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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1788

     

    2010


     

    Enrolment

     

    385

     

    Varies


     

    Grades

     

    6 to 12

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Day


     

    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."
     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Emotional
    The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate

     

    Progressive


     

    Curriculum pace

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

     

    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”.
     
    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

     

    15

     

    1 to 5


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

     

    Dedicated gifted school


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $18,800

     

    $15,175


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $44,250 to $58,800

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    33%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    6 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $15,000

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    55

     

    0


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    55%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    80%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

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

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    information not available

    AVRO ACADEMY

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    information not available

    AVRO ACADEMY

    "My daughter is not always self-motivated, and the staff never gave up on creatively finding ways to motivate her in an extremely positive and supportive way."
    Linda mooallem - Parent   (Nov 21, 2019)
    My daughter thrives on the individualized attention she gets at AVRO. Individualized programming is...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    King's-Edgehill School is the oldest independent school in Canada, and was founded as King's Collegiate by United Empire Loyalists in 1788. It was given royal assent by King George III the following year, the first instance that honour was bestowed outside Britain. The initial goal of the school was to prevent young men from traveling abroad to receive an education, men that would be needed to stay to administer and defend the colonies. While the school remained small, its alumni took prominent roles in military, legal, religious, and political life (including two fathers of Confederation).

    So, yes, there’s an impressive history here, in all kinds of ways. That said, the school has changed considerably over the years. The historic buildings have been augmented by recent, and very sympathetic, development, all set on a 65-acre campus. It’s, frankly, beautiful. The academic program is as rigorous as it is supportive, and the school attracts students from around the world, creating a diverse, vibrant, exceedingly modern student population.

    AVRO ACADEMY

    AVRO was founded in 2010 by David Berger and Jason Ellenbogen, both of whom remain at the head of the school, continuing to guide it with a keen fidelity to their initial vision. They aren’t your typical educators which, again, is part of the draw. Berger is a long-time educator, and is also very integrated within the life the community that provides a context for the school, including a co-director of Spiritfest, an annual community arts festival. Ellenbogen, too, brings a unique set of skills and experience, including that of being a psychologist with clinical experience with teens and their families. They tailored the delivery of the curriculum based in a sense of best practices that they’d been growing in their professional lives. The faculty continues in kind. Chriasee Sen-Varma, an instructor and academic coordinator, is a physicist. Mindy Alexander, head of social studies, has taught art in prisons. And it continues from there. The feel is small, personal, and the approach builds from the talents and curiosity that the students bring with them into the classroom. The school was created out of a sense of doing things well, but differently, and with an added bit of spark. As such the school has attracted students and instructors of a like mind. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a diverse, close-knit, challenging while supportive learning environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    information not available

    AVRO ACADEMY

    information not available

    Description

    Description

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    “Be More” at King’s-Edgehill School, an IB Plus school since 1979 and Canada’s first independent school. Surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of our 75 acre campus in the safe and friendly province of Nova Scotia, study at a school that offers more at every turn and expects that by doing more and giving more, you will become one of the School’s highly successful graduates – graduates who attend the world’s top universities and earn more than $1 million in university scholarship annually.

    AVRO ACADEMY

    AVRO Academy is more than a private high school. It’s an empowering community that supports the whole teenager to trust themselves and learn on their own terms. AVRO Academy delivers personalized full and part time programs in engaging and effective ways. We listen and explore individual interests to uncover each student’s best learning path. AVRO students build on their diverse strengths and gain the tools and academic confidence they need to be successful in the university or college of their choice.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    Message

    My wife Belinda and I have lived on campus for eleven years and we love this school more than ever.  You know why? The students are genuinely kind and warm and “real”. We don’t know for sure if it is because Nova Scotians are naturally friendly and welcoming, or whether King’s-Edgehill School itself has a uniquely respectful and happy culture. Whatever the reason, we love that everyone feels like they belong here. As a result the campus is a remarkably happy place and despite our high academic expectations students tend to get higher marks than ever before. Maybe it is because of the support they receive. Maybe it is because students like their teachers and feel that their teachers genuinely care about student success and emotional well-being.  Maybe it is because when teenagers feel accepted, like they belong somewhere, they can concentrate on doing their very best rather than what they need to do to fit in or be liked.

    Just under 400 students, King’s-Edgehill is small but mighty. We are small enough to know everyone really well, but large enough to do big things and to compete with schools much larger than us (and win!). Be it debating or robotics, math competitions or sport, we have an impressive record of success provincially, nationally, and internationally.

    I love the diversity of our students too. Although two-thirds are Canadian, there are students from every continent and thirty different countries here. It is fabulous to see our Canadian students make best friends from Japan and Barbados, or Germany, or Ghana! Our annual Cultural Fair is an unbelievable feast of food and entertainment from around the world.

    If you are interested in a school where it is cool to work hard and get good grades and go to university… if you want a place that is not pretentious and values humility and gentleness… if you are looking for a place that is an oasis of kindness and high achievement:  then King’s-Edgehill School is definitely worth a look.

    Come and see what brought Belinda and my family to Windsor, Nova Scotia. Like us, you may feel you belong here too.

    Sincerely,

    Joseph Seagram

    Avenue Road Academy's vision, and mine as an educator, is to promote learning that is collaborative, integrated and nurturing. Our aim is to deliver high school curriculum that inspires hope, promotes connections, and nurtures change. We do this by recognizing that each student learns, and shares their learning in different ways. We offer opportunities for our students to connect their learning to their own goals and interests, while at the same time completing Ontario Ministry of Education approved credits. I believe that learning is created by connecting inspiration with information. We welcome your children to join us and explore their inspiration, their goals, and to work through their challenges.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      AVRO Academy

      AVRO ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Traditional

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      KING'S-EDGEHILL 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.

      AVRO 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.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      KING'S-EDGEHILL 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.

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      The delivery of a challenging and robust curriculum while respecting each student’s learning style is a cornerstone of our academic approach at King’s-Edgehill School. Being committed to the world class International Baccalaureate program inherently challenges each student to a higher level of understanding, often beyond their own expectations. Alongside of this is the notion of small class sizes and individualised learning whereby each student is aided in their own integration and adoption of the content at hand. Along with the theoretical is the actualization of knowledge where students take what is taught in the class and apply it. Ethics studied in the class becomes part of the dialogue in our Dignity and Respect meetings, math acquired via a course become the foundation for precise mechanistic movement for our winning robotics teams. In and through all of this is the cultivation of the joy of learning, where difficult problems become opportunities grow and perhaps help others. Supporting this is a dedicated Success Center, advanced technology in each class, and a vibrant faculty committed to each student.

      AVRO ACADEMY

      We provide programming and resources for students with exceptional and special needs. We encourage students to work with us to design their program so that it engages both their strengths and interests. We also encourage students to connect their learning to the environment.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Writing

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL 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.

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL 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.

        AVRO 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.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

        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

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

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

      • Foreign Languages

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

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


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Medium integration

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Medium integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        AVRO ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Our approach to computer science is to make it an accessible subject for all students, and to teach students the basics of programming through a series of "hands-on" classes that are also available online.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        AVRO Academy

        AVRO ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Every student at King's-Edgehill School particpates fully in our sport and wellness program. Students do their chosen sport on a daily basis. Students will choose three sports each year by term (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and particpate in the sport for the duration of the term. We offer a range of both competitive and recreational sports.

        AVRO ACADEMY

        Many of our physical education programs are offered out of doors. We run an annual summer canoe trip, and have offered march break programs in Costa Rica, and Thailand. In Toronto we use the JCC as our location for our physical education courses. We also regularly do outdoor acctivities.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      AVRO Academy

      AVRO ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Accelerated

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Student-paced


      Our Take

      Our Take

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

      AVRO ACADEMY

      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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      AVRO ACADEMY

      While our credit structure offers 2 courses per term, and 4 terms per year, some students choose to take longer to complete a particular course.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      AVRO Academy

      AVRO ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Rigorous

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      KING'S-EDGEHILL 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”.

      AVRO 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.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      AVRO ACADEMY

      We support students to work at a pace that works for them. We encourage them to discuss their progress, and challenge them to overcome personal boundaries and habits that get in the way of their learning.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

      AVRO ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      AVRO Academy

      AVRO ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

      AVRO ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Not applicable
      Not applicable

      AVRO ACADEMY

      Emotional
      The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      AVRO ACADEMY

      We support students through our strong counselling team to overome their own personal emotional and learning challenges.

  • 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:

    King's-Edgehill School

    AVRO Academy

    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.
     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    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

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    AVRO ACADEMY

    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

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Information not available

    AVRO ACADEMY

    We provide appropriate programming and resources for students with exceptional and special needs. We provide programming to meet specialized needs of students with: Autism Spectrum, Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum, Giftedness, Learning Disabilities and other social/emotional/behavioural challenges.


    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

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Information not available

    AVRO ACADEMY

    AVRO is a school that specializes in working with students who have diagnosed Learning Disabilities. We provide a full array of assessments to determine each student's specific strengths and weaknesses and provide a variety of resources to help students achieve academic success. Our teachers are certified with specialities in special education and they work closely with a educational social worker who is on-site. We provide all the accommodations and modifications required while preparing students for being able to implement the tools and skills needed to achieve post-secondary success.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    King's-Edgehill School

    AVRO Academy

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO Academy

    AVRO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    KING'S-EDGEHILL 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

    AVRO ACADEMY

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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    AVRO ACADEMY

    • Travel for Credit Summer Canoe Trip Winter International Trip
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    80%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Boarding entry years

     

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

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    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

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    We love enthusiastic and motivated students who embrace our "be more" philosophy. We are looking for students who are keen to be involved in the four pillars that form the foundation of our school (academics, athletics, fine and performing arts, and leadership through service).

    AVRO ACADEMY

    We are looking for students who have an interest in learning yet unable to thrive or achieve successes in their current school setting. Some students transfer from their previous school and attend AVRO full time while other attend both settings.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    King's-Edgehill School requires applicants to complete our student application and send this along with a copy of academic records for the past two years to begin the application process. All domestic applicants are encouraged to schedule a visit to campus during which they can write their entrance test and interview with the Headmaster. When distance is a factor, we are pleased to arrange for the Headmaster to conduct the interview by skype.

    AVRO ACADEMY

    Please see our admission package on our website.

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    David Andrews (1966)
    President and C.E.O. of the American Hockey League. Annually named one of the most powerful people in hockey by The Hockey News.
    James Gilbert (2000)
    Accomplished and award winning Canadian actor.
    Fred Fountain (1966)
    The Chancellor of Dalhousie Univerity, Fred Fountain is one of the leading philanthropist's in Canada.
    Andrew Kam (1980)
    CEO of Hong Kong Disney
    Ian Frenette (1995)
    Vice President - Boston Celtics
    Sir Robert Barry Dickey (1829)
    Father of Confederation
    Sir John Hamilton Gray (1829)
    Prince Edward Island Premier and Father of Confederation



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