How we see Académie de la Capitale
How Académie de la Capitale sees itself
"Acadecap International School (Académie de la Capitale) provides a rigorous, tailored bilingual and/or English education. IB PYP students engage in experiential learning in i STEAM, International Languages and PSPE. The PSSP and the OSSD promote in-depth understanding of content, teaching students to work hard and make practical connections between subjects and the real world, preparing them for post-secondary education. Our proprietary 3-tier 21st Century Learning Curriculum is implemented from grade 7 to 12."
"Respecting a student’s potential by way of built-in differentiation maximizes each student’s learning and achievement. AcadeCap recognizes that no two students are the same nor do they learn the same. With differentiating, we ensure that students comprehensively learn and master the concepts and skills to be successful. Teachers adapt according to the individual abilities of each student. We get to know our students because of our small class sizes. Both factors support differentiation."
"AcadeCap offers the convenience of its one-stop-education offerings, from a top-notch bilingual IB PYP, the OSSD, the Orton-Gillingham dyslexia support, our enriched physical education programme, the after-school clubs and the summer camps. Academically, we stand out due to our successful teaching style differentiation, our skill-development-based learning, our enriched science instruction, and our accelerated math program."
"The efficiency of across-the-ages collaborative learning in an open-concept setting. The open-space and the small class sizes at AcadeCap allow for a great deal of flexibility, opportunity, and time to differentiate. Solid social skills and long-lasting friendships develop in a small group setting, where children can interact with one another in a more approachable way. This allows children to develop their skills, and learn new skills from others while accomplishing any collaborative task."
"AcadeCap’s learning-to-learn approach translates into academic achievement, resilience, and an arsenal of problem-solving strategies when presented with challenges in learning, at work and in life. Contrary to popular belief, large social environments such as large schools do not develop social skills. We capitalize on small groups and across-the-ages interactions to actively teach social skills.
AcadeCap students are confident in communicating with people of all ages, not only their peers."
"Established in 1998
Inspected OSSD since 2002
OG-based systematic multisensory literacy programmes since 2002
First authorized IB PYP school in Ottawa in 2004, and first bilingual IB PYP in the world
First Label FrancEducation school in Canada in 2022"
Students from JK to Grade 8 learn the violin
After school clubs in the lab
Students code their own video games and make their own controllers
How people from the school’s community see Académie de la Capitale
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Lucie Lalonde, Founding Director
B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.
Académie de la Capitale (AcadeCap) I am proud to say, is a unique bilingual IB World School where students want to stay, long after the school day is finished! Soon after its inception, it had the distinction of being the first school in the Ottawa/Outaouais region authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme. AcadeCap, still true to its roots, upholds its unique approach to education. Our students: construct learning according to their potential rather than their age and/or grade; engage easily in learning “beyond the classroom” as a result of the “pick-up and go” potential of the small class; participate in e-long-distance learning to support geographically mobile students; become totally bilingual, and even multilingual; develop collaborative social skills through interaction across the ages; learn to work respectfully alongside each other in an open-concept facility; participate in an AcadeCap developed Globalization, Leadership and Innovation course in middle school; At AcadeCap, we are convinced that real life learning and a lifelong love of learning occur when a child or a teenager engages in on-going personal interaction with adults as well as other children, and participates in relevant learning experiences such as going to Bamfield Marine Science Center and to Race Rocks at Lester B. Pearson United World College. To tailor such authentic learning experiences, to offer guidance throughout the experience, as well as to nourish this love of learning, it is essential for educators to have the time to interact with each and every student. Open-mindedness, flexibility and small class size, allow for such learning to take place at AcadeCap. Take the challenge: we invite you to enrol your child at AcadeCap and find out how engaged in learning your daughter or your son can be when inspired to transcend limits!
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