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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2002

     

    1956


     

    Enrolment

     

    165

     

    540


     

    Grades

     

    6 to 12

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    eSchool, Day, Boarding

     

    Day, Homestay


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive

     

    Progressive


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Standard-enriched
    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.
     
    Standard-enriched
    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

     

    Academic culture

     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    6 to 12

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $8,060 to $14,120

     

    $12,700 to $16,130


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $22,605 to $30,030

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    9 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    24

     

    135


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    45%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    97%

     

    97%


     

    Day entry years

     

    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    FULFORD ACADEMY

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    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    information not available

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    International education can mean different things in different contexts. Some educate students to adopt a global view. Others, as with Fulford Academy, it’s the student population that brings the international flavor, arriving from around the world, often with the intention of staying in Canada to complete their high school and post-secondary careers. The school communicates with families in 11 languages, something which is very key, and very welcome, for many of them. Cultural literacy is a focus, as is proficiency in English. For some, Fulford is a stepping stone other schools, though students are of course welcome to stay through the completion of their high school degrees, as indeed many do. The ideal student is a one intending to pursue post-secondary education in Canada, and who is also looking for a smaller, more personalized setting in which to get up to speed with the various fluencies they will need in order to achieve success.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    HDCH was founded in 1956, and has been doing great and impressively consistent work ever since. It has a good size, with 470 annually, and a good breadth of curricular and extracurricular offerings to match. Instruction is project-based, allowing students to work together around authentic tasks which build and support a facility with the core curriculum. Families are also drawn by the values which undergird the academic program. The school rightly reaches out to resources and organizations within the local community, using those interactions to build an empathetic world view, and a genuine appreciation of diversity. Certainly, there’s a lot to love.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    Highlights

    Highlights

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    • Fulford Academy is part of a global education network called BAU, and delivers the STEM+A curriculum
    • Fulford Academy accepts students from our local community, nationally, and all over the world.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) High School Courses.
    • Individual preparation & support to apply for Canadian Universities.
    • 100% university placement rate of Fulford graduates.
    • High School Athletic Teams compete in LGSSAA, OFSSAA
    • Community involvement through regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities.
    • Living and learning in a small and safe community.
    • Fresh, healthy, nutritious meals made daily on site by our Head Chef.
    • Students become true global citizens in our intercultural learning environment.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    • Wide curriculum, meeting a variety of learning needs
    • Experienced, professional, caring staff
    • Modern, high-tech, 20 acre campus
    • Nurturing learning environment
    • Global reach
    • Excellence in academics, sports and arts
    • Focus on cultivating student character
    • Per-family tuition
    • Our goal: for graduates to become a faithful presence in their community

    Description

    Description

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Fulford Academy is a coeducational private day, boarding and online school in Brockville, Ontario Canada. Founded in 2002, Fulford Academy offers grades 6 to 12, leading to the OSSD - Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our unique curriculum offers differentiated instruction, advanced placement and emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts (STEM +A). Our specialized programs include ESL Prep, University Prep, Fulford Online, Hybrid Dual High School Diploma Program, and Summer Programs.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    HDCH, founded in 1956, is imaginative, innovative & interwoven with our essential Biblical identity. Our programs are designed to challenge a wide range of learners. We practice Project-Based Learning, which captures students’ interest & provokes serious thinking as they acquire & apply new knowledge. Our staff & teachers are invested in their students' learning, growth, & spiritual well-being. Student life is rich at HDCH with many curricular & extracurricular opportunities, including clubs, and teams.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    Message

    Our comprehensive co-curricular program includes community service, athletics, arts, music, clubs and other activities that give students many opportunities to discover their strengths and explore their passions. Each student is coached and guided to recognize and accept leadership opportunities and be a support to their peers. A Fulford education is much more than books!

    As a member of BAU Global, we are thrilled to offer increased emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics + Arts, (STEM+A). Our students will engage in cross-curricular studies that involve coding, robotics, mechanical design and engineering problem solving as an integral part of their learning.

    Our core values shape the inclusive atmosphere that is Fulford Academy. We emphasize collaboration and cooperation in our community; we celebrate our differences, but seek the common ground to form bridges between individuals and between cultures. We respect the courage required to leave home and study within a new language and culture, and always seek the wisdom to make our World a better place for everyone.

    Exceptional learning is for every student. Each student has unique gifts, abilities, and learning styles. We work to differentiate learning so that each student can succeed. We provide support for academic planning and development, learning, and individualized programs where appropriate.

    Our staff takes a vested interest in student learning, growth, and spiritual well-being. They develop a mentor relationship beginning in Grade 9 and foster these connections through to Grade 12, often going above and beyond to get to know each student as a unique person with diverse interests, strengths, and gifts.

    We understand that ultimately God transforms the lives of our students at HDCH, and it is with this in mind that we trust in our mission to be clear and to be the directive of our school. We use the five habits of an HDCH graduate.They are:

    • Reflection
    • Resilience
    • Compassion
    • Competence
    • Creativity

    Exceptional education at Hamilton District Christian High is imaginative, innovative and interwoven with our essential Biblical identity. An exceptional learning community looks to produce and engage with culture by turning our visions into actions, our ideas into products. One of the ways that we will accomplish this is through the essentials of Project-Based Learning (PBL).  And it is our vision to have Project-Based Learning as an everyday learning experience for our students at Hamilton District Christian High.

    At the core of Project-Based Learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. This learning is contextual, creative, and shared.  Students collaborate on meaningful projects creating opportunities for groups of students to gather information, think critically be creative and communicate in order for them to answer challenging questions or solve complex problems. By making learning relevant to them in this way, students see a purpose for mastering state-required skills and content concepts.

    Hamilton District Christian High is registered as a private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education. It provides a curriculum that follows Ministry guidelines and standards and uses the credit system outlined in the Ontario Secondary School Document (1999). All the teachers have Ontario teacher’s certification. Graduating students will have completed the credits required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

    We believe HDCH is a place to dream dreams and see visions, a place to learn and grow and be cultivated, a place to live as a healthy community, a place for exceptional learning. The learning that happens here is a launching pad for our graduates’ futures; this is exciting stuff.

    We’re always happy to welcome our friends and supporters to school. If you are in the neighbourhood, we hope you’ll drop by and experience exceptional learning first-hand.

    Sincerely,

    Duncan

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Fulford Academy

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Hamilton District Christian High

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Information not available

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      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.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Fulford Academy applies the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics + Arts, (STEM+A) approach. Our students engage in cross-curricular studies that involve coding, robotics, mechanical design and engineering problem solving as an integral part of their learning. This unique and effective approach is applied across universities in Europe and we are leading the way in the future of education by offering it as the core of our curriculum. This type of learning gives the student a high-level perspective on how to solve a problem by using 2 or more approaches from different areas of study, giving them an advantage to apply deeper thinking when working on projects at school, and will apply this process throughout their education career all the way into the boardroom, the science lab and beyond. We also offer pre-advanced and advanced placement in our courses.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      Education at Hamilton District Christian High is imaginative, innovative and interwoven with our essential Biblical identity. This is achieved through Project-Based Learning. At the core of Project-Based Learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context. Students collaborate on meaningful projects creating opportunities for groups of students to gather information, think critically, be creative and communicate in order for them to answer challenging questions or solve complex problems.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        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

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        At Fulford Academy, we believe that students in mathematics learn best when the content of the math course, regardless of level, is integrated into the problem-solving model. Whenever possible we strive to present students with real-world problems that relate to the mathematical concepts they are learning each day. Our students explore situations using experimentation and other hands-on methods of gathering data and connect the calculations and problem-solving strategies they are using to the mathematical concepts outlined by the Ontario Curriculum. Our teachers work hard to ensure the mathematics is practical, engaging and applicable to a wide variety of life pathways. We work hard to ensure our students have the foundation and skills they need to be good problem-solvers in whichever future they choose. This open and engaging classroom style ensures that all students are able to contribute and fosters a positive and successful mathematics experience.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        We use Project Based Learning and Discovery Problem Solving that both focus on the application of math and using the problem-solving process to discover and make sense of new content. We use PBL to connect math to life outside of school to help our students gain a deeper insight into the role of math in careers, personal financial literacy, in our local communities. We also look at how math is discovered in the created order, such as in nature. Students have access and use technology as they study math. Our teachers are intentional to incorporate mathematical tools. Students will find a balance of these approaches mixed with traditional instruction.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        When texts are needed our program uses the Nelson Education family of texts. We also rely on other multimedia tools such as Khan Academy, Desmos, Geogebra and other interactive mathematics tools.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        All Grade 7–12 students are expected to bring a scientific calculator (with features such as ,x , x2, and the primary trigonometric function sine, cosine and tangent) to every Math class. For grades 9 - 12, a graphing calculator is an asset, but not a requirement.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Students may be permitted to use a calculator based on teacher permission. Students will need a scientific calculator.

      • Writing

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Systematic approach


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        The systematic approach to teaching beginner writing focuses on directly imparting explicit sentence construction strategies, along with planning, revising, and editing skills. Students are asked to learn these explicit strategies and skills and practice them before applying them in more holistic writing assignments. Grammar and parts of sentences tend to have a central role in systematic writing instruction.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Our writing process consists mainly of students learning the basics of writing and then expanding on these skills through consistent practice. We do our best to make sure that whatever our students are writing about topics that are directly applicable to their own lives, but then also apply best practices such as peer and self-editing and review.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        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.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Fulford Academy’s science classes are hands-on and interactive. Students use an inquiry-based approach to learn essential skills and content. This approach gives students the opportunity to learn the scientific method by applying it to solve real problems. Emphasis is placed on developing safe work habits, collaboration skills and analytical abilities. Students are encouraged to show what they have learned through a variety of different forms and media, for example, videos, traditional lab reports, photo-journals, presentations, etc. This learning is reinforced by traditional lessons teach specific concepts and vocabulary clearly and directly. Students also explore areas of personal interest through research projects, guided discussions and readings.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        HDCH uses project based learning, laboratory experiments, sustained inquiry and other more traditional pedagogical practices in the science program. Students acquire the skills necessary to design and carry out scientific inquiries. Labs are equipped with modern technology and equipment. Students are encouraged to engage with the curriculum from a Christian worldview which results in a call to stewardship of all areas of creation.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Zoology

      • Literature

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Literature can play an integral role in many courses as a lens for exploring real-world issues against the backdrop of fiction. Students learn to examine links between fictional and literal concepts, using literature as a framework to find meaning and to make their voices heard in unique and personal ways. Literature also provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn contextually, building their vocabulary and their mastery of grammar and figurative language based on the structures they encounter in various texts.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Expanding Communities


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        All of our Social Studies courses are all-encompassing. While our students are studying History, they are also relating this to Geography and Sociology and vice versa. At the same time, while we make sure to cover the contents of the Ontario curriculum, we also make sure to include applicable real-world situations and studies. For example, if there is a world or local event happening that the students are interested in, but it is not part of the curriculum, we will always make time to integrate it into the courses. Students who are interested and can apply what they are learning directly to their lives, will also be motivated.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        When it comes to teaching humanities and social studies, it is important to approach the classroom with understanding. The idea that what has come before is important to understanding the present and the future. Teaching the foundations of the humanities and the social sciences, encourages students to think critically not only about the past, but also the present and future. Challenging students to look at the world through a new lens, for better understanding, and it is through this understanding, the classroom becomes more inclusive, more understanding, and more compassionate for all learners.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        The French language is an integral part of the cultural heritage of Canada. All middle school students get at least 1 hour of French instruction each day. Once students have entered into secondary school, they are required to take French in at least grade 9, with additional years of French language instruction available if numbers are sustainable.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        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)

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Information not available

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Creativity is of critically important in the arts, there is always something new to try, a new an idea to apply, or a new understand to build on. Students are encouraged to take risks in the arts, challenging their limits to see what they are truly capable of. Art gives students the freedom of expression, by teaching the fundamentals and encouraging their own self-expression, students are able to make new connections and new experiences. By experimenting in the arts students may find their passion in something new and different. The arts classroom not only encourages individual expression, but also collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        Approach

        Approach

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        FULFORD ACADEMY

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

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Fulford Academy embraces technology in the classroom for the delivery of material to students (and their parents), and for assessment and evaluation purposes. All students at Fulford have, or are provided with, a laptop or Chromebook to have constant access to course material (like instructional videos, teacher-made notes, or tutorials). All teachers strive to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning through technology-based tools, and students are continuously encouraged to present their learning in as many different ways, and using as many different technologies, as they would like. Special focus is placed on developing skills in computer programming (coding), robotics, media arts (video creation and editing), 3D design and printing, and mathematical modeling (through Desmos). We strongly believe that these tools allow us to provide information to students in as many different ways as possible while allowing them to express their own talents and interests.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Fulford Academy

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        Hamilton District Christian High

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        FULFORD ACADEMY

        In Physical Education we focus on being safe and active throughout the student’s lifetime. Studies have shown that many of the activities that we are introduced to in our youth are likely to be a part of our adult life. We introduce a variety of sports and activities that they could continue as they get older such as baseball, basketball, soccer, badminton, swimming, volleyball, skating and curling. Many communities offer these sports in the form of recreational leagues for both children and adults. We usually start by introducing rules and equipment so that they understand how to play. This is followed by demonstrations of proper technique and skill building activities so that they can avoid injury. We finish by playing the sport so that they can get a feeling for the flow of the game. As the students progress into higher grades we introduce a fitness component.

        HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

        In the Physical Education Department at Hamilton District Christian High, we focus on each student’s Total Health as a child of God. We recognize that each area of a person’s health affects the others, that taking care of Physical Health is a great way to help manage all other areas of health, and that our Spiritual Health is the foundation for the rest of our health. We teach the concepts of Physical Literacy to encourage students to be confident and competent in all types of movement. Our students experience a variety of activities in different settings, including traditional and non-traditional sports, low organization and creative games, and fitness activities. We encourage our students to make goals for the present and goals for the future. Through all this, we hope to meet the goal of our Physical Education program which is to help our students live healthy and active lifestyles.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Fulford Academy

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Hamilton District Christian High

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


      Pace

      Pace

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      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

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      All classes at Fulford Academy use a blended learning model in which each course has a corresponding online classroom learning environment. With this, students learning can continue long after their in class sessions have ended.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Fulford Academy

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Hamilton District Christian High

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


      Culture

      Culture

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      We are a very supportive environment where we do our best to accentuate the strengths of the students while also building up the areas where they may need enrichment.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      FULFORD ACADEMY

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

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Fulford Academy

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      Hamilton District Christian High

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


      Primary

      Primary

      FULFORD ACADEMY

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

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      FULFORD ACADEMY

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

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      FULFORD ACADEMY

      We strive to create an environment where we are consistently enriching both the student’s Intellectual and Social intelligences.

      HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

      Our Mission - to cultivate character through learning for a life of service to God. Our Vision - to see all HDCH graduates become a faithful presence in the community that they serve.

  • 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:

    Fulford Academy

    Hamilton District Christian High

    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.
     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


    Additional support

    Additional support

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    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

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    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

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Information not available

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    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

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Due to our small learning environment and attention to teacher training, students automatically receive extra attention when any need arises. If the teachers can manage all of the needs of the students in the classroom then this is done, if more attention is needed, local professionals are brought in to assist the student, their families, and the teachers.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    We would not advise a family against de-enrolling their child at our school if they had a clinically diagnosed learning disability that became apparent while studying at HDCH, so long as we were able to accomodate their needs.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Fulford Academy

    Hamilton District Christian High

    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

     

    Fulford Academy

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Hamilton District Christian High

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    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

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    • Fulford Academy offers a variety of club options to day and boarding students. Students have the opportunity to improve their existing talents in areas such as athletics, music and the arts, or they can get out of their comfort-zone and try something new! Our clubs are geared to include options take place on campus, while other clubs take place in our surrounding community of Brockville.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    • HDCH has a number of Social Justice clubs that have been developed to become better aware of our local communities and beyond. Through these clubs the HDCH community has been able to support charities and not-for-profit organizations such as 541 Eatery & Exchange, Hamilton Out of the Cold, and 30 Hour Famine Canada (World Vision). Students have also organized and particpated in Carol Sing-Alongs in Gore Park, collecting toys for Wesley Urban Ministries Christmas Store, collecting purses and toiletries for women's shelters, collecting warm clothes for the Share the Warmth Campaign, and organizing blood drives, and so forth.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    97%

     

    97%


     

    Day entry years

     

    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    Fulford Academy is looking for students who want to be academically successful and are motivated to work hard, face challenges and enjoy living in a multicultural environment. Our students should be respectful, keen on learning new things and being involved in our community.

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    The best way to get the most out of your high school experience is to get involved. Student life is rich at Hamilton District Christian High. We offer much more than academics and have very active extracurricular programs. Whether you’re into sports, inclined towards the arts, or serving in your community (or all), there are plenty of activities to help you stay active and connected. Our campus thrives on the involvement of the entire school community. Exceptional learning is for every student. Each student has unique gifts, abilities, and learning styles. We work to differentiate learning so that each student can succeed. We provide support for academic planning and development, learning, and individualized programs where appropriate.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    FULFORD ACADEMY

    For our academic programs (grade 9-12, as well as summer credit programs) we require an English test.

    TOEFL jr:

    gr:9             minimum 775

    gr 10:         minimum 800

    gr 11/12         minimum 850

     

    TOEFL iBT     

    minimum 71 (gr 9/10)

    minimum 80 (gr 11/12)

     

    iELTS        

    minimum 5.0  (gr 9/10)

    minimum 5.5 (gr 11/12)


    DET (Duolingo English Test)

    minimum 39 (gr 9/10)

    minimum 50 (gr11/12)

     

    HAMILTON DISTRICT CHRISTIAN HIGH

    Application Form needs to be filled out entirely and is found here: https://hdch.org/prospective-students/admissions/

    • Depending on your needs, you may need to connect with one or more of the following:
      • General information about the school, and the application process, Director of Recruitment, Sandra Baker or by phone at 905-466-0237
      • Our Principal, Duncan Todd - to talk about a vision of Christian education for your child.
      • Our Student Services staff - to ensure we have a program suitable for your child’s learning.
      • Our Director of Finance, Sherry Osinga - to answer any questions you might have about tuition and payment options.
      • School Bussing Transportation to and from HDCH is managed by Committees in different areas. 




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