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Delano Academy & Delano High

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 12 — Maple, ON (MAP)

Delano Academy & Delano High:

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School address

  • 200 Racco Parkway, Maple, Ontario, L4J 8X9 (MAP)
  • 2600 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Maple, Ontario, L6A 1C1 (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

Delano Academy offers bus transferring. Service options offered are regular rider, door-to-door pickup.

The regions Delano Academy offers busing from are:

  • Vaughan

Additional notes: Private shuttle routes & fees available by request

Our Perspective

How we see Delano Academy & Delano High

Delano was founded in 2014 with the mandate of providing a very forward looking approach to the early and elementary years. The focus is on collaboration, 21st century literacies, and allowing students to grow into an international, empathetic understanding of the world and their place within it. The core competencies are delivered, as is a sense of how they relate to who we are and what we’re able to achieve. The ideal student is one operating toward the top of his or her peer group, and able to thrive in vibrant, active, socially engaging learning environment.

Key insights from our research

  • I have to tell you that even when there’s no school, my kids ask, ‘Can we go to school?’ That’s how much they love Delano Academy. … My kids love that the school caters to everybody. … The size that the school is right now makes it unique to every individual. The school knows so much about every single child that comes there.
    —From 2020 roundtable discussion about Delano Academy & Delano High. (The quote comes specifically from Ms. Sporvieri, a parent).
  • Delano knows wellness is important and they’re going to do something about it. I’m so pleased with that. The wellness side is really taken care of, and it’s raised in importance and value. I think the kids can then grow up to value that, as well.
    —From 2020 roundtable discussion about Delano Academy & Delano High. (The quote comes specifically from Ms. Pascale, a parent).
  • The school culture is something that we’re very proud of.… There’s a lot of opportunity, intentionally scheduled, for wellness and for the school to come together as a community. The whole concept of the school was driven by founding parents and educators who came together collectively looking for transformation and education reform.
    —From Interview with Delano Academy & Delano High Head of School: Sandy Palombo.
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Profile of Sandy Palombo, Head of School, Delano Academy

Delano Academy’s motto, “find your wings and soar,” is about allowing each student to discover their individuality and soar as they grow into their own being. “It’s definitely for an educator heart-warming and it’s an experience that you really want to wake up every day and be in an environment where everyone is valued.”

School's Perspective

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How Delano Academy & Delano High sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Vaughan's top CO-ED private K-12 school, Delano is a 21st century IB candidate, university preparatory school that values evidenced-based best practices for teaching & learning. Delano is a place of rigorous curriculum standards, globally-minded education and a balance of Academics, Arts, Athletics & student wellness. We support our bright/gifted students in harnessing resiliency & critical thinking skills as visionary makers, creators & innovators. Delano enriches learning as a STE[A]M & Tech rich school."

  • International Baccalaureate PYP/MYP
  • Co-Educational & Non-Denominational
  • STE[A]M
  • Gifted High performance school
  • Before & After school care
  • Low class ratio 16:1
  • Tech Rich School
  • Balanced Art/Athletic/Academics
  • French
  • Small Boutique School

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Delano Academy values community and a positive school culture that prides itself on being at the forefront of best practices in teaching and learning. Delano is a progressive, transformational learning environment that prepares students for leadership. Following the International Baccalaureate program, it provides students with the tools and life skills beyond university. Delano is fueled by creating a learning environment of globally-minded students that reflects the diverse world we live in."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Families appreciate that Delano has a strong school culture that creates a warm and welcoming community. Students are motivated by a positive and caring school environment. Students are welcomed into the Delano family and provided with a supportive team that encourages the personal growth, development and vision of each student. Parents appreciate the attention to individualized learning the "Dream Bigger" attitude, and the rich and rigorous programming that encourages student potential."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Delano is committed to supporting a culture of wellness, and balance and prioritizes community, as a key feature for overall faculty and student wellness. Our rich culture adapts innovatively to the realities of global citizenship in the 21st century. The community we have cultivated encourages and promotes the Delano legacy and IB principles. We value building meaningful life-long relationships with our students, families, faculty and alumni."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"The details are prioritized and every decision, connection, activity, and celebration is relevant, authentic, meaningful and plays an important role in developing a well-rounded student. Co-curricular, programs and enrichment opportunities are integral and vital to a rich school environment. Students are encouraged to experience everything, be risk-takers and open-minded and to explore all that Delano has to offer. Our culture is rich, and exciting and ignites curiosity."

School Facilities

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Instructional resources

Shared spaces

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Delano Academy & Delano High

Video reviews of Delano Academy & Delano High

Roundtable Q&A (2020)

Watch our Delano Academy & Delano High Q&A discussion with Ms. Sporvieri (Parent), Dayna Bruner (Parent), Ms. Pascale (Parent), Ms. Tavernasie (Parent) to gain fresh insight into the school’s culture, values, and strengths.

Written reviews of Delano Academy & Delano High


Parent, Raye Cai (2020)

We had attended another school that was very good at the beginning when it had a good principal who ...



Our son has become much happier and full of life after he started at Delano. It was the best decisio...


Parent, Sabrina Bartolini (2018)

My kids love the one on one attention. They feel that their needs are met and understand the materia...

School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Mrs Palombo, Head of School
Shon. BA, B.Ed, M.Ed

Head of School's Welcome,

If you are going to dream for your child, then dream BIGGER.

Delano Academy was created on the vision to provide an exceptional learning environment where academic rigour is met with a balanced education. Delano prepares students for university and life with an intensive academic focus and exceptional 21st-century teaching practices. At Delano Academy, there is an emphasis on providing students with state-of-the-art cutting-edge resources. Students access outstanding resources and facilities in all areas of their education, every day. We are a school that values student-centered learning and evidence-based practices. 

Delano is a forward-thinking school that respects 21st-century teaching practices, administration, environmental design & curriculum focus. We have extraordinary expectations of our students and we are DREAM role models. We want our students to achieve greatness and we provide them with a school that inspires students as visionary, creative and critical thinkers.

Delano values globally-minded thinking and innovation. Imagineering students are problem solvers, makers and doers. The Delano Archetype is a collaborator, has effective communication skills, curious and confident.

Delano is a school that fosters creativity, passion, innovation, problem-solving & critical thinking. We are not simply keeping up with a changing world and preparing students for University. We are preparing students for careers that are yet to be created and a future that has never been dreamed of yet.



Mrs. Palombo

M.Ed (York), B.Ed (OISE), SHon. BA (YORK) 



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