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Curriculum Traditional

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Central to your child's school experience is the underlying curriculum taught in the classroom. "Curriculum" refers to both what is taught and how it's taught. When considering the different curricula outlined in the next few pages, keep in mind that few schools fall neatly into one category or another. Most schools' curricula comprise a blend of best practices drawn from multiple curriculum types. Having said that, most schools do have a general overall curriculum type. These are identified for each school on OurKids.net.

Curriculum approach at CPI: Traditional

CPI has a Traditional approach to Curriculum (as opposed to Liberal Arts, Progressive, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf approach).

[Show: About Traditional?]

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.

Curriculum at schools on OurKids.net:
  Traditional - 41%
  Liberal arts - 14%
  Progressive - 32%
  Montessori - 11%
  Reggio Emilia - 0%
  Waldorf - 2%

What CPI says about their overall curriculum and approach:

High School Graduation Requirements Credits are awarded by the Ministry of Education to Secondary 4 (grade 10) & Secondary 5 (grade 11) students. Secondary 5 (Grade 11) students must pass examinations that are prepared by the Ministry of Education in English, and French Second Language. They must also pass a course in either Physical Education and Health, or Ethics and Religious Culture.They must successfully complete their other subjects to be awarded sufficient credits. By the end of Secondary 5 (Grade 11) students must have a total of 54 credits. Of these, 20 credits must be from Secondary 5 (Grade 11). The Ministry of Education mails your results to you in July.


Approach

Focus
Science and technology

Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics

    Traditional Math

    Mathematics approach at CPI: Traditional Math

    CPI has a Traditional Math approach to Mathematics (as opposed to Discovery Math, Equal Balance approach).

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    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.

    Mathematics at schools on OurKids.net:
      Traditional math - 26%
      Discovery math - 5%
      Equal balance - 69%

    What CPI says:

    The first and second years of this cycle help to prepare students to enter high-school mathematics with confidence. Concepts introduced in earlier mathematics courses are extended in this course. Grade 10 Science Option course which includes factors, rational expressions, linear and quadratic functions, and system of equations. This course is intended for students who wish to pursue studies in science, commerce, business administration or a technical trade. his course includes three main objectives: algebra, the analysis of geometric situations and statistical data. They will begin by working with inequalities and system of inequalities alone, and then the solutions of linear optimization problems.

    Textbooks and supplementary materials:

    This information is not currently available.

    Calculator policy:

    Calculators and computers are permitted in all math classes.

  • Writing

    Equal balance

    Writing approach at CPI: Equal balance

    CPI has an Equal balance approach to Writing (as opposed to Systematic approach, Process approach approach).

    [Show: About Equal balance?]

    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.

    Writing at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 79%
      Systematic approach - 10%
      Process approach - 11%

    What CPI says:

    Students exchange ideas with others, through reading, writing, speaking and listening. They practice reading selectively with understanding, and analyze and respond to various literary genres. Students examine and practice writing essays, reviews, monologues, journals, and drama. They examine a variety of literary elements and examine how writers employ each. Attention is given to audience, mood, voice, atmosphere, theme, plot structure, irony, foreshadowing, etc. The crafting of essays, the writing of thesis statements, and the presentation of supporting proofs is stressed. Students also practice grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and manuscript presentation.

  • Science

    Equal Balance

    Science approach at CPI: Equal Balance

    CPI has an Equal Balance approach to Science (as opposed to Expository, Inquiry approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    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.

    Science at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 70%
      Expository - 5%
      Inquiry - 25%

    Teaching approach:

    This course is designed to introduce students to a number of basic concepts in both Chemistry and Physics. Major studies include the classification and properties of matter; physical and chemical changes; the modern atomic model, atomic structure, bonding; molecular models; solution phenomena; acids and bases; magnetic phenomena; electrical phenomena, power, generation and transmission. This course seeks to foster the student’s interest in physics, adapt to constant changes brought by science, prepare for future careers in science or technology, structure the concepts of matter and energy, become aware of environmental issues, and study the relationships between science and society. It provides them with the opportunity to investigate natural phenomena and technology related to physics. Students examine the properties of light, reflection, refraction, lenses, images, and understand how optical devices work; motion and its mechanics, equilibrant force, kinematics, Newton’s laws, simple machines, types of energy.


    Treatment of evolution:

    Subjectoffered
    Evolution as consensus theory
    Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
    Evolution is not taught

    Topics covered in curriculum:

    Subjectoffered
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Ecology
    Geology
    Meteorology
    Physics
    Physiology
    Zoology
  • Literature

    Equal Balance

    Literature approach at CPI: Equal Balance

    CPI has an Equal Balance approach to Literature (as opposed to Traditional, Social Justice approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.

    Literature at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 75%
      Traditional - 22%
      Social justice - 3%

    What CPI says:

    The purpose of the English Language Arts program is to help students develop ease and confidence in the exchange of ideas with others, through reading, writing, speaking and listening. They learn to read with comprehension and discretion, sift information, analyze and respond to various literary genres: novels, short stories, essays, plays, poems. Students examine and practice writing essays, reviews, monologues, journals, and drama. They examine literary elements, audience, mood, voice, atmosphere, theme, plot structure. They practice grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, manuscript presentation.

  • Social Studies

    Core Knowledge

    Social Studies approach at CPI: Core Knowledge

    CPI has a Core Knowledge approach to Social Studies (as opposed to Expanding Communities, Thematic approach).

    [Show: About Core Knowledge?]

    Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).

    Social Studies at schools on OurKids.net:
      Core knowledge - 40%
      Expanding communities - 27%
      Thematic - 33%

    What CPI says:

    The aim of the Ethics and Religious Culture Program is to help young people become aware of themselves, of their relation to others, and of the effect of human actions on community life. They look at simple values, ask why, and see how they can be applied in different situations. Students reflect on actions and dialogue with others. They attempt to open themselves to understand other points of view – whether cultural, religious, or generational. They begin to discuss motives and reasons. They examine cultural similarities and differences in moral positions. Students also look at the basic moral values of major world religions and philosophies. Respect and tolerance for differences of belief is fostered, and a sense of the brotherhood and sisterhood of humankind is established through a better understanding of what we have in common. All philosophies and religious cultures are accorded freedom and respect.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

    Equal Balance

    Humanities and Social Sciences approach at CPI: Equal Balance

    CPI has an Equal Balance approach to Humanities and Social Sciences (as opposed to Perennialism, Pragmatism approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

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

    Humanities and Social Sciences at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 81%
      Perennialism - 8%
      Pragmatism - 11%

    What CPI says:

    The goal of this course is to enable the student to appreciate the place of Quebec and Canada today in relation to their rich and varied historical influences. They will learn about the French Regime and Empire in North America; Quebec and Canadian society during that period; British Conquest and Rule ; the early stages of parliamentary government; Quebec and Confederation ; Industrial Development ; Growth of the Importance of Canada on the International Stage, and Contemporary Quebec.

  • Foreign Languages

    Equal Balance

    Foreign Languages approach at CPI: Equal Balance

    CPI has an Equal Balance approach to Foreign Languages (as opposed to Audio-Lingual, Communicative approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

    These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.

    Foreign Languages at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 63%
      Audio-lingual - 3%
      Communicative - 34%

    What CPI says:

    Listening to a variety of subjects, the students will be able to demonstrate their comprehension. They will be able to produce argumentative compositions, and business letters. Vocabulary and grammar are incorporated into this program. Students practice their understanding of selections on a variety of subjects. With regard to listening, they will be able to comprehend to a degree, and recognize written forms of the language. Students are helped to develop wider skills, so that they may communicate both in speaking and in writing with a certain ease in French, in different ways of communicating related to their needs and interests.

  • Fine Arts

    Equal Balance

    Fine Arts approach at CPI: Equal Balance

    CPI has an Equal Balance approach to Fine Arts (as opposed to Receptive, Creative approach).

    [Show: About Equal Balance?]

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

    Fine Arts at schools on OurKids.net:
      Equal balance - 65%
      Receptive - 2%
      Creative - 33%

    Program offers:

    Subjectoffered
    Acting
    Dance
    Drama/Theatre
    Graphic Design
    Music
    Visual Arts

    Visual studio philosophy:

    Expressive
    Disciplined

    What CPI says:

    This course will introduce students to various techniques of artistic expression from painting to sculpture. Forms of modern art are investigated along with the historical context for the origins of various artistic movements. The joy and possibilities of art will be emphasized in hands-on creative projects and guided instruction. It will trace the journey of western art since the invention of photography. With realism no longer necessary, art became more abstract. A timeline from impressionism onward will be established, and the various genres investigated in tandem with practical exercises. Significant artists will be profiled, and students will present their style, technique, history to the class.. Instruction will center around adapting different methods to the students’ practical work realizing the inventive possibilities of mistakes fueled by imagination.

  • Computers and Technology

    Light integration

    Computers and Technology approach at CPI: Light integration

    CPI has a Light integration approach to Computers and Technology (as opposed to Heavy integration, Medium integration approach).

    [Show: About Light integration?]

    Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.

    Computers and Technology at schools on OurKids.net:
      Light integration - 17%
      Heavy integration - 31%
      Medium integration - 52%

    What CPI says:

    This course is designed to introduce students to a number of basic concepts in both Chemistry and Physics. Major studies include the classification and properties of matter; physical and chemical changes; the modern atomic model, atomic structure, bonding; molecular models; solution phenomena; acids and bases; magnetic phenomena; electrical phenomena, power, generation and transmission. During this first year of Cycle II, the students use experimental problem solving to develop their understanding of science. They explore Waves, Sound, Light, Electricity and Magnetism. They also participate in the school science fair. Some topics covered in this course include: electric circuits, electric motors and how they work, electronics, computers, waves and their behaviour, light, mirrors and lenses.


    Program covers:

    Subjectoffered
    Computer science
    Robotics
    Web design
  • Physical Education

    What CPI says:

    The students continued physical development and the promotion of a life-time participation in physical recreation and sports is the goal of this course. Proper attitudes towards sports, recreation and healthy living are stressed. They take part in suitable team sports and individual exercise, and are encouraged to engage in physical activities outside of school-time and to develop healthy habits. Students are assisted in the development of physical fitness, proper attitudes, and the skills that will encourage a lifetime of participation in physical recreation and sports. They take part in suitable team sports and individual exercise, and are encouraged to engage in physical activities outside of school-time and to develop healthy habits.

  • Advanced Placement courses

    10 courses
    • AP Physics 1
    • AP Physics 2
    • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
    • AP Physics C: Mechanics
    • AP World History
    • AP Calculus AB
    • AP Calculus BC
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP English Language and Composition
    • AP French Language
  • Sex and health education

    Quebec curriculum

    Sex and health education approach at CPI: Quebec curriculum

    CPI has a Quebec curriculum approach to Sex and health education (as opposed to Does not follow prrovincialcurriculum approach).

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    The structure, pacing, focus, and tone of the sex education curriculum reflects that of the provincial one, taught in public schools.

    Sex and health education at schools on OurKids.net:
      Follows provincial curriculum - 60%
      Does not follow prrovincial curriculum - 40%

    Approach to sex and health education: Fairly value-based

    CPI has a approach Fairly value-based (as opposed to Mostly value-neutral approach).
    [Show: About Fairly value-based?]

    Sex is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues .

    CPI has a approach Traditional (as opposed to Progressive approach).
    [Show: About Traditional?]

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    What CPI says:

    The purpose of ethics is to enable the student to explore issues concerning his/her relationship with family, friends, society and the world. This would concern issues such as respect; responsibility; and the questioning of humanity.

Language English

Learn about College Prep International's languages of instruction and enrolment.

CPI offers English as the primary language of instruction.

Language of enrolment include: English

Online Learning

College Prep International's online learning approach and offerings. Learn about this school's online programs and courses offered, its course formats, and its teaching and learning approaches.

College Prep International offers online courses to students.


Course schedule

PeriodGradesNumber of CoursesStart - End
Full year 5 to 12 5 Aug 31, 2021 — Jun 23, 2023

Course format

TypeOffered
Distance
Asynchronous
Synchronous

What CPI says about their course format:

Synchronous: Full program with smart boards and ipads for students


Academic support and services

TypeOffered
Dedicated teacher per course
Exam proctoring
Student progress tracker
Regular office hours
Additional support
Study groups
Special needs support

What CPI says about their academic support and services:

Dedicated teacher per course: All Teachers must have course outline and schedules which must be followed.
Exam proctoring: Teachers are with students at all times
Student progress tracker: Student and Teacher - on line throughout programe
Regular office hours: 9am to 5pm

Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

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This refers to the rate at which students move through the curriculum (e.g., topics, textbook material, skills, etc.). Curriculum pace is often defined in comparison to provincial standards.

Curriculum Pace approach at CPI: Standard-enriched

CPI has a Standard-enriched approach to Curriculum Pace (as opposed to Accelerated, Student-paced approach).

[Show: About 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.

Curriculum Pace at schools on OurKids.net:
  Standard-enriched - 59%
  Accelerated - 18%
  Student-paced - 23%

What CPI says about their curriculum pace:

Students are enrolled in the science level Math course . This program will allow easier access to science related programs in higher learning. They are pre-requisite courses for engineering , medicine, & computer science programs.


Flexible pacing style

Type Offered
Subject-streaming (tracking)
Multi-age classrooms as standard
Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
Regular guided independent study opportunities
Differentiated assessment

What CPI says about their flexible pacing:

This information is not currently available.

Academic Culture Rigorous

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Through the collective mindset of teachers, administrators, students, and parents, each school develops and maintains its own academic culture. This generally relates to the norms and expectations created around academic performance. Many parents look to private schools because they want a specific type of culture. Some want a rigorous environment that will elevate their child to new heights. Others want a nurturing environment that will help their child develop a passion for learning.

Academic Culture approach at CPI: Rigorous

CPI has a Rigorous approach to Academic Culture (as opposed to Supportive approach).

[Show: About 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”.

Academic Culture at schools on OurKids.net:
  Rigorous - 51%
  Supportive - 49%

What CPI says about their academic culture:

Success comes with preparation The best way to be well prepared and succeed is to devote time to your studies. It is clearly documented that the probability of a high average in college increases with the time dedicated to studying in high school. The School Office is ready to help you during the day with extra coaching, problem solving, a friendly chat, and suggestions for self discipline.

Developmental priorities Balanced

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Schools have specific goals regarding how they want their educate and develop their students. This is part of a school's overall philosophy or vision, which is contained in its mission statement. While they tend have several developmental aims, schools tend to priortize certain aims, such as intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, or physical development.

Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced

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

Secondary Developmental Priority: Intellectual

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

What CPI says about their developmental priorities:

This information is not currently available.

Special needs support

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Schools offer a wide range of approaches and services to support students with special needs. This may include individualized learning, one-on-one support, small classes, resource rooms, and learning aids. These supports may be provided in a number of different environments such as a dedicated special needs school or class, an integrated class, a withdrawal class, or a regular class with resource support or in-class adaptations.

What CPI says about their special need support:

CPI offered additional support for students with hearing and vision difficulties.

A - Forms of Support
Accommodation:
Modification:
Remediation:
B - Environments
Indirect Support:
Resource Assistance:
Withdrawal Assistance:
Partial Integration:
Full-Time Class:

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

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Academic support

TypeOffered
Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties

Mild but clinically diagnosed learning disabilities

TypeOffered
Accommodations
Modifications
Extra support

Additional support

TypeOffered
Social skills programs
Occupational therapy
Psychotherapy
Speech-language therapy

Gifted learner support Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

[Show definition of Gifted learner support]

Schools support students with gifted or advanced learning abilities in a several ways. Whether they offer a full-time gifted program or part-time support, they normally provide some form of accelerated learning (delivering content at a faster pace) or enrichment (covering content more broadly or deeply). Many schools also offer a wide range of in-class adaptations to support advanced learners, such as guided independent studies, project-based learning, and career exploration.

Curriculum Delivery: Acceleration

The main focus is on acceleration. This means that all students work at a much quicker pace than public school peers (usually working at least one grade-level ahead).


In-class adaptations

Program Offered
Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

What CPI says about their gifted learner support:

This information is not currently available.

Homework Policy

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Homework is work that's assigned to students for completion outside of regular class time. There's a long-standing debate over homework. Should homework be assigned to school-age children? If so, in what grades? And how much homework should be assigned? In selecting the right school for your child, it's important to look closely at a school's homework policy.

Nightly homework

In grade Gr. 11, CPI students perform an average of 1.5 hours of homework per night.

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What CPI says about their flipped classroom policy:

This information is not currently available.

Report Card Policy

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While all schools measure individual progress and achievement in students, they have different ways of doing this. For instance, many traditional schools gauge progress through report cards, which give students lettered or numbered grades. Other schools, meanwhile, measure progress in other ways, either in addition to or instead of giving grades. For instance, they may offer prose-based feedback (i.e, comments), academic achievement reporting, habits and behaviour reporting, and parent-teacher meetings. In choosing the right school for your child, take a close look at its policy for measuring the individual progress of students.

How assessments are delivered across the grades

TypeGrades
Lettered or numbered gradesGr. 5 to Gr. 11
Academic achievement reportingGr. 5 to Gr. 11
Habits and behaviour reportingGr. 5 to Gr. 11
Parent-teacher meetingsGr. 5 to Gr. 11

Extracurricular Activities

While academics remain the priority for most private schools, many also place a strong focus on a well-rounded education and encourage participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts, or clubs. Involvement in extracurriculars helps stimulate students in their studies, makes them more motivated to learn, and can make school more enjoyable and fulfilling. Extracurricular activities can also provide students with a much-needed break from the stresses of academics, while helping them to develop skills and allowing them to take part in valuable social situations.

Sports offered

College Prep International offers 11 competitive sports and 6 recreational sports.

  Competitive offered          Recreational offered
all sports]
  • Archery
  • Curling
  • Ultimate
  • 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

Clubs offered

College Prep International offers 14 clubs and extracurricular programs.

  Clubs offered           Clubs not offered
all clubs and programs]
  Foreign Language Club
  Habitat for Humanity
  Jazz Ensemble
  Math Club
  Musical theatre/Opera
  Ballet and Classical Ballet
  Online Magazine
  Outdoor Club
  Outdoor Education
  Paintball
  Photography
  Poetry/Literature club
  Radio club
  Robotics club
  Round Square
  School newspaper
  Science Club
  Scouting
  Student Council
  Yearbook
  Yoga
  Animation
  Art Club
  Astronomy Club
  Audiovisual Club
  Band
  Chess Club
  Choir
  Community Service
  Computer Club
  Dance Club
  Debate Club
  Drama Club
  Environmental Club

What CPI says about their extracurricular activities:

  • GMAA Sports Music Student Clubs

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