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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1930

     

    1979


     

    Enrolment

     

    460

     

    110


     

    Grades

     

    K to 11

     

    JK to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English, French

     

    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."
     
    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

     

    Progressive

     

    Traditional


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    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.
     
    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

     

    12 to 20

     

    12 to 16


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental

     

    Learning, Developmental


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

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

     

    $17,390 to $21,217

     

    $15,200


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    38

     

    10


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades K - 11

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    English Language Eligibility Certificate Required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    information not available

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    information not available

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    "...this school took me in with a smile and great attitude."
    François LeFantôme - Student   (Nov 06, 2018)
    I absolutely love Aurora Prep! It is a bit small but it comes with plenty of charm and smiles. It ha...
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    "They had high expectations with him and really encouraged him to rise to the level he was capable of."
    Patty Keele - Parent   (Nov 19, 2018)
    Both my children have had a fantastic experience at APA. The teachers and administration are very re...
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    "The academics are so relevant and well-applied. The kids know why they are learning something and are using this knowledge to relate to and understand real-life situations."
    Meave Mastracci - Parent   (Dec 10, 2018)
    Making the decision to switch my eldest to APA was literally one of the best decisions we have ever ...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    St. George's was founded in 1930 by a group of parents who wanted something different for their children, namely an education that was less based in rote learning and more based in experience and respect for the individual learners. Then, as now, the students didn't wear uniforms, and lessons were learned experientially, through hands-on lived experience. Students take part in projects and programs with students throughout the school, not only their immediate age mates. Students are encouraged to follow the paths of their curiosity, and then given the latitude and the resources in order to do so. That said, there is a structure, too, and the academic program has, throughout the life of the school, proved itself through real, observable results. 

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    We all want to go where everyone knows our name, and while there is a strong academic program at APA, that sense of place is one of the primary draws for the families that enroll here. Students are known throughout the school, and their successes are routinely recognized, shared, and celebrated. For many students, that in itself can provide a transformative learning experience. The community of the school actively includes the parents and siblings of the students who attend, something that brings a welcome warmth and familiarity to the lived experience of the school. The size of the school also allows for faculty to approach each student individually, providing appropriate challenge and support to ensure that all reach their academic and social potentials. The ideal student is one who will thrive in a close-knit, personal, challenging academic setting.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    • A "lead school" in education reforms
    • Small class sizes
    • Individualized approach
    • Enrichment and support opportunities
    • Advanced Placement courses
    • Technology integrated throughout the curriculum
    • Outstanding artistic, athletic and scientific opportunities
    • International Student Programme

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    • Supported and Enriched Ontario Curriculum
    • Small Class Sizes (Average 12-16 Students)
    • Personalized Support From Our Team Of Dedicated Teachers
    • Full Sports Programme
    • All-Grade French, Art, Music, Phys. Ed. and Technology
    • Unrivalled School Community
    • Affordable Payment Options
    • 19,000 sq. ft. Facility

    Description

    Description

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    We believe the purpose of education is the fulfillment of individual potential and the formation of original, independent, resilient, generous, and critical thinkers. A St. George’s education is rooted in: a profound respect for the individual learner; an approach designed to meet each student where he or she is at; learning scenarios that are meaningful and engaging; a curriculum that encourages wide exploration and deep investigation; and a commitment to educating the complete person, not just the academic mind.

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Aurora Preparatory Academy is a small school that produces big results. With our smaller class sizes, teachers develop a meaningful connection with each child, facilitating higher academic performance and stronger overall development. Our welcoming, inclusive community ensures an environment where students, teachers and families work together for the success of every learner. By meeting and enhancing the Ontario curriculum, our approach to education promotes independence, responsibility and confidence. We provide an impressive programme with an ideal balance of academic, athletic, artistic and social development – including positive discipline and effective problem-solving strategies. In addition, we have an abundance of extra-curricular activities, including swimming, skating, team sports, intramurals and numerous after-school clubs. We even have an annual school musical that is the highlight of our third term. For those families who need it, aftercare is available daily until 6 pm. Finally, Aurora Prep’s tuition is one of the most affordable in York Region, offering convenient installment plans.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Message

    Every school aspires to provide the knowledge and skills that are required to transform their students into accomplished and confident adults. To a great extent, this transformation is accomplished by the timely and caring interventions of their teachers. 
    At St. George’s, we believe that our programs provide appropriate challenges and engagement, even as students begin their first years of learning. To fulfill this promise, we offer differentiated approaches and programs in all core disciplines. As our students mature and gain confidence, our curriculum offers additional challenges through enriched, accelerated, and ‘Advance Placement’ classes. Students are offered a rich assortment of options so that they may experience new and exciting domains of development in areas such as Marine Biology, Engineering, Psychology and Media, as well as the opportunity to pursue co-curricular options such as Biomimicry, Jazz Band, Glee, Stage Crew, Robotics and Debating.

    At St. George’s, we believe that education is best served by establishing a deep and authentic relationship with each student, as a confirmation of our unwavering belief in each child’s unique passions and aspirations. We see our role as enablers, unleashing the amazing talents that lie within each child. To provide a fertile terrain for personal and academic growth,  this process requires trust and validation from peers and adults.

    We believe that teaching is an intuitive art that is further enhanced through our greater understanding of each learner’s character, and the development of their self-awareness, their empathy for others, their perseverance and their sense of optimism- all of which provide the foundation for an enriching life. At St. George’s, we measure our success by the degree of our students’ aspirations to lead a fulfilled life.

    We believe that education is a real-time experience and that it happens best through real-life inquiries and projects where each student becomes an agent for change, both locally and amongst extended communities, and where the exploration of one’s true self becomes a profound and rewarding process. We also believe that as our students discover themselves, and as they explore the world around them, their ability to make sense, to create, to self-regulate and to become solid life-long learners and transformation leaders will naturally follow. 

    Based on the child-centered approach of John Dewey, St. George’s School of Montreal was founded in 1930 by an enlightened group of progressive parents and educators from Sir George Williams (Concordia) and McGill Universities.  Our commitment to the individual growth and development of each child continues to the present day. We are always pleased to welcome prospective parents who wish to learn more as to how our unique, time-tested approach supports each child on a personal and academic level.

    We would like to introduce you to Aurora Preparatory Academy, an institution that offers an exceptional elementary education in York region at a surprisingly reasonable cost. Aurora Prep is owned and operated by a small, select group of teachers committed to continuing the unparalleled 35 years' success its predecessor, Foundations Private School, on the occasion of its principal's retirement. It has been an exciting year of transition and updates, honouring the past while embracing the future, and many of our current families are already registering in advance of the anticipated public interest.

    Aurora Prep is a small school that produces big results, currently boasting a student population that allows us to provide exceptional individualized support to each of our students. Teachers and students enjoy a strong rapport that facilitates higher academic performance and stronger emotional development. In addition, we encourage our families to get involved in school life, and we provide many opportunities to do so. Together, our approach produces a welcoming, cohesive community that creates the best environment possible in which elementary students can thrive. While many schools may speak of foundation, community, and excellence, Aurora Prep espouses them as its fundamental, governing principles.

    Our students are encouraged to do their best at all times, achieving excellence in every subject and activity. We promote responsibility, independence and effort, recognizing the inherent importance of the learning process and not just the final result. Aurora Prep students develop the courage to try new things and the mindset that they are capable of anything. They recognize that striving for academic excellence must be complemented by striving for excellence in all other aspects of life. A committed involvement in athletic, artistic or altruistic pursuits is an essential component of our students’ lives.

    If you have any questions about our school, our approach, or our programmes, we invite you to contact me personlly and I would be happy to provide you additional information.

    Sincerely,
    Rhonda Vissers

  • 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:

    St. George's School of Montreal

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

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

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Information not available

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    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

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    St. George’s believes that learning difficulties are part of the many challenges that students may face as they mature and grow.

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    As a result of our small class sizes and dedicated teachers, we are able to provide some accommodation for students with exceptionalities. Students receive the additional support they need to experience success, either in class, before or after school, or during free time. We also incorporate the modifications contained in any pre-existing Individual Education Plan; however, we often find many of these modifications are either not necessary or can be significantly reduced in our learning environment. Students incorporate strategies and skills to overcome any academic challenges, and the result is often a greater degree of success than in other environments.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    St. George's School of Montreal

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    St. George's School of Montreal

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    Aurora Preparatory Academy

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    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

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

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


    What the school says

    What the school says

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    0%

     

    90%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades K - 11

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    English Language Eligibility Certificate Required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 2 - 11

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No: grades K - 11

     

    Yes


     

    Application fee required

     

    Yes

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    First and foremost, it comes down to “The Right Fit”. You want a school that feels like a family, a place where teachers are behind your child every step of the way, an environment that nurtures, supports, challenges and cares. Aurora Prep is that school. The best way to determine if APA is the right fit for your family is to experience it by having your son or daughter join us for a Trial Day. Spending a day at Aurora Prep allows you and your child to gain a sense of the way our school operates, the breadth of our academic programme and the strength of our community. This visit also allows us to assess your child to ensure he/she can develop at APA, academically, emotionally, creatively, and socially.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL OF MONTREAL

    HOW TO APPLY FOR KINDERGARTEN:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Once the Admissions Office has received your application package, your family will be contacted to schedule a Family Interview. These interviews typically take place in late fall/early winter.

    Step 3: Following the Family Interview, the Admissions office will confirm a Readiness visit for your child. These visits typically take place in early December.

    Step 4: Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation by mid-December.

     

    HOW TO APPLY FOR  GRADES 1 THROUGH 6:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, February 3, 2017.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents; (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a copy of the Applicant's final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Shortly following the receipt of your application package, the Admissions Office will contact your family to schedule a Family Interview meeting. This visit will include a Student Assessment.

    Step 3:  Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation two weeks following completion of the entire application process.

    HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADE 7:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Monday, October 3, 2016.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a copy of the Applicant's final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education (http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/en/parents-and-guardians/instruction-in-english/eligibility/);
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Grade 7 Applicants are required to complete the Common Admission Test (CAT). You can register for this CAT athttp://registrationbl.qc.ca/. Download these helpful tips and pointers for writing these tests.

    Step 3: Once the Admissions Office has received your application package, your family will be contacted to schedule a Family Interview. These visits typically take place in late September / early October.

    Step 4: St. George's follows the QAIS best practice admission guidelines and will begin notifying families of the Admissions Committee recommendations by November 4, 2016.

    HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADES 8 THOUGH 11:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, February 3, 2017.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
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    • a copy of the Applications final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Grade 8-11 applicants are required to complete an Entrance Exam. You can register for this exam athttp://tests.registrationbl.qc.ca. Download these Admission Test Tips and Pointers.

    Step 3: The Admissions Office will contact your family to schedule a Family Interview meeting.

    Step 4: Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation two weeks following the completion of the entire application process.

    AURORA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    Once a child has completed a Trial Day and been accepted to our programme, the following documents are required:

    • Completed Application Form
    • A copy of the Applicant’s birth certificate
    • Copies of the Applicant’s three most recent report cards (not applicable for kindergarten registration)

    A non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure placement. Please see our Tuition Schedule for further details regarding fees and payment options.




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