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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1994

     

    2005


     

    Enrolment

     

    Varies

     

    110


     

    Grades

     

    9 to 12

     

    JK to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, Boarding

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    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).
     
    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

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    10 to 20

     

    16


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

     

    Learning


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
     
    Academic
    Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $20,800

     

    $17,000


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    0

     

    10


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    information not available

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    information not available

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    "Each child is so engaged in learning and is given the opportunity to express their individuality."
    Christine Hoover - Parent   (May 22, 2020)
    Our son started at GAA midway through the year, and the teachers/staff/students all made him feel so...
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    "The teachers could be approached with any question and it would be met with kindness and understanding."
    Liana Fitzsimmons - Parent   (Aug 27, 2020)
    In September 2019 our family went on a tour and interview at Glenn Arbour Academy. We were intereste...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    McDonald was founded in 1994 to deliver a quality university preparation for students in Canada as well as those arriving from around the world. Ever since, it’s been doing exactly that. The school maintains a small, almost exclusive feel, especially when compared with some of the larger international schools found in Ontario and beyond. The two campuses augment that feel, and students enter a close-knit academic and social community. All of the important supports are in place to appeal to the international learner, from language support, to assistance with daily life, to university counselling. The downtown campus, perhaps especially, is proximate to a rich range of resources, including the nearby University of Toronto campus. The school prides itself on offering a strong academic basis for university entry, as well as a rich and rewarding social experience. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a very vibrant, diverse, challenging and urban academic context.

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour positions its approach to instruction within a sense of possibility, building from a student’s sense of what they’re capable of and then extending it. Students feel that they are at baseline and building from there, rather than feeling that they are below baseline and reaching up to achieve it. Perhaps it’s a fine point, but the lived experience, for many students, can be transformational. The goal is academic excellence and personal confidence, and Glenn Arbour has built its reputation on delivering students into their high school careers with both of those. Families are also drawn to an impressive roster of extracurricular activities, one that is somewhat remarkable for a school of this size. As such, students not only have access to the activities of their choice, they are also challenged to try others that they may not consider in other environments.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    information not available

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    • Project Based Learning
    • Instrumental Band Programme, Grades 6-8
    • Cross Curricular Teaching
    • Technology Integrated Learning
    • Enriched Curriculum
    • Citizenship Programme
    • Variety of Extra-curriculars
    • Socio-emotional Wellness & Mindfulness Initiatives
    • Strong Athletics

    Description

    Description

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Est. in 1994, McDonald International Academy (MIA) is a fully accredited secondary school with two campuses located in Downtown Toronto and North York. MIA is a vibrant academic and social community through a collaborative effort from teachers, staff and students. Since our inception, over 15,000 students from over 40 countries have graduated from MIA and successfully continued their post-secondary education in Canada and the USA. Over 20% of our graduates are offered university scholarships each year.

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Nurturing Young Minds. At Glenn Arbour Academy, our belief is that an exciting, challenging curriculum, combined with a supportive, nurturing educational environment enhances the student's ability to develop the positive attitude "I can do it!" We encourage and support our students to achieve to their fullest potential. Our commitment is to foster the development of academic excellence, confident children, life long learners, creative analytical thinkers, and skilled problem solvers.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Message

    Welcome to McDonald International Academy, your home away from home. Our school offers a wide variety of programs and subjects: each with a stimulating curriculum taught by highly qualified, experienced, professional educators who help our students succeed - not only in our school, but also in the future studies and career paths they choose after completing their studies at MIA.

    Our school promotes more than academic excellence. We know that students' moral is important too, so we provide a pleasant atmosphere where students can thrive socially in a secure environment. Students tell me how much they like McDonald international Academy and how rewarding this time in their lives has been. I trust that you, too, will greatly enjoy and benefit from your time here.

    Your principal and friend,

    Mr. Fraser Rose

    At Glenn Arbour Academy we believe that shared knowledge and understanding empowers and deepens the student learning experience. Our School Director and Principal work closely with all teachers and staff to ensure an enriched learning experience for all students. Collaboration, mutual support and creativity are nurtured as the GAA team works together to support student learning and promote positive growth mindsets and achievements. Through shared school community initiatives, outreach and spirit building campaigns, GAA educators ensure students feel positive and successful everyday. Together, we can make a difference! 

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      McDonald International Academy

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Not applicable

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      MIA implements guidelines from the Ontario Ministry of Education and works with various education consultants that help guide our teachers and staff. MIA also believes learning extends beyond the classroom and incorporates many field trips throughout the year to facilitate real world learning. A variety of courses are offered at MIA, enabling students to take the specific subjects required to prepare them for their post-secondary education.

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Our curriculum integrates multifaceted learning opportunities with instructional technology and hands-on discovery. It is a rich curriculum program that encompasses all disciplines in ways that encourage and support student curiosity, growth and learning. Students at Glenn Arbour Academy are engaged in dynamic learning experiences throughout their school day.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        The mathematics program at Glenn Arbour Academy is challenging and already proven to be successful. Lessons are presented in a structured hands on style. Emphasis is placed on developing a strong foundation for computational skills and problem solving strategies. The concepts and skills presented are never neglected. Every component of the math program is constantly reinforced. Frequent assessments are used as important valuable diagnostic tools to measure individual progress. Daily homework sheets reinforce the skills taught during the day, and also require the student to apply previous knowledge and understanding to complete a varied collection of problems. A high level of accuracy is promoted. Each student is encouraged to demonstrate an understanding of the steps involved to arrive at his/ her solution. • Number sense and numeration • Measurement • Geometry and spatial sense • Patterning and algebra • Data management and probability


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        The core textbook materials used throughout all grades in the Math program are based on the Saxon Math Program. Supplementary materials include Jump Math resources.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Calculators are permitted for use of students with Individual Education Plans and also during computation testing areas for the Canadian Test of Basic Skills (CTBS).

      • Early Reading

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        The Reading program at Glenn Arbour Academy focuses on the development of reading skills, which will encourage students to become avid readers, both for knowledge and enjoyment. In the Primary Grades a very structured, strong phonetic based program is presented. Application of reading strategies to read unfamiliar words and acquiring automatic recognition of words is emphasized. Attention is given to programming to meet the individual needs of the student. As students become involved in the reading of short stories, a description of the plot, characters and settings is required.

      • Writing

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Systematic approach


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        At Glenn Arbour Academy students are challenged to think creatively and set the high standard of his or her personal best for their writing assignments. A solid foundation of the knowledge and understanding of the basic writing skills is developed through our writing program. Students become confident writers expressing their ideas and opinions in the written form. Frequent opportunities are made available to write for a variety of purposes, for example: poetry, creative stories, formal letters, postcards, and invitations. The writing process requires the students to draft, review, revise, edit and proof read their work. Teachers and peers continually monitor, provide suggestions, instructions and guidance to help students advance in their writing skills.

      • Science

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL 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.

        GLENN ARBOUR 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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Visit a classroom at Glenn Arbour Academy during a science inquiry and you will observe curious learners actively participating in investigations and experiments. Through group discussions students share their observations, predictions and conclusions. Students engage in the Scientific Inquiry process to observe, predict and discover exciting information and learning. Our “hands on” style of programming for science, physical science, Earth and space give the students opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. Critical thinking and problem solving techniques are strengthened through the study of science.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR 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)

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Physics

      • Literature

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR 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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        In the Primary Grades a very structured, strong phonetic based program is presented. Literature studies are based on reading materials that enhance phonetic decoding skills and build reading fluency. The concepts of plot, characters and settings are introduced in exploratory and hands on formats that may involve dramatic play or cooperative learning. In the Junior Grades students are involved in progressively higher more complex reading selections. Emphasis is placed on fluency and expression. An application of a higher level of thinking skills, reflecting upon personal experiences and previous knowledge will be required to further reading comprehension skills. In the Senior Grades students have the opportunities to engage in higher level independent novel studies, both fiction and non-fiction. Answers to reading assignments involve including detail and information from the text to support their answers. For completion of research projects students become engaged in analyzing higher-level reference material to support their results.


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

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

      • Social Studies

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Core Knowledge


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Students begin learning about the world around them through an interactive, engaging, and comprehensive social studies program in kindergarten and continue through to grade eight. Students have an opportunity to work collaboratively and independently, to explore aspects of community, culture, history, and geography. Research skills and oral presentation skills are developed through social studies. Field trips, guest speakers, models, and audio visual presentations, enhance student learning.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        In the Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Senior School students (grades 7/8) explore the deeper meanings behind important historical events and eras. Students examine primary and secondary resources in order to gain thorough understandings of historical significance and consequence and engage with material through reading, writing, debate and dialogue activities.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR 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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        The core French program at Glenn Arbour Academy begins in Junior Kindergarten. The Junior and Senior Kindergarten program emphasizes oral and aural communication through listening, speaking, singing songs and interactive activities. Students in grades 1-8 continue oral and aural communication but also focus on written communication and eexpression.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR 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)

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Equal Balance

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        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

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Our arts curriculum is made up of visual and dramatic arts. The visual arts include drawing, painting, sculpting, design as well as other fine arts components. Visual arts foster creativity and imagination. We strive to provide the ability to communicate through visual arts. Dramatic arts provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of themselves and others. Through drama, students will learn about different people, cultures, places and times.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Medium integration

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        At Glenn Arbour, our Computers and Technology program begins in Junior Kindergarten. Students are taught the Microsoft Office suite as well as website development, coding, keyboarding, ipad use, digital photography and the proper use and care of technology. A major component to our program is safety. In age appropriate lessons, students are taught about the possible dangers associated with online communication, online presence and how to saferguard themselves, website and research evaluation and virus/malware protection. Our senior school students (Grades 7/8) participate in a Laptop Program where their lessons and work are done entirely on a laptop.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        McDonald International Academy

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        Glenn Arbour Academy

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

        The instruction emphasizes constructive teaching and experimental learning. All activities are designed to ensure students' physical and emotional safety, engaging and encouraging learning experiences to meet diverse individual needs and abilities.

        GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

        Our physical education program is an integral part of the curriculum. Students are instructed and challenged to develop effective motor skills, work co-operatively with others and demonstrate good sportsmanship. Activities are age appropriate. Lessons focus on instruction to acquire co-ordination and control over their movements. As students demonstrate progress they advance to more complex movement skills. Students are engaged in activities such as basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, skating and skiing. They also will have the opportunity to participate in Varsity teams competing with other schools. Glenn Arbour offers extra-curricular athletic activities both compettive and developmental.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      McDonald International Academy

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Not applicable

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Academic-based preschools and Kindergartens are the most structured of the different types, and have a strong emphasis on math and reading readiness skills. These programs aim to expose children to what early-elementary school is like. While time is still allotted to free play, much of the day is built around explicit lessons guided by the teacher. Classrooms often resemble play-based ones (with different stations set up around the room), but at an Academic program the teacher leads students through the stations directly, and ties these activities to a whole-class lesson or theme.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      The Junior and Senior Kindergarten Curriculum is strongly based on the importance of integrating young student’s two passions, learning and play. The students work in groups, and are encouraged to problem solve collectively and learn how to be a team player. The students are actively engaged through hands on learning opportunities that integrate cross curricular authentic learning experiences. Kindergarten students are involved in all areas of the program. They begin French, Gym, Music Computers and Technology in Junior Kindergarten. Students are involved in both the Christmas and Spring Concerts, Choir, Monthly House Huddles and a variety of clubs hosted throughout the year.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      McDonald International Academy

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


      Pace

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      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).

      GLENN ARBOUR 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

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Pacing is tailored to the unique learning profile of students in order to accelerate their comprehension and understanding. Diagnostic assessments enable teachers to quickly identify areas of enrichment and areas of need in order to appropriately pace learning in the classroom.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      McDonald International Academy

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


      Culture


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL 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.

      GLENN ARBOUR 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

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      MIA is a student's home away from home where the students, teachers and staff make up one big family. We believe strongly in helping students beyond the classroom by providing constant emotional support and individualized care.

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      In Glenn Arbour Academy's supportive academic culture, the contributions of all students are valued and reflected in curriculum as well as extra curriculars. Students are supported to put forth their best efforts and maintain high standards of achievement for themselves. All are reflected and included in an academic culture that values diversity, achievement and inclusion.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      McDonald International Academy

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

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

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Emotional
      The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

      Glenn Arbour Academy maintains a balanced approach to the development of our students, which encompasses both academic and emotional priorities. Our holistic approach is used to nurture each student's individuality, self esteem and academic competence. Our rigorous academic program enhances the intellectual development of students that are challenged and engaged in curriculum materials in order to achieve their best. In this way, the emotional and intellectual health and development of all students are prioritized.

  • 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:

    McDonald International Academy

    Glenn Arbour 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.
     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    GLENN ARBOUR 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

     

    Accommodations

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications


    Additional support

    Additional support

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    GLENN ARBOUR 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

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Information not available

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    At Glenn Arbour Academy, the learning needs of all students are prioritized. Students with learning difficulties are assessed and the appropriate modifications and accommodations are implemented to ensure that high level learning is supported.Individual Education Plans are used as a teaching tool in order to provide support across the curriculum. Frequent parent communication is a vital component of special needs support, as learning priorities are communicated to maintain a strong home and school connection.


    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

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Information not available

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    At Glenn Arbour Academy, our trained teachers integrate learning needs into classroom teaching and assessment. A diagnosed student will receive the academic and emotional support needed to nurture their academic and emotional well being. Frequent parent meetings and close teacher communication ensure that learning plans are followed and adapted to meet changing learning priorities. Small class sizes and an adaptive curriculum approach ensures that students with learning difficulties experience a positive school climate and academic culture.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    McDonald International Academy

    Glenn Arbour 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

     

    McDonald International Academy

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL 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

    GLENN ARBOUR 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

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    • Students are grouped into 4 different houses at the beginning of each school year. These houses compete regularly in a variety of games throughout the year to promote comradery and friendly competition amongst our students.
    • Clubs are an integral part of MIA's social fabric. They are created and maintained by both staff and students. Everyone is always encouraged to join at least one club!
    • MIA has many field trips throughout the school year to facilitate learning outside the class room.
    • School trips are often organized to places such as Centre Island, ice skating at City Hall and the Toronto Beaches just to name a few!
    • Fun times and new friends are always made at our Welcome Party, Halloween Party and Christmas Party!
    • Our annual Prom is always the social event of the year at MIA and cannot be missed!

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    • Green Team
    • Debate Club
    • Student Council
    • Me to We Charity Fundraising
    • Intramurals
    • Highlander Choir
    • Ensemble
    • Full School Choir
    • Boy's Choir
    • Chess Club
    • School Ambassadors
    • Model UN Team
    • Peer Tutoring
    • Instrumental
    • School Camps
    • Oratoricals
    • BRAVO Program
    • Yearbook Club
    • Highlander Debate Team
    • Yoga Club
    • Art Club - We offer Junior and Senior Art Clubs so that students can learn age appropriate skills and techniques and further their passion and creativity.
    • Fitness Club
    • Drum Line
    • Book Club
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No: grades 9 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    Yes: grades 9 - 12

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    Yes

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    We are looking for inquisitive and socially active students from a diverse cultural background.

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Glenn Arbour Academy seeks students who are motivated, enthusiastic and open to new and challenging learning opportunities. We value self-discipline, respect for self and others and inclusion. Students who balance healthy social, emotional and intellectual development will add to the collaborative and inclusive culture at Glenn Arbour Academy. Strong study habits, listening skills and willingness to contribute to extra-curricular activities and clubs are highly sought after qualities. Inquisitiveness, intellectual curiosity and perseverance will ensure student success at Glenn Arbour Academy.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    MCDONALD INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

    Students need to complete the application form and submit copies of their most up to date transcripts, identification documents (such as passport), and study permit if applicable. Students from overseas must allow for enough time for visa application as times can vary per country. Our school can help process visa applications upon request.

    Students will need an English Assessment Test once registered. Math Assessment Tests may also be required.

    For further assistance, please contact us at 1-416-322-1502.

    GLENN ARBOUR ACADEMY

    Step 1: Inquire online or by phone

     

    Step 2: Schedule your personalized School Tour

     

    Step 3: Begin the Application Process: 

    • Schedule your child’s compulsory Two Day School Visit - Be sure to pack your child a peanut free lunch with snacks, water bottle, change of gym clothes & indoor shoes, jacket and outdoor wear for recess, and school supplies including pencil and paper!

    • Completion by current school of the Confidential School Report Form

    • Provide copies of most recent Report Cards, and any other supporting documentation*   

    • A Non-Refundable $150 Application Fee for Canadian students and $200 for International Students must accompany each Application

     

    Step 4: Admissions Decision

    • Glenn Arbour Academy will notify you of an Admissions Decision pending receipt and review of the Application Process Documents 

     

    Step 5: Deposit & Registration

    • $1000 Non Refundable Deposit due upon Admission to guarantee your child’s classroom spot (which is deducted from Tuition Payment)

    • New Student Registration Form and Payment Information due to the Office




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