The regions Centennial Academy offers busing from are:
Additional notes: Bus transport is available at pick-up locations in the West Island of Montreal and St. Laurent, and Laval and TMR (based on demand).
How we see Centennial Academy
How Centennial Academy sees itself
"At Centennial Academy we recognize that not all students learn the same way, and we are proud to be the only independent English and French Montreal high school focused on teaching students to success through a Coached Learning Development Model. More than 90% of our students graduate on time and go on to pursue higher education."
"Centennial is the only high school in the province of Québec that helps students master their learning challenges, graduate on time, and become autonomous and resilient learners – without the help of parents or outside tutors."
"Every parent wants to give their child the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Centennial helps put that success within reach for children with learning challenges. Parents rely on us to provide a rigorous, supportive, accessible academic environment for their child."
"We are early adopters of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a scientifically-driven educational framework that addresses the main barrier to learning: an inflexible, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. UDL reaches all types of learners by providing multiple means of representation, expression and engagement."
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A new home for Centennial for 2020-2021: 2065 Sherbrooke St. West
How people from the school’s community see Centennial Academy
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Angela Burgos, Head of School
For over 50 years, Centennial has been true to its mission to help students with learning challenges become autonomous and resilient learners. Too many schools are designed to fit the so-called "average" student. At Centennial, it's quite the opposite. Everything we do, from the way our school is structured to the way our classes are taught, is designed to remove unnecessary obstacles that get in the way of learning. We make learning both meaningful and accessible. Our results speak for themselves: 90% of our students are diagnosed with learning challenges, yet, with our help, over 90% of our students graduate on time and move on to CEGEP and university.
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.”
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.”
THE OUR KIDS REPORT: Centennial Academy
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