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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1874

     

    0


     

    Enrolment

     

    230

     

    140


     

    Grades

     

    4 to 12

     

    JK to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Girls

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day, Boarding

     

    Day


     

    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."
     
    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

     

    Liberal Arts

     

    Traditional, International Baccalaureate


     

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

     

    Academic culture

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

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    12

     

    12 to 14


     

    Special needs support

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     

    Dedicated gifted school


     

    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.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $24,270 to $27,805

     

    $18,500


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $54,570 to $65,615

     

    $19,500


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    10%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    4 to 12

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    26

     

    9


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    35%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Dec 01, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    information not available

    DELANO ACADEMY

    information not available

    User reviews

    User reviews

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    information not available

    DELANO ACADEMY

    "Students truly have a very rich academic life. They are always encouraged to think and inquire..."
    ANA LIGIA MALAVAZI - Parent   (Aug 22, 2018)
    Our son has become much happier and full of life after he started at Delano. It was the best decisio...
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    "My kids love the one on one attention."
    Sabrina Bartolini - Parent   (Aug 22, 2018)
    My kids love the one on one attention. They feel that their needs are met and understand the materia...
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    "...uncanny approach to push students academically but care about their character development equally"
    Dayna Bruner - Parent   (Jun 22, 2020)
    From the moment we walked into the halls at Delano Academy, there was a sense of comfort, excellence...
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    Our Take

    Our Take

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    It really is a castle, and the interiors are as striking as the exterior: turrets, arches, wood and stone. The school is also genuinely old, having been founded in 1874, though the building pre-dates the school. Yet, as ever, appearances can be deceiving, or at least can risk being made too much of. Trafalgar administration has, throughout its long history, consistently revised the curriculum and programs with an intention of providing, in a very literal sense, the best the world has to offer. That includes the adoption of the Singapore math and science curricula; Mandarin instruction; and writing instruction based on the program developed at the University of Chicago. A dedication to real-world learning has been built into the curriculum formally through the Beyond the Classroom initiative, which makes use of local resources and expertise, guided by the students' personal curiosities. Trafalgar offers an up-to-date, creative, and intentional program for girls preparing for university.

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Delano was founded in 2014 with the mandate of providing a very forward looking approach to the early and elementary years. The focus is on collaboration, 21st century literacies, and allowing students to grow into an international, empathetic understanding of the world and their place within it. The core competencies are delivered, as is a sense of how they relate to who we are and what we’re able to achieve. The fact that the school also has an active cadet corps underscores the uniqueness of the offering. The ideal student is one operating toward the top of his or her peer group, and able to thrive in vibrant, active, socially engaging learning environment.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    • Founded in 1874
    • Diverse Co-Curricular
    • Strong Leadership Programme
    • Pool, Fitness Room and Gymnasium
    • All-School Camping Retreat
    • Advanced Placement (AP)
    • Award-Winning Robotics Team
    • Member of CIS eLearning Consortium
    • Integrative Thinking Programme
    • Health and Wellness Centre

    DELANO ACADEMY

    • International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
    • Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
    • STE[A]M
    • Gifted High performance school
    • Before & After school care
    • Low class ratio 14:1
    • Tech Rich School
    • Balanced Art/Athletic/Academics
    • French
    • Small Boutique School

    Description

    Description

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Trafalgar Castle School, an all-girls, independent day and boarding school for grades 4 through 12. Located in Whitby, Ontario, we’ve been educating girls since 1874 within a warm and progressive community that offers exceptional academics and prepares young women to make a difference in the world.

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Vaughan's top CO-ED private K-12 school, Delano is a 21st century IB candidate, university preparatory school that values evidenced-based best practices for teaching & learning. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, globally minded education and a balance of Academics, Arts, Athletics & Character Development. We support our bright/gifted students in harnessing resiliency & critical thinking skills as visionary makers, creators & innovators. Delano enriches learning as a STE[A]M & Tech rich school.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY

    Message

    Welcome from the Head of School

    For a start, there is no other all-girls day and boarding school like us in Canada. We have been at the forefront of girls’ education for almost 150 years. At 240 students from Grade 4 to Grade 12, we are small by design. That means every girl is recognized and honoured for the individual she is. We believe the best entry point to a large and complex world is a warm and personal learning environment with ample opportunities for personal discovery and growth.

    You want your daughter to be known and cared for while she pursues her dream to design a zero-emission engine, work in international medicine, write young adult fiction, or whatever other aspiration she holds in her heart. And because she is an individual with unique talents and passions, you know she will flourish within a small, welcoming community that offers an exceptional education and provides for her personal growth.

    Sometimes we say, “there’s no such thing as a Trafalgar girl,” because so many different girls of diverse backgrounds and interests thrive here. But we also know exactly what a Trafalgar girl is: engaged in her learning, interested in her world and making a difference in her community. Not all girls arrive that way, but our responsive educational environment ensures that she will feel known by her teachers, supported by her classmates and energized with a sense of belonging. Most of all, she will discover the power of her own voice here.

    Trafalgar Castle offers an all-girls education that unites tradition with innovation. We care deeply about how girls learn and offer the experiences they need to build critical thinking, creativity, confidence and leadership. Today’s young women are entering a fast-changing world that demands much of them. The Trafalgar experience prepares them to live with purpose and lead with conviction wherever their future takes them.

    Our graduates are ready for the world. They leave the Castle with the confidence and vision they need to live lives of consequence and courage. And they join a network of talented and generous alumnae around the world who embrace them warmly and guide them wisely.

    Each year, 100% of our students are accepted to their preferred university destinations. They excel in highly competitive programs and succeed in their chosen fields after graduation. No matter where their university journey takes them, they carry the Trafalgar difference in their hearts.

    We would love to meet your daughter.

    Dr. Leanne Foster, Ph.D.

    Head of School

    Head of School's Welcome,

    If you are going dream for your child, then dream BIGGER.

    Delano Academy was created on the vision to provide an exceptional learning environment where academic rigor is met with balanced education. Delano prepares students for university and life with an intensive academic focus and  exceptional 21st teaching practices. At Delano Academy, there is an emphasis on providing students with state of the art cutting edge resources. Students access outstanding resources and facilities in all areas of their education, everyday. We are a school that values student centered learning and evidenced based practices. 

    Delano is a forward thinking school that respects 21st teaching practices, administration, environmental design & curriculum focus. We have extraordinary expectations of our students and we are DREAM role-models. We want our students to achieve greatness and we provide them with a school that inspires students as visionary, creative and critical thinkers.

    Delano values globally minded thinking and innovation. Imagineering students are problem solvers, makers and doers. The Delano Archetype is a collaborator, has effective communication skills, curious and confident.

    Delano is a school that fosters creativity, passion, innovation, problem solving & critical thinking. We are not simply keeping up with a changing world and preparing students for University. We are preparing students for careers that are yet to be created and a future that has never been dreamed yet.

     

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Sandy Palombo

    M.Ed (York), B.Ed (OISE), SHon. BA (YORK) 

     

     

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      DELANO ACADEMY

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts curricula share with traditional programs their emphasis on core knowledge-acquisition, but tend to borrow more best practices from the progressive approach. A Liberal Arts program might still feature group work and projects, for example, contrary to the more singular emphasis on tests and essays at a Traditional program.

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a unified curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      DELANO ACADEMY

      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

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Trafalgar Castle School offers a rigorous university preparatory curriculum from Grades 4 through 12. Our focus is to prepare our young women for post-secondary education through courses that emphasize the development of effective communication and inquiry skills, the ability to access and evaluate information, and develop self-assessment skills. We use information technology to deliver appropriate components of the curriculum and in the process encourage mastery of the technology skills essential for current and future success. Our courses meet and exceed Ontario Ministry of Education requirements and are delivered by a highly competent and dedicated faculty. Current research supports learning in a small-school environment, which enables our teachers to engage their students and support them as they achieve their true potential. Trafalgar Castle School is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education, accredited by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute and a member of the Conference of Independent Schools (Ontario), the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools and an associate member of the National Association of Independent Schools (Associate Member U.S.A.).

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Delano Academy has a reputation for its strong curriculum. The Ontario Ministry Curriculum Expectations act as the foundation for learning. Then the curriculum is enhanced with an IB worldview, giving our students a head-start. We embrace a changing world in education. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, worldly education aligning itself with the prestigious International Baccalaureate-IB world school standards. Gifted learners feel challenged with richer learning opportunities that support their unique learning profile. Our natural teaching lends well to gifted learners with greater opportunities for higher-level critical-thinking, problem-solving, design-thinking and global mindedness. Delano is a place where students learn that anything is possible. With sound research in international educational practices, we have sourced the best resources and materials to enrich learning for our students. Coupled with a strong framework in child development and student wellness, our curriculum is world class support.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math typically teaches a method or algorithm FIRST, and THEN teaches the applications for the method. Traditional algorithms are emphasized and practiced regularly: repetition and drills are frequently used to ensure foundational mastery in the underlying mathematical procedures. The traditional approach to math views math education as akin to building a logical edifice: each brick depends on the support of the previously laid ones, which represent mastery over a particular procedure or method. Traditional Math begins by giving students a tool, and then challenges students to practice using that tool an applied way, with progressively challenging problems. In this sense Traditional Math aims to establish procedural understanding before conceptual and applied understanding.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Our Grade 5 through 8 Mathematics program is built around the Singapore Math approach, which by design slows down the learning process to help more thoroughly ground our middle school students in the fundamentals of Math. Our Upper School Mathematics program features the academic level as well as enriched-level courses, which prepare students for Advanced Placement level courses.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Writing

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

        DELANO ACADEMY

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


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Our students learn to develop effective thesis and supportive ideas based upon the adapted University of Chicago writing program. Through use of selected referencing, students build sound writing with the ultimate goal of refined expository writing.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

        DELANO ACADEMY

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


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Physiology

      • Literature

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: literature approach type

        Our take: literature approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        In traditional literature programs students focus on decoding the mechanics of texts: plot, characterization, and themes. These texts tend to include a balance of contemporary and “classic” literature. When studying a past work, students investigate its historical context -- but only insofar as this adds understanding to the work itself. Past works are therefore studied “on their own terms”, and not merely as historical artifacts to be deconstructed: traditional literature programs are firmly rooted in the humanities, and carry the belief that great literature can reveal fundamental and universal truths about the human condition. These programs emphasize class discussions and critical essay writing, and aim to develop in students critical thinking, communication skills, and a cultivated taste and ethos.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Domains covered by the literature program

        Topics covered in literature curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Ancient lit
        English lit
        World (non-Western) lit
        European (continental) lit
        American lit
        Canadian lit

      • Social Studies

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Thematic

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Core Knowledge


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        The Thematic approach organizes the curriculum around certain themes or cultural universals. Students might spend time focused on food. Then they might focus on transportation or government, and so on.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Heavy integration

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Heavy integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.

        DELANO ACADEMY

        A major effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy throughout the curriculum and in everything students do. Digital literacy is understood to be a fundamental skill in the 21st century: it therefore follows, the idea goes, that teachers should find ways to connect every lesson back to technology. Effort is made to ensure the use of technology is meaningful and advances students’ skills beyond what they would otherwise be from using computers outside the classroom.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Delano Academy

        DELANO ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        DELANO ACADEMY

        Our facilities are exceptional with 6500 square foot high school gym and 6 acres of trails and athletic space for students. Our students participate in athletic competitions and events and train for intramural events.\n\nOur standard physical education program provides students with intensive training and preparation for individual, group recreational and competitive events.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY


      Approach

      Approach

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      DELANO ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Our kindergarten program is a fully enriched inquiry-based advanced program where students receive a rigorous academic advantage. Students learn to read competently, write, learn grammar with formal instruction, develop penmanship formally, problem solve, explore science and their world around them.\nOur students develop language, cognitive, motor, social emotional development and self-regulation & independence.\nStudents thrive in our small environment where learning is centered on their needs.\nOur class ratio is 1:7. Our objective is to prepare our students with a strong foundation for elementary education. Our students receive a varied well-rounded comprehensive curriculum that develops critical learning skills and habits.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY


      Pace

      Pace

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Standard-enriched

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Accelerated


      Our Take

      Our Take

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      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.

      DELANO ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY


      Culture

      Culture

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Rigorous


      Our Take

      Our Take

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      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”.

      DELANO ACADEMY

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


      What the school says

      What the school says

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      DELANO ACADEMY

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      DELANO ACADEMY

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Delano Academy

      DELANO ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

      DELANO ACADEMY

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

      DELANO ACADEMY

      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

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      At Trafalgar, we implement a continuum of programming for students from Grade 4 to 12 that addresses the social, emotional, physical, mental health, and spiritual needs of girls. Student health, wellness, and learning supports are enhanced so that every girl can participate fully and productively in learning and life.

      DELANO ACADEMY

      We provide an environment that is balanced between academics, athletics, arts and character development. We enable every student to be a leader. We support every student in this effort and provide them the foundation for leadership in the 21st century. Every student has the opportunity to become the next CEO and training starts at Delano Academy.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Trafalgar Castle School

    Delano 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

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Delano Academy

    DELANO ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE 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

    DELANO 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

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    • Trafalgar Castle School among the first to launch a Girls Who Code Club in Canada!

    DELANO ACADEMY

    • Air & Navy Cadet Core
    • Drumline Program
    • Cheerleading
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    75%


     

    Day entry years

     

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     

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


     

    Boarding entry years

     

    7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Dec 01, 2020


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 9

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 5 - 12


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    We are looking for students that wants what Trafalgar Castle School is offering including: • A warm and encouraging environment where every girl is known and embraced; • A diverse and international student body and an inclusive community; • An acclaimed academic program where students reach high and achieve their best; • Social, emotional and academic support structures to promote health and wellness; • Learning experiences outside the classroom on excursions, adventures and exchanges; • An exciting array of clubs, sports teams, music ensembles and leadership opportunities; • A school where 100% of graduates are accepted into a university of her choice; and • A network of talented and successful alumnae from around the world.

    DELANO ACADEMY

    The Delano student archetype is Confident. Has strong Character. Is Curious.   Is a Collaborator. We provide the milieu that fully supports our students. The Delano is a cutting edge academy with a strong vision for our students to reach limitless learning potential. We are searching for student candidates that are eager to be part of the Delano school vision.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Trafalgar Castle School operates on a rolling admissions process however spaces fill early. Prospective students are required to submit the following components as part of the application process: 

    • Completed application package;
    • Report cards from the previous two years; 
    • Reference letter;
    • Deposit;  
    • Interview process; and
    • International students are required to provide a language proficiency test (iELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) and SSAT.

    Day students are also encouraged to spend a day with us to experience first-hand the possibilities of a Trafalgar Castle School education. 

    DELANO ACADEMY

    The Admission Process at Delano is an opportunity for families to learn about our academy in a personal friendly setting. Parents are invited to bring their son/daughter to the initial meeting for a tour and casual discussion. At this time parents will learn about our intake process for student candidates.

    Candidates that are applying to the school will be invited for an individual interview and assessment. All potential candidates are invited for a day visit to spend half or full day discovering their potential class and learning about the academy.

    Parents seeking student enrollment are required to complete a full interview and follow an acceptance process.

    Delano is a small school providing nurturing individualized attention and care. Families searching for a small private school that provides an unparalleled teacher to pupil ratio and is designed with the programs and facilities of a large school will feel comfortable in this environment.

     

     




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