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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1874

     

    1997


     

    Enrolment

     

    230

     

    200


     

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

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Liberal Arts

     

    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.
     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

     

    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

     

    Varies


     

    Special needs support

     

     

    Learning, Behavioral


     

    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

     

    $18,830 to $26,265


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $54,570 to $65,615

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    10%

     

    10%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    4 to 12

     

    JK to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $5,000

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    26

     

    13


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    35%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    85%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    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

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    The aim of Fieldstone is to provide an inclusive, supportive, 360-degree student experience, and both curricular and extra-curricular programs have been created with that goal in mind. Class sizes are kept small, and the relationships between instructors, administrators, and students is close. The feel is nurturing, yet the academic gaze is wide. The intention is to educate students to positions of informed leadership, both locally and globally. A rich language program is a hint of that, including a one-on-one reciprocal English-Chinese mentorship, pairing native speakers of both languages. The ideal student is one with sights firmly set on university.
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    User reviews

    User reviews

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    "During the admission process, I did go through testing however, it wasn’t a process of elimination to see who was the smartest..."
    Lexie Dias - Alumnus   (Mar 10, 2020)
    My experience at Fieldstone has shaped who I am today! The kind staff and teachers at Fieldstone all...
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    "One thing I noticed was that the teachers came every day with a smile, ready to help the students through another day..."
    Adham Ragab - Alumnus   (Mar 25, 2020)
    Fieldstone represented my first exposure to Canadian Society. It was during orientation that I got t...
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    "The teachers could be approached with any question and it would be met with kindness and understanding."
    Abigail Lewis - Alumnus   (Apr 28, 2020)
    My experience at Fieldstone King’s College School has been a enriching one that has pushed me to r...
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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.

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    The aim of Fieldstone is to provide an inclusive, supportive, 360-degree student experience, and both curricular and extra-curricular programs have been created with that goal in mind. Class sizes are kept small, and the relationships between instructors, administrators, and students is close. The feel is nurturing, yet the academic gaze is wide. The intention is to educate students to positions of informed leadership, both locally and globally. A rich language program is a hint of that, including a one-on-one reciprocal English-Chinese mentorship, pairing native speakers of both languages. The ideal student is one with sights firmly set on university.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    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

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    • One of the top university preparatory private schools in Toronto
    • University pathways counselling and one-on-one support
    • Student leadership opportunities throughout the school year
    • Daily teacher-led tutorials
    • A warm, welcoming and inclusive community
    • Security camera and door entry system
    • The first school in Canada to offer a dual Cambridge-Ontario curriculum
    • All students starting in Grade One learn how to play the violin, viola or cello
    • Classical music appreciation programme
    • All students in JK to Grade Twelve learn a Shakespeare Play

    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.

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone is founded on a strong and positive belief in children. Children, very naturally, exhibit a powerful desire to be successful both socially and academically. It is our responsibility, as a school, to help guide, encourage, and support them to make that desire a reality. We achieve this goal by teaching an enriched curriculum in the context of a caring and supportive environment. At Fieldstone, we see not the child we meet but rather who that child will become.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    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

    Dear Prospective Parent, 

    There is so much more that young people need in order to flourish at school. Fieldstone provides the co-curricular and leadership opportunities necessary for our students to hone their skills and build their confidence outside the classroom. In a small and nurturing environment, all students have the opportunity to experience what it means to be an active participant in a dynamic community. Whether by playing on one of our many athletic teams, running for student government or showing leadership in community service, Fieldstone students gain a unique sense of belonging and the satisfaction that they are helping to build traditions that will last for generations to come.

    I look forward each year to working with Fieldstone's students, parents, teachers and administrators in achieving the goal of Fieldstone: producing competent and confident young children who will turn the knowledge and skills that they learn at this school into success in their chosen paths in the future.

     

    Ginie Wong

    Head of School 

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Traditional


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Information not available


      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.

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      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.).

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone Day School (FDS) - JK to Grade Eight: Cambridge Primary and Secondary I stages develop primary learners' skills and understanding in English, Science, Mathematics and Information Communication Technologies (ICT). - Cambridge Primary and Secondary I Curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, and ICT Starters - Ontario Elementary Curriculum: Art, History and Geography, Music, French, and Physical Education Fieldstone King's College School (FKCS) - Grade Nine to Twelve: FKCS offers a unique curriculum blending Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels with Ontario courses. The combination of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and distinguished Cambridge qualifications gives our students a jump start to their university studies.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math


        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.

        FIELDSTONE 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.


        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.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our math classes are structured such that advanced students can jump a grade (sometimes two) to ensure students are appropriately challenged. Additionally, our Cambridge programme offers progression tests and Checkpoint Examinations as a capstone evaluation ensuring that full mastery is achieved. For an additional challenge our Grade Seven and Eight students can begin preparing Cambridge IGCSE mathematics which is typically written by high school students. Our programme offers limitless challenges for even the most exceptional students in mathematics.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We use a variety of texts and supplementary materials which are dependent on the course. Both Ontario and Cambridge specific texts can be used in different courses.


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Students are allowed to use graphing calculators as long as they do not have a Computer Algebra System.

      • Early Reading

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Balanced Literacy

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Phonics-intensive


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We have a balanced approach to literacy. We use Core Knowledge Language Acquisition for phonics and incorporate "Jolly Phonics" resources as additional learning anchors. Children are given many opportunities to practice working with letters and sounds in order to develop a good initial understanding of how language works. As they progress through the grades, their oral language, including speaking and listening develops. Our children hear good literature, both fiction and nonfiction and read aloud often. They are asked to summarize and retell what they have read and engage in many conversations with peers and teachers.


        DIBELS testing

      • Writing

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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.

        FIELDSTONE 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.


        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.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        We believe in an equal balance between teaching the nuts and bolts of language and nourishing the children with a rich diet of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This philosophy guides our approach to teaching writing. We place an emphasis on spelling, decoding skills, handwriting, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary all are embraced equally along with an opportunity to read rich and meaningful texts. This approach encourages and emphasizes creative expression.

      • Science

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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.

        FIELDSTONE 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.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our science programme provides students with a strong foundation for future studies while providing students with the chance to develop their analytical skills. Our aim is to provide at least one laboratory activity per week to support the theories learned throughout the week. In Cambridge tutorial, practice practical examinations are provided to prepare for practical examinations. Co-curricular activities are offered to our students to apply the theories from the classroom to the real world. These have included: Science Olympics Teams, Community Garden Club, Computer Programming Club and Environmental Club.


        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Traditional


        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.

        FIELDSTONE 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.


        What the school says about their literature program

        What the school says about their literature program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our English courses expose students to great works of literature, both from the Canadian canon and beyond. Students analyze a range of texts (plays, poetry, essays, short-stories, and novels) from various periods, countries, and cultures. They also create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. At all levels, we teach our students to confidently and coherently compose academic essays, as we recognize this to be a vital skill for many post-secondary ventures. Students graduate from our English programme with a firm grasp on reading challenging texts, analyzing these, and composing their own pieces of writing. Moreover, through their studies at Fieldstone, our students acquire a deep appreciation for the power of the written word.


        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Thematic

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our social studies curriculum introduces children to a variety of people, places, and historical events in order to broaden their horizons. An early introduction to history and geography can foster a child's understanding of the cultures and landscapes beyond their local community. Appreciating the "wider world" helps students to prepare for being future global leaders.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Perennialism


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Perennialism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes the idea of education being a kind of “conversation” between generations, and so frequently turns to “Great Works” and “Big Ideas” for teaching-content. Perennialist programs approach past works on their own terms; as if they might actually help students understand “today” better. Past works are not viewed as mere historical artifacts, but as gateways to a deeper understanding of the human condition. History (and, by extension, the humanities in general) therefore plays a large role in perennialist curriculums, though social sciences like economics, psychology, and sociology can still be taught. There is a strong Liberal Arts bent to perennialist programs. The key goals are to develop critical thinking, a strong foundation of core knowledge (or “cultural literacy”), and persuasion skills through informed debate and extensive practice in essay writing.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Students in social sciences and humanities develop an awareness of critical issues in our complex, and diverse society. Our courses help to build understanding of individuals, communities, and nations both throughout history and in the present day. Through sustained practice, students develop their planning, processing, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities, often while exploring issues of deep personal and global significance. Discussions and assignments explore critical social, cultural, economic, technological, and environmental issues, helping students to be informed and engaged citizens.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Communicative


        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.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our language courses provide opportunities for students to learn and practice a new language, and to increase their appreciation for cultural and linguistic diversity in our increasingly globalized world. Students develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through creative and hands-on approaches. They also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.


        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Our courses focus on enabling students to create and present art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Our hands-on approach invites students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques and apply these to their own artistic projects. Reflection is also a key component of art-making. Students use the critical analysis process to critique art works and connect themes to the wider world. They are also encouraged to make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Heavy integration

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Medium 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.

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.


        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone believes that studies of computers and technology are relevant for all our students because they incorporate a broad range of transferable problem-solving skills and techniques, including logical thinking, creative design (our 3D printer is very popular), synthesis, and evaluation. These courses also teach useful skills in such areas as communication, time management, organization, and teamwork. Students live in a technologically-rich world, and courses in this field will provide them with the knowledge and skills to understand the underpinnings of current computer technology and prepare them for emerging technologies of the future.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone School

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


        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

        FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

        Fieldstone's approach to teaching Physical Education is to educate students on the importance of active living as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Students are given the skills necessary to participate in a variety of individual and team-based activities. Emphasis is placed on skill development, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Students of all skill levels are able to participate in activities in a safe environment with positive messages about participation and the benefits of activity.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


      Approach

      Approach

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      The Fieldstone Global Knowledge curriculum was carefully designed to be rich in content and sequential in presentation. Kindergarten students are introduced to all academic disciplines including French, History, and Geography. Students experience an engaging and enduring subject matter that lays a foundation for their future schooling and instills in them a love of learning. The English, Math, and Science curriculum is administered following the Cambridge Primary guidelines and philosophies. This prepares students for the completion of the entire Cambridge programme.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


      Pace

      Pace

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Standard-enriched

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Student-paced


      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.

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Students are grouped according to ability in the classroom. They all complete and study the same programme; however, assessments and expectations vary depending on ability.

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


      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”.

      FIELDSTONE 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”.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone promotes a rich academic environment and celebrates academic performance. Students are provided with additional academic support in both curricula through the use of our after-school tutorial sessions. Students are also encouraged to demonstrate their academic abilities in math contests, science competitions, and after-school clubs.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Fieldstone School

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


      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."

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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


      Secondary

      Secondary

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

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


      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.

      FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

      At Fieldstone, we prepare our students to be future global leaders. We encourage them to take risks, challenge themselves, and take an active role in the community. We cultivate and celebrate our students' individual strengths and successes. We ensure that they are supported throughout their time at Fieldstone and that they are prepared for further success at the post-secondary level.

  • 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:

    Trafalgar Castle School

    Fieldstone School

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

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    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


    Additional support

    Additional support

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Every identified student receives a learning plan. Supports and extension opportunities vary from minimal to moderate. Classroom teachers implement the majority of the accommodations and extension opportunities. Independence and self-advocacy are the primary goals for every identified student.

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Students with a clinically-diagnosed learning disability are invited to apply. Our school's learning specialist will review psychological education reports, report cards, and any other reports to assess if our school is the right fit for the student. A 'Buddy Day' (half or full day visit to our school) and assessments may be required before acceptance is offered. If enrolled, a Student Success Plan (SSP) will be developed to support the student. This plan will outline the student's strengths and needs, and will include accommodations and modifications necessary to promote student achievement. The learning specialist will ensure that the plan is followed and that any adjustments are made as needed. The learning specialist will also visit the student in class regularly in order to offer any additional support.


    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

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Families are supported in seeking professional diagnosis and recommendations a learning difficulty is suspected. From there, the recommendations that work in our environment to best support the student are implemented. We responsibly enrol students with diagnosed learning disabilities.

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    When one of our teachers has a concern about a child's learning, they first meet with our learning specialist. Our specialist will then work with the student both in the classroom and in a one-on-one setting in order to get a better idea of the student's learning needs. The teacher and learning specialist will meet with parents to develop a student success plan that outlines individual learning goals and accommodations. If, after the plan has been implemented, it is believed that more support is needed, the learning specialist will recommend a psychological education assessment, occupational therapy support or speech therapy.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Trafalgar Castle School

    Fieldstone 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

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone School

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL


    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

    FIELDSTONE 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

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    • Fieldstone participates extensively in the Small Schools Athletic Federation and our student athletes regularly compete in a wide variety of sports.
    • Fieldstone students prepare and perform a Shakespeare play annually.
    • There are extensive musical opportunities at Fieldstone.
    • Our participatory, rather than competitive, approach to co-curricular activities encourages all students to engage in a rich and diverse school experience.
    • The small size of our school allows students to have exceptional leadership opportunities and participate in an extensive range of activities within a supportive and nurturing social culture.
    • Our high school students register for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at no cost, and they are mentored closely as they work toward earning this internationally-recognized achievement.
    • Our high school DECA (business leadership) Team competes at the provincial level.
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    85%


     

    Day entry years

     

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

     

    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

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades JK - 12


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 9

     

    Yes: grades 2 - 12


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    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.

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Fieldstone is a welcoming community where we look for students who are involved in the school community and have a constant drive for success, character development, and knowledge acquisition. To achieve success at our school, students need to participate in the life of our school with an open-minded and growth-oriented attitude. They need to be reflective and seek help when required. They need to be honest to their peers, teachers, and themselves. We firmly believe that every student is capable of success and overcoming challenges. By working with the faculty and being involved in the school, students receive an individualized education to become well-educated global citizens.

    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. 

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    We support all families through the application process. In order to apply for our school, we require two years of report cards, a completed application form, a placement test (Grades Two to Eight) or observation (JK to Grade One), and an interview. We help your family to have a positive and successful start to your Fieldstone experience.

  • NOTABLE ALUMNI

    FIELDSTONE SCHOOL

    Alumnus (year)
    Accomplishment

    Kota Sakurai (2017)
    Kota was the first ever Japanese soccer player to join Toronto FC II. During his time at Fieldstone, he was a dedicated athlete, scholar, and student leader.
    Gabrielle Domb (2007)
    Gabrielle went from Fieldstone to Harvard, where she followed her passion for Art History. She continued post graduate research in this field.
    Ah Rum Lee (2008)
    BA International Business- York University Internship: Citibank, Seoul Ah Rum credits Fieldstone with giving her the skills and confidence to establish a successful career in business.
    Arkady Silverman (2013)
    Arkady shone in the prestigious international honours programme at the University of St. Andrews. Meanwhile, she continued to foster ourschool's relationship with our sister school in Cameroon.



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