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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Haven International School

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1891

     

    2018


     

    Enrolment

     

    550

     

    76


     

    Grades

     

    Preschool to 12

     

    7 to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Girls

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Boarding


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Progressive, Reggio Emilia

     

    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

     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.
     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    Varies

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated gifted school

     


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

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

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $9,000 to $26,300

     

    $8,500 to $13,900


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     

    $21,100 to $26,500


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    8%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    None

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    34

     

    13


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    100%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    74%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Oct 31, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    Yes: grades 7 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Haven International School

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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    Our Take

    Our Take

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    The school has a long history, having been founded in Toronto 1891. After a move to Oakville, it later paired with a school guided by Ruth Lightbourn, a renowned teacher who founded a school almost by default—she began as a tutor for the children of John Guest, then headmaster of Appleby College, and her success was of the kind we associate with Nanny McPhee. She became the go-to tutor, and in time founded her own school. That and St. Mildred's formally joined in 1969, combining the traditions and the drive of both under one umbrella. More than anything, the intention is to provide girls with the skills, experience, and esteem that will carry over into academic and professional success. Ample opportunities are provided for students to discover their passions, wherever they may lie, as well as the encouragement to grow within those areas of interest.

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

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  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Haven International School

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    Highlights

    Highlights

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    • Signature Programs in Global Studies, STEM & Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Arts & Design
    • Professional Internship Customized for Each Girl (Grade 11)
    • Enriched curriculum, Advanced Placement, DELF
    • Focus on whole girl and student wellbeing
    • 10 acre campus and world-class facilities

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    • Academic Success - Our students have received individual scholarships of $72000
    • University and College tours to make an informed decision
    • Inter-School Competitions - EUCLID at Uni of Waterloo, Game Design at Laurier Uni
    • Comprehensive Meal Plan for All Students
    • Community Service - in accordance with Ministry of Education
    • Enjoying the Canadian Experience - Visiting attractions in Ontario

    Description

    Description

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    At St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, girls from Preschool to Grade 12 experience an enriched academic and co-curricular program, personalized learning and teachers who are experts in educating girls. Our academic program utilizes the highest standard of proven best practices and innovative approaches. We identify each girl’s academic strengths and challenges, so that we can support her in achieving success and confidence in her own abilities. We focus on the social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of every girl from Preschool to Grade 12. We understand developmental stages of girls and work with each girl to ensure she is known, supported, and challenged to be her best self. Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with extensive experience in teaching and learning designed for girls. They get to know each girl and form a personalized connection to help her thrive in her education at SMLS and beyond. Discover how an SMLS education will benefit your daughter for her whole life.

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    Haven international School is a private school that empowers young minds to reach their fullest potential in education. We deliver Ontario’s Curriculum, but what sets us apart is our ability to deliver this curriculum through individualized learning. At Haven, students are guaranteed a unique educational experience where individual goals and aspirations are valued and met. Haven’s team of teachers are all fully committed and dedicated beyond expectation to offering a one of a kind independent education.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Haven International School

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    Message

    Thank you for your interest in St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School. 

    It is a great privilege and honour to be the Head of School at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School. I am delighted to be a part of the school's warm and invitational learning community with such a longstanding and rich heritage of more than129 years.  SMLS is an all-girls learning environment where girls are encouraged to discover and pursue their personal excellence through a rigorous academic program. Our faculty and staff are deeply committed and dedicated to preparing girls for a strong inspired future as empowered young women. 

    The entire community celebrates our recent graduates, all of whom are anticipating the start of the next phase of their journey at Canadian and international universities of their choice. For those families who are considering St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School for their daughter, there are a number of virtual opportunities for you to connect and get to know the school, where you will be warmly welcomed.    

    Nancy

    Welcome to Haven International School, where our standard of excellence provides our international and local students with the foundation for entrance into top ranked Canadian and world universities. This is an exciting stage in your child’s life; they will join us ready to enjoy new experiences and face new challenges. By the time they finish here at Haven International School, they will be equipped to leave with the confidence, knowledge, skills and responsibility essential for them to flourish in university and ultimately become active and contributing members of society.

    Haven’s students and their teachers work together in a caring, vibrant community that promotes personal and academic growth. This high quality ‘student centred’ learning environment supports each student’s unique needs and goals, while building on their strengths and weaknesses. Our blend of local Ontario and international students live, learn and grow in an environment, which emphasizes excellence, responsibility and morality, both inside and outside the classroom. Students are constantly motivated, challenged and stimulated to always strive to be the very best that they can be in everything that they do and at all times.

    Haven’s academic and English as a Second Language programs are based on the curriculum expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education and lead to the awarding of the prestigious Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This diploma is recognised worldwide as meeting the entrance requirement for university.

    Far from being a blank canvas, your students join us with a rich palette of their own colours. We recognise the unique qualities of each of our students and we celebrate their individual talents. Haven students are reflective thinkers, creative problem-solvers, curious learners and energetic performers. Our exceptional co-curricular provision sets us apart: whatever your child’s passion and enthusiasm, there will be an activity just right for them and lots of new things to try.

    An open door and a warm welcome awaits you.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    Haven International 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

     

    St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Haven International School

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN 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

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL 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

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    • Internationally recognized Robotics program Competitive sports Robust arts offerings (drama, music, etc.)
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    74%

     

    0%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Oct 31, 2020

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Rolling


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - 12

     

    Yes: grades 7 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Students applying to SMLS should be prepared to participate in an enriched academic program that balances fundamental skill development with inquiry-based learning. SMLS offers a wide range of co-curricular opportunities and we encourage students to participate widely. Students who are most successful at SMLS are bright and engaged learners who are keen to get involved.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    ST. MILDRED'S-LIGHTBOURN SCHOOL

    Please see our website: http://www.smls.on.ca/Page/Admissions

    HAVEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

    To Apply to school

    Canadian students need:

    •     Ontario Student Transcript from current school, or last report from current school
    •     Registration Fees 200 CAD, Non-Refundable.

    International Students need: (Admission Flow Chart)

    1. Complete the application form.

    - Copy of the original school transcript or at least 2 years of report cards.

    - Provide a $200 CAD Registration Fee (non-refundable). Bank money order or draft for registration fee.

    2.  Upon approval of application form and submitted documents, the school will issue an offer of Admission Letter to the applicant.

    3.  Make the tuition payment as directed in Offer of Admission Letter.

    4. Once the tuition fees are received by the school a letter of Acceptance, Receipt for payment and Custodian Document will be issued to the applicant.

    5.  International Applicant applies for travel documents and student visa through the local office of the Canadian High Commission or Embassy.

    6. Once Student Visa is received by the student; a copy of the visa should be sent via e-mail or fax to the school with confirmation or travel arrangement and arrival date.

    7. Upon arrival in Canada, student will need to present all the necessary documents, including valid passport and student visa immigrations to Canadian Immigration.

    8. Academic assessment test(s) at the school.

    9. Commence education at Haven International School

    Applications Deadlines

    For Canadian Students: Wednesday the 30th of September 2020

    International Students can join Haven International School for Semester II on January 11, 2021.

    International Students can join Haven International School on Semester I, September 2021, when they submit their application Not Later than 24th of June 2021, because the process will take some time.

     

    School Year Calendar

    SEMESTER ONE

    September 8     FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, SEMESTER ONE

    October 9     THANKSGIVING SCHOOL CELEBRATION

    October 13     THANKSGIVING DAY – NO CLASSES

    October 29     LAST DAY OF CLASSES, SEMESTER ONE, TERM ONE

    MID-SEMESTER STUDENT ASSESSMENT

    October 30     FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, SEMESTER ONE, TERM TWO

    MID-SEMESTER REPORTS AVAILABLE

    November 11     REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

    December 15 – 18 FINAL EXAMINATIONS, SEMESTER ONE

    December 18     CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & CAROL SERVICE

    LAST DAY SEMESTER ONE

    FINAL SEMESTER ONE REPORTS AVAILABLE

    December 22     HAVEN 2020 GRADUATION CEREMONY & PROM

    December 21 -     CHRISTMAS BREAK – NO CLASSES

    SEMESTER TWO

    January 11     FIRST DAY OF CLASSES SEMESTER TWO

    February 14     VALENTINE’S DAY ASSEMBLY

    February 15     FAMILY DAY – NO CLASSES

    March 15 – 19 MARCH BREAK – NO CLASSES

    March 30     INTERNATIONAL DAY

    April 2     GOOD FRIDAY – NO CLASSES

    April 5         EASTER MONDAY – NO CLASSES

    April 13     LAST DAY OF CLASSES – SEMESTER TWO TERM ONE

    MID-SEMESTER STUDENT ASSESSMENT

    April 14     FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, SEMESTER TWO, TERM TWO

    MID-SEMESTER REPORTS AVAILABLE

    April 21     WELCOME SPRING CELEBRATION

    May 19 – 25 FINAL EXAMINATIONS, SEMESTER TWO

    May 24     VICTORIA DAY – NO CLASSES OR EXAMINATIONS

    May 25     LAST DAY OF SEMESTER TWO

    May 31     HAVEN 2021 GRADUATION & PROM

    FINAL SEMESTER TWO REPORTS AVAILABLE




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