How we see Keystone School
How Keystone School sees itself
"Keystone fosters a project-based, experiential learning environment in which students gain knowledge and skills to become responsible, socially conscious, and independent world citizens. With our enhanced program and holistic approach to education, students acquire the capacity needed for a successful life full of purpose and joy, igniting a passion for life-long learning and inspiring responsibility for the self, the community, and the world."
"Our small classes with an average size of 14 students per class provide an individualized Academic Program which ensures that each student is seen, valued, and challenged.
Our project-based learning programs cater to the varied interests and skills of our students where they discover new capacities for critical thinking and forming independent judgments."
"Keystone offers students a home-like environment where each student can express his/her feelings and ideas freely. A balanced distribution of domestic and international students ensures that students become open-minded, respectful and authentic adults."
"We are a family-oriented school that fosters interaction between students and teachers. We encourage students to feel that we are all a family, and that they are not simply at Keystone to get their education and go home again. Once a part of the Keystone family, you are part of it for life."
"We have worked to establish a very close network of communication at Keystone that we feel is unique to our school. From our founder, to our principal, to our administrator, to our teachers, everyone is present at the school each day to build and strengthen bonds and connections with the students. If a student is ever in need of guidance from any member of our academic team, we are always there to provide hands-on, individualized support."
"Countries Represented: 35+
Student-Teacher Ratio: 7:1
University Acceptance Rate: 100%
Average Class Size: 8-12 students
Average Volunteer Hours at Graduation: 100"
How people from the school’s community see Keystone School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Doa Demirsu-Doran, Principal
Welcome to Keystone International School, a dynamic, boutique school, in the heart of Toronto.
We strive to involve students in their own learning experience. Teachers are not lecturers but are facilitators in the classrooms. Our inquiry-based, holistic approach to education encourage students to take action and become life-long learners. We always remind students that every subject has a relation to the real world. Whenever we can get away from the classroom, we make sure to do that; it’s far more interesting to go check out some super structures to think the physics behind it, see live art pieces and discuss them at the museum, or play logic games to calculate probability for math class. In Economics or Business, we observe a product over time to understand the effects of demand and supply. All these experiments keep students interested and makes learning easier, fun and most importantly permanent.
At Keystone, we nurture our students to be well-rounded and intuitive individuals while challenging them to excel academically. Our culturally diverse environment prepares our students for the future when they will be collaborating with others at a global level.
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