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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1788

     

    2001


     

    Enrolment

     

    385

     

    138


     

    Grades

     

    6 to 12

     

    JK to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, Boarding

     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

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

     

    Academic culture

     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.
     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    15

     

    12 to 18


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     
    Academic
    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $18,800

     

    $15,000 to $19,000


     

    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

     

    13


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    55%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    80%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    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

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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    HOWLETT ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    " ... teachers who are passionate, dedicated, energetic ..."
    Catherine Maule - Parent   (Feb 03, 2018)
    We chose Howlett for 4 reasons. (1) My daughter (then 7) loved the feel of the classroom: students w...
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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.

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Jan Howlett was a force in the world of education, and her desire to establish a school was due to frustrations with the public system. She pulled her two sons out of it when they were in grades 4 and 6, choosing to educate them at home. Seeing her dedication and skill, parents were soon calling to ask if she would accept their children as well. She did, and Howlett Academy was born. The school isn’t for the faint of heart. Howlett used terms like “mastery” long after they had gone out of fashion in the public system. The strengths of the Howlett program are a clear, well-organized curriculum, attentive supervision, and a clear set of academic goals and expectations. Students are encouraged to reach for excellence, and the school maintains an impressive track record of achievement.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    information not available

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

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    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.

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Howlett Academy is a co-educational school for JK to Grade 8. Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Creativity and Energy are our core values. Our curriculum is integrated, relevant, engaging and inspires intellectual curiosity. It comprises the sciences, mathematics, French, music, social sciences, humanities, arts, personal fitness and lifestyle choices. Upon graduation, our students move on to the schools of their choice with knowledge and skills that position them as confident learners.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    King's-Edgehill School

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT 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

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  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Howlett Academy

      HOWLETT ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Traditional

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      HOWLETT 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.

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      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.

      HOWLETT 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.

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Howlett Academy’s academic programs prepare our students for higher order thinking while ensuring they have many opportunities to develop their confidence and self-esteem. Each student develops at a slightly different pace, creating a need for fluid age groupings and an education plan that is tailored towards his or her cognitive, social and emotional needs. If the student is ahead or needs additional help, the education plan will be adjusted accordingly. As the student masters different disciplines, the teacher will adjust the curriculum to encourage and challenge the student to develop higher levels of thought and action. Individual progress is carefully monitored.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

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

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Early Reading

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        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.

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        HOWLETT 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.

        HOWLETT 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


        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

        HOWLETT 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

      • Literature

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        HOWLETT 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.

        HOWLETT 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


        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

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

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

      • Social Studies

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Core Knowledge


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        HOWLETT 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.

        HOWLETT 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

        HOWLETT 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

        HOWLETT 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

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Medium integration

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Light 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.

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.


        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

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        King's-Edgehill School

        KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

        Howlett Academy

        HOWLETT 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.

        HOWLETT ACADEMY

        Information not available

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Howlett Academy

      HOWLETT ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Throughout the day the teachers will work with individual children, small groups and the whole class. The kindergarten curriculum is based on a mastery approach to education, whereby fundamentals and concepts are repeatedly taught until the student has grasped a strong understanding of the material. Once proficient, new and more challenging material is introduced. Guided-played is used as a tool to help enhance the child’s cognitive, social and physical development. The kindergarten curriculum is well-planned and modified for those who are ahead or need additional help. Individual progress is carefully monitored.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Howlett Academy

      HOWLETT ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Accelerated

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Accelerated


      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).

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      King's-Edgehill School

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Howlett Academy

      HOWLETT ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Rigorous


      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”.

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

      Information not available

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

      Howlett Academy’s academic programs prepare our students for higher order thinking while ensuring they have many opportunities to develop their confidence and self-esteem. Each student develops at a slightly different pace, creating a need for fluid age groupings and an education plan that is tailored towards his or her cognitive, social and emotional needs. If the student is ahead or needs additional help, the education plan will be adjusted accordingly.


      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."

      HOWLETT ACADEMY

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

  • 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

    Howlett 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

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    HOWLETT 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

     

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    HOWLETT 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

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    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

    KING'S-EDGEHILL SCHOOL

    Information not available

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    King's-Edgehill School

    Howlett 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

    Howlett Academy

    HOWLETT 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

    HOWLETT 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

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    • Activity Club: students take part in a variety of physical activities each week. These include, yoga, Pilates, dance, and movement-based games.
    • Art Club: Students will explore a variety of media, techniques, themes and art projects. Students will create work in a variety of materials, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. These fun and engaging classes provide technical skills necessary for the enhancement of creativity and intuition.
    • Mandarin Club: students will be given an introduction of phonetics and gain a basic understanding of Chinese Mandarin. They will learn how to make basic conversations using real life scenarios.
    • Dance Club: students have the opportunity to explore movement of all types. There will be stretching/conditioning, basic elements of jazz, ballet, modern, acrobatics, and hip hop, and the chance to do improvisation and free movement.
    • Improv Club: students exercise creativity while building teamwork skills. This time will encourage students to cooperate with others w
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    80%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    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

     

    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).

    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.

    HOWLETT ACADEMY

    Our admission process is relaxed and informal. It begins with a tour and a conversation.  A few spaces are open for next year and we welcome your interest.

  • 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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