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THE OUR KIDS REPORT:
Bond Academy

Grades Preschool TO 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

Pages in this report:

  • Grades
    Preschool — 12
  • Gender
    Coed
  • Class Size
    10 — 15 students
  • Tuition
    $7,000 to 16,000/year
  • Language of instruction
    English
  • Associations
    AP
  • Enrollment
    350 day students
  • Curriculum
    Liberal Arts
  • EBROCHURE
    N/A

School address

  • 1500 Birchmount Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1P 2G5 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Bond Academy


Our Kids Feature Review

  • Bond is a school that, after a period of growth and development, has truly come into its own.
  • The school offers a balanced approach to learning and physical fitness across all grade levels.
  • It offers experienced leadership.

The 50-page review of Bond Academy is part of our series of in-depth accounts of Canada's leading private schools. It provides a unique and objective perspective on the school's academics, programs, culture, and community.

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Key insights from our research

  • All schools grow and develop over their lives, and that’s particularly true at Bond. It was created in 1978 to serve primarily international students who were learning English, completing high school requirements, and intending to enrol at Canadian universities. They arrived to prepare for university entrance, acclimating to the North American context and attending the school for one or two years. The offering grew, though, to include a broader set of learners, and to of[1]fer a more comprehensive program, first with the development of the high school program, and then in September of 2002, with the creation of the junior and middle school programs. Today, Bond provides students a full Kindergarten to Grade 12 experience and then some.
    —From: Bond Academy: The Our Kids Review
  • In 2010, all three divisions—elementary, secondary, and international—moved into the current location on Birchmount Road. With the move, the school conceptually became a complete whole, both in practice and in name. Known from that point on as Bond Academy, the school also had values that were as clear as the name. While leadership was still distinct—there was a principal of the lower school and one for the upper— administration worked closely together. The intentions, too, became consistent across the levels: young students benefit from a diverse population, with cross-generational mentorships to encourage their experience of it. The upper grades would benefit from feeling a part of a larger whole, and an even broader, richer student experience. If the school was once a place for international students to prep for the move to post[1]secondary study, today, Bond is very much centred on offering that, as well as a full academic and social experience.
    —From: Bond Academy: The Our Kids Review
  • “’Why are you doing drama? I’ve had that question asked of me. And I think it’s one of our more critical skills. Where else can you learn to think on your feet, improvise, project your image the way you want someone else to believe in you? Are those not the skills, for instance, you would need for a job interview?”
    —John Healey, head of the elementary program
    —From: Bond Academy: The Our Kids Review
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School's Perspective

How Bond Academy sees itself


The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Bond promotes the academic, social & character development of our students within a challenging & supportive learning environment, using an enriched ministry-approved curriculum. Facilities include a professional stage, double gym, cafeteria, library, computer labs & a wireless campus. Fees include full-day Montessori Casa, Kindergarten, Early Start Literacy, Numeracy, French, Daily Physical Education, Swimming & Before & After school programs."

  • Character Education
  • Free Before/After School Program
  • Weekly Swimming Lessons
  • Early start French Classes
  • Art & Music & Drama
  • Daily Physical and Health Education
  • Sports Programs - SSAF Member
  • Small Classes
  • AP Courses
  • 100% Post Secondary Acceptance

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"We set high personal & academic standards for our students. We believe that with positive support and direction. students will rise to the challenge of high expectations. Our students are recognized & respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high quality. well-rounded education. At Bond Academy, we remain committed to our students, our parents, & our philosophy. Simply put education at Bond is Beyond the Books and its Education as it Should be."

Why do families choose you over schools they compare you to?

"Parents find that Bond promotes the academic, social, physical, & character development of our students by providing them with a challenging & supportive learning environment. Our students are recognized and respected as unique individuals, & their successes reflect our own dedication to providing high-quality, well-rounded education. We believe that a partnership of families is critical to maximizing the success of our students. Education that is beyond the books, Education as it should be."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"One of the things families find surprising about Bond is that not only does Bond have a sense of community, but it is also Its own community. An extended family, where everyone feels welcome. Bond has a culture that builds a child beyond academics, hence beyond the books. We emphasise that education is building future members of society, to be stronger, diverse, considerate, respectfully, caring, and knowledgeable which encourages lifelong learning."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the student’s overall learning environment & achievement. As well as a variety of after-school clubs, competitive sports teams, cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance. "Education as it should be” and a healthy active lifestyle are the foundations of Bond Academy. We strive to encourage our students to reach their full potential by developing into kind, caring and active members of our society."

What five facts about your school tell your story?

"Bond has been providing educational programs since 1978. Our campus covers 10,800 m2 with more than 40 classrooms. A variety of after-school clubs, Competitive sports teams & SSAF members, Cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance. The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the learning environment. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate their achievements through, Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking, Communication & Applications."


School Facilities

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Athletics facilities


Arts facilities


Campus


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Instructional resources


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School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Bond Academy


Video reviews of Bond Academy

Alumnus, Jessica Ye (2022)

Watch our alum interview with Jessica Ye to learn about the unique experience of attending Bond Academy.

Roundtable Q&A (2021)

Watch our Bond Academy Q&A discussion with Olga (Parent), Lisa (Parent), Jane Phillips (Parent) to gain fresh insight into the school’s culture, values, and strengths.

Alumnus, Michael Hack (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Michael Hack to learn about the unique experience of attending Bond Academy.
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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone


Leader profile

Here we give our best insight into the leader of Bond Academy John Healey has been head of the Elementary Program at Bond Academy since 2002 when Bond Academy was established. He brought with him over 15 years of experience as a public school teacher, vice principal and principal with the Toronto District School Board. “I came here for five years, just to open the school,” he says of his arrival a...

Interview with key leadership

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Message from school leadership

Phil Davies, Secondary School Principal

As Principal of the Bond Academy Secondary program, I would like to thank our entire school community for working together to create an incredible in-class and remote learning experience for our students. The 2022-21023 academic year has been challenging for staff, students and parents due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Bond was able to create an engaging and user-friendly online program through the integration of Zoom and Moodle software.

Our BP1 Basketball program continues to flourish under the leadership of its Director, Wayne Dawkins. The program has grown from 18 to 40 students and now includes a girl's team. Bond is also a member of the SSAF where we complete in U16 and U20 Girls and Boys sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, flag football and floor hockey.

Bond's AP program which includes Calculus, Chemistry and Physics courses, also continues this year, as we look forward to providing more course offerings in the near future. We are also an accredited AP testing centre for all AP courses.

Bond provides an inclusive atmosphere that caters to all learning styles, while promoting the acquisition of the 21st-century competencies that our students require, such as collaboration, critical thinking, digital literacy and social responsibility, in order to be prepared for their future vocations. Our students routinely have opportunities to develop these skills in our extracurricular clubs, which also support their holistic growth through community involvement and fundraising for local charities.

Bond delivers "education as it should be" as demonstrated each year by our student’s academic success and social responsibility.

 

Phil Davies

Secondary Principal

 

 

 

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How outgoing is your child?

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How Extroverted kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”

    What Bond Academy says: Bond has been providing educational programs since 1978. Our campus covers 10,800 m2 with more than 40 classrooms. A variety of after-school clubs, Competitive sports teams & SSAF members, Cultural events, individual counselling, and academic guidance. The development of Learning Skills & Work Habits is also an integral part of the learning environment. Students are given opportunities to demonstrate their achievements through, Knowledge & Understanding, Thinking, Communication & Applications.
How Introverted kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.

    Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”

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How mentally focused is your child?

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How Mentally focused kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If you’re considering a big school for your mentally focused child, look into the size of its classrooms. Many kids, including focused ones, do better in smaller classes, which not all big schools have. Smaller classes often provide ample individualized learning and one-on-one support, which can boost your child’s engagement.

    Also, ensure a school’s teaching approach is suitable for your focused child. “For instance, a school emphasizing group learning over individual learning may or may not play into your child’s strengths,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “You want to make sure the social, emotional, and academic realities of the classroom are a match for your child’s attention skills and personality.”

How Distractible kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If you’re considering a big school for your distractible child, look into its classroom sizes and teaching and learning approach. Distractible kids often do better in smaller classrooms with plenty of individualized learning and one-on-one support, as this can help them sustain their concentration.

    Also, “Ask what strategies a school has in place to engage and motivate students,” says Stacey Jacobs, Toronto-based education consultant at Clear Path Educational Consulting. “For instance, do they have flexible seating and innovative furniture?”

    Bigger schools tend to have a wider range of extracurriculars to choose from, which can help your child to pursue an interest or develop a passion. And, “Research shows that when students have something to look forward to after school, they’re often better able to focus during the day,” says Janyce Lastman, Toronto-based education consultant at The Tutor Group. “This can really help them renew their energy and recharge their batteries.”

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How physically active is your child?

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How Very physically active kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Big schools tend to provide an especially wide range of opportunities for your physically active child to use their energy in productive ways, such as individual and team sports, hiking, and nature walks. In most big schools, they’ll also be given plenty of breaks throughout the day for physical and gross motor activities, such as outdoor recess in the playground. Since different kids enjoy different kinds of physical pursuits, find out exactly what activities a school offers, both in class and out.

    Also, ensure a school’s teaching and learning approach is suitable for your active child. “For instance, a school focusing on individual learning instead of group learning may or may not play into your child’s strengths,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “You want to make sure the social, emotional, and academic realities of the classroom are a match for your child’s personality and energy level.”

How Less physically active kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If your child is looking to get more physically active, they’ll benefit from the wide range of extracurriculars at big schools, such as sports and nature walks. In addition to improving their physical and mental health, these activities can help them broaden their horizons and come out of their shell.

    Just make sure any prospective school, no matter the size, provides the right academic and social environment to help your less active child focus on their work and feel like they belong. This is especially important at big schools, which sometimes have bigger classes (with less one-on-one support) and can be more socially overwhelming. That said, the bigger the school, the more diverse the student body (in terms of personalities, interests, etc.), which can make it easier for your child to find a group of like-minded peers. 

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How focused is your child on school and academic achievement?

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How Intensively academically-focused kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Many big schools offer high-level courses as well as subject-specific enrichment and acceleration opportunities, which some academically-focused kids find stimulating. Most also have plenty of academic diversity in the classroom, where your child will find many opportunities to challenge themselves in groups with like-minded peers. “Many academically-focused kids enjoy competition in the classroom: they like to measure themselves against peers with high academic aspirations,” says Janyce Lastman, Director of The Tutor Group. “They’re more likely to find this in big schools with big classes.”

    Also, “Due to their large numbers of students, bigger schools offer more opportunities for reflection and collaboration with one’s peers, and to learn from the perspectives of different students, in class and out,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. Having a larger and more diverse pool of students can be a catalyst for intellectual and creative progress (and even breakthrough insights!).

    That said, make sure your child will be able to register for their desired courses in a big school. While big schools often have a wide range of core and specialist courses on their docket, sometimes logistical issues—such as scheduling and timetables—make it challenging for them to run some courses or for your child to enrol in them.

How Less academically-focused kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If you’re considering a big school for a less academically-focused child, look into its classroom sizes and teaching and learning approach. Smaller classrooms with plenty of individualized learning and one-on-one support can help kids really engage with their school work, regardless of their level of academic interest.

    Bigger schools normally have a wide range of specialist subjects to choose from, which can help your child pursue an interest or develop a new one. Just make sure your child will be able to register for their desired courses in a big school, since sometimes logistical issues—such as scheduling and timetables—make it challenging for these schools to run some courses or for your child to enrol in them.

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Is your child passionate about the arts?

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How Arts-oriented kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If you’re considering a big school for your arts-oriented child, make sure it offers them plenty of opportunities to explore their creative impulses. Ideally, it will have some smaller classes with plenty of individualized teaching and learning, since this will give your child more flexibility to pursue their interests and get one-on-one support to refine their skills.

    Since big schools have larger student populations, they often have more arts programs, classes, productions, and staff than smaller schools. They also tend to offer more supplementaries, like after-school musical theatre classes or field trips to art museums.

    Finally, “Due to their large numbers of students, they offer more opportunities for reflection and collaboration with one’s peers, and to learn from the perspectives of different students, in class and out,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “This also allows kids to understand the contributions they can make to the larger student community, such as being a musician in an orchestra, an actor in a play, or a dancer in an ensemble.”

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Is your child passionate about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)?

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How STEM-oriented kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since big schools have larger student populations, they often have more STEM programs, classes, and specialty teachers than smaller schools. They also tend to offer more STEM-oriented supplementaries, like after-school robotics classes or field trips to science museums. And, “Due to their large numbers of students, they offer more opportunities for reflection and collaboration with one’s peers, and to learn from the perspectives of different students, in class and out,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. Having a larger and more diverse pool of students can make it easier to produce valuable insights and have creative breakthroughs.

    Ask prospective schools about their class sizes. Smaller classes with plenty of individualized teaching and learning give students more flexibility to pursue their interests in STEM and get one-on-one support to refine their knowledge and skills.

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Does your child have gifted learning abilities?

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How Gifted kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Some big schools provide learning environments that explicitly address the needs of gifted students. These can include dedicated gifted classes, part-time withdrawal classes, enrichment opportunities, acceleration options, and in-class adaptations. Big schools also usually have a wider scope of curriculum options and extracurricular activities that can provide gifted learners with the challenge and stimulation they need across a range of topic areas. Finally, they tend to have more academic diversity in their student bodies, helping your child find like-minded peers as well as opportunities to challenge themselves with other intellectual, curious, and high-ability learners.

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Does your child have special needs?

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How Special needs (general) kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with special needs require special attention, ensure any prospective school has small- to medium-sized classes with plenty of structure, individualized learning, one-on-one support, and properly trained special education staff. Also, ask exactly what kinds of special needs support a school provides. For instance, while it's unlikely to provide modifications to the curriculum, does it offer accommodations, and if so, for which special needs?

    Some big schools provide learning environments that explicitly support students with special needs. These can include dedicated special needs classes, integrated classes, and regular classes with in-class adaptations and breakout groups. Many also provide a range of out-of-class resources to promote your child’s academic and social development, such as robust guidance departments, academic and psychological counselling, social work, tutors, and faculty advisors. And some have designated resource/learning centres for students with special needs, as well as various in-house support staff, like speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and reading specialists.

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Does your child have a learning disability?

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How Learning disabilities kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with learning disabilities (LDs) require special attention, ensure any large school has smaller classes (ideally 15 students or less) with plenty of structure, personalized learning, and individual support. Also, look into exactly what kinds of LD support it provides. “While many big schools provide accommodations, such as extra time for tests or assignments, few provide a modified academic curriculum,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Consulting.

    Some big schools provide learning environments that explicitly support students with LDs. These can include dedicated classes, integrated classes, and regular classes with in-class adaptations and breakout groups. Many also offer a range of out-of-class resources to promote your child’s overall development, such as academic and psychological counselling, social workers, tutors, and faculty advisors. 

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Does your child have a social, emotional, or behavioural issue?

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How Social/emotional issues kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with social issues require special attention, ensure any prospective school has small- to medium-sized classes with plenty of structure, individualized learning, one-on-one support, and properly trained special education staff. Also, ask exactly what kinds of support a school provides both in class and out. For instance, does it provide intensive one-on-one counselling for kids with anxiety?

    “Big schools can be challenging for students who experience anxiety or other emotional and mental health issues,” says Una Malcolm, Director of Bright Light Learners. “Their large student population can contribute to anxiety and worries, and may make it more difficult for teachers to monitor their well-being.”

    Some big schools provide learning environments that explicitly support students with social issues. These can include dedicated classes, integrated classes, and regular classes with in-class adaptations and resource support. Many also provide a wide scope of resources to promote your child’s development, such as educational assistants, resource teachers, counsellors, social workers, and support groups.

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How Conventional learner kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Big schools vary in the classroom environments they offer. Size isn’t nearly as important as the teaching and learning approach that individual teachers use in meeting the needs of a conventional learner. 

    Here are some things to look for: 

    • A traditional classroom setup (teacher at the front facing the students) 

    • Whole-class lectures 

    • Plenty of structure

    • Graded work and clear criteria for assessment

    Conventional learners tend to do well in learning environments with all or most of these features. However, since learning preferences differ even among these students, ensure a school provides what your child needs.

How Unconventional learner kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    If you’re considering a big school for an unconventional learner, make sure it offers them plenty of independent learning opportunities. Ideally, it will have some smaller classes with lots of individualized teaching and learning, since this will give your child more flexibility to pursue their interests and explore their passions.

    Big schools normally have more extracurriculars for kids to probe different areas of interest, from painting to robotics to creative writing. Also, due to their large numbers of students, they offer more opportunities to find a group of like-minded peers to learn and grow with, in class and out.

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How Independent learner kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Make sure a big school offers your child plenty of independent learning opportunities. Ideally, it will have some smaller classes with individualized teaching and learning, giving your child more flexibility to pursue their interests and develop their skills. With more classes and student cohorts, big schools can often accommodate a wide range of learning styles, including independent learning. Some also offer greater access to guidance and resources to help students subject choices and independent pursuits.

    Since big schools have larger student populations, they often have more extracurriculars and after-school programs. Whether it’s art, STEM, or coding, your child will have more opportunities to continue their unique learning path outside of class.

    Finally, “If your independent learner is a competitive student who likes to measure themselves against their peers, they’re more likely to find this in a big school,” says Janyce Lastman, Director of The Tutor Group. “Since they have diverse student bodies, it will be easier for your child to find peers with high academic aspirations to compete with.”

How Collaborative learner kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Big schools vary widely in their learning environments and approaches. While some stress collaborative learning and provide lots of group activities, others don’t. That said, with many classes and diverse student cohorts, big schools can often accommodate and nurture a wide range of learning styles, including collaborative learning.

    Since big schools have larger student populations, they often have more extracurriculars and supplementals for students to pursue group learning activities like debate and student government. Also, “Due to their large numbers of students, they offer more opportunities to find a group of like-minded peers, in class and out,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services.

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How Anxious kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with anxiety require special attention, ensure any prospective school has small- to medium-sized classes with plenty of structure, individualized learning, one-on-one support, and properly trained special education staff. This is especially true if your child has a diagnosed anxiety disorder.

    “Big schools can be challenging for students with anxiety,” says Una Malcolm, director of Bright Light Learners. “Navigating a large student population and lots of relationships can compound issues with anxiety. And it’s sometimes more difficult for teachers and administrators to monitor students’ well-being in this setting.”

    That said, many big schools provide a wide scope of resources to support anxiety (and other mental health issues), such as educational assistants, resource teachers, psychologists, social workers, and support groups. Ask exactly what kinds of support a school provides, both in class and out. For instance, does it provide counselling for kids with a social anxiety disorder or selective mutism?

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Does your child have ADHD?

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How ADHD kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with ADHD require special care, ensure any prospective school has smaller classes (ideally 15 students or less) with plenty of structure and one-on-one support to help them stay focused on their studies. Also, ask exactly what kinds of support a school provides both in class and out. For instance, “do you have an in-house psychologist who can help my child with their impulse control?”

    “Big schools can sometimes be challenging for students with ADHD,” says Una Malcolm, director of Bright Light Learners. “Navigating a large student population and lots of relationships can sometimes be a distraction which interferes with the ability to focus in class. And in a big school with bigger classes, it’s sometimes more difficult for teachers to monitor students’ well-being.” 

    The upside is most big schools offer a range of support for children with ADHD (and other special needs), such as educational assistants, resource teachers, psychologists, social workers, and support groups. They also tend to offer many supplemental activities to give your child physical, cognitive, and creative outlets, and to enable them to hyperfocus on areas of interest (which many ADHD kids enjoy).

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Is your child autistic?

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How Autistic kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) require special attention, ensure prospective schools have smaller classes with plenty of structure and one-on-one support, run by qualified special education staff. Depending on where your child falls on the spectrum, they may need a learning environment with direct support for ASD, such as a dedicated ASD class or a regular class with targeted ASD support. 

    Many big schools offer a wide range of resources to support kids with autism (and other special needs), such as educational assistants, psychologists, and social workers. Ask what’s available, focusing specifically on your child’s needs. For instance, “do you have an in-house psychologist who can help my child with their social skills?”

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Is your child dyslexic?

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How Dyslexic kids fit with Bond Academy's dimensions:
  • Big school (151+ students)

    Since kids with dyslexia require special attention, ensure any large school has smaller classes (ideally 15 students or less) with plenty of structure, personalized learning, and individual support. Also, ask exactly what kinds of resources it has to support your child. For instance, “do you have a reading intervention specialist to help my child work on their phonic decoding?”

    Some big schools provide learning environments that explicitly support students with dyslexia. These can include dedicated classes and regular classes with in-class adaptations and breakout groups. Many also offer a range of out-of-class resources to promote your child’s overall development, such as academic and psychological counselling, social workers, tutors, and faculty advisors.

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