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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1874

     

    1966


     

    Enrolment

     

    230

     

    425


     

    Grades

     

    4 to 12

     

    Preschool to 12


     

    Gender

     

    Girls

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Boarding, Day

     

    Homestay, Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English, French


     

    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


     

    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

     

     


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    In-class adaptations

     


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

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

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $24,270 to $27,805

     

    $14,100 to $16,000


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

    $54,570 to $65,615

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    Yes


     

    Students on FA

     

    10%

     

    7%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    4 to 12

     

    1 to 12


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $5,000

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    26

     

    27


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    35%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    85%


     

    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

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - K


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

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    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    "...our children have so much more confidence in their work. The positive energy and encouragement is so helpful."
    Brigitte Smith - Parent   (May 14, 2018)
    I have to say that the class sizes really are what make our children feel comfortable, less kids mak...
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    "...great teachers and remarkable academic program."
    Deniz Basibuyuk - Parent   (May 23, 2018)
    My daughter enjoyed the school environment and the size of the school allowed kids to feel like it...
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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.

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    
In Canada, “lycée” most typically references a relationship with the French ministry of education, and that’s true of Lycée Louis Pasteur. That’s of interest to French nationals, perhaps particularly, or to families expecting to move outside of Canada—say to France, for example—prior to the end of a student’s secondary career. Indeed, when the school was established in 1966, that’s exactly the community it was intending to address, and enrolment was reserved for the children of French nationals. Times have changed, and today most families that enroll at Lycée Louis Pasteur don’t fall into that narrow category. Rather, they are looking for a strong language program, one that is more robust than those found in public schools. They are also looking for a curriculum that is delivered through a different lens, one that is more cognizant of the diversity of the global community, and more reflective of a student’s place within that wider world. Certainly, Lycée Louis Pasteur provides all of that. The ideal student is one looking for a challenge and to learn within a diverse community of peers.

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    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

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    • Bilingual instruction with exceptional academic standards
    • Learn within an international milieu
    • French Intensive Program for non-French speaking students in Grades 1-3
    • Alberta High School Diploma and French Baccalaureate
    • Member of CAIS, AFSA, AISCA and AEFE

    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.

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    Lycée Louis Pasteur is a bilingual school offering full-day programs from 3-year-old to Grade 12. It is Calgary's only school accredited by both the French Ministry of Education & Alberta Education. It provides a challenging and stimulating international education within a multicultural environment. Students develop ideal pronunciation & fluency, and a global perspective. The French Language Immersive Program welcomes Grade 1-5 students with no prior exposure to French. Spanish instruction begins in Grade 6.

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Trafalgar Castle School

    TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    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

    Lycée Louis Pasteur is led by the Head of School, Frédéric Canadas. 

    Mr. Canadas holds a French teaching credential, a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Education (teaching French as a Second Language) and a DESS (Diplômes d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées - Post-Graduate Diploma), in creating and using multimedia resources for language learning.

    He has over 30 years of experience in international, bilingual and French education, including many years of practice in multicultural and multilingual environments, in 7 countries and 4 different continents. Trilingual in French, English and Spanish, he has been a speaker, trainer and workshop leader in bilingual education best practices for teachers and administrators. Before coming to Lycée Louis Pasteur, he was the Head of School at Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, United States, for 15 years. 

    Frédéric Canadas est titulaire d'un diplôme d'enseignement de l’éducation nationale française. Il possède une Licence en Sciences de l'Éducation, une Maîtrise de Français Langue Étrangère et un DESS (Master 2) de Concepteur Formateur Multimédia en Langues.

    Il a plus de trente années d'expérience dans l’éducation internationale, bilingue et française, y compris plusieurs années de pratique dans des environnements multiculturels et multilingues, dans sept pays et quatre continents différents. Trilingue en français, anglais et espagnol, il a été conférencier, formateur et animateur d'ateliers sur les meilleures pratiques en matière d'éducation bilingue pour des enseignants ainsi que des Directeurs et Chefs d’établissements. Avant de se joindre à l’équipe du Lycée Louis Pasteur, il a dirigé l'École Bilingue de Berkeley, aux États-Unis, pendant quinze ans.

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Lycée Louis Pasteur

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Liberal Arts


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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.

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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.).

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      Lycée Louis Pasteur encourages students to develop an appreciation for learning while also nurturing their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical potential. We teach a core set of academic skills and offer an enriched curriculum, including the French curriculum and Spanish instruction from Grade 6 onwards. Student assessment is based primarily on testing, and an emphasis placed on knowledge acquisition and theoretical and academic learning, with the main focus being on cultivating the intellect of our students.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional Math

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our mathematics program provides our students with a strong knowledge and mastery of the fundamental basic skills that students are able to draw upon when faced with solving more complex problems.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        We use a combination of approved resources from France and Alberta


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Scientific calculator use in Grades 6-12

      • Writing

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our students benefit from a blended approach when it comes to our writing program. Students are provided with many opportunities to create authentic pieces which highlight their acquired skills and creativity.

      • Science

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our students benefit from two curricula, the French Ministry of Education and Alberta science curricula. In primary school, the study of science focuses on units of inquiry, for example, robotics and the solar system. Starting in Grade 6, science is taught as a specialized subject, leading to biology, chemistry, and physics study in later years.


        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Traditional

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        From Kindergarten to Grade 12, our students receive daily instruction in French and English. Our English program follows the Alberta English Language Arts curriculum which provides students with rich experiences with literacy.


        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

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

      • Social Studies

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Thematic


        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Information not available

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Starting in Grade 2, students receive formal instruction in social studies. Following the Alberta curriculum, Social Studies uses a thematic approach to expose young minds to local, national, and international issues. Our students also benefit from the French Ministry of Education curriculum which starts formal instruction in history and geography in Grade 3.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Equal Balance


        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

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


        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our students benefit from studying social studies and history/geography. The combination of these subjects provides students with a strong background to draw upon while contemplating contemporary issues.

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our students start formal instruction in Spanish in Grade 6. This provides our students with the opportunity to develop skills in a third language. Spanish instruction focuses on the interest of teenagers and the contents follow the recommendations set out in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. ESL instruction is also offered.


        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Information not available

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        Approach

        Approach

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Heavy integration

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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.

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Technology plays a role in all our programs. From the early years to high school, we promote good digital citizenship skills and the integration of technology to enhance student learning.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Trafalgar Castle School

        TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

        Lycée Louis Pasteur

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


        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

        LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

        Our Physical Education program blends the best of France and North America and is an integral part of our program. Students learn traditional North American and European sports. Our students benefit from our state of the art indoor climbing wall.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Lycée Louis Pasteur

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


      Approach

      Approach

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable


      Our Take

      Our Take

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      Lycée Louis Pasteur offers a full-time Preschool and Kindergarten Program for children aged 3 to 5. Our program is more than a daycare: it is a passport to the world. Through games, discovery, artistic activities and a range of diverse exercises, children learn to express themselves, they acquire a broader vocabulary and discover the written word. The main goal of the Preschool/Kindergarten Program is for the child to acquire rich, organized language and to be understood by others and prepares them for the next step in their education.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Lycée Louis Pasteur

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


      Pace

      Pace

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Standard-enriched

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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.

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Lycée Louis Pasteur

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


      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”.

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      Information not available


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Information not available

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      "We intentionally avoid all forms of public distinction between students in terms of academic performance."

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Trafalgar Castle School

      TRAFALGAR CASTLE SCHOOL

      Lycée Louis Pasteur

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


      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."

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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."

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      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.

      LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

      Lycée Louis Pasteur provides a challenging and stimulating bilingual education within a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. We allow students to develop the skills necissary to be responsible, dynamic citizens, capable of playing an important role in the future of the world.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Trafalgar Castle School

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    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

    Lycée Louis Pasteur

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR


    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

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    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!

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    • Climbing Club
    • 3 to 5 year old clubs - Young Rembrandts, ballet, music lessons and Yoga.
    • Leadership club where students organize charitable event to give back to the greater community.
    • Club NASA - Nasa Academy of Future Space Explorers
    • 3D Printing & Early Engineers Clubs
    • Fencing Club
    • Little Medical & Little Veterinarian School Clubs
  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    100%

     

    85%


     

    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

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 12

     

    Yes: grades Preschool - K


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    Yes: grades 4 - 9

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 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.

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    We conduct an informal assessment with preschool aged children and formally test for entrance in Grade 1 and above.

    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. 

    LYCéE LOUIS PASTEUR

    All linguistic backgrounds are welcome.

    No prior French exposure is needed to enroll in our Preschool and Kindergarten Programs.

    Our French Language Immersive Program (FLIP) allows us to welcome new students (Grades 1 to 5) who have little or no prior exposure to the French language. 




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