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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1913

     

    2009


     

    Enrolment

     

    430

     

    90


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, Boarding

     

    Boarding


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Sports


     

    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."
    Physical
    The goal is to cultivate "strong, ?exible - bodied and active individuals, in tune with the joys of movement, sport and wellness."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

     

    Progressive


     

    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

     

    12 to 17


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $9,530

     

    $42,900


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $45,180

     

    $59,900


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    35%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    9 to 12

     

    9 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $2,500

     

    $15,000

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    108

     

    23


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    23%

     

    100%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    information not available

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    information not available

    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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    SPIRE ACADEMY

    information not available

    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.

     

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    It’s true that every school is unique, though SPIRE proves the point and then some. The academic program is strong, as you’d expect from any school of this stature, though the draw, rightly, is the athletic program. For the elite athlete, you’d be hard pressed to create an environment more suited to personal, academic, and athletic success. The school is within an elite training institute, coaches are at the top of their games, very literally. Students engage with others of a like mind, like aspirations, and like determination to succeed. They also interact with mentors who not only know their field, but are at the very pinnacle of them, including goal medal Olympians, professional athletes, and professional coaches. The facilities match all of that. If there is a school better suited to the talented, aspiring athlete, we haven’t heard of it.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    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

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    • Accredited 9-12th grade college preparatory academic program.
    • College courses available for Post Grad student athletes.
    • SPIRE Institute offers latest technology for students and athletes.
    • Five 'Majors' include Basketball, Esports, Swimming and Track & Field.
    • SPIRE Academy also offers Camps throughout the year.
    • Top Event facility in the U.S. for high school and collegiate swim and track and field events.

    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.

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    SPIRE Academy's learning environment balances academic, passions, professional and career aspirations within programs that nurture personal growth and stimulate the desires to challenge oneself. All of this is done while helping individuals identify and experience professions and career development opportunities that better prepare them for all of life’s journey. Passions in 2023 include Basketball, Esports, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field and Wrestling. Grades 9-12 plus Post Grad Programs.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Message

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

    SPIRE Academics is built on the concept that we strive to prepare students for college and life. Looking to find ways to link core content to projects with real-world application helps bring relevance to the work students do within the classroom. Each class integrates disciplines and faculty strategically work to create opportunities for students to challenge themselves where they are in their academic growth and find purpose in their learning. We are excited to carry learning from the classroom to the field and back. We believe that learning does not happen in isolation and utilizing passion helps anchor learning. For example students may collect data on the basketball court and bring it back to the classroom to look at statistics, physics and geometry.

     

    We are excited to bring new faculty to SPIRE this coming year to support the academic division. Teachers will be charged with working together and building an academic experience that challenges students, broadens their perspectives and links learning to life.

     

    Additionally, the academic division is working closely with residential life to integrate the boarding curriculum with the academic day. Incorporating opportunities to explore the greater Cleveland area, expand service programming and bringing in career exploration students will have the chance to delve deeply into understanding how their passions can lead to future career opportunities. Athletics, academics and residential life will continue to work closely together to ensure there is a balance between training, learning and down time.

     

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      SPIRE Academy

      SPIRE ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      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.

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      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.

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      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.

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      College preparatory academics delivered using an integrated, cross-curricular, project-based model culminating in the earning of a transcript for submission and acceptance to college/university.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Traditional Math

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        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

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        We focus on a project-based math curriculum, incorporating real world applications into each class and level of mathematics. Utilizing the facilities at SPIRE makes project-based opportunities quite easy. Additionally, the teacher supports taking students on field trips further enhancing practical application of math skills. Given the fact students come from all over the world and many different experiences with math the teacher differentiates instruction in order to support students where they are in the learning process.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Students can utilize calculators – many use TI-84 calculators or equivalent graphing calculator applications available on computer or phone.

      • Science

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        The focus is project-based and inquiry. The teacher utilizes both virtual and hand’s on labs to support the curriculum. Some of the courses follow a more traditional science curriculum, with the teacher supplementing the curriculum with original resources utilizing the facilities on campus. Teachers within the science department are encouraged to relate content to the majors we have on campus, utilizing the passions the students already possess in order to learn new material. The science curriculum is evolving and changing based on current research, interests of the students, and the opportunities on campus.


        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

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Physiology

      • Literature

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Literature is taught with an emphasis on voice and choice, critical thinking, analysis and depth. Across the curriculum teachers are encouraged to incorporate literature into their coursework with the hope students will see the link of writing across disciplines. Additionally, teachers are collaborating with each other to help students see how literature is connected to all disciplines and should not be taught in isolation. Utilizing trade books and first person resources students have the opportunity to read historical and contemporary fiction with an eye for interdisciplinary connection.


        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

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        World languages, like every department at SPIRE (affiliated with Grand River Academy), take students where they are in their understanding of language and culture to their what’s next. The teacher adapts to the unique background and awareness of the students and utilizes opportunities for differentiated instruction, peer learning, and independent exploration to encourage students to delve more deeply into their understanding of the language. The teacher utilizes the backgrounds of the students (approximately 50% are international) to augment the curriculum both through spoken word and cultural understanding. The teacher creates the curriculum based on where the students area and the emphasis is on project-based mastery learning.


        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

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Light integration

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Medium 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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Information not available

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Luther College High School

        LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

        SPIRE Academy

        SPIRE ACADEMY


        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.

        SPIRE ACADEMY

        Information not available

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      SPIRE Academy

      SPIRE ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Standard-enriched

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      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.

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      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

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      SPIRE Academy

      SPIRE ACADEMY


      Culture

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Supportive


      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”.

      SPIRE ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      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."

      SPIRE ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Luther College High School

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      SPIRE Academy

      SPIRE ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

      SPIRE ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      Physical
      The goal is to cultivate "strong, ?exible - bodied and active individuals, in tune with the joys of movement, sport and wellness."


      What the school says

      What the school says

      LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

      Information not available

      SPIRE ACADEMY

      The Academy is designed to facilitate knowledge acquisition in academic, personal growth, passion interests and profession interests, which are all of equal value to each student. Its educational delivery model is built on the foundation that with the abundance of knowledge available through technology, the old, unfortunate silo approach to learning…and the essential levels of motivation demonstrated by high school, college and young professionals today…indicate that a major learning re-direct is necessary.

  • 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:

    Luther College High School

    SPIRE Academy

    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

     


    Additional support

    Additional support

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Information not available

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Information not available


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    Information not available

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    Teachers are able to differentiate the lesson plans at SPIRE to meet the learners where they are take them to the what's next due to the small class sizes. We are able to work with students with mild learning differences and discuss options with students as they work through the application process.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Luther College High School

    SPIRE Academy

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    SPIRE Academy

    SPIRE ACADEMY


    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

    SPIRE ACADEMY

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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    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%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    9, 10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Not available


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Mar 01, 2021

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12


     

    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.

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    SPIRE accepts athletes of varying ability, but they all have one thing in common. They come to SPIRE because they have the heart and desire to become better student athletes. SPIRE student athletes come from various competitive backgrounds and all have different goals they want to achieve while here and beyond, whether it is to continue their sport after high school or beyond.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

     

    SPIRE ACADEMY

    SPIRE looks at each student individually to determine if they would be a good fit.  The admission process includes submitting an official transcript, letters of recommendation from an English teacher, math teacher, and principal or coach, an interview with the coach and Director of Admission (either virtual or in-person) and a completed application.  Each applicant is reviewed by the admission committee which is composed of administrators, teachers, and coaches to determine if the student meets SPIRE’s admission requirements.




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