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Magnificent Minds

Grades JK TO Gr. 8 — North York, ON (MAP)

Magnificent Minds:

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  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    6 — 10 students
  • Tuition
    $24,000 to 28,000/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    40 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 37 Southbourne Avenue, North York, Ontario, M3H 1A4 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Magnificent Minds

The mantra of private education is “fit”—finding the right environment for your child’s specific learning needs. Magnificent Minds is a great example of that concept, to be sure. While there are psychoeducational services and support in place for students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the school’s approach can benefit a range of learning needs; most often children arrive here coming from environments that, for whatever reason, were unable to provide the supports they needed. The school is small, and for the families that enroll here, that is one of its great benefits. Instruction is student-centred, adapting to the needs of each individual. There is an emphasis on play, and an awareness of the benefits of growing a positive sense of self within a close community of peers. The context of possibility, of celebrating and building upon a child’s unique talents and ability, for many students has been transformational.

School's Perspective

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How Magnificent Minds sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Magnificent Minds Inc. offers low-ratio classes for students from kindergarten to grade 8; using the science of learning, and a hands-on approach, we motivate our students to reach their best, and become resilient life long learners. With a strong emphasis on developing the whole child, and adjunct programs targeting executive functioning, mindfulness, community involvement, and social and behavioural skills, we offer programming that acknowledges the need for a multi-disciplinary approach to education."

  • Small Classes (maximum 8 students)
  • Low ratios (1:4)
  • Adjunct programs targeting executive functioning.
  • Adjunct programs targeting mindfulness, yoga and self-regulation.
  • Adjunct programs targeting life and adaptive skills.
  • Adjunct programs targeting use of technology/media.
  • Adjunct programs targeting community involvement.
  • Therapeutic approach.
  • Multi disciplinary collaboration (OT, SLP, ABA)
  • Clinical oversight

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Differentiated (and individualized) instruction occurs in all aspects of our programming as we work through academic and social-emotional curriculums specific to the needs of our students. In developing our yearly goals, we recognize that many of our students possess uneven learning profiles (advanced in one subject, behind in another) and work with our multi-disciplinary team to fill in gaps as we build on existing strengths."

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

"Our expertise in specialized (individualized) education and our commitment to celebrating, and respecting, neurodiversity comes through in everything we do, from goal setting to planning community events for our students to enjoy."

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School leadership

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

Message from school leadership

Alley Dezenhouse Kelner, Clinical Director

Thank you for considering Magnificent Minds as a potential community for your child(ren) and family. You may be seeking a first placement in which to begin your educational journey, responding to a current situation which is not meeting the mark, or acting proactively to pursue 'the right fit'. Wherever you're coming from, we welcome you.  

When families arrive at Magnificent Minds we often hear statements like “finally!", "and “I wish I had found you sooner!” Your community is waiting for you! At Magnificent Minds, you will find like-minded parents and professionals who champion your child to success, irrelevant of past experiences; we recognize that every child can learn to love their school, and take pride in their accomplishments.

Our approach reflects a strong foundation in language-based programming, emotion regulation training, education for students with complex profiles and a psycho educational niche which addresses the development of multiple intelligences. We work within a multi-disciplinary context and are supported by a team of dynamic and engaging educators with a history of successfully motivating our students to reach personal greatness.  

We look forward to discussing your particular needs, and wish you the best of luck as you pursue personal greatness for your child(ren). 


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