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THE OUR KIDS REPORT:
Monarch Academy

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 8 — Mississauga, ON (MAP)

Monarch Academy:
THE OUR KIDS REPORT
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  • Grades
    Preschool — Gr. 8
  • Gender
    Coed
  • Class Size
    10 — 15 students
  • Tuition
    $8,400 to 10,600/year
  • Language of instruction
    English
  • Associations
    N/A
  • Enrolment
    75 day students
  • Curriculum
    Traditional & Montessori
  • EBROCHURE
    N/A
  • Next open house
    N/A
  • Application Deadline
    N/A

School address

  • 626 Burnhamthorpe Road West​, Suite# 201, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 2C4 (MAP)

Our Perspective

How we see Monarch Academy


Monarch Academy is a comprehensive educational institution committed to nurturing academic excellence, artistic expression, and environmental stewardship. The Academy caters to children aged 3 to 13 and embraces a holistic approach to education, combining core academic subjects with creative and physical programs. The curriculum covers Mathematics, English, Creative Writing, French, Science, Social Studies, World Geography, History, and Global Issues, guided by the principles of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. Monarch Academy places a strong emphasis on individual self-expression, offering programs in theatre, music, and art to help students explore their creativity. Their physical education program involves daily physical activity, based on an understanding of human anatomy, while the nutrition program educates students on balanced diets and the importance of hydration. Unique to Monarch Academy is the Real Specimen Program, which uses taxidermy, skulls, fossils, and ancient artefacts to enrich the learning experience in science and history classes. In addition, the Animal Rescue Program allows students to care for a variety of animals, fostering empathy and responsibility. The school’s vision is to create a harmonious educational community where knowledge, artistic expression, and nature come together to prepare students to face global challenges with wisdom and empathy.

School's Perspective

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How Monarch Academy sees itself


The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"At Monarch Academy, we offer an enriched academic experience blending Montessori principles with Traditional from preschool through grade 8. Our educational focus extends to nurturing talents in performing and visual arts, home economics, and languages. Through our innovative Monarch Academy Animal Rescue Program (MAARP), students explore animal behavior, habitats, care practices, and sustainability. MAARP fosters empathy and strengthens students' connection to the environment, enriching their educational journey."

  • Accelerated and hands-on learning programs in a positive environment
  • Engaging animal rescue program
  • Proactive learning in the school and in the community
  • French language learning
  • Enriched music and arts program
  • Home economics program
  • Application-based activities using critical thinking
  • Reinforcing academic concepts through experiential learning
  • Daily outdoor fun to enhance physical health and fosters a connection with nature

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Every day at Monarch Academy is a day filled with fulfillment and growth. Through application-based and hands-on learning students are able to learn in a positive environment, through a unique, holistic approach. Students have the opportunity to explore animal behavior, habitats, care practices, and sustainability through our Monarch Academy Animal Rescue Program (MAARP). Monarch Academy staff strive to provide students a well rounded education through the languages, music, performing and visual arts, and home economics programs. We believe that daily outdoor time enhances physical health, fosters a connection with nature and promotes an environmental awareness. We prioritize students' education and development through cross-curricular learning that integrates classroom subjects with life skills, fostering understanding across various disciplines and life experiences, facilitating both personal and academic growth."

What tradeoffs has your school made to serve families in this way?

"Monarch Academy aims to enrich students' learning experiences beyond the classroom. This blended learning approach combines traditional classroom instruction with real-world experiences, collaborative projects, and community engagement, providing a more holistic and dynamic educational experience. We recognize that each student learns differently, which is why we offer diverse opportunities and settings to reinforce learning concepts. Our students benefit from applying the knowledge learned in the classroom to real life as they form connections across various disciplines and areas of life.
Monarch Academy embraces the Waldorf educational approach, emphasizing a holistic style that nurtures students' intellectual, artistic, and practical skills, while fostering imagination and creativity. Through the Monarch Academy Animal Rescue Program (MAARP), students develop empathy and strengthen their connection to the environment, enriching their educational journey."

What type of student is a good fit for your school?

"Monarch Academy welcomes all students who share our passion and appreciation for animals and nature! Our everyday school programming includes the Monarch Academy Animal Rescue Program (MAARP) and dedicated outdoor time, enriching our students' educational experience. We invite all students and families whose vision of education extends beyond textbooks. Our emphasis is on academics through experiential and holistic methods."

Under what conditions would you advise a family against choosing your school?

"Monarch Academy may not be the best fit for parents who:
• Do not appreciate a holistic educational approach, where all aspects of the Monarch Academy experience contribute towards the same overarching goals.
• Do not want a close school community. Monarch Academy has a strong sense of community where both the teachers and parents come together to ensure the growth and success of the students."

How would you characterize your school's image amongst the public?

"Monarch Academy opened up during the COVID-19 pandemic which was a tough time for many. We persevered, problem solved and overcame every obstacle coming our way. We are constantly improving our school to better the lives of the students and families that walk through our doors. We collaborate with local businesses and parents, deeply appreciating their support. We give our all to our community partners, welcoming them to share their talents, careers, and expertise with our students. Our Monarch Academy staff go above and beyond to ensure that every student is learning and growing in a positive environment."

What improvements or changes has your school made recently?

"Monarch Academy is constantly evolving. Recently, we introduced our innovative Monarch Academy Animal Rescue Program (MAARP), where students delve into animal behavior, habitats, care practices, and sustainability. Additionally, we've implemented a music program where students learn the basics of reading music and playing the piano. This past year, we were also excited to welcome a few new qualified staff members, who brought fresh perspectives and numerous learning opportunities for our students."



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