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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    King Heights Academy

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    0

     

    2004


     

    Enrolment

     

    200

     

    150


     

    Grades

     

    Preschool to 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    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."
    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

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate


     

    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

     
    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”.
     
    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.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    12 to 18

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated gifted school

     

    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.
     
    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

     

    $15,500 to $18,500

     

    $15,598 to $21,998


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $19,500

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    1 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    13

     

    9


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    75%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Preschool, JK, SK, K, 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

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Dec 01, 2020

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    King Heights Academy

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    DELANO ACADEMY

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    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    DELANO ACADEMY

    "Students truly have a very rich academic life. They are always encouraged to think and inquire..."
    ANA LIGIA MALAVAZI - Parent   (Aug 22, 2018)
    Our son has become much happier and full of life after he started at Delano. It was the best decisio...
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    "My kids love the one on one attention."
    Sabrina Bartolini - Parent   (Aug 22, 2018)
    My kids love the one on one attention. They feel that their needs are met and understand the materia...
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    "...uncanny approach to push students academically but care about their character development equally"
    Dayna Bruner - Parent   (Jun 22, 2020)
    From the moment we walked into the halls at Delano Academy, there was a sense of comfort, excellence...
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    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Delano was founded in 2014 with the mandate of providing a very forward looking approach to the early and elementary years. The focus is on collaboration, 21st century literacies, and allowing students to grow into an international, empathetic understanding of the world and their place within it. The core competencies are delivered, as is a sense of how they relate to who we are and what we’re able to achieve. The ideal student is one operating toward the top of his or her peer group, and able to thrive in vibrant, active, socially engaging learning environment.

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    Parents are drawn to King Heights principally by its reputation for delivering high-quality academics. Not all schools perhaps have the same working definition for quality, though King Heights, in many ways, presents the most sound: challenging, collaborative, creative, and active. While not all students are required to enroll within it, the IB program provides a foundation for the life of the school that is inclusive of the values of global, linguistic, and cultural diversity. Also notable is a willingness to continually evaluate best practices, combining elements of traditional curriculum delivery with innovative tools and approaches. The culture of the school is one based in an empathetic world view, with parents and extended family welcome to participate actively in the school community.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    King Heights Academy

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    DELANO ACADEMY

    • International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
    • Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
    • STE[A]M
    • Gifted High performance school
    • Before & After school care
    • Low class ratio 14:1
    • Tech Rich School
    • Balanced Art/Athletic/Academics
    • French
    • Small Boutique School

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    • 2 Campuses, Thornhill & Woodbridge
    • Preschool, Prekindergarten, Elementary, Intermediate & Secondary Programs
    • Multi Sports Program
    • IB World School
    • Optimal Small Class Sizes
    • STEAM incorporated into every Program
    • High caliber, nurturing Teachers and Staff
    • International Student Program
    • Guidance counselling, SAT preparation, NCAA planning, OUAC planning
    • Transportation Services

    Description

    Description

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Vaughan's top CO-ED private K-12 school, Delano is a 21st century IB candidate, university preparatory school that values evidenced-based best practices for teaching & learning. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, globally-minded education and a balance of Academics, Arts, Athletics & student wellness. We support our bright/gifted students in harnessing resiliency & critical thinking skills as visionary makers, creators & innovators. Delano enriches learning as a STE[A]M & Tech rich school.

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    In the city of Vaughan, King Heights Academy pioneers the approach to interweave the provincial & the IB PYP curriculum by providing a safe & nurturing environment where children are given every opportunity to develop a range of cognitive, critical thinking, creative problem-solving & social skills. Our academic program is enriched with extra-curricular activities that create a broad range of opportunities to be stimulated, challenged & inspired. Our new Thornhill Campus offers a Sports Program from grades 1-12 .

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    King Heights Academy

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    Message

    Head of School's Welcome,

    If you are going dream for your child, then dream BIGGER.

    Delano Academy was created on the vision to provide an exceptional learning environment where academic rigor is met with balanced education. Delano prepares students for university and life with an intensive academic focus and  exceptional 21st teaching practices. At Delano Academy, there is an emphasis on providing students with state of the art cutting edge resources. Students access outstanding resources and facilities in all areas of their education, everyday. We are a school that values student centered learning and evidenced based practices. 

    Delano is a forward thinking school that respects 21st teaching practices, administration, environmental design & curriculum focus. We have extraordinary expectations of our students and we are DREAM role-models. We want our students to achieve greatness and we provide them with a school that inspires students as visionary, creative and critical thinkers.

    Delano values globally minded thinking and innovation. Imagineering students are problem solvers, makers and doers. The Delano Archetype is a collaborator, has effective communication skills, curious and confident.

    Delano is a school that fosters creativity, passion, innovation, problem solving & critical thinking. We are not simply keeping up with a changing world and preparing students for University. We are preparing students for careers that are yet to be created and a future that has never been dreamed yet.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Sandy Palombo

    M.Ed (York), B.Ed (OISE), SHon. BA (YORK) 

     

     

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  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      DELANO ACADEMY

      International Baccalaureate

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Delano Academy has a reputation for its strong curriculum. The Ontario Ministry Curriculum Expectations act as the foundation for learning. Then the curriculum is enhanced with an IB worldview, giving our students a head-start. We embrace a changing world in education. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, worldly education aligning itself with the prestigious International Baccalaureate-IB world school standards. Gifted learners feel challenged with richer learning opportunities that support their unique learning profile. Our natural teaching lends well to gifted learners with greater opportunities for higher-level critical-thinking, problem-solving, design-thinking and global mindedness. Delano is a place where students learn that anything is possible. With sound research in international educational practices, we have sourced the best resources and materials to enrich learning for our students. Coupled with a strong framework in child development and student wellness, our curriculum is world class support.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy is a fully authorized IB World School. The IB Program nurtures independent learning skills, developing students' academic, social and emotional well being, focusing on international mindedness and strong personal values. King Heights Academy offers a transdisciplinary program that interweaves the Ontario curriculum and IB program and includes specialty programs such as Art, Information and Communication Technology, Music, Physical Education and daily French.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy's Math curriculum approaches numeracy skills and concepts in a balanced way. It engages students in a cycle of constructing, transferring and applying meaning as they develop understanding of mathematical concepts in order to provide them with a base for further learning. Specific instruction and exploration in mathematics occurs as both a part of our mathematics program and through the program of inquiry.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Early Reading

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Balanced Literacy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Balanced Literacy


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy's Early Reading program begins with reading readiness including concepts of print, phonics, sight words and frequent exposure to literature.


        DIBELS testing

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        No

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        DIBELS Testing: This school periodically uses DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

      • Writing

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal balance

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        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.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy's students are encouraged to communicate their experiences, knowledge and understanding through writing.

      • Science

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        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.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        At King Heights Academy Science is taught through the IB Units of Inquiry. Our program views science as the exploration of behaviour and the interrelationship among the natural, physical and material worlds using the process of scientific inquiry; technology is viewed as the application of the principles of science. The inclusion of science and technology within the curriculum leads students to an appreciation and awareness of the world through the eyes of the scientist. The science and technology process, by encouraging hands-on experience and inquiry based learning, enables the students to make informed and responsible decisions, not only in science and technology but also in other areas of life.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Zoology

      • Literature

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Students engage daily in meaningful and developmentally appropriate literacy experiences that support their growth in reading, writing, listening and oral communication. Language experiences are also built into the Units and Inquiry and literacy experiences support the development of strong communication skills.


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Core Knowledge


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        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).

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy views Social Studies as the study of people in relation to their environment and their society. Social studies helps students to develop their personal, family, ethnic and cultural identities; to make informed and reasoned decisions about their classroom, the school and the world; and to understand themselves in relation to the past, the environment and society. Social Studies in an IB school is international. It teaches tolerance of diversity, social diversity and diversity of gender. It actively values all cultures and people. Emphasis is placed on the reduction of discrimination and prejudice within the classroom, the school and the world. Social Studies in an IB school is grounded in a strong strand for human rights, justice and equality. Social Studies is integrated into the IB Units of Inquiry.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Students participate in daily French language classes which are stimulating and engaging. It encompasses oral communication skills, writing and reading skills and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Students also learn functional vocabulary to support their Units of Inquiry as well as meaningful and spontaneous language interaction.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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)

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

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

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        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

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy's Fine Arts programs are taught by Specialist Teachers. The Arts program at King Heights Academy offers students opportunities to express themselves through creation and response. Education in the arts is essential to students’ intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth and well-being. The Arts nourish and stimulate the imagination, and provide students with an expanded range of tools, techniques, and skills to help them gain insights into the world around them and to represent their understandings in various ways. The Arts are also integrated into the IB Units of Inquiry.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Heavy integration

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        DELANO ACADEMY

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Students use technology appropriately and effectively to enhance inquiry and learning experiences. Students explore ways to investigate, create, communicate, organize, and collaborate using technology. Digital citizenship and academic honesty are taught explicitly as students become increasingly proficient in their use of technology.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY

        King Heights Academy

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Our facilities are exceptional with 6500 square foot high school gym and 6 acres of trails and athletic space for students. Our students participate in athletic competitions and events and train for intramural events.\n\nOur standard physical education program provides students with intensive training and preparation for individual, group recreational and competitive events.

        KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

        The health and physical education curriculum helps students develop an understanding of what they need in order to make a commitment to lifelong healthy, active living and develop the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives. Students will learn the skills needed to be successful in life as active, socially responsible citizens.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Academic


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELANO ACADEMY

      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.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      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

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Our preparatory program is a fully enriched inquiry-based advanced program where students receive a rigorous academic advantage. Students learn to read competently, write, learn grammar with formal instruction, develop penmanship formally, problem solve, explore science and their world around them.\nOur students develop language, cognitive, motor, social-emotional development and self-regulation & independence.\nStudents thrive in our small environment where learning is centred on their needs.\nOur class ratio is 1:7. Our objective is to prepare our students with a strong foundation for elementary education. Our students receive a varied well-rounded comprehensive curriculum that develops critical learning skills and habits.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy offers a holistic, nurturing child-centered kindergarten curriculum in a friendly and nurturing environment. We introduce children to the world of wondering and wandering, exploring and enjoying, observing and understanding that comes naturally to them. We offer a well balanced and engaging curriculum which addresses practical life skills, sensorial and language development, logical reasoning, artistic pursuits and physical and social education. Activities are designed keeping in mind the distinct learning styles and individualized to the students' pace so that each student progresses through the elementary grades with assurance, ease and confidence.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Accelerated

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELANO ACADEMY

      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).

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      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

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Information not available

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELANO ACADEMY

      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”.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Information not available

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      DELANO ACADEMY

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

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY

      King Heights Academy

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      DELANO ACADEMY

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

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Intellectual
      The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      Not applicable
      Not applicable


      What the school says

      What the school says

      DELANO ACADEMY

      We provide an environment that is balanced between academics, athletics, arts and character development. We enable every student to be a leader. We support every student in this effort and provide them the foundation for leadership in the 21st century. Every student has the opportunity to become the next CEO and training starts at Delano Academy.

      KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

      As an IB World School we focus on developing a well rounded and balanced student.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Delano Academy

    King Heights 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

     

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    King Heights Academy

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    DELANO 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

    KING HEIGHTS 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

    What the school says

    DELANO ACADEMY

    • Air & Navy Cadet Core
    • Drumline Program
    • Cheerleading

    KING HEIGHTS ACADEMY

    • King Heights Academy is a member of the SSAF.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    75%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Preschool, JK, SK, K, 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

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Dec 01, 2020

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    DELANO ACADEMY

    The Delano student archetype is Confident. Has strong Character. Is Curious.   Is a Collaborator. We provide the milieu that fully supports our students. The Delano is a cutting edge academy with a strong vision for our students to reach limitless learning potential. We are searching for student candidates that are eager to be part of the Delano school vision.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    DELANO ACADEMY

    The Admission Process at Delano is an opportunity for families to learn about our academy in a personal friendly setting. Parents are invited to bring their son/daughter to the initial meeting for a tour and casual discussion. At this time parents will learn about our intake process for student candidates.

    Candidates that are applying to the school will be invited for an individual interview and assessment. All potential candidates are invited for a day visit to spend half or full day discovering their potential class and learning about the academy.

    Parents seeking student enrollment are required to complete a full interview and follow an acceptance process.

    Delano is a small school providing nurturing individualized attention and care. Families searching for a small private school that provides an unparalleled teacher to pupil ratio and is designed with the programs and facilities of a large school will feel comfortable in this environment.

     

     




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