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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Meadowridge School

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1985

     

    2013


     

    Enrolment

     

    665

     

    1150


     

    Grades

     

    JK to 12

     

    9 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day, eSchool


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
     
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."
    Social
    The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive, International Baccalaureate

     

    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).
     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    Varies

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Play-based
    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $22,500 to $32,500

     

    $800 to $1,800


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    20%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    9 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $100

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    44

     

    288


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Meadowridge School

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Meadowridge is a school that intends to inspire and teach through direct, personal involvement. They don't just teach art, for example, they immerse students within it, including an on-site collection of works from an a-list of Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Lawren Harris. The campus includes a forest, so the links between art and the environment are profound. Likewise, gardens and greenhouses provide an entrée to ecology and biology, and a design lab provides an entrée into technology and engineering. Those, and other examples, provide a unique balance between traditional learning and experiential learning. The buildings, the 27-acre campus, the proximity to Vancouver as well as a range of natural environments—all of it would rightly be the envy of any school. The ideal student is one who is curious, engaging, and prone to make use of the range of programs and opportunities that Meadowridge provides.
    Read The Our Kids Review of Meadowridge School

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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    INNUNCO ACADEMY

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Meadowridge is a school that intends to inspire and teach through direct, personal involvement. They don't just teach art, for example, they immerse students within it, including an on-site collection of works from an a-list of Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson, Kenojuak Ashevak, and Lawren Harris. The campus includes a forest, so the links between art and the environment are profound. Likewise, gardens and greenhouses provide an entrée to ecology and biology, and a design lab provides an entrée into technology and engineering. Those, and other examples, provide a unique balance between traditional learning and experiential learning. The buildings, the 27-acre campus, the proximity to Vancouver as well as a range of natural environments—all of it would rightly be the envy of any school. The ideal student is one who is curious, engaging, and prone to make use of the range of programs and opportunities that Meadowridge provides.

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

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  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Meadowridge School

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    • IB World School
    • Safe, caring learning environment
    • Coeducational
    • 100% post-secondary acceptance
    • International travel opportunities
    • Full-day Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten
    • Average class size of 15
    • Over 35,000 library resources
    • Fine arts, athletics & community service opportunities

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    • High quality learning experience
    • Ontario Ministry of Education approved accreditation courses
    • Access to Unlimited Free Lessons and Courses
    • Professional Instructors
    • Self-Orientated learning
    • No time and area restriction
    • Access to All Learning Materials and Live Classes with No Extra Cost
    • Access to Interactive Elements for a More Engaging Learning Experience
    • Support team and student services
    • Dynamic learning environment

    Description

    Description

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Meadowridge creates a safe space for children to learn through imagination, emotion, and community building. The entire school, from classroom to natural woodland, is the setting for our program that challenges students to find out more about their own beliefs and society through striving for excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and service to the community. As students prepare to graduate there is the profound knowledge that in order to change the world, they must first be a part of it.

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Welcome to Innunco Academy. Innunco Academy is an online and on-campus private school that offers Grade 9 -12 OSSD credit courses or Diploma Program. Students can earn their diploma or course credits by learning online or on-campus. Students also have the opportunity to enroll as a part-time or full-time student to support their flexibility and their personal schedule. At Innunco Academy, students achieve excellence showcased from the Ministry of Education Approved Credentials.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Meadowridge School

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Message

    Often, we have people tour our school, thinking about investing in an education for their children. Such tours are conducted by our student ambassadors, and we often receive comments about how direct, polite, thoughtful, and friendly they are. Most parents want their children to be just like the students who conducted the tour. It is our best guide to how others see us: their delight in meeting our students.

    The students behave the way they do, of course, because families and the school share values, because we come to know each other, because we insist on similar things, because we stay involved with each other, and because virtually everyone here is noticed and is important. We are attached, all of us: old and young, students, teachers, parents, and staff, joined in the common cause of education that will make a difference to our children, and a difference to the world they will inherit and will lead.

    Our Mission Statement: Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community.

    We have a community of concern, and one that will help our children to grow into fine young adults. It is a pleasure to watch my children grow up within this fine community, and I know I share this pleasure with the parents of all of our students from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 12.

     

    Dear Students and Parents:

    Welcome to Innunco Academy. It is truly a pleasure to see you here. Innunco Academy is honored to be working with students and parents of the community.

    We allow all students greater flexibility and choice in completing the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Innunco provides students with additional options for learning, alternative formats for delivery of courses to meet student needs and develop the skills needed to succeed at the post-secondary level or in industry. By combining on-campus and online learning together, We aim to create an environment for our students to critically think, problem-solve, and inspire others. We help students to overcome challenges, develop personal goals and strive to achieve them.

    Our purpose is to educate youths to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our responsibility as educators is to prepare and guide the next generation. We believe that every student is different in their abilities to adapt and learn. Our teachers and staff will prepare students with the skills and knowledge for future success.

    Innunco Academy thanks students, parents, and our hard-working staff for their contribution. We will continue to provide better programs, facilities, and services for our students.

    Innunco Academy

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Meadowridge School

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Progressive

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      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.

      INNUNCO 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

      MEADOWRIDGE 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.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      At Meadowridge our Mission, "learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community" is woven into our everyday actions and interactions, both at the school and in the community at large. It acknowledges the importance of positive interactions with others and in seeking to better the community as we better ourselves. It looks beyond gender, nationality, culture and class. It guides staff, administration, students, and families to meet responsibilities and fulfill dreams. This atmosphere of respect combined with a challenging and enriched curriculum provides many opportunities for students to excel in the core academic subjects of reading, writing, math, science and areas of creative expression and original thought, such as performing and visual arts, athletics, clubs, computer science and drama - all of which foster a strong sense of personal and community pride and cause for celebration. We believe in the importance of celebrating our students’ individual and collective accomplishments as we strive for their highest level of performance, whatever their stage of development.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco Academy is a private high school that allows all students greater flexibility and choice in completing the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Innunco provides students with additional options for learning, alternative formats for delivery of courses to meet student needs and develop the skills needed to succeed at the post-secondary level or in industry. Course study is done both Online and On-Campus, and our Online Learning Management System allows students to access course material 24 hours a day for free. Online courses have the same rigorous assessment and evaluation standards as courses taught in a traditional classroom. Innunco uses various tools within the learning management system, such as chats, discussions, blogs, whiteboards, quizzes, student tracking tools, and teacher feedback tools. Based on the student’s level, teachers may be allowed to modify the course content to meet their student’s needs. If you ever need any assistance, our qualified teachers and staff are ready to help you.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Discovery Math

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Discovery Math turns traditional math on its head: it frequently begins by introducing a novel problem to students, and works its way back to “discovering” a method of solving the problem. The goal is to ground mathematical procedures and algorithms firmly in their applications, and to challenge students to think critically about how they might go about solving the problem right from the beginning. Generally associated with the “Chicago Math” movement and related Everyday Math textbooks (Grades 1 to 6), Discovery math spends less classroom time mastering established algorithms and more time getting students invested in and thinking critically about novel mathematical problems and concepts. In this sense Discovery Math aims to establish conceptual and applied understand before procedural understanding.

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in math teaching: ·Inquiry Teaching - The teacher presents a problem then the learners identify it. ·Demonstration Approach - The teacher engages “in a learning task other than just talking about it”. ·Discovery Learning - Both the teacher and the learner play active roles in discovery learning. ·Mathematics Laboratory Approach - Students in small groups work through an assignment/task card, learn and discover mathematics for themselves. ·Individualized Instruction - Learners are able to progress by mastering steps through the curriculum at his/her own rate and independently of the progress of other students. ·Brainstorming - The teacher elicits from the learners as many ideas as possible but refrains from evaluating them until all possible ideas have been generated. ·Etc.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Nelson Calculus and Vectors, Nelson Education Ltd., 2009 ·McGraw-Hill Ryerson Mathematics: Mathematics of Data Management, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2002 ·Advanced Functions, Nelson Education Ltd., 2009, etc. ·Depends on different math courses


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Recommend: Casio fx 991, TI-83 Graphing ·Students are allowed to use Online Calculator or Graphing Calculator for Assignments and Projects ·Only Casio fx 991 is allowed for Test and Exam

      • Early Reading

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Balanced Literacy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Part of learning to read at Meadowridge is also learning to love reading. We offer an extensive library full of resources and a Kindergarten specific Family Reading Program created by our very own Teacher Librarians and Kindergarten teachers.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Process approach

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        The process approach to teaching beginner writing aims to get students writing “real things” as much as possible and as soon as possible. The goal is to create the right environmental conditions to encourage a love of writing and a motivation to write well. With children invested in the writing process -- through assignments children find meaningful -- students are then given feedback on how they can improve.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Not applicable


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Inquiry

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        ·Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in science teaching: ·Best-evidence synthesis - Aims to improve on current research synthesis by combining the benefits of quantitative analysis and traditional narrative reviews. ·Cooperative learning - This approach targets the integration of academic and social learning experiences into the lesson plan. Students work in groups to complete tasks that are presented by teachers. ·Quantitative research synthesis - Relies on the analysis of numerical data. Quantitative techniques facilitate the comparison and generalization of research results across similar phenomena. ·Technical approaches - Integrate video and computer resources with science instruction and cooperative learning. ·Inquiry-based learning - Offers students an opportunity to ask questions, investigate issues, select methods, and solve problems that have been posed to them by the teacher. The process is based on problem-solving as a way to enhance motivation and learning.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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)

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Physics

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Physiology

      • Literature

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in literature teaching: ·Skills Based Approach - Learners will gain information, verify existing knowledge, critique A writer's ideas or writing style, and enhance knowledge language being read. ·Purpose Based Approach – Learners determine the approach to reading comprehension Text: letters, words, sentences, paragraphs. The reader uses knowledge, skills, and strategies to determine what that meaning is. ·Information Based Approach - Teaching knowledge about literature source of information: examine the history, historical background, and characteristics of literary movements ·Language Based Approach - Incorporate language and literature syllabus by studying the language. ·Personal Response Approach - Encourages learners active emotionally, intellectually, draw own experiences, feelings, opinions also known as Thematic approach Stylistics Approach - Closer understanding, appreciation of literary text combination of linguistic analysis and literary critic


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

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

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in Humanities and Social Science teaching: ·Simulation Method - used for teaching concepts and principles. There are three major kinds of simulation methods: historical simulation, simulation activities and simulation games. ·Inquiry Method - Encourages divergent thinking and finds out information by themselves and it generates students' enthusiasm at examining issues logically. ·Project method - Careful planning by the teacher but the aim is to get the students to co-ordinate his information in an intelligent manner. The role of the teacher is to guide and inspire the students which can help to clarify concepts ·Demonstrations - can be presented by the students or teachers to make some information clear.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Not applicable

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency. The following approaches are used in Foreign Language teaching: ·Audio-lingual Model - Relies on students listening to, repeating, and even memorizing dialogues and short statements in the target language. ·Communicative Approach - Focuses on getting students to communicate orally and in writing—in real-life scenarios in the target language. All four skills are emphasized with the communicative approach: reading, writing, listening and speaking. ·Direct Instruction - Based on the idea that students acquire a second language much in the way that they learned their native language—through total immersion. Listening and speaking are the top teaching priority. ·Grammar-Translation Model - Learning grammar through comparisons. This model is generally focused on reading and writing, and oral communication skills are deemphasized.


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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)

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Students learn through creative expression: they learn to understand and to analyze, to problem solve and to self-express, and they learn about themselves and about the world around them. So while they strum, or stroke, or sing, or sculpt, they learn a new way to express themselves and to convey feelings; students learn to become active meaning-makers, not passive recipients. By learning from the entire symbolic range, students evolve as both artist and learner of the arts. Through language and art, dance and movement, photography, film and multimedia, students learn to understand the essence of things – of people, culture, art, business, sciences, politics – and the nuances within them.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco combines Online and On-Campus learning to improve students their study efficiency.The following approaches are used in Fine Arts teaching: ·Brainstorming - stimulates fluent and flexible thinking and can also be used to extend problem-solving skills. ·Conference - Students can report on their progress, consider problems and solutions, and note strengths and areas for improvement. Teachers can discuss students’ work in order to facilitate learning. ·Focused Exploration - Students use the materials and equipment available in ways of their choosing to create arts. ·Graphic or Visual Organizers - Students to understand and represent relationships visually rather than just with language, can be used to record, organize, compare, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas. ·Media Analysis - Evaluate everyday media, maintaining a critical distance and resisting manipulation by media producers, and they learn about media techniques that they can then use to create or enhance their own works.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Medium integration

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

        INNUNCO 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

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        At Meadowridge, we teach our students to acquire, use, and share information in multiple forms and ways so that it becomes meaningful knowledge. When it comes to technology, every decision we make is based on learning, and that’s because technology cannot replace outstanding teaching or collaboration with other learners. We make sure that our school and our students control technology, and are not controlled by it.

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Innunco, as an Online and On-Campus school, combines both hands-off and hands-on strategies. We use the provincial high school computer science model curriculum, analyze potential learning difficulties and adjust teaching for students with different needs. The student will be required to use their own computers, or come to our offline teaching center to finish after class practice, assignment, or projects. Innunco implements a variety of methods in the teaching process, including meaningful learning, collaborative learning, inquiry learning, and etc. We developed constructivist, authentic activities to engage students to learn computer science, from hands-on coding to hands-off web design, and create a supportive and active learning environment for students. Innunco establishes a bank of resources for teaching computer science online, including possible materials, lab assignments, class activities, and websites.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        INNUNCO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Meadowridge School

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        Innunco Academy

        INNUNCO ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

        In Physical and Health Education, students learn to appreciate the value of physical activity and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. PHE is taught so that students learn about and learn through physical activity. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which contribute to a healthy and balanced lifestyle: a balanced lifestyle which includes a healthy body, mind, and spirit. PHE is a critical element of a well-rounded learner. All students in the PYP and MYP participate in PHE, and have additional requirements for physical and activity outside of their courses.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Meadowridge School

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Play-based

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Meadowridge’s Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs provide developmentally-appropriate learning opportunities for children to explore, socialize and grow in a safe and supportive environment. This takes place in a brand new, purpose built Early Childhood Education building. Children are active learners. In Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten children learn by exploration and problem-solving in a safe environment. Students learn through play and units of inquiry based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. This includes exploration into science, art, community, literacy, math, dance, athletics, technology, music, and more. Student develop skills through a hands-on activities where they can test, try, and engage.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Meadowridge School

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Accelerated

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Student-paced


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      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).

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco allows students to register courses at any time throughout the year. If the student taking online classes, students can meet teachers to live lessons within 24 hours of payment. They can communicate with teachers, and participate in live online classes. Student can also do fast track on-campus programs.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Meadowridge School

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Rigorous

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Supportive


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MEADOWRIDGE 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”.

      INNUNCO 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

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Our program challenges our students to find out more about their own beliefs, their own bodies, and society. When students graduate, they are equipped to deal with the complex realities of life, where critical thinking is at a premium. There are trained to question: how could this be better? In every unit of instruction, the children have a guiding question which they seek to answer. At the younger grades, the question is generated by the teacher, and smaller questions arise from the students. In older grades, we expect students to generate their own questions, and to personalize their learning.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco is a private high school that aims to provide students with the best learning experience and improve study efficiency. Innunco Academy prides itself on the quality of its educational programs, the professionalism of our staff, and the enthusiasm of our students. Our Online and On-Campus Administrative Team is the main contact point for all current students, prospective students, and parents. Our administrative staff can advise students in most school matters and procedures. Services include enrolments, payment, appointment booking, and course extension. A high standard of teaching and learning and a dynamic and welcoming environment is Innunco Academy’s values.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Meadowridge School

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      Innunco Academy

      INNUNCO ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

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

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Social
      The goal is to cultivate "socially aware and active citizens, motivated to change the world (or their community) for the better."


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

      At the heart of all we do at Meadowridge is our Mission Statement, learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community. We have created a just community within the school – one that is shaped by caring and trust, and also clarity of expectation and rules. We teach our students how to care for themselves, because a balanced and happy life is critical to their future. Students also learn to care for others, because a successful future is one in which common welfare is shared by all.

      INNUNCO ACADEMY

      Innunco helps learners to gain confidence, develop self-awareness and personal motivation. Experienced and skilled teachers will help students build up solid academic knowledge, develop and maintain good study habits and time management skills. By both learning online and learning on campus, students will be better prepared for post-secondary level individual learning, individual project, and individual tasks.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Meadowridge School

    Innunco 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

     

    Meadowridge School

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Innunco Academy

    INNUNCO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    MEADOWRIDGE 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

    INNUNCO 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

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    • 1.Innunco organizes volunteer activities in every February, May, September, and December;
    • 2.Students can earn community hours that required to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
    • 3.Both full-time and part-time students are eligible to join our volunteer activities;
    • 4.Past community events and services include: Pumpkin Giveaway, Movie Night, Light Up the Holidays, and The 25th Annual Silver Ball.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    100%


     

    Day entry years

     

    JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades K - 12

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    A Meadowridge student is one that seeks challenges in order to grow. We are not looking for perfect children, as they don't exist, but children who love to learn and explore the world. Children who are kind, willing to make mistakes and learn from them, and share their knowledge with others. From Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 our students call Meadowridge home.

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Innunco accepts students who want to study Grade 9 to 12 high school courses, that required to complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Student can register a single course with us online and on-campus, or enroll as a full-time student and work toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. If you want to upgrade your existing grades, study prerequisite courses in advance, or choose a course you are interested in but not offered by your homeschool, you can always join us.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    MEADOWRIDGE SCHOOL

    Our admissions process is set-up specifically to determine if your child and family are the right fit for Meadowridge. From inquiry to assessment, we strive to get to know each family and the potential of each child.

    There are tests and assessments but what it really comes down to is the fit. If your child will flourish at Meadowridge and your family will be an active member of our community is one of the most important factors for admissions.

    Not all children and families are the right fit for our school. Meadowridge is a challenging school. We offer a rigorous curriculum and have high expectations of our students, not just academically but intellectually and emotionally. We expect them to take our Mission to heart, "Learning to live well, with others and for others, in a just community".

    All Applicants:

    • Online Application Form completed 
    • Visit Us! Learn about our school and let us meet you at one of our Open Houses
    • Student Assessment/Observation
    • Family Meeting
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Examples of student work/hobbies
    • Grade 1+ two report cards from previous years
    • Grade 6 to 11 SSAT

    Click here for a detailed list of requirements.

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION

    New Student, First Time RegistrationIf this is your first time registering in a course at Innunco, you can follow these steps:

    • Students need to first check out their shopping cart to complete the course purchasing process.
    • Finish Innunco New Student Registration Form. Click here to fill in the form, and view the terms and conditions. Do not forget to save and submit after you finish!
    • Depending on the different courses, students may need to attach their official report card or transcript showing their completion of prerequisite courses
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • Chatbox can be found on the right bottom corner on our website. Simply click and connect to Online Representative

    Returning StudentIf you are a returning student that took one or more courses in Innunco and have an existing student account, you can follow the following steps

    • Depending on the different courses, the student may need to send a scanned copy of an official report card or transcript shows the completion of prerequisite courses
    • Send to [email protected] or submit to Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite course, or if your report card meets the requirements or not, you can contact our Online Representatives by using the chatbox
    • Chatbox can be found on the right bottom corner on our website. Simply click and connect to Online Representative

    ON-CAMPUS REGISTRATION

    New Student, First Time RegistrationIf this is your first time registering in a course at Innunco, you can follow these steps:

    • Finish Innunco New Student Registration Form
    • Depending on the different courses, students may need to attach their official report cards or transcript showing their completion of prerequisite courses. 
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our campus administrator
    • Students will then be able to purchase the course from the administrator

    Returning StudentIf you are a returning student that took one or more courses in Innunco and have an existing student account, you can follow the following steps:

    • Depending on the different courses, the student may need to send a scanned copy of official report card or transcript shows the completion of prerequisite courses
    • Send to [email protected]
    • If you are not sure about your prerequisite courses or if your report card meets the requirements, you can contact our campus administrator

     Go to our website for more details :https://innunco.com/student-support/

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    INNUNCO ACADEMY

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Mazie Jackson (2015)
    Took 1 Grade 12 course with us, and got asmitted to U of T with scholarship.
    Fiona Cheung (2016)
    Took a single course in Innunco
    Lucas Ray (2015)
    Took one course with us
    Yolanda Wong (2015)
    Took one course with Innunco



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