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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    2006

     

    2017


     

    Enrolment

     

    320

     

    105


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 3

     

    10 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Boarding, Day, Homestay


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Accelerated
    The main curriculum accelerates beyond the pace of the provincial one; ALL students do the work of OLDER public-school peers in tangible and measurable ways. This accelerated pace is maintained by the teachers and school, (through textbook selection, topic selection, grading, assignment standards and expectations, etc).
     
    Standard-enriched
    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    3 to 8

     

    10 to 20


     

    Special needs support

     

     

    Developmental, 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.
     

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

     

    $22,850 to $25,950


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     

    $35,650 to $38,750


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    40

     

    35


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    33%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    10


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 10 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    "Maple Leaf students tend to be more thoughtful."
    Sylvia L - Alumnus   (Nov 16, 2020)
    I transferred to Maple Leaf - China from a public school in Canada in 2009. Back then, the school wa...
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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.

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    Maple Leaf was founded in 2016 in order to provide a strong entry for international students into the Canadian educational system with a specific eye to achieving admission to and success at university in North America. The program has been engineered with that goal very firmly in mind, including all the supports necessary for the international student arriving in Canada, ESL courses and assessment, a full menu of AP offering, and travel and university guidance. Maple Leaf is smaller than some of the other international schools in the region, which is a draw for families looking for a more personal approach to curriculum delivery and student life. There are two campuses, both operating within existing tertiary institutions: Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Richmond, BC. On arrival, students enter an environment that is student centered and populated by peers of a like mind and facing the same challenges, specifically around university preparation. The ideal student is one able to thrive in a challenging, goal-oriented, and diverse academic environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    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

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    • University on-campus experience accessing state-of-the-art facilities
    • University pathway with “Dual acceptance” opportunity
    • Strong academic with small class option
    • Seasoned teaching staff with international education experiences
    • “Dual-credits” – learning university courses in a high school
    • High-quality dormitory and homestay services
    • Rich after-school and weekend activities
    • Unique opportunity to study Mandarin and CSL courses
    • 100% graduates accepted by global universities
    • A reliable educational brand listed in HKG with 25 years history

    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.

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    Maple Leaf World Schools (MLWS) operates 2 high schools in Canadian university campuses: MLWS-TRU, and MLWS-KPU. Proudly partnering with universities, MLWS offers the British Columbia Graduation Program from grade 10 to 12. Our students share the state-of-the-art university facilities and have the opportunity to begin taking 1st year university courses at our partner universities. In 2020, over 90% of our graduates received admissions to QS Top 100 World Universities.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    Message

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    Maple Leaf World School – TRU proudly welcomes your child to British Columbia, Canada. The school is situated within Thompson River's University's Kamloops campus and is surrounded by community centers, libraries, restaurants, and shopping malls. The city of Kamloops has many wonderful places to explore which our students take advantage of through our weekend activity program. The school’s learning environment and facilities are outstanding and will provide for a safe and nurturing atmosphere for your child ’s learning. Student have access to state-of-the-art cafeteria, computer labs, gym, and science lab facilities within the university campus. For academically gifted students, our University Advance Start program allows students to enroll in 1st year university courses while completing their high school diploma. Our goal is to ensure that your child’s transition to Canada is both smooth and successful.  On behalf of our entire faculty, we warmly welcome your family to Maple Leaf World School – TRU.

  • 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

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    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

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    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

     


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ROYAL CACHET MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    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

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    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.

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    We offer small class sizes and after school tutorial support for individuals experiencing learning difficulties. We encourage prospective families to discuss required learning supports directly with the principal.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Royal Cachet Montessori School

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    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

    Maple Leaf World Schools - Canada

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA


    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

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    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

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    • Robotics Club
    • Art and Design Club
    • Weekend Activities - 16 organized events each year
    • Business Club
    • Foods club
    • Fitness Club
    • Basketball and Soccer Club
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    10


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     

    10, 11, 12


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 10 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    What the school says

    What the school says

    MAPLE LEAF WORLD SCHOOLS - CANADA

    Application Process:

    Step 1 – Learn about our Schools

    We encourage you to speak with our Admissions Team to discover what makes our schools the right choice for you. They will be able to assist you in choosing which school destination may be the best option for your future studies. We encourage students to apply early due to limited space in our schools and the possible need to apply for a Canadian study permit.

    Step 2 – Application

    Applications can be made online or in person at our admissions office. Online application forms can be found on our website at http://north-america.mapleleafschools.com/admissions/apply-now/. You can also obtain hard copies from any of our admissions staff or certified agents. There is a $300 application fee. The application form must be signed by both the student and parent(s)/guardian(s).

    Step 3 – Admission

    Our admissions team will carefully review all submitted applications and documents. Once documents have been reviewed, the interview will be scheduled and if necessary, a written exam may also be organized. If the student is successful in their applications, they will be notified within three weeks of the interview.

    Step 4 – Acceptance and Payment

    While notified of their acceptance to our Maple Leaf World Schools, the student will also receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance which will include details of the payment balance and deposit deadline. This will be sent via email. Once full payment of the tuition fee has been received by our office, the student will be issued an Official Letter of Acceptance via mail. Other essential forms including the custodian declaration form, accommodation, medical and registration will be provided via email. Payment of tuition and other fees can be completed through various options, including our Western-Union Payment Platform, bank transfers and cheque. An official receipt will be issued from Maple Leaf World Schools once payment has been received.




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