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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Polaris School and Centre

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1913

     

    2018


     

    Enrolment

     

    430

     

    40


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    JK to 12


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

     

    Waldorf


     

    Curriculum pace

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

     

    Academic culture

     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.
     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    23

     

    8 to 12


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     
    Waldorf
    Highly group-oriented and with a strong emphasis on creative and imaginative play, Waldorf preschool and Kindergarten programs have very little to no emphasis on academics. A Waldorf environment will often feel more like a home than a traditional classroom -- the goal being to instill comfort and and a sense of predictability in students’ day. This emphasis on comfort and predictability also manifests through a heavy use of repetition: for example, teachers might read the same story multiple days in a row. Waldorf schools ask parents to refrain from offering children TV or computers at home, and aim to develop in children a connection to the natural world. If you want to learn more about Waldorf education, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $9,530

     

    $6,000 to $12,000


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $45,180

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    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

     

    3


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    23%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    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 K - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Polaris School and Centre

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    information not available

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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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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    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    "Within the nest which her classroom represents, she is secure in the certainty of what is and is not, yet free to explore and make sense of the world and her place in it."
    Safaa Abdelmagid - Parent   (Sep 15, 2021)
    My daughter adores her teachers at Kindergarten and feels a strong sense of ownership towards her cl...
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    "I have been impressed by how the teachers have been tackling Math in first grade as I watched my son learn..."
    Noha Naqeeb - Parent   (Sep 15, 2021)
    Polaris has been a wonderful safe haven for my anxious, restless son. Everyday he came home with les...
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    "There is a commitment at Polaris to truly know and meet each child where they are, even when they are having a difficult day."
    Leah Cogan - Parent   (Sep 15, 2021)
    My sons have found in Polaris a gentle refuge, particularly during this last year and a half of unpr...
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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.

     

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    Founded in 2018, Polaris is relatively new, formed through the coming together of a number of families seeking something different, more responsive, perhaps richer than was available at the time. The school isn’t a Waldorf school in name, though is built on the Waldorf principles, the core being that learning should begin from a place of imagination and creativity, and build from the students’ innate curiosities. Polaris is the pole star, the north star, the one that people for centuries have used for navigation, and the metaphor is apt—education is conceived here as a kind of navigation through the curriculum, through the world, and toward a greater understanding of ourselves, our talents, and our relationships with others. The school is small, and has all the benefits that we associate with small schools, including a high degree of student engagement with others, a rich, close-knit social experience, and a marked agility in developing unique programs. Interaction with families and parents is close, regular, and open.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Polaris School and Centre

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    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

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    information not available

    Description

    Description

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Luther College High School is a historical, independent school offering grades 9-12. We are a proud IB World School. Our students become part of a supportive 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.

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    Our holistic approach focuses on the whole child, head, heart and hands. We strive to help students become confident, creative & independent thinkers ready to face the future, with the tools needed to meet an ever-changing world. Artistic expression, practical skills and movement are integrated into academic subjects through hands-on and experiential learning, providing a rigorous academic program. Learning becomes an engaging journey of discovery of the world and oneself that inspires a lifelong love of learning.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Polaris School and Centre

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts curricula share with traditional programs their emphasis on core knowledge-acquisition, but tend to borrow more best practices from the progressive approach. A Liberal Arts program might still feature group work and projects, for example, contrary to the more singular emphasis on tests and essays at a Traditional program.

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Waldorf schools are available from preschool to Grade 12, though they are most popular at the younger ages. Waldorf schools are unmistakably "progressive". Rudolf Steiner, their intellectual forefather, believed the educator's first task should be to help students develop an aesthetic appreciation for life and learning. Sometimes incorrectly conflated with Montessori schools, Waldorf schools focus on developing the "whole child" - emphasizing collaborative, hands-on learning, along with the arts and music, which are integrated into other areas of study.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH 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.


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      The academic program emphasizes traditional core subjects while incorporating innovative approaches and modern programs. Luther College High School exceeds the curriculum established by the Government of Saskatchewan. In addition to the required courses, Luther students must take more math in Grade 9, a second English class in Grade 11 and a course in Christian Ethics for each year of enrollment. The Luther school year is made up of two semesters. Students are allowed to take a maximum of six courses per semester. At every grade level, there are certain compulsory courses students must pass. Students may also choose optional courses to fulfill the requirements for their Saskatchewan Grade 12 diploma. A dedicated teaching staff challenges students to excel and discover their gifts. Our well educated faculty only teaches in their major or minor disciplines, and most possess qualifications that far exceed standard requirements.

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      The Waldorf curriculum meets the changing cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the student as they travel through the different stages of development in their grade school years. Our interdisciplinary and holistic approach integrates experiential learning, creativity, academic rigor, and social responsibility. Students are presented with a wide variety of cognitive, artistic, physical and practical tasks and activities to help them flourish and express themselves on multiple levels. Our teachers cultivate a life-long love of learning with engaging, hands-on activities and a deep respect for building relationships in a classroom setting that also values individuality.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        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.

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Math classes are delivered by the main lesson teacher and utilize different activities especially in the lower grades that address the three main cognitive learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Through stories, artwork, movement, natural math manipulatives, and practical applications students at a Waldorf school experience math in a truly multi-sensory approach. As well, math work is reinforced in other classes like Handwork, Woodwork, Foreign Languages and Eurythmy. The students' math knowledge and understanding is deepened in the upper grades with increasing complexity, continued multisensory approaches and scheduled skills classes to support ongoing skill development, fostering a deep mathematical understanding.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Students make their own "textbooks", solidifying what they have learned, and making the experience meaningful and joyful, as well as serving as a tool for memorization. From grade six on, students are also presented with various sources of supplementary materials.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Calculators are not used until later in middle school, often not until grade eight. until then the focus is on mental math and pen and paper math, ensuring arithmetic calculations and mathematical concepts have been deeply cemented before moving to a tool to aid in calculations.

      • Writing

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Not applicable


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        The Waldorf curriculum places a strong emphasis on hand-writing skills particularly on cursive writing which often begins in grade two. From the very beginning, Waldorf students are creating their own lesson books with printing and handwriting and illustrations reflecting their new knowledge in the focus subjects whether that be a simple fable, a lesson farming, or a class in geography, physics or physiology. The students take pride in their work and naturally the books become more elaborate and the writing more comprehensive in the middle school grades. Not only is cursive writing an important tool for cognitive development, it also gives our teachers another opportunity to reinforce literacy skills including vocabulary building, spelling, comprehension and grammar throughout the various subject lessons.

      • Science

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH 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.

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Physiology

      • Literature

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        The rich literature chosen for each grade reflects the students' developmental stages and permeates every class and lesson through poetry, plays, stories and novels. The Waldorf curriculum strives to inculcate love for language and expression in all its forms and every curricular subject is used to grow moral values, ethics, respect and curiosity for the world in all of its diversity. The literature chosen and the comprehensive approach allows fundamental concepts and a wide variety of themes to be explored freely and appreciated in both classroom work and theatrical productions.


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Not applicable


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Using an interdisciplinary approach, Geography and History lessons are explored so that children develop an awareness of different landscapes, cultures and human conditions. The succession of events in history, presented in the form of storytelling, brings students to appreciate a wide variety of aspects of humanity and its evolution geographically, culturally, socially and economically. Cause and effect in the natural world awakens the students' awareness and sense of responsibility and compassion. Social Studies classes in the early grades begin with the students' immediate surroundings and then explore Canada's diverse regions. In the Upper Grades, critical thinking and analytical judgement are developed through studying the Revolutions and Modern History. Historical eras are also explored through other mediums like music, art and drama.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Upper grade students have a budding inner awareness and a burgeoning interest in worldly matters and the Waldorf Humanities and Social Science curricula reflect this growth. The Social Science curriculum meets their interests with History studies that explore the Renaissance and Revolutions and with Geography classes that explore Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Topics in world geography that encompass physical, social, cultural, economic and political conditions allow for thoughtful reflection and lively debate. Biography classes, that focus on a wide variety of prominent figures from political leaders to scientists to activists, also engage the adolescents' own growing individuality.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        The teaching of foreign languages in a Waldorf school is a vital part of the curriculum and learning another language has many benefits: flexibility of thinking, cultural connection, improved memory function, and enhanced problem solving skills. French is presently offered in the elementary grades and when available, German language instruction is also offered. There is a significant emphasis on auditory and oral learning in the first three grades and the teacher aims to immerse the students in the living atmosphere of the language and culture.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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)

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        The Waldorf curriculum is fundamentally an artistic curriculum and artistic work permeates all facets of every lesson, every day. Both academic or technical subjects are approached with an aesthetic sensibility. Additionally, extra fine art lessons are also given to engage the developing child as their capacity for thinking, feeling and creating unfold. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in fine art disciplines including painting, music, sculpting, theatre, drawing and literature.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Light integration

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Light integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        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.

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        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

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        The elementary student is engaged intellectually, emotionally and physically through the interactions of teachers and students, nourishing their needs and promoting a natural approach to the transfer of knowledge and the development of capacities for learning. In the early grades the negative impacts of screen time outweigh the benefits of human interactions and outdoor play, so screen time is strongly discouraged. Upper grade students do have the opportunity to use technology to complete research projects and other academic tasks set by the teacher.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Polaris School and Centre

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Luther offers team & individual game skills,gymnastics personal fitness, weight training aerobics recreational games. The program enhances student understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle fitness,nutrition, movement patterns and anatomy.

        POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

        Although movement is always integrated into the Main Lesson, students have additional weekly Physical Education classes throughout all grades. Movement is considered essential for the harmonious development of the child due to its many benefits. Physical activity improves coordination, spatial awareness, orientation, balance, synchronization, social bonding, self-discipline, confidence, endurance, determination and mood. Classes are more playful and non-competitive in the early grades, while competitive games and team sports are introduced at the beginning of grade six.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Polaris School and Centre

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


      Approach

      Approach

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Highly group-oriented and with a strong emphasis on creative and imaginative play, Waldorf preschool and Kindergarten programs have very little to no emphasis on academics. A Waldorf environment will often feel more like a home than a traditional classroom -- the goal being to instill comfort and and a sense of predictability in students’ day. This emphasis on comfort and predictability also manifests through a heavy use of repetition: for example, teachers might read the same story multiple days in a row. Waldorf schools ask parents to refrain from offering children TV or computers at home, and aim to develop in children a connection to the natural world. If you want to learn more about Waldorf education, check out our comprehensive guide.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      The Kindergarten program celebrates childhood, respecting the developmental needs of young children, through joy and a sense of wonder. Each child is seen and honoured as a unique part of the class community. Relationships are at the heart of a warm and nurturing atmosphere, as the children make meaningful connections to themselves, others, nature and the world. Slowing down and protecting the children’s senses brings a healing gesture to the children. Through creative free play, the children explore their interests, exercise their imagination, express themselves and develop their social-emotional skills. The enriched oral language program, through poetry, song, storytelling and beautiful books, lays a strong literacy foundation. Healthy bodies and sensory integration underlie learning, and movement is greatly encouraged.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Polaris School and Centre

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


      Pace

      Pace

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Standard-enriched

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      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.

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Polaris School and Centre

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


      Culture


      Our Take

      Our Take

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH 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”.

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      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

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

      POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

      Information not available

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Luther College High School

    Polaris School and Centre

    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

    Polaris School and Centre

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE


    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

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    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%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    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 K - 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.

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    All families seeking an alternative, holistic, Waldorf-inspired education are welcome. When you join Polaris, you become part of a community and everyone is encouraged to become an active and engaged member of the school and of your child's school experience.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

     

    POLARIS SCHOOL AND CENTRE

    At Polaris, our admissions process is meant to help facilitate the decision-making process and ensure that Polaris is the right school for your child and your family. We strive to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and welcome your questions. Our admissions application was created to provide us with enough information to see if we can meet the needs of your child and your expectations. It is just as important for us to know who you are, as it is for you to know who we are.

    Please visit our website for more details and/or to begin the admissions process.




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