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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    St. Michael's Choir School

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1913

     

    1937


     

    Enrolment

     

    430

     

    275


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    3 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Boys


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English, French


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Arts


     

    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."
    Spiritual
    The goal is to cultivate "individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith and respect for God or a higher power."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate

     

    Traditional


     

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

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    23

     

    20 to 32


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     

    Dedicated gifted school


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $9,530

     

    $7,500


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $45,180

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    5%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    9 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $2,500

     

    $1,000

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    108

     

    28


     

    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 3 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    St. Michael's Choir School

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

     

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    St. Michael’s was founded in order to provide liturgical music to St. Michael’s Cathedral, and certainly it’s done that—and much else—ever since. The music is a core of  the program, as you’d expect, but it brings a life and a set of values to the school as well. Every boy understands that he is participating in something much larger than himself, namely a long-standing and highly regarded musical, historical, and sacred tradition. That can be galvanizing, to be sure. The academic program is rich and rigorous, as are the values—those of the church—that underpin them. And the music. In 2013, the CBC listed the school's Christmas concert as one of Toronto's top events of the year. Everything about the school is impressive, polished, and it comes by its international reputation honestly. It’s simply a great institution.  

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    St. Michael's Choir School

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    • The Formation of Boys into Men for Others. Bis Orat Qui Cantat - He Who Sings Prays Twice
    • SMCS is devoted to helping your son realize his full academic, musical and spiritual potential.
    • SMCS is recognized by the Fraser Institute for its academic excellence.
    • One of only six choir schools worldwide affiliated with Rome's Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
    • SMCS choirs tour annually either internationally or domestically.
    • Find SMCS on Spotify, AppleMusic, GooglePlay and other music subscription services.

    Description

    Description

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    Established in 1937, St. Michael’s Choir School continues a long and proud tradition of educating the young men who provide the music for services at St. Michael’s Cathedral in downtown Toronto. This invigorating learning environment offers a complete music and academic curriculum for boys in grades 3 through 12. Admission is based on a successful audition and written examination. For more information on admissions, please contact us at (647) 613-6367 or visit our website at www.smcs.on.ca.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    St. Michael's Choir School

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    Message

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

    St. Michael's Choir School, an all-boys school from grades 3 through 12 in downtown Toronto, has been providing Music in St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica since 1937.  A centre for musical and academic excellence, it is the only cathedral choir school in North America with both elementary and secondary students and is one of only six choir schools in the world affiliated with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Each student attending the Choir School is trained in vocal and instrumental music, and sings in at least one of the school's choirs. In addition to weekend masses and numerous concerts, the Choir School tours regularly both domestically and internationally.

    The school, a unique partnership between the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Toronto Catholic District School Board, is famous not only for its music program, but is also known for its academic achievement, consistently ranking at the top of Fraser Institute surveys. For over eighty years, graduates of the Choir School have experienced career success in science, education, medicine, law, business, and, of course, music. Excellence is understood as the by-product of character and faith formation, reflected in the school’s mission: the formation of Catholic men through the service of sacred music and the pursuit of knowledge.

    Every year, the school auditions many boys from across the Greater Toronto Area, looking for those with musical potential. We would be more than happy to hear from a family who thinks their son might be a candidate for such a wonderful educational opportunity. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our school and how to contact us.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Luther College High School

    St. Michael's Choir School

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Luther College High School

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

    St. Michael's Choir School

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    90%

     

    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 3 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    Yes


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

    What the school says

    What the school says

    LUTHER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

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

     

    ST. MICHAEL'S CHOIR SCHOOL

    For complete information on our admissions and audition process please visit our website. All applicants must complete a successful vocal audition. In advance of an in-person or online audition, all students must provide the following documents (scanned files in PDF format and sent to [email protected]):

    These documents are to be submitted electronically a minimum of two weeks prior to the date of audition. Documents can be sent via email to [email protected] Audition dates will not be confirmed until all documents have been submitted and fees have been paid.

    A $30.00 application fee is payable at the time of application.

    A one-time registration fee of $100.00 is required for incoming students. 

    50% Tuition deposit is required on May 15th annually. The remaining tuition fees can be paid using a variation of payment plans provided by the SMCS business office. Tuition fees are not refundable.




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