The regions Mentor College offers busing from are:
Additional notes: Bus service is available to Mentor College students in most areas of Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Etobicoke, and in selected areas of Toronto. Bus service must be booked via the registration package by August 1st in order to be accommodated into the coming year’s routes. Any bookings after August 1st will be assigned the closest existing stop.
How we see Mentor College
How Mentor College sees itself
"Mentor College provides a strong academic program for its students. A caring environment rich in personal attention has been established, and this positive atmosphere both allows and encourages students to think and reason for themselves. The school places emphasis on communication between the teacher, parent, and student. The homework book, monthly teacher phone call, and regular assessment ensure that this communication is clear and current. Located in Port Credit, Mississauga, the High School (Grades 9 to 12) and Intermediate (Grades 5 to 8) levels are housed at the Main Campus. An adjacent Primary Campus is home to the JK to Grade 4 students. The facilities include an indoor pool, artificial turf field, seasonal dome, multiple age and grade-appropriate gyms, science labs, and music rooms. Co-curricular trips to the school's Outdoor Education Centre in Muskoka enhance in-class learning in the upper grades. Extracurricular activities abound, and include learning opportunities in sports, music, drama and special-interest clubs."
"Mentor College offers a consistently high quality of education from JK through to university entrance. Students benefit from this continuity as they progress through the grades and transition from the Primary to Intermediate to High School Divisions."
"At Mentor, we pride ourselves on providing clear and consistent communication. The monthly phone call by the child's homeroom teacher (beginning with an introductory call in early September) provides parents with steady, clear, two-way communication. The homework book is another key component that begins in JK and continues to Grade 12. Evaluations take place throughout the entire school year and every student receives a detailed, formal progress report three times per year."
"Families are pleased when they discover how long Mentor College has been in existence. For over 40 years, Mentor has had a steady presence in Mississauga - preparing generations of students for success in university and in life. Parents are also reassured by the fact that all of the members of our leadership team - from director Mr. Macdonald to the principals - were at one time teachers in a Mentor classroom."
"We believe that the Mentor extracurricular program offers a club or team for just about every interest. There are clubs, teams, and special events at Mentor that have been running for decades. Many of these groups were initiated by a student or staff member's passion and knowledge in a specific area. Most clubs, teams, and events are grade/division-specific and schoolwide events like the Culture Show and the charity Fashion Show bring together students of all ages."
"We have two campuses: the Main Campus for students in Grades 5 to 12 and the Primary Campus for our JK to Grade 4 students.
- Students from Grades 5 to 8 enjoy a week-long stay at our Outdoor Recreation Centre in Muskoka.
- With a history of over 40 years, Mentor College has shaped the lives of generations of students by preparing them for success in university.
- Maximum class size of 19.
- Subject-area specialist teachers from JK."
During the winter months, the Mentor Dome covers the artificial turf field - creating more space for phys. ed. classes, sports events, and recess!
The swimming pool - located at the Primary Campus - is for all of our students from JK - Grade 12.
Students in Grades 5-8 enjoy annual 4-day overnight class visits to the OEC (Outdoor Education Centre) in Muskoka.
Mentor College consists of two campuses: the Main Campus (Grades 5-12) and the Primary Campus (JK-Grade 4)
The Main Campus is for our students from Grades 5-12. It houses all classrooms, science labs, 3 gyms, an auditorium, 3 music rooms, our Technology Resource Centre, and 3 computer labs for High School.
Our JK-Grade 4 students enjoy the comfort of learning at their own campus - which is right across the field from the Main Campus. The Primary Campus houses classrooms, a science lab, a music room, a computer lab, and an indoor swimming pool.
JK-Grade 4 classrooms are in the Primary Campus.
Grades 5-8 classrooms are at the Main Campus.
High School classrooms are at the Main Campus.
How people from the school’s community see Mentor College
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Chuck Macdonald, Director, Mentor College/TEAM School
Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit the Mentor College page at the Our Kids website. I am sure you will like what you see when you read about our school. Mentor College has been offering excellence in education since the school's founding in 1982. With our high standard of academics, extensive extracurricular programme, and superb teaching staff, we are able to prepare students for success in post-secondary education and beyond! If you would like to know more about the school, I kindly invite you to our next open house. Please click on the "Events" link for the next open house date. If you cannot make it on that day, one of our principals will be more than happy to meet with you and your child on a more convenient date.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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