One-to-one comparison


  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2006

     

    1901


     

    Enrolment

     

    320

     

    510


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 3

     

    Preschool to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Girls


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day, Boarding


     

    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."
     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Intellectual
    The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Progressive, International Baccalaureate


     

    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

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    3 to 8

     

    10 to 20


     

    Special needs support

     

     

    Learning, Behavioral


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Accelerated curriculum

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Montessori
    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.
     
    Reggio Emilia
    Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
    If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

     

    $15,450 to $19,210


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     

    $38,625 to $49,440


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    15%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    SK to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $8,333

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    40

     

    32


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    14%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Montessori can mean different things to different people, and programs and facilities can vary between schools. That said, if you knew very little about what Montessori is, Royal Cachet may well reflect the image that you would have in your mind. The school operates out of a dedicated building, purpose built to house the Royal Cachet program. That's a plus. Within it the administration seeks to provide a setting and a model of instruction that remains very close to the intentions and techniques outlined by Maria Montessori. This is very much the school for those looking for a very traditional, dedicated, consistent application of the Montessori method. The ideal student is one who thrives in a play-based, constructivist learning environment.

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall is one of those schools that perhaps doesn’t command as significant a profile in the world of private education in Canada, but it should. Established in 1901, it’s seen a few changes along the way, including moves and name changes—it was founded as Havergal College, then later known as Rupert's Land College—as well as amalgamation with the Riverbend School. It’s long been an expression of the civic community, demonstrated by the endowments it’s received through the years. The current campus reflects that; the site was bequeathed to the school by Sir James Aitken, and Aitken house remains in use there today.  More recently, through a significant capital campaign, the school opened Benidickson Centre for Arts & Design. Throughout its life, Balmoral Hall has offered a window onto a wider world, offering innovative programs, and developing its own set of best practices, all of which are in ample evidence today. The boarding program, too, offers an added layer to the student experience, both for day students and those living on site. Instruction is student-centred, hands-on, including a robust internship program to provide real-world experience tailored to students’ interests. Indeed, a primary goal is to allow girls to follow and capitalize on their interests, and the list of alumnae hints at that, given its breadth. Included is senator Patricia Bovey, journalist Ashleigh Banfield, and hockey player Taylor Woods (who, as a member of the Balmoral Hall Blazers, set a number of team records that still stand today). The arts are represented, too, most obviously in Loreena McKennitt and Chantal Kreviazuk, both of whom are alumnae. In so many ways, the school has been doing great work for more than a century.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    • Low student-to-teacher ratios
    • Full/Half day, before/after & extracurricular programs
    • Certified, caring teachers
    • Math, English & French emphasized
    • Bright, clean facility
    • Nutritious hot lunches and snacks
    • Large, safe playgrounds and gyms
    • Multicultural
    • Summer Camp & March programs
    • Parent Workshops & Student Observations

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    • Internship program in Grade 11 provides students with real-world experience in fields of interest
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics form our curriculum from age 2 - Grade 12
    • All students have learning opportunities in our new Benidickson Centre for Arts & Design
    • When travel is possible, Grade 9 students take an annual trip to Churchill, MB to study polar bears
    • Post-secondary discussions begin as early as Kindergarten, with formal guidance starting in G6
    • Prep hockey team has won the JWHL championship, and frequently sends grads to NCAA Div 1 schools
    • Experiential learning opportunities in all grades, including week-long, off-campus sessions
    • In winter, students frequently take physical education skating/skiing on Winnipeg's Red River trail
    • Our Computer Science AP education has won awards from the College Board in consecutive years
    • New courses being developed including Comp. Sci. class focused on Artificial Intelligence

    Description

    Description

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    RCMS has authentic Montessori programs for children 3 mos. to 12 yrs. & is licensed by the MEDU/CCEYA with low student:teacher ratios. Our buildings have large windows & HVAC systems to create bright classrooms with clean, fresh air for our students’ health. Large outdoor play areas complement our large gyms. Our teachers are MACTE-Accredited & educate & nurture children in our spacious, healthy, family environments. Our students have won 1st places in Markham’s writing & art competitions every year since 2009.

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School (est.1901) is an all-girls, day and boarding school located in the city of Winnipeg, MB. Our STEAM-based academics are paired with experiential, real-world programs designed to build confidence and life skills. Parents trust us to personalize the educational experience of each girl, to care for each girl, to challenge her to grow, to build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, to prepare her for the future.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Message

    information not available

     

    On behalf of the entire Balmoral Hall School community, I'd like to personally thank you for considering our IB World School for girls, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
     
    About us
     
    Founded in 1901, with an average annual enrolment of 450 students (Child Care to Grade 12), Balmoral Hall School (BH) is dedicated to the education of girls and young women in preparation for university, and subsequently, for professional careers. Throughout our history and throughout recent years, Balmoral Hall School has welcomed students from around the world, to study and to make themselves at home in our residence. We accept female residence students from Grade 6 through to Grade 12.
     
    Balmoral Hall School offers one of the finest educations in Canada. As a traditional university preparatory school, we are dedicated to helping our students prepare for the university of their choice. This focus begins with our Child Care and Nursery program, which is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years (Nursery - Grade 5) and Middle Years (Grades 6 to 10) Programmes aim to enrich our ongoing emphasis on rounded, global education and citizenship. For Grades 11 and 12, Balmoral Hall School offers an Advanced Placement (AP) Program which allows students the ability to pursue university-level courses while still in high school.
     
    Our educational philosophy includes a caring and individualized approach incorporated into a structured school setting. Considerable importance is placed on developing each student's maximum potential using small class sizes and the best teaching staff to help us to achieve our goal.
     
    Our Boarding Program
     
    Approximately 10% of our school population lives in boarding. Our policy is to accept only a limited number of students from each nationality so that each girl can benefit as much as possible from learning and speaking English and from the Balmoral Hall educational experience. International students have come from as far away as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The remaining students are from all across Canada and of course, our home province, Manitoba.
     
    Interaction between different cultures is a very important aspect of life at Balmoral Hall School and as many Canadian experiences as possible are made available to our students. Arrangements can also be made for students to tour Canada and visit internationally renowned cities as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver or to arrange winter ski holidays in Banff, Alberta or Whistler, British Columbia. Fortunately, Manitoba is located in the middle of Canada and is in close proximity to the rest of Canada and the United States.
     
    We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you further about the excellent opportunities offered here at Balmoral Hall School.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Joanne Kamins
    Head of School

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Royal Cachet Montessori School

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balmoral Hall School

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Instead of listening to whole-class lessons, Montessori classrooms allow students to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles - their essential feature being they contain a right answer and allow for selfcorrection. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on lessons being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with students developing a sense of self-sufficiency, confidence and curiosity.

      BALMORAL HALL 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.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      BALMORAL HALL 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.


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Royal Cachet Montessori Schools provide education based on the methodology developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. RCMS offers authentic Montessori programs and is licensed by MEDU. Our classes are directed by MACTE accredited Montessori teachers using a full spectrum of authentic Montessori training materials. The children manipulate these specialized training materials to learn and flourish.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      Our teachers understand how girls learn. They are dedicated to bringing out the best in each girl, by encouraging her strengths and providing support in areas that are more difficult for her. While our programs are demanding and our expectations high, the atmosphere is co-operative and supportive. It is an environment in which every girl feels free to believe in herself, to speak out and take academic risks.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Royal Cachet Montessori School

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balmoral Hall School

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


      Approach

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      Reggio Emilia


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

      If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
      If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The classrooms at Royal Cachet Montessori School are equipped with a full spectrum of authentic Montessori training materials. The MACTE accredited Montessori teachers guide the students through the many activities of the Montessori curriculum. The children and staff enjoy the bright and clean facilities with high capacity HVAC systems for their well-being.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      We promote a balanced program that guides girls to develop not only socially, but also in other areas of learning, encompassing academic, emotional, physical, and cultural needs. In our warm, welcoming facility, we encourage the development of the whole child with a child-centred experience based on inquiry and experiential learning. Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, our secure campus on the banks of the Assiniboine River features a landscaped, natural playground, a life-sized playhouse, and hundreds of mature trees that provide natural shade in the summer.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Royal Cachet Montessori School

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balmoral Hall School

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


      Pace


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI 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).

      BALMORAL HALL 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).


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The multi-age grouping is promoted in the pre-school classrooms since the younger students look up to and learn from their more senior associates. The more mature students re-enforce their learning, they become more out-going while assisting the younger students, and they take on leadership roles in the classroom.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Royal Cachet Montessori School

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balmoral Hall School

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


      Culture


      Our Take

      Our Take

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      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.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      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

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The Montessori approach is to provide many training materials for the students to choose from and the supportive guidance of teachers to challenge the students to excel.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Royal Cachet Montessori School

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balmoral Hall School

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


      Primary

      Primary

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      On the academic side, the use of Montessori training materials and the guidance provided by the Montessori trained teachers enable the students to learn and excel above the provincial standard. The Montessori approach is inherently a balanced educational method with work in the core subjects of math and language, plus learning in culture, practical life and sports activities.

      BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

      We want people everywhere to feel a deep sense of trust in Balmoral Hall School because of the values we inspire in our community. Parents trust us to personalize the educational experience of each girl, to care for each girl, to challenge her to grow, to build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, to prepare her for the future. It's a fast-changing world, and for many girls the path ahead will take them into uncharted territory. Balmoral Hall School's unlimited learning community fully prepares girls for that future by offering the most innovative educational experience. Every member of our community supports BH girls on their individual learning journeys by contributing to their success.

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    Balmoral Hall School

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

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

     

    Accommodations


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Information not available

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Information not available


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

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

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Dr. Maria Montessori\'s philosophy is based on the principle that children learn best within an environment prepared to nurture and enhance each child\'s unique development. This enables gifted children to excel at a fast pace while enabling challenged children to explore and learn with the specialised Montessori exercise materials.

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    The school's Centre for Learning and Wellness (CFLW) employs two resource specialists, a counselling specialist and three ASL teachers. Individual learning needs are discussed at the time of admissions with consultation provided by CFLW specialists.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    Balmoral Hall School

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Balmoral Hall School

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI 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

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    Yes


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    Students at Balmoral Hall School benefit from a learning environment that is designed entirely with girls in mind. Whether she’s an artist or an athlete, a budding scientist or a future lawyer, we take the time not only to engage but also to encourage growth. From her very first day until she collects her diploma, she will experience a world of opportunity and be challenged to accomplish things she may not have dreamed possible.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    BALMORAL HALL SCHOOL

    • Prospective families submit their application, including non-refundable application fee
    • As part of the application, families will submit report cards from their current school to be reviewed by Balmoral Hall
    • An interview is scheduled, currently we are conducting all interviews virtually, but in-person interviews may resume based on provincial health guidelines
    • The school will send out a letter of acceptance
    • At that point, the tuition deposit will be due




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