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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Delta West Academy

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1993

     

    1993


     

    Enrolment

     

    Varies

     

    165


     

    Grades

     

    JK to 12

     

    JK to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    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."
     
    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

     

    Liberal Arts

     

    Traditional


     

    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.
     
    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”.
     
    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

     

    10 to 12

     

    14 to 18


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Academic
    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.
     
    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

     

    $10,300 to $18,350

     

    $14,440 to $14,985


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    5%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    3 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $10,000

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    0

     

    15


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    75%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    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?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 7 - 11

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Delta West Academy

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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    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

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Delta West was established in 1993 in order to provide families with something different, something new, within Calgary’s educational landscape. First located downtown, the school moved to its current location in 1998 in order to build programming and to accommodate a growing student body. Typically, when schools talk about bringing something new to the table, they often are thinking of all the things that fall under the umbrella of 21st century literacies: facility with technology, collaborative learning, student-driven inquiry, a focus on rhetoric and logic over rote learning. Delta West addresses all those things, though the focus, too, has been to consider the physical aspects of learning—the value of active learning, both within athletic and classroom settings. The classroom furniture is an indication of how the school approaches the learner in that regard; students can choose, for example, movement chairs, standing desks, or more traditional furniture. For many students, that’s a big deal. Movement, even very subtle movement, can help stimulate engagement and keep students on task. Again, that’s just one aspect of the school, but it’s an instructive one; Delta West has a history of working with students to increase engagement with the curriculum and with peers, and therein lies the school’s success. The ideal student is one looking for something different, and who will thrive in a very interactive, diverse, and stimulating environment.  

    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

     

    Delta West Academy

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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    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

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    At Delta West Academy, we instill an "I can do that" attitude, called self-efficacy, in our students so they are inspired to be life-long achievers. They thrive in programs that are highly interactive yet academically rigorous, ultimately rewarding exploration & commitment. They are challenged in a dynamic journey of academic excellence, social intelligence and global citizenship. The result? A 100% transition of DWA graduates to university & colleges of their choice. Launch your child's inspired journey at DWA.

    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

     

    Delta West Academy

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Message

    There is only one Delta West Academy.   Why should you care about that?  For the same reason that you care about your child’s school experience…your child is unique and so is what DWA offers.

    We instill an “I can do that” attitude in all of our students.  Dr. Alberta Bandura calls it “self-efficacy: a person’s belief in his or her ability to succeed in a particular situation”.  Students develop this belief when they experience success over and over again in all areas…academically and socially, at school and globally, in their sports teams, debate teams and volunteer teams. It is a belief nurtured, modelled and put into practice by our staff when they seek out interesting science projects like building thermometers, introduce a Grade 4 class to SCUBA diving, have a high school Biology class watch a live knee operation via video link, or spend time after school helping a student refine their test preparation strategies.

    At DWA, it means students recognizing that every challenge has an approach angle and once it’s figured out, it is not really a challenge anymore, just another opportunity to succeed. It means developing strong problem solving skills whether that is tackling an algebra problem or a spat with a friend.  It means bouncing back from failure secure in the knowledge that mistakes are a means of advancing learning whether that is a better story, a truly resonant stage performance or more soccer practice. It means school experiences as unique as your child. 

    Visit Delta West Academy and imagine your child on an inspired journey.

    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.

     

     

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Delta West Academy

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Académie Westboro Academy

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Liberal Arts


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Information not available

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Liberal Arts curricula share with traditional programs their emphasis on core knowledge-acquisition, but tend to borrow more best practices from the progressive approach. A Liberal Arts program might still feature group work and projects, for example, contrary to the more singular emphasis on tests and essays at a Traditional program.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      At Delta West Academy, students are provided with a well-rounded and enriching educational experience. Teachers create a learning environment that is exploratory with many active learning experiences and numerous field trips through all of the grades including high school. Students are in small classes to promote discussion, questioning and collaborative group work. Critical to their interactions with students, teachers encourage a growth mind set - an \"I can do that\" attitude and behaviours that reinforce persistence, critical thinking and problem solving for the achievement of academic excellence. The curriculum is based on the Alberta Program of Studies though enriched with second languages (French or Spanish), fine and performance arts, and physical education as mandatory components of the program from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      Westboro Academy offers a rigorous academic program built on a truly bilingual model for learning. Achieving personal excellence with a strong work ethic, and reaching your best in a supportive environment are keys to success. Students are expected to be critical thinkers and problem solvers who can collaborate with others and work towards a common goal. We build a strong community that fosters a culture of learning and celebrates differences. By using the Ontario English curriculum, and the French first language curriculum from Québec, we ensure a truly bilingual learning environment. Junior and Senior Kindergarten are full-day programs taught in French only. The program from grades 1-8 places equal emphasis on French and English. Our students are privileged to learn from dedicated and trained specialist teachers in Music, Art, Science, and Health and Physical Education. Our class sizes are small, and there is only one class per grade. With an average of 15 students per class, our students have more opportunities and are given more attention. Our students love learning and are challenged academically.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Early Reading

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Balanced Literacy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        DELTA WEST 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.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        DIBELS testing

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

      • Writing

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        DELTA WEST 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.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        DELTA WEST 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.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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)

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Physics

      • Social Studies

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Expanding Communities

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Expanding Communities


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Communicative


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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)

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Information not available

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Medium integration

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Medium integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Digital literacy at DWA is a core competency skill which is supported by a fully wireless environment and digital devices in all of the classrooms. The use of devices is increasingly personalized as the students progress through the grades. In Kindergarten to Grade 2, students use iPads primarily for independent skills practice at given times. By Grade 3, students are assigned a personal laptop which is now also used for research, presentations and writing as the students progress through the next grades. From Grades 6 to 9, students are able to take the laptops home. In high school, students choose their own devices and use them in an independent and responsible manner to advance their own learning needs. Ultimately, technological devices such as laptops, are viewed as tools that enable students to acquire and practice core learning skills.

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Delta West Academy

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        Académie Westboro Academy

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        DELTA WEST ACADEMY

        DWA's philosophy about PE is grounded in the belief that all students require physical activity and the opportunity to participate in sports regardless of their ability and skill level. Sportsmanship, individual skill development and exposure to a wide variety of sports characterize DWA's athletics program. PE is important enough to have extended hours for all grades and is a required course from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Many of the sports modules are conducted off campus at recognized sports facilities such as the Canada Olypmic Park, Repsol Sports Centre, University of Calgary, etc. At these venues, certified instructors along with our PE teachers challenge the children to explore their physical personality with diverse activities that stretch their physical and mental boundaries reaching for new levels of fitness and skill. Sports Performance is a Boutique Option for Grade 4 - 9 focusing on mental and well as physical training..

        ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

        Through the Physical Education program, Westboro Academy aims to foster and develop a life-long love of sport and healthy and active living. We have a strong inclusionary approach to athletics where all students participate equally, regardless of skill or experience. We do not have try-outs for teams. Students are encouraged to participate to their full capacity and to develop skills. Westboro Academy experiences great success in inter-school althletics and remains highly competitive within the league, within the context of a non-competitively focussed approach.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Delta West Academy

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Académie Westboro Academy

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Academic


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELTA WEST 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.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Delta West Academy Kindergarten students learn and play in a balanced setting that actively teaches both academic and social skills. They imagine, construct and explore independently in stations, but also learn academic skills in structured lessons. Our little ones also travel off campus to various destinations like the Zoo, the fire station or the Science Centre every month to experience the world around them. Students from Delta West Academy\'s Kindergarten class who head off to Grade 1, have the understanding of what it takes to be a successful student in their first year of formal education.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      Our students are exposed to French, right from the beginning. We offer a full day Junior and Senior Kindergarten program although no prior experience with French is necessary. Children develop the base they need for a strong foundation in the bilingual program that starts in grade 1. At Westboro Academy, we encourage the intellectual, emotional and creative capacities of the children while instilling strong values, social skills and a sense of self. We make it a priority to provide an environment for our youngest students that is warm and nurturing, stimulating and engaging, and one where they can grow to meet their full potential.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Delta West Academy

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Académie Westboro Academy

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELTA WEST 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.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Delta West Academy

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Académie Westboro Academy

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DELTA WEST 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”.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO 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”.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      The goal of DWA students is to have all post-secondary doors open to them when they graduate from high school. With this in mind, all teachers emphasize intellectual exploration, critical thinking, skill acquisition through practice supported by a strong work ethic. Students are actively mentored by teachers to improve specific individual skills. Parents are part of this collaboration and support from home speeds achievement. Competition is not encouraged between students, rather personal achievement is emphasized as all students are unique. However, a passing grade of 65% rather than 50% has been established to underscore the expectation of achievement.

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      The rigorous academic program is built on a truly bilingual model for learning. Achieving personal excellence with a strong work ethic, and reaching your best in a supportive environment are keys to success. Indeed, we believe that it is within a supportive environment that academic rigour can thrive and grow. Academic growth and achievement are key priorities for our school, and our reputation for academic excellence is strongly embedded.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Delta West Academy

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Académie Westboro Academy

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

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

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      DELTA WEST ACADEMY

      Information not available

      ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

      Each student deserves to achieve their very best. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and strong study skills in preparation for high school and life-long learning.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Delta West Academy

    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

     

    Delta West Academy

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Académie Westboro Academy

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    DELTA WEST 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

    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

    What the school says

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    • Clubs at Delta West Academy are as varied as our students' interests. Aside from perennial favourites, every year a changing roster of clubs is presented to students or initiated by the students themselves. Film Studies, Citizenship, and Gymnastics Clubs are just a few of the ones that expand the horizons of our students' curiosity.

    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

     

    75%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    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?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 7 - 11

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 6

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    Yes

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    The ideal DWA student is curious, active and wants to explore the world. He or she is interested in high academic as well as social success, participating in unique experiences, and ready for change. Our programming works best for average to above-average and gifted students, with parents ready to support school initiatives, home practice and extra-curricular activities.

    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

    DELTA WEST ACADEMY

    Our Admission procedure is designed to inform you about DWA and to inform us about your child and family. We do this through a combination of a school tour, personal interviews, testing and the completion of an admissions package. The admissions package helps us to review your child's past learning experiences (unless they are applying for Kindergarten) from the point of view of academic standing, social interaction, and extra-curricular interests whereas the testing provides some independent evidence of skills and attitudes. For Grade 7 to12 applicants, testing is through the SSAT online service.  Finally, the tour and interview is an opportunity for in-depth discussion and for the student's personal qualities to be highlighted.

    The goal is determining an optimal educational fit between the DWA learning experience and you as the prospective family. 

    ACADéMIE WESTBORO ACADEMY

    Apply to Westboro Academy online.

    Application Checklist:

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

     




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