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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2012

     

    1980


     

    Enrolment

     

    31

     

    320


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to K

     

    JK to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    eSchool, Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
     
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
    Emotional
    The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

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

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    Varies

     

    10 to 16


     

    Special needs support

     

     

    Learning, Developmental


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Montessori
    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.
     
    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

     

    $8,100 to $15,608

     

    $12,200


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    6

     

    21


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - K

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    information not available

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    "My child appreciates the independence"
    hina marsonia - Parent   (Feb 13, 2018)
    My child appreciates the independence she has in choosing her activities and material that she works...
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    Teachers instill confidence and motivation
    Christine Johnson - Parent   (Feb 16, 2018)
    My child's experience has been better than I ever could have imagined. Even if we have had a bad mo...
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    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    "The leadership at this school is exceptional and I have never in my life seen such a positive environment!
    Keri Martin Vrbanac - Parent   (Aug 17, 2021)
    Simple sheer perfection! My daughter has loved every minute of her time at Scholar's Hall! She loves...
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    "The staff at Scholars' Hall continue to impress me."
    Anna Ethier - Parent   (Nov 02, 2021)
    We left the school in grade 7 to try the school in our area to be able to make friends with the chil...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    La Villa rightly prides itself in offering a very authentic presentation of the Montessori method, and for many families that is a primary draw. As such, students are engaged in an active, hands-on, cooperative environment, where the core curriculum is delivered in consort with a growing understanding of their place in the community of the school and beyond. Close attention is given to the acquisition of skills as well as interpersonal, physical, and emotional development.

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Fred Gore established Scholars’ Hall in 1980 for the best reason there is to begin a new school, namely to address a range of student need that wasn’t currently being met in the region. Known as the “Student Whisperer” Gore made it his life’s work to help students who were, for a range of reasons, unable to thrive in other academic institutions. He started the school with just one student—something that itself is telling of his desire to help families—and it grew steadily over time largely because of the success he had and the reputation that the school began to build. Now, more than four decades later, the focus is the same as it was then: to serve families, and to help students reach their potentials. While first paying specific attention to students with learning disabilities, the focus of the school broadened in time in the knowledge that every student benefits from personalised learning. Families are drawn to the smaller class sizes, the quality of the offering, and the close-knit, compassionate, student-centred learning experience.  

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    • Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.) recognized
    • Young Children's Community (15 months-30 months)
    • Primary (30 months-6 years)
    • Elementary (6-12 years)

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    • Full in-person program
    • Vocational teachers
    • Homework assigned and checked daily
    • Classes capped at 15
    • Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm
    • Clubs and activities
    • Traditional teaching practices
    • Traditional Math Program
    • Structured spelling and grammar
    • Study habits and work ethic

    Description

    Description

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    La Villa Montessori School is a charming community school house dedicated to fulfill the intrinsic needs of each child by following Dr. Montessori’s principles and guidelines of the Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.). Our mission is to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that satisfies a child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. By addressing these needs, the children become active and productive members of society while fostering a life-long love of learning.

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Scholars’ Hall is more than just a university preparatory school. We are a Jk to grade 12 school that fosters a love of learning. Because of our unique university system, our graduates go on to their first choice post-secondary school where their abilities place them in the top percentage of students in their first year. Family values and traditional teaching practices are the core of Scholars' Hall. With over 40 years of educational excellence, Scholars' Hall is the most desired private school in KW.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Message

             La Villa Montessori School came to fruition after years of imagining what the ideal environment would be like for my own children. I had come to truly understand the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child" in order to provide the most positive and healthy environment for the children to thrive in every way. In Latin, the word Villa (Villam) refers to a farm or village and so it became La Villa Montessori School and the very essence of our community. After our first year of operating in 2015, I saw that having a strong cohesive community between the parents and staff at La Villa being a pillar of support and guidance for the children in our care.  We continue to provide the highest level of care and compassion for the children while fostering a trust and support with our parents. 

    As one of a handful of internationally recognized Montessori schools in Canada following AMI’s standards of quality and authenticity, we are very proud to have this distinction to support and grow the Montessori movement around the world. 

    I invite you to visit us and see what La Villa Montessori School is all about. Thank you.

    Welcome to Scholars' Hall Private School! It is an absolute pleasure and joy to introduce to you my amazing school, staff, and students. Scholars' Hall is much more than a school, it is a family. Once you become part of our school, we are completely and totally dedicated to your academic, social, and character development. Family is at the core of everything we do at Scholars' Hall and our curriculum and social environment echoes that. Our curriculum is focused on traditional teaching practices - reading, writing, and arithmetic. Our classrooms are welcoming and warm. Our staff is knowledgeable and passionate. Indeed, I believe we are the best school in all of Southern Ontario. Our main goal continues to be to provide the richest environment possible so that the child will have all post-secondary options open to them. You give us great kids, and we turn them into incredible students and very successful adults. 

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      La Villa Montessori School

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Scholars’ Hall

      SCHOLARS’ HALL


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Instead of listening to whole-class lessons, Montessori classrooms allow students to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles - their essential feature being they contain a right answer and allow for selfcorrection. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on lessons being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with students developing a sense of self-sufficiency, confidence and curiosity.

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      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

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Our traditional approach to teaching yields tremendous results. With a structured, teacher-directed Language and Math curriculum, students have a strong foundation to develop critical thinking, mathematical, and technical skills.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        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

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Our Guided Math Program begins in JK and continues through to grade 12. Its basis is simple; to directly teach the basic math foundations, to reinforce memorization of basic math facts, to use and memorize the foundational algorithms needed in more sophisticated math, and then introduce problem-based discovery learning.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Journey's in Math for grades 1 to 6, MathPower for grades 7 to 8, and other Trillium Textbooks for grades 9 to 12.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Students from JK to grade 8 are not permitted calculators. Students in grade 9 to 12 must have a scientific calculator.

      • Early Reading

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        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

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Using the specified components of a strong reading program, Scholars' Hall has created a 5 Pillar Literacy Program. Each pillar focuses on one of the essential components of literacy instruction: Phonological and Phoneme Awareness, Phonics and Word Study, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension Skills and Strategies, and Writing.


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Systematic approach


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

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


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        The writing pillar focuses on direct and structured instruction of grammar, spelling rules, handwriting, punctuation, and mechanics.

      • Science

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Expository


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Expository science is the more traditional method of teaching science: students learn scientific facts, theories, and the relationships between them through direct instruction by the teacher. These programs still incorporate hands-on experimentation and “live science”; however, relative to inquiry-based programs, expository science tilts towards content mastery and knowledge acquisition. Direct instruction ensures this acquisition process is efficient. Textbooks are emphasized (starting in earlier grades than inquiry-based programs), as are knowledge tests: students are asked to demonstrate they have thoroughly learned the content of the course, and can apply that knowledge to novel and challenging problems or questions.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

      • Literature

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Traditional


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

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


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

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

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Perennialism


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

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


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        La Villa Montessori School

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Scholars’ Hall

        SCHOLARS’ HALL


        Approach

        Approach

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Light integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        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

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Students from JK to grade 4 will have little to no interaction with technology. The main instruments of study are the pencil and paper. From grade 5 to 8, students will take a computer's class where they are taught keyboarding, software development, and beginning coding. In high school, students must have a computer as part of their class supplies, but the classes are still taught traditionally and not through the technology.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        SCHOLARS’ HALL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      La Villa Montessori School

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Scholars’ Hall

      SCHOLARS’ HALL


      Approach

      Approach

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

      If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      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

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      La Villa Montessori School is dedicated to fulfill the intrinsic needs of each child by following Dr. Montessori’s principles and the guidelines of the Association Montessori Internationale ​(A.M.I.). Our mission is to create a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment that satisfies a child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs. By addressing these needs, the children will have a wholesome growth while developing a life-long love of learning.

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Our Academic Kindergarten program uses traditional teacher-directed techniques where students are learning letter and sound recognition as well as numeracy understanding. All children have a strong base going into Grade 1.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      La Villa Montessori School

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Scholars’ Hall

      SCHOLARS’ HALL


      Pace

      Pace

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Student-paced

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Accelerated


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      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

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      All students are tested prior to joining Scholars' Hall and placed in a class grouping that is appropriate to their skill level

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      La Villa Montessori School

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Scholars’ Hall

      SCHOLARS’ HALL


      Culture

      Culture

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Supportive

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      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.

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      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

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      The driving focus of Scholars' Hall is building strong academic skills in every student


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      La Villa Montessori School

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Scholars’ Hall

      SCHOLARS’ HALL


      Primary

      Primary

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Not applicable
      Not applicable

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      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

      LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SCHOLARS’ HALL

      Scholars' Hall aims to create successful adults; strong in mind, firm in their abilities, kind and compassionate to others, and is able to handle the practicalities of being an adult.

  • 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:

    La Villa Montessori School

    Scholars’ Hall

    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.
     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL


    Additional support

    Additional support

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

     

    Accommodations

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    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

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Information not available

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    By definition, a Scholars' Hall student would not require any accommodations or modifications to our program. That being said, accommodations that are made at the student level can be implemented quite easily into all classes. If a child requires further assistance, they would be referred to our St. Jude's program.


    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

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Information not available

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Scholars' Hall has a sister school, St. Jude's School, that specializes in working with bright yet learning disabled students. Any student that needs additional support would be directed to our St. Jude's programming.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    La Villa Montessori School

    Scholars’ Hall

    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

     

    La Villa Montessori School

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Scholars’ Hall

    SCHOLARS’ HALL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI 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

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    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

    LA VILLA MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    • Yearly school-wide production
    • Leadership program for all grades
    • Scott McNichol Art Program
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - K

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    Scholars' Hall seeks students who are dedicated to achievement - both inside and outside of the classroom. Our students are eager to learn and hopeful about their future. The ideal Scholars' Hall student may or may not be performing at their highest potential, but they all have a drive and desire to improve their skills to earn entrance to their first choice university program. Our students are kind and compassionate, hard-working and focused.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    SCHOLARS’ HALL

    At time of registration, Scholars' Hall will assess each student using Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement. These results help us best place each child in the right classroom environment surrounded by the same level of learners. Upon registration, all forms must be submitted including a signed registration, a student information form, and Method of Payment form. A child's seat is not finalized until we have all forms submitted and the deposit of $1750 per family. 




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