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How we see J. Addison School
How J. Addison School sees itself
"J. Addison is a K-12 private day and boarding school with a mission to nurture tomorrow’s thinkers to become responsible and compassionate global citizens. We complement the traditional curriculum with our “Focus For Success™” adaptive program, where students receive personalized academic support and have the opportunities to learn and explore new ideas according to their interests and potential. Most importantly, they are inspired to reach new academic heights and positive character development."
"Our school offers smaller class sizes with our student to teacher ratio averaging 15:1. This provides students with a better learning experience and more opportunities to improve their communication and interpersonal skills."
"Our school follows what we call the 7 Pillars of the Addison Advantage. We establish a positive relationship with not just our students but our parents and guardians as well through regular contact. Our school is also one of the few in the Greater Toronto Area that has a boarding program which provides students particularly those from other countries with a chance of a lifetime."
"Families may find how incredibly diverse our school really is. It is true that many of our students are international students but they are from a variety of different countries. Many of our local students have the opportunity to interact and learn from our international students and vice versa. Families often overlook the fact that students learn from each other."
"We have an excellent basketball program with a large gymnasium that often hosts basketball games with other schools. At J. Addison, we have both an elite boys and a girls basketball team. While many choose to focus on academics, many can also succeed in sports."
"J. Addison has an average of 250 students. Our elementary and secondary school program follows a mixture of the Ontario curriculum and private school curriculum. We have boarding program for students between Grade7 and 12. Around 50% of our students are international students. Our school, founded in 2002, is celebrating our 20th anniversary this year."
At J. Addison School we believe that character development nurtures the universal attributes upon which schools and communities find consensus. These attributes provide a standard for behavior against which we hold ourselves accountable. They permeate all that happens at J. Addison. They bind the J. Addison Learning Community together across the lines that often divide us in society. They form the basis of our relationships and of responsible citizenship. At J. Addison School we encourage both community and friendly competition between students in a supportive and inclusive environment. This provides not only an increased feeling of identity and belonging, but it also provides students with a sense of tradition and leadership opportunities.
Classes like dance, theater, karate etc. take place at our Dance Studio, where students learn about body movement and be active.
At J. Addison School, we provide students with the most inclusive learning environment. With state-of-the-art classrooms, advanced science/information technology/arts laboratories, conventional gymnasium, dance/fitness studio, music room, resourceful library, cafeteria with supervised nutritionist, and year-round dormitory residences, we truly can be every student’s optimal school of choice.
At J. Addison School, we endeavour to provide an inclusive environment that fosters cooperative learning, intelligence, creativity, and innovation. We encourage our students to continually and conscientiously challenge and motivate themselves to their full potential.
Located at the corner of Woodbine and Valleywood Drive in beautiful Markham, Ontario, Canada, you will find our state-of-the-art 58,000 sq. ft. new built featuring residence halls, multi-sport gymnasium, cafeteria, science lab, dance studio, outdoor space and more.
In 2011, Principal Mr. Venditti initiated the idea of creating a school mascot to facilitate the building of school spirit and to reflect the school’s goals and vision. Ms. Samantha Ngan, the Director of Guidance took on the leadership role to organize a school campaign for the project. The students submitted three logos the Phoenix, the Tiger, and the Flame. After an intense day of voting, “The Flame” was selected as the winning entry. ‘The Flame’ symbolized purity and the endeavor for perfection. Along with ‘The Flame’ the school mascot, came the school motto: Ut illustro cum sapienta et scientia. Translated from Latin it means: ‘to illuminate us with wisdom and knowledge.’
Montessori students work individually and also with each together.
Special events and outings are regularly organized for Montessori students to engage and learn about the many cultures and happenings around the world.
J. Addison School is fully equipped with Montessori teaching resources and materials that follow and cover all 5 Areas of the Montessori Curriculum.
At J. Addison School, we endeavor to provide an inclusive environment that fosters cooperative learning, intelligence, creativity, and innovation. We encourage students to continually and conscientiously challenge and motivate themselves to their full potential.
Our fully-equipped residence facilities provide a worry-free environment for students to have a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Nutritious and fresh meals are prepared in house by our chefs at Cafe J everyday.
J. Addison School believes that a balanced and healthy diet is the key to balanced and healthy life which is important as you embark on a PATHWAY TO SUCCESS.
How people from the school’s community see J. Addison School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Lee Venditti, Principal
B.A., BEd., M.S. in ED, Specialist Guidance
Welcome to J.Addison School, home of the Flames! Our school is comprised of committed staff, involved parents, and a group of very enthusiastic students. The rich academic program challenges EVERY student to set and reach ambitious, intellectual and personal goals. J. Addison's extensive extra-curricular activities provide physical and social avenues to match a wide range of student interests. The staff and students of J. Addison are looking forward to all students having a rewarding high school experience. At J. Addison we believe learning occurs in an environment that contains positive interpersonal relationships and interactions, comfort and order, and in which the learner feels appreciated, acknowledged, respected, and appreciated.
J. Addison School is not just a building. J. Addison School is not just a group of classrooms with students in them. J. Addison School is not just reading, writing and arithmetic. My definition of the name “J. Addison School” is more of a concept. It is the interaction of different people with a common focus..educating students to their highest level of ability. But the term “education” is not just learning content, facts and processes, but how to be successful in life. At J. Addison we continue to grow and we are proud that we ‘educate our students not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts'.
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