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Nancy Campbell Academy

Grades Gr. 7 TO Gr. 12 — Stratford, ON (MAP)

Nancy Campbell Academy:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 7 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    5 — 18 students
  • Tuition
    $9,750 to 37,275/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    300 day students, 125 boarding students
  • Curriculum
    Liberal Arts
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School address

  • 45 Waterloo St S, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 4A8 (MAP)
  • Online Classes, VR Campus, Ontario (MAP)
  • Busing available (View details)

School Busing:

NCA offers bus transferring. Service options offered are airport pick-up.

The regions NCA offers busing from are:

  • Stratford

Our Perspective

How we see Nancy Campbell Academy

Founded in 1994, Nancy Campbell Academy is a preparatory school intending to provide a strong academic program, a foundation in character development, and to deliver students prepared to succeed in university. Gordon Naylor, the founder, remains as principal, giving valuable consistency to leadership. Over that time, curriculum was developed to address the overarching concepts of world citizenship, consistent with the provisions of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It can risk sounding lofty, though the school works to ground those ideals within the day to day. “If we can create an environment that is based in an ethical way of doing things,” says Naylor, “then we can demonstrate what we’re about, rather than just posting something on the wall saying this is what we’d like to be.” Certainly, reports from students, parents, and alumni vouch for the success of the approach. Students are encouraged not just to consider the concepts of ethical citizenship, but to think about what they, personally, can bring to the world. Academic achievement is a source of social capital within the setting; this is a place where it’s very much cool to be smart, engaged, and curious. The student body is diverse, and the program is designed specifically to address the needs of international learners arriving from overseas. The program, in turn, is strengthened by the breadth of and diversity of perspectives that they bring with them. The size of the student population—enrolment averages 80 students across the secondary grades—ensures that every member is known to faculty and peers, and feels part of the school community.

School's Perspective

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How Nancy Campbell Academy sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"NCA invests in STUDENT ENGAGEMENT, our TEACHERS & TECHNOLOGY. Experience a superior education where youth address world issues using the ARTS. State of the art MEDIA Room / Robotics & STEM / Mentorship for capacity building."

  • Academic Excellence - NCA students are often awarded substantial university scholarships.
  • Small Classes - many classes have 5-11 students for plenty of individual attention.
  • 100% University Placement - all grads (past 2 yrs) were accepted at their first-choice university.
  • Reasonable Tuition for a Superior Education - NCA is a not-for-profit school.
  • Leadership is developed through 19 moral capabilities.
  • Youth can move the world - NCA is a social justice school that creates change.
  • Unique Education Model - NCA students learn to choose happiness.
  • International and Local Service Opportunities
  • ESL Program - ask us about our guaranteed university pathway programs.
  • Focus on S.T.E.M. & The Arts - state-of-the-art media facility and active S.T.E.M. clubs.

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"By focusing on helping students find purpose and happiness in their lives, NCA is creating an educational experience that goes beyond just academics.
Research has shown that having a sense of purpose and happiness can have a positive impact on academic achievement, as well as overall well-being. By teaching students how to choose happiness as a lifestyle, NCA is equipping students with important life skills that can serve them well both in and outside of the classroom."

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

"NCA values the whole student and is committed to promoting their personal growth and development, as well as their academic success. By providing an education that supports students' happiness and purpose, NCA may be helping to create a learning environment that is positive, engaging, and inspiring."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"Having a high IQ is no longer sufficient for success in today's world. In addition to cognitive abilities, social and emotional intelligence are becoming increasingly important for leadership and success in many fields. This is why Nancy Campbell Academy's emphasis on developing well-rounded leaders with high EQ is so relevant and valuable by teaching students how to manage their emotions, communicate effectively, and build positive relationships."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"By investing in state-of-the-art technology and providing opportunities for hands-on learning, NCA is creating an educational experience that is both relevant and exciting for students.

The use of technology like VR learning and robotics not only helps to keep students engaged in their learning, but it also provides them with valuable skills that they can use in their future careers. By partnering with leading robotic firms in Canada, NCA is also giving students access to real-world experiences"

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Nancy Campbell Academy

Video reviews of Nancy Campbell Academy

Roundtable Q&A (2022)

Watch our Nancy Campbell Academy Q&A discussion to gain fresh insight into the school's culture, values, and strengths.

Written reviews of Nancy Campbell Academy


Parent, Jennifer Crawford (2020)

We are very happy with the staff and students at Nancy Campbell Academy. Our daughter felt that her...


Parent, Sherry Brown (2020)

My daughter entered Nancy Campbell Academy at Semester in Jan 2020. Immediately she was welcomed by...


Student, Lorelei Brown (2020)

I am a current student at Nancy Campbell Academy. I transferred in the second semester of my Grade ...
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School leadership

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

Interview with school leader

Watch our Nancy Campbell Academy leadership interview with Gordon Naylor to learn about the academics, culture, and values of the school.
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Message from school leadership

Gordon Naylor, Principal
Master's Degree

From Shanghai to Paris, from the Canadian Arctic to Argentina, Nancy

Campbell Academy has welcomed students from all over the world to

experience authentic happiness. As they pursue their academic studies they are

morally strengthened by our capacity-building programme. By strengthening

their ethical capability they are well prepared to make a difference to their

families, their communities and the world!

It is through the experience of learning to be of service to others as an integral

centre of our curriculum that they build on their strengths. Giving creates

happiness and joy. On our foundation of ‘Nineteen Moral Capabilities’, students

develop positive qualities, attitudes and skills while gaining insight thus motivating them to

build their inner moral architecture, so necessary to be successful.

We have demonstrated our capacity to inspire leaders of the future. Our students do their

best to contribute meaningfully, while achieving excellence in their academics! In the spirit of

the pursuit of happiness through service to humankind we are confident students will be

inspired to learn, to grow and achieve their true potential!

Warm Regards

Gordon Naylor


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