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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1913

     

    1969


     

    Enrolment

     

    430

     

    750


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

     

    Montessori


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Standard-enriched
    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.
     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    23

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     


     

    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.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $9,530

     


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $45,180

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    9 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $2,500

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    108

     

    58


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    23%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    "Our children have been very happy at Luther"
    Terelyne Vadeboncoeur - Parent   (Feb 23, 2018)
    Our children have valued the sense of community, the friendships, and the range of opportunities ava...
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    "Luther is wonderful"
    Mayson Sonntag - Student   (Mar 12, 2018)
    The student experience at Luther is wonderful. The staff is very supportive, and the teacher to stud...
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    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Luther College High School was established in 1913 as a boys’ boarding school, and with just 32 students that inaugural year. Girls were first admitted in 1920, and over the years there have been other changes, too. Today the population is predominantly day students, though there is still a sizable boarding program. The High School campus completed a $18.3 million dollar expansion in 2014 which includes a new performance stage, three new classrooms (two of which are dedicated to fine arts), a gymnasium and student fitness training centre, a student commons, and upgrades to existing structures. The school also has fully renovated science laboratories and extensively upgraded on-campus dormitories. The motto “Quality Education in a Christian context” reflects an emphasis on the whole person—intellectually, emotionally, spiritually and physically—within a progressive Christian context. The values that provide a foundation for the program are rightly a draw. The ideal student is one who can thrive in an active, diverse school community, and who is intending to proceed to post-secondary studies after graduation.

     

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    While the Montessori Method of instruction has been around for over a century, the earliest schools in Canada were founded in the 1960s. Blaisdale was founded in 1969, so it’s within the first cohort, and has a high level of fidelity with the approach that Maria Montessori described in her writing and her work with children. It has grown considerably over the decades, though has chosen to establish sister schools—there are now 7 campuses—rather than grow a single location. There are lots of benefits to that, and Blaisdale is party to all of them, including a breadth of resources also maintaining a small, close-knit family feel in all of its environments. The facilities are exceptional, with dynamic teaching spaces, full size gyms and athletic spaces. Families are drawn by the reputation that the school has rightly gained through the decades of its life. They are looking for a program that is values based, one that reflects the surrounding community, and which remains true to the core of the Montessori approach. And that’s, very happily, exactly what they find.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    • Founded in 1913
    • All faiths welcome
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Over 96% of Luther graduates pursue post-secondary education
    • On-campus dormitory
    • Innovative film program
    • French, German, Latin, ESL classes
    • Extensive athletic, cultural and arts co-curricular programs
    • Financial aid and scholarships

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    • Educational excellence since 1969
    • Voted Best Private School by Readers' Choice
    • Best Montessori facilities in the Durham area.
    • Largest Montessori outdoor playing fields and rubberized play areas in Durham
    • Summer Camps
    • Best health practices stressed
    • Before and after school supervision (Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • 7 campuses to choose from
    • Large gyms performing arts stages.

    Description

    Description

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Luther College High School offers grades 9-12. Luther students have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. Over 96% of Luther College High School graduates pursue post-secondary educations. Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Pennsylvania State, Oxford, McGill, Queen's and other renowned educational institutions.

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School is the premiere Montessori school in the Durham area. Following Dr. Montessori’s dictum to “give the child the best,” Blaisdale strives to develop each child’s potential with exceptionally qualified staff and superior facilities. Founded in 1969, the school has grown to 8 campuses from Pickering to Bowmanville. The school has spacious classrooms, gyms, performing arts stages, and acres of playing fields. Before and after school care available, open from 7am to 6pm daily.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Message

    Dr. Mark Anderson is the Head of School/Principal.

    Among the goals for which we strive are: a sound basis and a healthy attitude for life-long learning, self discipline, self-respect, independence, getting along with others while developing a social conscience, initiative, ability to concentrate, self-confidence, spiritual growth and a respect for the environment. In regard to discipline, we use the Adlerian approach which is based on respect for the child, and encourages the concept of self worth.

     

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Luther College High School

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH 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

    BLAISDALE 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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    • Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT) LIT 68 is February 6 - 8, 2020 The Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT) is the longest running high school tournament in Canada. It began in 1953 on the initiative of John Chomay, the senior boys basketball coach and athletic director. LIT is a student-run tournament, lasting three days in February. This annual tournament is one of Luther's most well-known athletic initiatives and cherished traditions. This prestigious tournament is highly regarded for promoting sportsmanship, respect, hospitality and high-level competition. In 2016, LIT was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame. Teams from across western Canada are invited to participate each year.
    • The Candlelight Services are a musical celebration of Advent composed of lessons and carols presented by the choristers and instrumentalists of Luther College High School. This tradition became an annual event in the life of the College after its relocation to Regina in 1926. The Candlelight Services are a
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 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

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Luther College High School provides an intellectual, challenging and supportive environment where students gain a solid foundation for further education, life-long learning, and service to the community and world. Through the development of the “whole person” – social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual - students are well-prepared to become leaders as caring, ethical, critically engaged citizens. Students will also be well prepared for post-secondary education. Luther College High School welcomes students from the local community, across the country, and around the world.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Please see the full admissions application form at www.luthercollege.edu

     

    BLAISDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Blaisdale Montessori School warmly accepts children and families of all backgrounds. Toddler and Casa (Pre-school) children may join all year around. Elementary students usually begin in September and are typically graduates from the Casa program. The School does accept admissions from students who have not gone through the Casa program. These students and families are seen by appointment. The School is open from 7:00 am - 6:00 p.m. and operates all year around with March Break, Summer and Holiday Season programs.

    Application forms can be accepted at any of our Campuses during regular business hours.




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