One-to-one comparison


  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Montverde Academy

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1912

     

    2020


     

    Enrolment

     

    1216

     

    90


     

    Grades

     

    Preschool to 12

     

    K to 7


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Science and technology


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Traditional

     

    Progressive


     

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

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    15


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     


     

    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.
     
    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

     

    $7,875 to $16,380

     

    $17,000 to $18,250


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $51,350

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    26%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    6 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $7,500

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    76

     

    11


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    27%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    45%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades K - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 3 - 12

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Montverde Academy

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    information not available

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    "They definitely guided her and she had all the tools necessary to succeed, and get into a college of her choice."
    Irizabell Rivera - Parent   (Jan 31, 2019)
    My daughters love Montverde Academy for their diversity and the education they receive. Overall the...
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    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Founded in 1912, Montverde offers a unique blend of old and new, tradition and innovation. It’s a preparatory school in the classic sense in that the students who enroll here are preparing to advance to post-secondary study. The academic and co-curricular programs are broad, as are the athletics, which in some sense define the school. Montverde was voted in 2017 by USA Today as the best basketball program of the decade. The campus is, frankly, stunning, with all the necessary supports and then some for students looking to learn and grow with others who, like them, prise academic achievement. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a vibrant, extensive learning community, and able to make the most of a broad, varied offering.

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    All schools, to some extent, defy the various stereotypes that the general population might have about private education, though Glarea Elevated Learning is a particularly stark example of that. There are no ivy-covered walls, the hallways are wider, the entrance more fluid and casually inviting. Activity is foregrounded by the design and orientation of the instructional spaces: students step out of a classroom and onto the ice rink; on the way to math class, they’ll pass martial arts and dance studios. The classrooms are perhaps the first truly VR learning spaces in the country, with giant screens allowing students to conference in, interacting in real time with the students in the school. All of those attributesfrom design to tech integrationsupport the initial concept that the school has been formed around, namely to offer students a uniquely immersive academic experience, one that will contribute to their understanding of themselves as learners and build the postures and behaviors for their success. From the classrooms to the curriculum, the school has been created to allow students to work collaboratively with peers and mentors; to engage effectively within both virtual and in-person settings; to communicate ideas effectively to others through a range of media; and to live active, healthy lives. In all, Glarea is positioned to become an important model in how to deliver those things in creative, active, uniquely engaging ways.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Montverde Academy

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Highlights

    Highlights

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    • One hundred percent college acceptance rate
    • Accreditations include SAIS, FCIS, and SACS
    • Thirty-three Advanced Placement courses
    • Six Study Area Concentration (SAC) diplomas
    • Over 70 percent of our faculty have advanced degrees
    • Award winning theatre and music programs
    • Advanced Placement course offerings include five fine arts classes
    • Our Boys’ Varsity Basketball program are four time National Champions
    • Our Boys’ Varsity Soccer program are seven time National Champions
    • Girls’ Varsity Basketball and Soccer both ranked in the top 10

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    • A proven program that intuitively builds and reinforces grit within students
    • A hands-on, Tech Immersive experience
    • All inclusive state-of-the-art campus
    • Specialist coaches and streams for hockey & skating, soccer, martial arts, swimming, tennis and golf
    • The only school in the lower mainland with in-facility ice rinks
    • Our K to 4 Experience & Discover Program is designed to help students identify their passions
    • The Grade 5 to 8 Define & Develop Program identifies unique interests and sparks excitement
    • The Grade 9 to 12 Apply & Elevate Program broadens the ability to assess and overcome challenges

    Description

    Description

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Montverde Academy is a coeducational day and boarding college preparatory school located just 25 minutes from Orlando, Florida. Our boarding program serves grades 7-12 and post-graduate studies. With a 100% college acceptance rate, our graduates have been accepted to prestigious schools including Boston College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, University of California Los Angeles, Yale University, and Wake Forest.

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Centrally located in the City of Surrey with K to 7, Glarea Elevated Learning has re-imagined the modern school system by utilizing Challenge Based Learning within an all-inclusive Tech, Arts and Sport environment focused on connection and development. For both the immediate and long term future we have created an innovative Educational Continuity program creating a seamless In-Home/At-School Elevated Learning experience.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Montverde Academy

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Message

    The experience created at Montverde Academy is rooted in three simple yet complex ideals: Knowledge, Character, and Community. The culture created at Montverde Academy is established with one primary objective — to achieve success in all that we do. In order to achieve that success our students will ultimately encounter moments of adversity, perhaps even failure, but this, too, is a part of the journey to achieving success. Being willing to take on challenges, developing the skills to meet those challenges and achieving success is founded in the rudimentary expectation that in each of our students we will develop a work ethic complemented by character qualities that acknowledge diversity, mutual respect and tolerance and a commitment to the greater community around them.

    Montverde Academy is a family of learners, students, and faculty, working together to accomplish something truly transformational. Our website is but a snapshot of who we are; I encourage you to make a visit to the campus and see, feel and experience the truly special place that is Montverde Academy!

    Rita graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History and a minor in Educational Psychology. While preparing to enrol in the PDP Program at SFU, she completed her Early Childhood Education certificate. She accepted an opportunity to work with the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion and quickly advanced to a Supervisory role. Following this, she assisted in the opening of Sunrise Discovery Centre at Sunrise Ridge Elementary School. After returning from her maternity leave she took on a Vice-Principal role at a new South Surrey early education centre. As Academics Educational Systems expanded she moved from Centre Principal, to Director of Education, to leading the corporate office Curriculum & Program team as Vice President of Education. During this time, she was also a Practicum Field Instructor for Douglas College’s Early Childhood Education Program. Most recently, Rita worked at Southridge School, where she developed, implemented, and operated the After-School Clubs Program. Rita directed the Southridge Summer Camp program that oversaw over 500 new children within a 4 week period. During this time she managed over 50 rotating staff and volunteers.

    Rita specializes in Educational Program Development, Institutional Operational Policies and Procedures, as well as Staff Training.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Montverde Academy

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Glarea Elevated Learning

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      Information not available


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      MONTVERDE 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.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Not applicable


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Academics are the foundation at Montverde Academy. Students have the opportunity to work with teachers in an innovative, college preparatory setting. With an average 15 to 1 student-faculty ratio, classes are focused on cultivating critical thinking skills and developing life-long knowledge while encouraging students to do their best both in and out of the classroom. Our focus is on leading you down the path to fulfill your highest potential.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      Glarea integrates a Challenge Based Learning program with Sport and Art expert streams in a technologically innovative educational environment. Through an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education, the Elevated Learning program focuses on self-awareness through cognitive, social-emotional and physical literacy rooted in perseverance.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Traditional Math


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        MONTVERDE 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.

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        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

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Our lower school curriculum is Math in Focus, the Singapore Method. This method focuses on mastery of specific concepts at a very deep level. In middle school, the comprehensive nature of the mathematics program meets the needs of each student. It also allows our students to easily transition from one level of mathematics to the next level within the Middle School division and then into the Upper School division. Beginning in grade 9, students are taught courses to enhance and continue the study of mathematics and provide a college level foundation to those who are not aspiring to a math, science or technical major.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Early Reading

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Phonics-intensive

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Balanced Literacy


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        MONTVERDE 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.

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        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.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Being a Reader is the first piece of the curriculum which integrates reading instruction with the social learning needed to build a caring classroom community. The curriculum teaches foundational skills in the context of rich literacy experiences that foster students’ growth as responsible, caring and collaborative people. This program combines the strengths of whole-class and small group instruction to develop confident readers who love to read, understand what they read, and can discuss their ideas and opinions with others. The curriculum uses authentic literature and is leveled to meet each child specific needs.


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        The third piece to our lower school curriculum is Being a Writer. Being a Writer teaches children to write with conviction and purpose, for multiple audiences and to demonstrate their understanding. Creating classroom experiences that develop a love of writing and allow children to express their thinking requires thoughtful and intentional instruction. Using authentic children’s literature, the program provides support for creating a Collaborative Classroom environment where teachers facilitate student discussion, provide a model for the respectful exchange of ideas, and help students develop their own voice.

      • Science

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        MONTVERDE 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.

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        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

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Students are exposed to science at Montverde Academy beginning in grade Pre-K3. Using a blend of expository and inquiry based learning, our students develop their knowledge and understanding of science throughout their educational career, preparing them for higher learning.


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

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

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Physiology

      • Social Studies

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Expanding Communities


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        Approach

        Approach

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Not applicable

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        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

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Glarea utilizes technology in all aspects of the school to inherently provoke innovation of thought and expression through a hands-on, Tech Immersive experience.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Montverde Academy

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Glarea Elevated Learning

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        MONTVERDE ACADEMY

        Information not available

        GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

        The K-5 Multi-Sport Stream focuses on physical literacy, basics of movement, and provides the opportunity for children to experience multiple athletic programs and discover what they enjoy. It is a safe place that allows them to make mistakes, reflect, try again and ultimately, improve.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Montverde Academy

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Glarea Elevated Learning

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


      Approach

      Approach

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Academic


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MONTVERDE 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.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      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

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      With the objective of educating the whole child, our program incorporates Computers, Foreign Language, Drama, Art, Music, Library and Physical Education. Our teachers combine the science, the art, and the “heart” of teaching to create inspirational learning environments that successfully keep each child actively engaged in the learning process. Our goal is to create a lifelong love of learning in our children.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      The more varied a child’s experiences, the more they discover about themselves. Their interests, passions, likes, dislikes and countless other learnings shape their self-awareness. Through these discoveries we begin to explore self-care, discipline and build a foundation of coping strategies. Students gain an understanding that failure isn’t a destination but a part of the journey. Glarea builds a sense of accomplishment into the simple act of just getting back up and trying again.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Montverde Academy

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Glarea Elevated Learning

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


      Pace

      Pace

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Accelerated


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MONTVERDE 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).

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      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).


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Information not available

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Montverde Academy

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Glarea Elevated Learning

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


      Culture

      Culture

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      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”.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      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

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Highly motivated students are attracted to Montverde Academy for our demanding academics and stellar athletic and fine arts programs. Montverde Academy has 33 Advanced Placement courses, over 13 honor courses, and nine different honor societies. We partner with several colleges and universities allowing students access to special programs such as the Health Sciences Collegiate Academy. One-hundred percent of Montverde Academy graduates are accepted into four year universities. Our students matriculate to elite colleges and universities across the country and the world.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      We face challenges on a daily basis and our responses determine our future. Often, we don’t pause to consider different perspectives and design thoughtful solutions. Glarea's Challenge Based Learning is a framework used to equip students with the skills necessary to identify challenges and develop innovative and sustainable solutions. Elevated Learning drives Glareans to aspire to be self-aware, critical thinkers prepared for the future. Resiliency, determination and fortitude of character are woven into the fabric of Glarea.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

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

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Montverde Academy

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      Glarea Elevated Learning

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


      Primary

      Primary

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

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

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

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

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      MONTVERDE ACADEMY

      As our students learn new things, we encourage them to explore relationships between new discoveries and the things they already know. Between what they’ve learned and their own experiences in the world, they learn the lifelong skills of finding, evaluating, synthesizing and applying new knowledge in their lives.

      GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

      Glarea integrates a Challenge Based Learning program with Sport and Art expert streams in a technologically innovative educational environment. Through an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics education, Elevated Learning focuses on self-awareness through cognitive, social-emotional and physical literacy rooted in perseverance. We face challenges on a daily basis and our responses determine our future. Often, we don’t pause to consider different perspectives and design thoughtful solutions. Challenge Based Learning is a learning framework used to equip students with the skills necessary to identify challenges and develop innovative and sustainable solutions. Elevated Learning drives Glareans to aspire to be self-aware, critical thinkers prepared for the future. Our Graduates are confident, adaptable young adults prepared to overcome life’s challenges.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Montverde Academy

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    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

     

    Montverde Academy

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Glarea Elevated Learning

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    MONTVERDE 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

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    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

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    • We offer 46 clubs, including 11 Honor Societies, six SAC clubs, as well as an Academic team and math team.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    45%

     

    80%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades K - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    Yes: grades 3 - 12

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    Yes: grades 6 - 12

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    We are looking for motivated individuals who will immerse themselves in the life of our Montverde Academy community. We want to know how you will make a difference in our community if you are eventually enrolled.

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Glarea seeks students and families who share our core values and who demonstrate a willingness to be a part of an educational environment that is student-driven, rigorous, and founded on an appreciation of grit, resilience and independence. Admission is granted on the basis of application forms, personal phone interview, and meetings. Individual consideration is the essence of both our admission and our educational processes.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    • Apply by completing the online application and paying the fee of $100.
    • Request an official copy of the applicant’s transcripts.
    • Lower School – Please request transcripts from your current school for grades 1 through 5, and any standardized testing (if applicable).
    • Middle School – An official copy of the previous (two years) and current school transcripts, including prior year’s standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
    • Upper School – An official copy of the 8th grade through 12th grade school transcripts, including prior year’s standardized testing (if applicable) and attendance information.
    • International Students – All international students must submit two copies of your transcripts: one copy in the native language, and one copy translated into English.
    • Submit recommendation forms from your current English teacher, math teacher and Principal or Guidance Counselor.
    • Submit a copy of your passport or birth certificate.
    • International students are asked to submit TOEFL, IELTS, ELTis, SLATE standardized test scores, if available.
    • For additional requirements and entrance exam testing information for all grade levels, please visit montverde.org/application process.

    GLAREA ELEVATED LEARNING

    Glarea seeks students and families who share our core values and who demonstrate a willingness to be a part of an educational environment that is student-driven, rigorous, and founded on an appreciation of grit, resilience and independence. 

    + STEP ONE: Please fill the online application form and ensure all the required fields are filled out. Only completed applications will be processed for subsequent parent phone interviews.

    Please Note that the following documents will be required later in the application process.

    • Copy of your child's proof of citizenship (birth certificate, Permanent Resident card)
    • Copy of parents' proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, Permanent Resident card)
    • Immunization Records
    • Applicant photo
    • Family Photo
    • Copies of your child's report cards for a total of two years (if applicable)
    • Reference letter from last academic institution attended, including preschool if applying for Kindergarten
    • 2 Personal Reference Letters

    + STEP TWO: Once an application is processed, families will be contacted to set up individual parent phone interviews. In person family and child interviews will be scheduled with step two completion.

    + STEP THREE: Individual parent interviews and an in-person meeting with the applicant student is completed.

    Admission is granted on the basis of application forms, personal phone interview, and meetings. Individual consideration is the essence of both our admission and our educational processes.

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    MONTVERDE ACADEMY

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    D'Angelo Russell (2014)
    American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association
    Luc Mbah a Moute (2005)
    Cameroonian professional basketball player who has played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association
    Ben Simmons (2015)
    Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association
    Dakari Johnson (2013)
    American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association
    Joel Embiid (2013)
    Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association
    Oumar Diakhite (2012)
    Senegalese footballer who currently plays as a defender for Kazma on loan from Estoril.
    Luka Vujanovic (2013)
    A Montenegrin football midfielder playing for Vojvodina.
    Diego Campos (2014)
    Costa Rican footballer who plays for Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.
    Pape Gassama (2015)
    Senegalese footballer who plays for US Créteil.
    Hassan Ndam (2016)
    Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defender for New York Red Bulls.
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