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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1997

     

    1905


     

    Enrolment

     

    210

     

    720


     

    Grades

     

    JK to 12

     

    K to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, eSchool

     

    Day


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.
     
    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

     

    5 to 10

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated gifted school

     


     

    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

     

    $19,395 to $27,050

     

    $18,020 to $25,220


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    10%

     

    11%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    JK to 12

     

    K to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $5,000

     

    $5,700

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    14

     

    55


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    85%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Feb 10, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    Yes: grades K - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    The aim of Fieldstone is to provide an inclusive, supportive, 360-degree student experience, and both curricular and extra-curricular programs have been created with that goal in mind. Class sizes are kept small, and the relationships between instructors, administrators, and students is close. The feel is nurturing, yet the academic gaze is wide. The intention is to educate students to positions of informed leadership, both locally and globally. A rich language program is a hint of that, including a one-on-one reciprocal English-Chinese mentorship, pairing native speakers of both languages. The ideal student is one with sights firmly set on university.
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    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    "During the admission process, I did go through testing however, it wasn’t a process of elimination to see who was the smartest..."
    Lexie Dias - Alumnus   (Mar 10, 2020)
    My experience at Fieldstone has shaped who I am today! The kind staff and teachers at Fieldstone all...
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    "One thing I noticed was that the teachers came every day with a smile, ready to help the students through another day..."
    Adham Ragab - Alumnus   (Mar 25, 2020)
    Fieldstone represented my first exposure to Canadian Society. It was during orientation that I got t...
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    "The teachers could be approached with any question and it would be met with kindness and understanding."
    Abigail Lewis - Alumnus   (Apr 28, 2020)
    My experience at Fieldstone King’s College School has been a enriching one that has pushed me to r...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    The aim of Fieldstone is to provide an inclusive, supportive, 360-degree student experience, and both curricular and extra-curricular programs have been created with that goal in mind. Class sizes are kept small, and the relationships between instructors, administrators, and students is close. The feel is nurturing, yet the academic gaze is wide. The intention is to educate students to positions of informed leadership, both locally and globally. A rich language program is a hint of that, including a one-on-one reciprocal English-Chinese mentorship, pairing native speakers of both languages. The ideal student is one with sights firmly set on university.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir became a school, in that name, in 1971, though it’s history stretches back more than a century. It is essentially an amalgamation of three schools that excelled in different ways: St. Hilda’s School for Girls, Strathcona School for Boys, and Tweedsmuir, a girls’ school. The current school motto, Nil Nisi Optimum, “nothing but the best,” was originally used by Tweedsmuir, as was the black watch uniforms—in that and other traditions that remain in place reflect the founding schools long, shared histories.
     
    The amalgamation came at a time of economic growth due to a boom in oil and gas exploration in the region. Each school was outgrowing its footprint, and so looked to combining forces. The world, too, was changing, and the move to a co-ed academic atmosphere was equally emblematic of the time. The newly minted Strathcona-Tweedsmuir also moved to a sizable parcel of land, where the school remains today.
     
    In time, the school would continue to grow its curricular offerings, including advance placement courses, adoption of Round Square, and the growth of the International Baccalaureate program. STS was also an early adopter of digital technologies in the classroom. Those things are an expression of perhaps the most important tradition that STS expresses, namely that of looking ahead, being flexible, and working to adapt the program to student need. The ideal student is one who will thrive in large, vibrant, and challenging academic environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    • One of the top university preparatory private schools in Toronto
    • University pathways counselling and one-on-one support
    • Student leadership opportunities throughout the school year
    • Teacher-led tutorials
    • A warm, welcoming, and inclusive community
    • Security camera and door entry system
    • The first school in Canada to offer a dual Cambridge-Ontario curriculum
    • All students starting in Grade One learn how to play the violin, viola, or cello
    • Classical music appreciation programme
    • All students in JK to Grade Twelve learn a Shakespeare Play

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    • Founded in 1905
    • Spectacular country setting
    • Alberta Education Curriculum (Kindergarten-12)
    • Superior outdoor education program
    • Excellent university placement
    • Professional, caring staff
    • International Baccalaureate School
    • Round Square School
    • Member of CAIS and NAIS

    Description

    Description

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone is a small school with big school opportunities – large enough to provide a wealth of opportunities and small enough to support each student’s growth. As a Cambridge School, we teach a curriculum that sets the global standard for education designed to help students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    STS is a Kindergarten to Grade 12, World IB School. Students flourish through well-balanced programming and enriched learning on our 220-acre campus minutes from Calgary, guided by talented and caring teachers. STS students become global citizens, embracing social responsibility while striving for success in all that they do. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, students experience a wide variety of co-curricular activities and benefit from a supportive community, rooted in our school's 117-year history.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Message

    Dear Prospective Parent, 

    There is so much more that young people need in order to flourish at school. Fieldstone provides the co-curricular and leadership opportunities necessary for our students to hone their skills and build their confidence outside the classroom. In a small and nurturing environment, all students have the opportunity to experience what it means to be an active participant in a dynamic community. Whether by playing on one of our many athletic teams, running for student government or showing leadership in community service, Fieldstone students gain a unique sense of belonging and the satisfaction that they are helping to build traditions that will last for generations to come.

    I look forward each year to working with Fieldstone's students, parents, teachers and administrators in achieving the goal of Fieldstone: producing competent and confident young children who will turn the knowledge and skills that they learn at this school into success in their chosen paths in the future.

     

    Ginie Wong

    Head of School 

    As Head of School, I am enthusiastic about creating meaningful opportunities and dwelling in possibility. Saying Yes to Your Best is a commitment that STS students, teachers, parents, alumni and staff illustrate each and every day. Rooted in our School's motto, Nil Nisi Optimum, or nothing but our best, this commitment to becoming your best self develops a genuine empathy and care for others, combined with an insatiable curiosity, and the courage to say yes to new adventures, discovery, possibility, belonging and future-preparedness. This is what sets STS apart. 

    Great schools exist with a strong, vibrant community, and a shared priority for the well-being and educational success of our students and alumni. We are proud to welcome exceptional students from across the globe, with a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and talents. I fervently believe in the importance of creating impactful and personalized learning opportunities, both in the classroom and through a diverse co-curricular program, and I can assure you that our dedicated teachers and staff are focused on ensuring your children have access to all they need to succeed and flourish. 

    I can think of no higher priority than the future of our children, and my vision is that as a team at STS, we contribute to moving them forward in their journey towards their hopes, dreams, and goals. We will do so in a respectful manner, honouring the individuality and diversity of our community. As we prepare to deliver on a new strategic plan and inspire commitment, trust, and belief in our collective abilities to change the world for the better, I say to you, the future is bright. 

    The STS spirit and ethos are infectious and inspiring. We have a history of innovation, tradition and extensive collaboration with the community, and we will continue to build on our humble roots, be unapologetic in our pursuit of academic excellence, and continue to offer a myriad of experiences to nurture the spirit and passion of our students. As the educational landscape is rapidly changing, it is imperative that we stay current, protect our core and ensure our young charges are cared for, ready for the challenges and opportunities that today presents as well as an exciting future. 

    I have never been more optimistic about our ability to deliver a rigorous and relevant educational experience for current and prospective students, and I give you my word that I will continue to work tirelessly to provide the best environment for your children. 

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      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.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone Day School (FDS) - JK to Grade Eight: Cambridge Primary and Secondary I stages develop primary learners' skills and understanding in English, Science, Mathematics and Information Communication Technologies (ICT). - Cambridge Primary and Secondary I Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, and ICT Starters - Ontario Elementary Curriculum: Art, History and Geography, Music, French, and Physical Education Fieldstone King's College School (FKCS) - Grade Nine to Twelve: FKCS offers a unique curriculum blending Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels with Ontario courses. The combination of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and distinguished Cambridge qualifications gives our students a jump start to their university studies.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      At Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School, students thrive in a culture of academic excellence. Students are empowered in their learning and strive to exceed their own expectations for achievement. STS supplements the standard Alberta Education curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Programme beginning in the Elementary with the IB Primary Years Programme, moving to Middle School with the IB Middle Years Programme and ending with the IB Diploma Programme in Senior School. Excellence in teaching and learning is fostered through critical thinking and inquiry. Throughout our students' years at STS, we focus on new and effective practices, incorporating current research and literature into all of our courses. We educate our students in an environment that combines state of the art technologies, outdoor experiential education with opportunities to develop the individual as a whole.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our math classes are structured such that advanced students can jump a grade (sometimes two) to ensure students are appropriately challenged. Additionally, our Cambridge programme offers progression tests and Checkpoint Examinations as a capstone evaluation ensuring that full mastery is achieved. For an additional challenge our Grade Seven and Eight students can begin preparing Cambridge IGCSE mathematics which is typically written by high school students. Our programme offers limitless challenges for even the most exceptional students in mathematics.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        The STS math curriculum balances traditional skill acquisition with real-world application. Examples of real-world application include applying knowledge of exponents to pay-it-forward challenges, using statistical analysis to debate climate change, and turning learning about profit margins to running ones own mini-business.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We use a variety of texts and supplementary materials which are dependent on the course. Both Ontario and Cambridge specific texts can be used in different courses.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Students are allowed to use graphing calculators as long as they do not have a Computer Algebra System.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Information not available

      • Early Reading

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We have a balanced approach to literacy. We use Core Knowledge Language Acquisition for phonics and incorporate "Jolly Phonics" resources as additional learning anchors. Children are given many opportunities to practice working with letters and sounds in order to develop a good initial understanding of how language works. As they progress through the grades, their oral language, including speaking and listening develops. Our children hear good literature, both fiction and nonfiction and read aloud often. They are asked to summarize and retell what they have read and engage in many conversations with peers and teachers.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Elementary students work closely with their homeroom teachers and our Early Literacy Instructor to assess, build, and challenge reading skills. Students use multiple learning tools and approaches to build reading fluency including high-frequency site words, phonics, one-on-one reading with teachers and peers and iPads among others.


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        FIELDSTONE 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.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We believe in an equal balance between teaching the nuts and bolts of language and nourishing the children with a rich diet of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This philosophy guides our approach to teaching writing. We place an emphasis on spelling, decoding skills, handwriting, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary all are embraced equally along with an opportunity to read rich and meaningful texts. This approach encourages and emphasizes creative expression.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our science programme provides students with a strong foundation for future studies while providing students with the chance to develop their analytical skills. Our aim is to provide at least one laboratory activity per week to support the theories learned throughout the week. In Cambridge tutorial, practice practical examinations are provided to prepare for practical examinations. Co-curricular activities are offered to our students to apply the theories from the classroom to the real world. These have included: Science Olympics Teams, Community Garden Club, Computer Programming Club and Environmental Club.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Zoology

      • Literature

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Traditional


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our English courses expose students to great works of literature, both from the Canadian canon and beyond. Students analyze a range of texts (plays, poetry, essays, short-stories, and novels) from various periods, countries, and cultures. They also create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. At all levels, we teach our students to confidently and coherently compose academic essays, as we recognize this to be a vital skill for many post-secondary ventures. Students graduate from our English programme with a firm grasp on reading challenging texts, analyzing these, and composing their own pieces of writing. Moreover, through their studies at Fieldstone, our students acquire a deep appreciation for the power of the written word.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Core Knowledge

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Expanding Communities


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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).

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our social studies curriculum introduces children to a variety of people, places, and historical events in order to broaden their horizons. An early introduction to history and geography can foster a child's understanding of the cultures and landscapes beyond their local community. Appreciating the "wider world" helps students to prepare for being future global leaders.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

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        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Perennialism


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Perennialism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes the idea of education being a kind of “conversation” between generations, and so frequently turns to “Great Works” and “Big Ideas” for teaching-content. Perennialist programs approach past works on their own terms; as if they might actually help students understand “today” better. Past works are not viewed as mere historical artifacts, but as gateways to a deeper understanding of the human condition. History (and, by extension, the humanities in general) therefore plays a large role in perennialist curriculums, though social sciences like economics, psychology, and sociology can still be taught. There is a strong Liberal Arts bent to perennialist programs. The key goals are to develop critical thinking, a strong foundation of core knowledge (or “cultural literacy”), and persuasion skills through informed debate and extensive practice in essay writing.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Students in social sciences and humanities develop an awareness of critical issues in our complex, and diverse society. Our courses help to build understanding of individuals, communities, and nations both throughout history and in the present day. Through sustained practice, students develop their planning, processing, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities, often while exploring issues of deep personal and global significance. Discussions and assignments explore critical social, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental issues, helping students to be informed and engaged citizens.

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      • Foreign Languages

         

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        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Communicative


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        FIELDSTONE 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.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our language courses provide opportunities for students to learn and practice a new language, and to increase their appreciation for cultural and linguistic diversity in our increasingly globalized world. Students develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through creative and hands-on approaches. They also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

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        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

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        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)

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        Information not available

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      • Fine Arts

         

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        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Creative


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        FIELDSTONE 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.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our courses focus on enabling students to create and present art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Our hands-on approach invites students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques and apply these to their own artistic projects. Reflection is also a key component of art-making. Students use the critical analysis process to critique art works and connect themes to the wider world. They are also encouraged to make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.

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        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

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        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

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        Approach

        Approach

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Medium integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone believes that studies of computers and technology are relevant for all our students because they incorporate a broad range of transferable problem-solving skills and techniques, including logical thinking, creative design (our 3D printer is very popular), synthesis, and evaluation. These courses also teach useful skills in such areas as communication, time management, organization, and teamwork. Students live in a technologically-rich world, and courses in this field will provide them with the knowledge and skills to understand the underpinnings of current computer technology and prepare them for emerging technologies of the future.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Technology is woven into the curriculum from Grade 1 on. Our 1-to-1 laptop program begins in Grade 6 with school provided laptops. Grades 10-12 students use laptops and/or tablets of their choice. Students in Grades 7-9 are required to take courses in design which includes engineering, architecture, digital media, and robotics.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

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        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone's approach to teaching Physical Education is to educate students on the importance of active living as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Students are given the skills necessary to participate in a variety of individual and team-based activities. Emphasis is placed on skill development, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Students of all skill levels are able to participate in activities in a safe environment with positive messages about participation and the benefits of activity.

        STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

        The Athletics Program at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is consistent with our mission. Character and leadership are the cornerstones of our program and we look for ways to enhance them at every opportunity. Character is developed through successes and failures in team and individual sports including basketball, badminton, volleyball, field hockey, rugby, cross country running and track and field. It is through these athletic endeavours that students learn the values of sportsmanship and co-operation as well as determination and perseverance towards a common goal.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

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      Approach

      Approach

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Academic


      Our Take

      Our Take

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      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.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      The Fieldstone Global Knowledge curriculum was carefully designed to be rich in content and sequential in presentation. Kindergarten students are introduced to all academic disciplines including French, History, and Geography. Students experience an engaging and enduring subject matter that lays a foundation for their future schooling and instills in them a love of learning. The English, Math, and Science curriculum is administered following the Cambridge Primary guidelines and philosophies. This prepares students for the completion of the entire Cambridge programme.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      Kindergarten at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is an innovative, collaborative and inquiry-based program that instills a joy and love for life-long learning. It promotes the development of the whole child in a safe and nurturing learning environment. We believe each day should be filled with laughter, shared stories and learning experiences so their unique talents will emerge and flourish.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

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      Pace

      Pace

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Student-paced


      Our Take

      Our Take

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Students are grouped according to ability in the classroom. They all complete and study the same programme; however, assessments and expectations vary depending on ability.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

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      Culture

      Culture

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      FIELDSTONE 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”.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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”.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone promotes a rich academic environment and celebrates academic performance. Students are provided with additional academic support in both curricula through the use of our after-school tutorial sessions. Students are also encouraged to demonstrate their academic abilities in math contests, science competitions, and after-school clubs.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

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      Primary

      Primary

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      At Fieldstone, we prepare our students to be future global leaders. We encourage them to take risks, challenge themselves, and take an active role in the community. We cultivate and celebrate our students' individual strengths and successes. We ensure that they are supported throughout their time at Fieldstone and that they are prepared for further success at the post-secondary level.

      STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

      Our mission – to develop well-balanced students for a life of purpose by inspiring excellence in scholarship, leadership and character.

  • 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:

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    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    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.
     

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    Additional support

    Additional support

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    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

    Extra support

     


    Additional support

    Additional support

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    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

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Students with a clinically-diagnosed learning disability are invited to apply. Our school's learning specialist will review psychological education reports, report cards, and any other reports to assess if our school is the right fit for the student. A 'Buddy Day' (half or full day visit to our school) and assessments may be required before acceptance is offered. If enrolled, a Student Success Plan (SSP) will be developed to support the student. This plan will outline the student's strengths and needs, and will include accommodations and modifications necessary to promote student achievement. The learning specialist will ensure that the plan is followed and that any adjustments are made as needed. The learning specialist will also visit the student in class regularly in order to offer any additional support.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    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

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    When one of our teachers has a concern about a child's learning, they first meet with our learning specialist. Our specialist will then work with the student both in the classroom and in a one-on-one setting in order to get a better idea of the student's learning needs. The teacher and learning specialist will meet with parents to develop a student success plan that outlines individual learning goals and accommodations. If, after the plan has been implemented, it is believed that more support is needed, the learning specialist will recommend a psychological education assessment, occupational therapy support or speech therapy.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Fieldstone School

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

    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

     

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    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    FIELDSTONE 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

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR 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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    • Fieldstone participates extensively in the Small Schools Athletic Federation and our student athletes regularly compete in a wide variety of sports.
    • Fieldstone students prepare and perform a Shakespeare play annually.
    • There are extensive musical opportunities at Fieldstone.
    • Our participatory, rather than competitive, approach to co-curricular activities encourages all students to engage in a rich and diverse school experience.
    • The small size of our school allows students to have exceptional leadership opportunities and participate in an extensive range of activities within a supportive and nurturing social culture.
    • Our high school students register for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at no cost, and they are mentored closely as they work toward earning this internationally-recognized achievement.
    • Our high school DECA (business leadership) Team competes at the provincial level.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    • Exploration beyond the classroom is not "extra" at STS. It's essential. We call these studies "co-curricular" rather than "extra-curricular". We believe our robust co-curricular program contributes to the poise and confidence of our students. The program is also an important part of what creates strong connections between students, and with the faculty. The combination of academics, options and co-curriculars give your child the chance to satisfy their curiosity and broaden their horizons in unexpected ways. While our teacher-led co-curriculars are energizing and mind-opening, they're also an opportunity to make strong connections with regular class studies. Faculty are intentional in strengthening coursework through co-curriculars. They are also quick to recognize when a student's interest is piqued during class, and will guide the student to a fitting co-curricular to further the classroom experience. Co-curricular activities contribute to your child's academic skills, leadership abilities and character.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    85%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Feb 10, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    Yes: grades K - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 2 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 12


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 7 - 12


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone is a welcoming community where we look for students who are involved in the school community and have a constant drive for success, character development, and knowledge acquisition. To achieve success at our school, students need to participate in the life of our school with an open-minded and growth-oriented attitude. They need to be reflective and seek help when required. They need to be honest to their peers, teachers, and themselves. We firmly believe that every student is capable of success and overcoming challenges. By working with the faculty and being involved in the school, students receive an individualized education to become well-educated global citizens.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    The Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School experience encourages students to find their passions, give back to their community, and prepare themselves for a life of purpose. To that end, our students are inspired to seek excellence in scholarship, leadership, and character.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    We support all families through the application process. In order to apply for our school, we require two years of report cards, a completed application form, a placement test (Grades Two to Eight) or observation (JK to Grade One), and an interview. We help your family to have a positive and successful start to your Fieldstone experience.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Early decision - November 30, 2019

    Regular decision - February 10, 2019

    Rolling admission begins February 11, 2020

    The full application to STS includes:

    1. Online Application

    2. Confidential School Report Form

    3. Final Report Cards from previous two years

    4. Most Recent Report Card or Progress Report

    5. Interview

    6. Individual or Group Assessment

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Kota Sakurai (2017)
    Kota was the first ever Japanese soccer player to join Toronto FC II. During his time at Fieldstone, he was a dedicated athlete, scholar, and student leader.
    Gabrielle Domb (2007)
    Gabrielle went from Fieldstone to Harvard, where she followed her passion for Art History. She continued post graduate research in this field.
    Ah Rum Lee (2008)
    BA International Business- York University Internship: Citibank, Seoul Ah Rum credits Fieldstone with giving her the skills and confidence to establish a successful career in business.
    Arkady Silverman (2013)
    Arkady shone in the prestigious international honours programme at the University of St. Andrews. Meanwhile, she continued to foster ourschool's relationship with our sister school in Cameroon.

    STRATHCONA-TWEEDSMUIR SCHOOL

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Dan Hays (1954)
    Retired Senator, member of the Privy Council of Canada, partner at Norton Rose Canada
    Nick Graham (1976)
    Owner of Fresh Happy People & former Chief Underwear Officer of Joe Boxer Corp.
    Shanoon Bowen-Smed (1982)
    President and CEO, Bowen Workplace Solutions
    Jill Nation (1970)
    Physician and professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
    Justice Rosemary Nation (1971)
    Justice of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
    Albert Schultz (1981)
    Actor, director and founding artistic director of Toronto’s celebrated Soulpepper Theatre Company
    Jamie Clarke (1986)
    Extreme adventurer, Everest summiteer, owner of Out There Adventure Centre & Live Out There web business
    Dave Pierce (1990)
    Emmy award-winning songwriter, composer, producer
    Judd Palmer (1990)
    Owner of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop
    Craig Adams (1995)
    Professional NHL player
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