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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Nancy Campbell Academy

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1995

     

    1994


     

    Enrolment

     

    300

     

    Varies


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 6

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Liberal Arts


     

    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

     

    5 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.
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

     

    $13,750


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     

    $28,325 to $34,325


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    15%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    9 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $11,700

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    27

     

    0


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Nancy Campbell Academy

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    "The school has a unique educational sense and a commitment to the development of our children's education..."
    Walquiria Francato - Parent   (Nov 06, 2019)
    Nancy Campbell Academy for My Daughter and Family is the realization of a dream. The school has a u...
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    "The school staff cares deeply about the student body's well-being. There are constant consultations and actions being put into place..."
    Gabriel Quinn - Alumnus   (Nov 06, 2019)
    My experience attending Nancy Campbell spanned from age 15 to 18 and were the most formative years o...
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    "My child used to be shy, reluctant to talk, but changed a lot after attending NCA."
    Angela Zhang - Parent   (Nov 19, 2019)
    My child enjoyed and appreciated the warm, family-like atmosphere and a solid academic foundation at...
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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.

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    Founded in 1994, Nancy Campbell Academy is a preparatory school intending to provide a strong academic program, a foundation in character development, and to deliver students prepared to succeed in university. Gordon Naylor, the founder, remains as principal, giving valuable consistency to leadership. Over that time, curriculum was developed to address the overarching concepts of world citizenship, consistent with the provisions of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It can risk sounding lofty, though the school works to ground those ideals within the day to day. “If we can create an environment that is based in an ethical way of doing things,” says Naylor, “then we can demonstrate what we’re about, rather than just posting something on the wall saying this is what we’d like to be.” Certainly, reports from students, parents, and alumni vouch for the success of the approach. Students are encouraged not just to consider the concepts of ethical citizenship, but to think about what they, personally, can bring to the world. Academic achievement is a source of social capital within the setting; this is a place where it’s very much cool to be smart, engaged, and curious. The student body is diverse, and the program is designed specifically to address the needs of international learners arriving from overseas. The program, in turn, is strengthened by the breadth of and diversity of perspectives that they bring with them. The size of the student population—enrolment averages 80 students across the secondary grades—ensures that every member is known to faculty and peers, and feels part of the school community.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Nancy Campbell Academy

    NANCY CAMPBELL 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

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    • Academic excellence
    • Small classes
    • Over 95 per cent university placement
    • Character-building
    • Virtues & Leadership Capabiliies
    • Non-denominational
    • Mentorship Program
    • International Service Trips
    • ESL Program
    • Scholarships & Bursaries available

    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.

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    NCA offers a superior education with its unique education model that prepares students for a competitive university market. Students learn to find purpose in their academic and extra-curricular pursuits. With purpose, students are happier and life often feels more manageable making it easier to do better, even in academics. Our program of academic excellence blends the sciences and arts like no other institution. NCA delivers a learning experience that develops the capacities of young people to be future leaders.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

    Nancy Campbell Academy

    NANCY CAMPBELL 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.

    From Shanghai to Paris, from the Canadian Arctic to Argentina, Nancy

    Campbell Academy has welcomed students from all over the world to

    experience authentic happiness. As they pursue their academic studies they are

    morally strengthened by our capacity-building programme. By strengthening

    their ethical capability they are well prepared to make a difference to their

    families, their communities and the world!

    It is through the experience of learning to be of service to others as an integral

    centre of our curriculum that they build on their strengths. Giving creates

    happiness and joy. On our foundation of ‘Nineteen Moral Capabilities’, students

    develop positive qualities, attitudes and skills while gaining insight thus motivating them to

    build their inner moral architecture, so necessary to be successful.

    We have demonstrated our capacity to inspire leaders of the future. Our students do their

    best to contribute meaningfully, while achieving excellence in their academics! In the spirit of

    the pursuit of happiness through service to humankind we are confident students will be

    inspired to learn, to grow and achieve their true potential!

    Warm Regards

    Gordon Naylor

    Principal

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Central Montessori School – Maplehurst Campus

    Nancy Campbell 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

    Nancy Campbell Academy

    NANCY CAMPBELL 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

    NANCY CAMPBELL 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

  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    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

    What the school says

    What the school says

    CENTRAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL – MAPLEHURST CAMPUS

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

    NANCY CAMPBELL ACADEMY

    Admission is based on three main components, the application and supporting documents, academic standing and an interview (character and conduct, goals and attitudes, placement compatibility). 

    Admission Procedure 

    Admission into Nancy Campbell Academy requires:

    Step 1: Complete this application and return to the school with a copy of the applicant’s most

    recent transcript or report cards from the previous school (previous 2 years) and a photocopy of

    passport (photo page only) and immunization record.

    Step 2: Documents are reviewed and the interview is scheduled for the student.

    Step 3: An Invoice for the deposit is issued to the student with instructions on how to pay.

    Step 4: Applicant is interviewed by the Principal or Vice-Principal (personal, telephone or skype).

    Step 5: A Letter Of Invitation is issued to the successful candidate with the final invoice.

    Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter outlining the reasons and the deposit will be refunded.    

    Step 6: Upon acceptance of the invitation and receipt of the payment in full, a Letter of Acceptance, Custodianship, and an account

    a statement is mailed to the International students. The Letter of Acceptance and Custodianship

    declaration can be used as evidence to support an application for a Canadian study visa. 

    Step 7: International students arrive at the school with an original copy of the following documents: Study

    Permit and Visa; School records of the previous study; Immunization Record.

    *If documents are not in English, they must have an official notarized translation.

     




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