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  • LOCATION

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA

     

    Map

    Address

    Address

    119 Wellington Street, Bracebridge, Ontario, P1L 1E2, Canada

    650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9C 4H7, Canada

    Distance

    Distance

    424.4 km

    2,351.7 km

  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2016

     

    1974


     

    Enrolment

     

    370

     

    200


     

    Grades

     

    1 to 12

     

    12 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day, eSchool

     

    Boarding


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
    Social
    The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."
     
    Social
    The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional

     

    Progressive, International Baccalaureate


     

    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

     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    12 to 17

     

    6 to 16


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated gifted school

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $18,000 to $36,950

     


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $23,100 to $24,600

     

    $1 to $58,000


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    75%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    12 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $25,000

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    31

     

    200


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    35%

     

    100%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    25%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

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

     

    12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Nov 15, 2017


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 12 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

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    UWC CANADA

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    information not available

    UWC CANADA

    "different than any other school in the world"
    Jacqueline Tam - Alumnus   (Jan 24, 2018)
    When I arrived at Pearson, I could feel just how different of a place it was than any other school i...
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    An all-encompassing education
    Thea Ryan - Alumnus   (Jan 30, 2018)
    I attended Pearson College UWC and the most striking aspect of my education was how holistic and all...
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    "A mini United Nations"
    Lorraine Pundyk - Parent   (Jan 31, 2018)
    My daughter Kristen is having an amazing time at UWC-Adriatic and is making new friends from differ...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    information not available

    UWC CANADA

    United World College (UWC) was founded by Kurt Hahn in 1962, inspired by his experience as a German Jew during the war years. He had had a front row seat to all the ways in which societies can fail, often principally, he felt, by being too insular. As an educator, he hoped to play a role in changing that. The goals of the school are as grand as they are affective, including, says David Hawley, past head of UWC Canada, that of “preventing what happened with World War II from ever happening in the future." Hahn hoped to educate people about their place in the world, to appreciate the diversity of the global population through direct experience, and to understand the power of their voices within a multitude of voices. The first school was founded in Wales, the second being Pearson College in 1974 and named to honor Lester Pearson’s leadership. There are now 17 UWC schools dotting the globe, and in all the goal is to bring people from around the world together, including those from cultures and countries that may be in conflict. Students arrive very consciously bringing their experience with them, and they enter a community of like-minded individuals who, like them, are interested in taking a leadership role in their communities, whatever they may posit them to be. The ideal student is one who is able to thrive in an engaging, diverse, challenging academic and social environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA

    Highlights

    Highlights

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    • State of the Art Residences with 24 Hour Security
    • An Associated Language Canada Member
    • Various Programs to Best Suit Your Needs
    • Associated AP School

    UWC CANADA

    information not available

    Description

    Description

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    At Dewey, we focus on the success of each individual student; offering "Special Education", "Youth Scientists" and "Arts" programs to help best accommodate each students needs. Dewey aims to foster a diverse, multicultural learning environment, with staff from various backgrounds, that enables students to interact with individuals from all walks of life. Dewey students develop their independent problem-solving and collaboration skills to strike a perfect balance between independent work and teamwork.

    UWC CANADA

    The UWC global movement is comprised of 18 schools, including Canada's most international school, Pearson College UWC. Students are selected to attend UWC from over 150 countries. Following merit-based selection, UWC aspires to meet the demonstrated financial need of all students, and we offer more financial aid than other international schools. This helps ensure our schools are diverse in every sense, which is key to fulfilling our mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability in the world.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA

    Message

    At Dewey, we understand the challenges that are in store for students. Our mission is to support students with the challenges they face and to help them reach their goals. As a former Director of Education in the province of Ontario and private school inspector, I know how important it is to choose the right school for your child. Parents who select this college can have confidence that we will strive to guide their children in making wise decisions so that, after their studies here, they will gain admission to and become successful graduates of a university or college.

    My UWC journey started as a student at Pearson College in 1983. I can genuinely say, that experience laid the foundation for everything that followed. I chaired the German National Committee from 2008 and from 2010 onwards, I worked with our partners, the Bosch Foundation, on building UWC Robert Bosch College. I think it is fair to say that I have seen the UWC movement from different angles.

    As Executive Director, I look to the future with optimism. UWC – already a leader in the field of transformational education – can have an even greater impact in the years to come and we can all play a part in this success.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Dewey Institute

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      UWC Canada

      UWC CANADA


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Traditional

      UWC CANADA

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Information not available

      UWC CANADA

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      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.

      UWC CANADA

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Not applicable

      UWC CANADA

      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

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Adopting John Dewey’s educational philosophy of pragmatism, Dewey Institute emphasizes the interactive relationship between individual development and social advancement, and explores the two-way dialogue between teaching and learning along its consistent endeavors.

      UWC CANADA

      The education we offer is driven by seven principles inspired by renowned educationalist Kurt Hahn. 1) Education should take place within a diverse college community that reflects the wide range of tensions among and between people. 2) Education requires active promotion of intercultural understanding and the development of genuine concern for others, founded on shared life experiences, and cooperative and collaborative living. 3) Physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle are integral to developing a balanced person. Unhealthy lifestyles limit human potential. 4) Community interaction is at the heart of college/school life. 5) Students should be able to take positive action around issues of sustainability on both an institutional and individual level. 6) Students must have opportunities to practice personal initiative, self-discipline and responsibility, and to manage risk and embrace challenges. 7) Recognition is given to the fact that individuals possess unique talents and abilities. Programmes must exist which help students fulfill their potential.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Writing

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Equal balance

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        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.

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Expository

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Expository science is the more traditional method of teaching science: students learn scientific facts, theories, and the relationships between them through direct instruction by the teacher. These programs still incorporate hands-on experimentation and “live science”; however, relative to inquiry-based programs, expository science tilts towards content mastery and knowledge acquisition. Direct instruction ensures this acquisition process is efficient. Textbooks are emphasized (starting in earlier grades than inquiry-based programs), as are knowledge tests: students are asked to demonstrate they have thoroughly learned the content of the course, and can apply that knowledge to novel and challenging problems or questions.

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Physics

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Equal Balance

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Core Knowledge

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        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).

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Equal Balance

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Equal Balance

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

        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)

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Equal Balance

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        UWC CANADA

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Dewey Institute

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        UWC Canada

        UWC CANADA


        Approach

        Approach

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Medium integration

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

        UWC CANADA

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Information not available

        UWC CANADA

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        DEWEY INSTITUTE

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        UWC CANADA

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Dewey Institute

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      UWC Canada

      UWC CANADA


      Pace

      Pace

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Standard-enriched

      UWC CANADA

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      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.

      UWC CANADA

      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

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      The school utilizes interactive white boards with cloud based platforms

      UWC CANADA

      We are recognised internationally for our distinctive model of education which helps students flourish – physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. UWC schools and colleges provide a holistic education for young people guided by a distinguished curriculum: Colleges offer the two-year, pre-university International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Dewey Institute

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      UWC Canada

      UWC CANADA


      Culture

      Culture

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Supportive

      UWC CANADA

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      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.

      UWC CANADA

      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

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Adopting John Dewey’s educational philosophy of pragmatism, Dewey Institute emphasizes the interactive relationship between individual development and social advancement, and explores the two-way dialogue between teaching and learning along its consistent endeavors

      UWC CANADA

      The academic programme for 16 to 19 year-olds at UWC schools is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Our students benefit from this challenging and balanced academic qualification which is recognized by the world’s leading universities. Our distinctive model of education has deliberate diversity of the student body at its heart.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      "We intentionally avoid all forms of public distinction between students in terms of academic performance."

      UWC CANADA

      Information not available

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Dewey Institute

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      UWC Canada

      UWC CANADA


      Primary

      Primary

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

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

      UWC CANADA

      Social
      The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."


      Secondary

      Secondary

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      Social
      The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."

      UWC CANADA

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      DEWEY INSTITUTE

      The Institute strives to enable all of our students achieve right level of achievements and to adquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to contribute to the well being of a global society.

      UWC CANADA

      UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. UWC schools, colleges and programmes deliver a challenging and transformational educational experience to a diverse cross section of students, inspiring them to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. UWC believes that to achieve peace and a sustainable future, the values it promotes are crucial; International and intercultural understanding. Celebration of difference. Personal responsibility and integrity. Mutual responsibility and respect. Compassion and service. Respect for the environment. A sense of idealism. Personal challenge. Action and personal example.

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

    Dewey Institute

    UWC Canada

    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA


    Additional support

    Additional support

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    UWC CANADA

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

     

    Accommodations


    Additional support

    Additional support

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    UWC CANADA

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    Information not available

    UWC CANADA

    Information not available


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    Information not available

    UWC CANADA

    Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Dewey Institute

    UWC Canada

    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

     

    Dewey Institute

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC Canada

    UWC CANADA


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    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

    UWC CANADA

    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

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    UWC CANADA

    • http://www.pearsoncollege.ca/p/?pgn=News&subpgn=Publications&pn=Publications
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    25%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

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

     

    12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Nov 15, 2017


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 12 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    No: grades 12 - 12


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 12 - 12


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    While we welcome all students - domestic and international - Dewey offers specific programs which may suit students with certain interests. For the "Youth Scientist Program" : - Students who are interested in AI, robotics, coding, and/or life sciences For the Arts Program: - Students who are passionate about the fine arts (painting, drawing, graphic design, etc.) or music For the English Language Program: - Dewey is a member of Language Canada, and offers General English Program and Academic English programs - General English is for ESL students who are still learning the language - Academic English prepares students, providing them with written skills to help them succeed at the high school/university level including lab reports, business proposals, etc. For the Special Education Program: - Students who qualify for special education, both gifted/enhanced students, as well as students who may require some teaching assistance *This program may involve university students from the Department of Special Education.

    UWC CANADA

    The UWC program is intense and transformative. To give you a brief idea of the types of students we are looking for, descriptive words include: determined, curious, fearless, ambitious, open, bright, collaborative, disciplined, creative, indefatigable, generous, kind.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    DEWEY INSTITUTE

    For ALL Students: 

    • Complete the application form (available on deweyinstitute.com)
    • Provide two photos of yourself 
    • Provide high school transcripts from all prior years (if applicable) 
    • Pay the application fee (by cheque or e-transfer) 
    • Provide a statement from a parent or guardian detailing any special needs and any medical documentation related to your condition (if applicable) 

    For International Students: 

    • In addition to providing the above steps, please ensure you also have a proper study permit and visa. 

    Upon an evaluation, the school will issue a letter of acceptance to students who are qualified to study at Dewey for the upcoming school year. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] 

    UWC CANADA

    We prefer applicants to be in Grade 11 when they apply. For entry in 2018, this means being in Grade 11 as of September 2017. Applicants should be 16 or 17 years old as of September 2018.

    • Canadian students interested in attending UWC follow the same application process as those who wish to attend Pearson College.
    • Students are required to submit an online application which includes a short essay.  Shortlisted applicants attend an interview and in some regions, an interactive selection camp.
    • As our academic program follows the challenging International Baccalaureate, successful applicants should feel comfortable in an academic environment.
    • Low student-teacher ratios (typically 10-1) allow for a close-knit, supportive, collaborative learning environment. 

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    UWC CANADA

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Chrystia Freeland (1986)
    Chrystia is currently the Minister of International Trade in the Canadian parliament.
    Julie Payette (1982)
    Julie Payette has completed two spaceflights and served as Chief Astronaut for the Canada Space Agency. She is Canada's Governor General.
    Yuen Pau Woo (1981)
    Yuen Pao Woo served as the President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He was named to the Senate of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
    Niki Ashton (2001)
    Niki Ashton is the New Democratic Member of Parliament for the federal electoral district of Churchill—Keewatinook Aski in Manitoba.
    Evan Adams (1984)
    Evan Adams is a Canadian actor, playwright and medical doctor. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia.
    Nmesoma Umenwofor-Nnweze (2017)
    Nmesoma Umenwofor-Nnweze was one of 15 young leaders named to the Prime Minister's Youth Council in 2016.



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