety of sports and activities. We don't have try-outs and no one gets "cut". Everyone gets an equal opportunity. With this approach, we have found that our students remain competitive in the inter-school athletics, and our students and teams are very successful in all of their pursuits.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Westboro Academy seeks to admit students who are eager to learn and who can handle a challenging bilingual academic environment. Students who embody the school pillars of excellence, integrity and respect are a strong fit for the school.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Registration Fee Deposit Fee (prepayment for June) Postdated Monthly Cheques

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Apply to Westboro Academy online.

    Application Checklist:

    We do not have entrance exams/tests, but assessment visits.

     




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