One-to-one comparison


  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Elmwood School

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Bayview Glen

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1915

     

    1962


     

    Enrolment

     

    370

     

    1070


     

    Grades

     

    Preschool to 12

     

    Preschool to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Girls

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive, International Baccalaureate

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

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

     

    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

     

    15 to 17

     

    20 to 22


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     

    Accelerated curriculum


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Play-based
    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
     
    Play-based
    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $15,540 to $29,700

     

    $16,995 to $24,000


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    24%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    6 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $6,800

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    23

     

    67


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    70%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Dec 15, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Elmwood School

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Bayview Glen

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Elmwood was founded in 1915 by Theodora Philpot who, in addition to having a great name, was well ahead of her time in the world of education. Like Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, and others, she felt that traditional education wasn’t meeting the needs of students, both academically and personally. She wanted to offer an alternative, one that was student-centric, and that would stimulate a love of learning rather than the rote memorization of facts. She felt that there should be a bit of poetry in the course of daily life, and a bit of joy, too. She began that first year with just four students, all of whom were boys. Despite the obvious differences—it’s now home to nearly 400 students, all of whom are girls—the spirit of the school nevertheless is reflective of Philpot’s vision. The school is one very much centred on possibility, creating opportunities for students to explore their world and to find their place within it. The ideal student is a girl looking for a vibrant, challenging, community-oriented academic environment.
    Read The Our Kids Review of Elmwood School

    BAYVIEW GLEN

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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    BAYVIEW GLEN

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Elmwood was founded in 1915 by Theodora Philpot who, in addition to having a great name, was well ahead of her time in the world of education. Like Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, and others, she felt that traditional education wasn’t meeting the needs of students, both academically and personally. She wanted to offer an alternative, one that was student-centric, and that would stimulate a love of learning rather than the rote memorization of facts. She felt that there should be a bit of poetry in the course of daily life, and a bit of joy, too. She began that first year with just four students, all of whom were boys. Despite the obvious differences—it’s now home to nearly 400 students, all of whom are girls—the spirit of the school nevertheless is reflective of Philpot’s vision. The school is one very much centred on possibility, creating opportunities for students to explore their world and to find their place within it. The ideal student is a girl looking for a vibrant, challenging, community-oriented academic environment. 

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    It's a big world out there, with lots of big ideas in it, and Bayview Glen prides itself on offering students an introduction to all its breadth and complexity. The school is part of the Round Square network of schools, which reflects that ambition; the program includes cross-curricular links to concepts of community, self-reliance, and entrepreneurialism. For some students, it can be a lot, perhaps especially for those within the younger grades—the school admits students from preschool through to grade 12. A broad range of curricular and co-curricular activities back up the school's promise to deliver the world: Mandarin classes, a model United Nations program, as well as a range of arts and athletics. While learner support is provided, the ideal student is one who is able to thrive in an intellectually diverse, academically challenging environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Elmwood School

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Bayview Glen

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Highlights

    Highlights

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    • Recognized for academic excellence
    • Welcoming, inclusive and diverse community
    • International Baccalaureate World School (PYP, MYP, DP)
    • Round Square and Apple Distinguished school
    • Merit- and need-based scholarships available

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    • 2 years to Grade 12
    • Enriched academics and individualized curriculum
    • Advanced Placement programme
    • Tablet programme
    • Global member of Round Square
    • International exchange programmes
    • 100% acceptance to university
    • Multicultural and co-educational
    • Facilities: 2 double gyms, fitness centre, dining hall, theatre, science labs and learning commons

    Description

    Description

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Elmwood is one of the most innovative girls’ schools in North America, offering all three levels of the IB Programme. Acclaimed for its academic excellence, caring atmosphere and strong community spirit, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, try new things, create and explore. We strike a balance between traditional academic goals and innovative approaches to achieving those goals. We create inquiring lifelong learners, engaged global citizens, and confident, compassionate leaders.

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Bayview Glen offers a co-educational, multicultural and multi-denominational education that reflects the real world and enables students to develop a broad and informed outlook. Bayview Glen’s philosophy of ‘Whole Child. Whole Life. Whole World.’ is at the centre of a Bayview Glen education. It focusses on the educational continuum from Preschool (age 2) to Grade 12 fostering values, abilities and friendships that last a lifetime. Educating the ‘whole child’ requires that as educators we provide a wide range of opportunities for students to explore - from Arts to Athletics, Spanish to Mandarin, Robotics to Model United Nations, Round Square and Advanced Placement. Since 1962, our goal has been to foster self-esteem, independence, leadership skills and academic excellence within a secure and supportive learning environment. We also focus on preparing our students for the new economy. We nurture collaboration, problem solving and academic risk taking to help foster skills needed for the 21st century, developing an entrepreneurial mind set and establishing excellent communication skills are also top priorities. Come visit us and we'll introduce you to the Bayview Glen community.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Elmwood School

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Bayview Glen

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Message

    When we talk to the girls about what makes their school special we get as many different answers as we have students. Not far from every girls answer though is family and confident young women. There is something here for each and every girl to love, to get involved in and to find inspiring. 

    Over 100 years ago, Theodora Philpot, an entrepreneurial and visionary woman, founded Elmwood School. Although the subjects we teach and the manner in which we teach have evolved dramatically since 1915, Mrs. Philpot would still recognize the essence of the school she created. Every girl here is known and valued-we see them as individual girls on individual journeys, and we inspire each girl to reach her full potential. That is the School's mission statement, and it is something every member of our community lives every day 

    Our holistic approach to girls' education combines superior academics with outstanding co-curricular activities and healthy lifestyle choices. The powerful and supportive all-girls environment here gives students the freedom to stretch themselves, take risks and learn from their mistakes. We are specialists in how girls learn, so we can tailor things to exactly what works best for them. 

    At the base of everything is our reputation for academic excellence. Elmwood is the only school in Ottawa accredited to deliver all three levels of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme ranging from preschool right up to the senior grades. This is a fully transferable, world-class education, and the combination of the "gold standard" IB program and a strong Ontario curriculum is the best preparation for university and beyond 

    When girls graduate from Elmwood they are ready to move on to the next phase of their education with confidence. They have become inquiring, lifelong learners with an exceptional education, confident, caring leaders and compassionate, engaged global citizens. 

    I hope you will come visit us soon. We all look forward to sharing our school with you.

    Best regards,

    James Whitehouse, Head of School 

    Welcome to Bayview Glen, a unique, co-educational and multicultural university preparatory day school. The heart of a Bayview Glen education is the pairing of high academic standards with truly thoughtful programmes and activities for students and their families.

    Bayview Glen is committed to fostering a sense of community between students, parents, teachers and staff. We pride ourselves on communication with our parents and on establishing a true partnership between home and school. We depend on our parents for honest and consistent feedback – in this relationship we feel fortunate indeed – and we work hard to maintain it.

    The programme goal is to develop the whole child by nurturing self-esteem, leadership, academic excellence and independence. Each day, in Bayview Glen’s secure and supportive learning environment, our students discover new experiences for both challenge and success.

    Our advanced academic programme is balanced with a strong music and arts programme, languages, physical education, Outdoor Adventure, Duke of Edinburgh Programme; and co-curricular activities, including an art festival, drama productions, choirs, bands, and extensive team sports.

    As a member school of Round Square, we have a strong focus on international understanding. Our students participate regularly in community service and character-building life experiences, locally and abroad. A Bayview Glen education is rich with diverse learning experiences and opportunities for personal achievements. Our faculty and resources make it possible for all students to meet these high expectations.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Elmwood School

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Bayview Glen

      BAYVIEW GLEN


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Progressive

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      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.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      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

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      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.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      We believe that the best kind of education is one that combines a world-class curriculum, passionate teachers, innovative teaching methods and small class sizes, so every student gets individual attention. Elmwood exceeds the expectations of the provincial curriculum and is more rigorously evaluated than any other school in Ottawa. At Elmwood, we encourage and challenge our students to strive for academic excellence and inspire them to develop a lifelong love of learning, knowing that this strong foundation of knowledge and skills is crucial for success in the 21st century. Our outstanding faculty draws on best practices in girls’ education as they inspire students to be principled, knowledgeable, and reflective learners. From the early years to graduation day, Elmwood students benefit from a program of study that is student-directed, inquiry-based, rigorous, relevant and specifically designed to prepare students for life and work beyond the classroom.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Educating the whole child requires we provide a wide range of opportunities for students to explore. Developing an entrepreneurial mindset and establishing excellent communication skills are also top priorities.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Writing

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        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.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Inquiry

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        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.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

        BAYVIEW GLEN

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Physics

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Physics

      • Literature

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

        BAYVIEW GLEN

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Expanding Communities

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        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.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Communicative

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        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.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        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)

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Creative

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        Approach

        Approach

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Heavy integration

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Information not available

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Elmwood School

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        Bayview Glen

        BAYVIEW GLEN


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        ELMWOOD SCHOOL

        At Elmwood, we believe that competitive sports help our students develop into determined, well rounded global citizens and teach them the grit and determination that gives them the stamina to see things through. We also believe that every girl can find an activity she can become passionate about. Elmwood is a place where the beginner can dip her toe and try new sports or national competitors can develop further and receive focused academic support. The girls regularly take on new sports and quickly learn the skills needed to not only progress but to excel in their chosen activity. In the middle school, our aim is to give the opportunity to play on a competitive team for whichever sport they choose.

        BAYVIEW GLEN

        Information not available

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Elmwood School

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Bayview Glen

      BAYVIEW GLEN


      Approach

      Approach

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Play-based

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Play-based


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Our nurturing environment encourages our youngest students to feel secure and helps them start to build their independence. We balance a rich, academic environment with creative and purposeful play, helping students construct a solid base of knowledge of the world around them. A skilled, dedicated educator who is an expert in early childhood education and inquiry-based learning leads each classroom. In our purpose-built Junior School, the Kindergarten classrooms are designed to meet the needs of our youngest students. Through experiential and imaginative play, Elmwood students engage in early literacy activities and tackle mathematical problems using a variety of strategies, helping them establish a strong foundation for their future studies.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Bayview Glen offers a balanced programme starting at age two years.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Elmwood School

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Bayview Glen

      BAYVIEW GLEN


      Pace

      Pace

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Accelerated

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Accelerated


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

      BAYVIEW GLEN

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Information not available

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Elmwood School

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Bayview Glen

      BAYVIEW GLEN


      Culture

      Culture

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Rigorous

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      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”.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      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

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Elmwood offers an enriched programme combining the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The IB promotes an internationally recognized, inquiry-based curriculum, which focuses on skill development and brings together learners and teachers from around the globe. Girls thrive in our nurturing community where they are challenged by highly engaged teachers who are experts in personalizing the learning of each girl. Elmwood graduates exemplify the school motto: Summa Summarum—the highest of the high. They are academically strong, socially adept, confident and resilient young women.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Information not available

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Elmwood School

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Bayview Glen

      BAYVIEW GLEN


      Primary

      Primary

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

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

      BAYVIEW GLEN

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Not applicable
      Not applicable

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Not applicable
      Not applicable


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ELMWOOD SCHOOL

      Elmwood’s curriculum focuses on developing the whole girl – we want students to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically during their years with us. Here they feel free to take risks, stretch themselves, and by doing so learn the true extent of their abilities. Our graduates are inquiring, life-long learners, compassionate, engaged global citizens, and confident, caring leaders.

      BAYVIEW GLEN

      Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Elmwood School

    Bayview Glen

    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

     

    Elmwood School

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Bayview Glen

    BAYVIEW GLEN


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    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

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    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

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    • CISAA HIGHLIGHTS 2014-2015: Total 38 Teams Top 3 Places... 14 Golds, 8 Silvers, 16 Bronzes
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    70%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Dec 15, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 8


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    At Elmwood, we’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic girls who will contribute positively to the life of the school through their motivation, intellectual curiosity and willingness to try new things.

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Students wishing to study at Bayview Glen are asked to submit a completed application form, along with a copy of their birth certificate, immunization records, a recent school report, a photo and an application fee of $100. Admission to the school is based upon a review of past school reports, an interview or class visit, entrance testing and space availability. The Admissions Office is available to answer your questions, provide you with more information, and arrange for you to visit the school. For more information, please contact Judy Maxwell, Director of Admissions, at 416.443.1030 or [email protected]

    What the school says

    What the school says

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Interested families should fill out our online application form: http://www.elmwood.ca/application-form/

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Our admission process helps applicants and their parents become more familiar with Bayview Glen, its programmes and our educational philosophy. You begin by submitting a detailed application form. Then, students will visit the school to experience life in class, and will complete an entrance assessment. Once the admissions process is complete, students are notified in writing each March regarding their application status. Please visit the Admissions section of the Bayview Glen school website (www.bayviewglen.ca/admissions) for further details.

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    ELMWOOD SCHOOL

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Catherine Clark (1995)
    Host of CPAC's Sunday Sound Off and Beyond Politics
    Elizabeth Smart (1933)
    Author of 'By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept'
    Mary MacKay-Smith (1966)
    Childrens television writer

    BAYVIEW GLEN

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Moez Kassam (1999)
    With over a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur, fund manager, philanthropist and board member, Moez brings a wealth of experience and creative energy to all that he does.
    Natalie Higash (1999)
    Natalie is an international journalist, as well as a film producer, writer, and editor.
    Dr. Vinay Bhide (1993)
    Dr. Bhide is a board certified periodontist, educator, and international lecturer.
    Joy Paterson (2000)
    Joy co-founded a business venture entitled ‘Condo Chicks’, dedicated to leveraging a myriad of social media technologies to reach out to ‘cool’ and ‘connected’ first-time condominium buyers.
    Brendon D. Pooran (1994)
    Brendon’s commitment to advocacy led to the creation of his law firm, Pooranlaw, provides a voice for people with disabilities and serves as resource for accessibility issues in Ontario.
    Shelley Gupta (2003)
    Shelley has been performing since the age of eight, and has appeared on television venues as varied as the Rita McNeil Show and Canadian Idol.
    Mazyar Mortazavi (1995)
    Mazyar’s dedication to innovative design and environmental sustainability has lead to wide recognition in the local and national press.



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