The regions North Point School offers busing from are:
Additional notes: North Point School offers two bus routes for 2019-20. - Route 1 - Cochrane to/from North Point School (via Crowchild Tr.) - Route 2 - SW/SE route which will start in Chapparal with stops in McKenzie Towne, Will Park, Woodlands, Chinook Park, North Glenmore and Altadore.
How we see North Point School
How North Point School sees itself
"Since boys and girls learn differently with unique needs, North Point School offers three distinctly exciting programs. Our SCHOOL FOR BOYS (Gr K-9) taps into boys’ natural curiosity as a foundation for life-long learning as we TEACH BOYS the way boys LEARN. Our SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Gr 4-9) strives to build self-confidence and allow girls to develop their passions. In our HIGH SCHOOL we bring the genders back together creating a more robust social environment, preparing them to get OUT OF THE DESK and into the world."
"North Point’s program is designed to ensure that students master core skills, while allowing them to further explore topics that they are passionate about. We design environments and experiences that are specifically geared to challenge and engage learners by focusing on their interests in practical problem-solving, hands-on learning, leadership and outdoor exploration. We understand the importance of freedom within the school structure and of developmentally appropriate education."
"This is student-driven education, designed to help each student discover and nourish their talents and passions. They will have a clear vision of who they want to become, and they will have the academic and real-world skills needed to get there. North Point is about changing the way all students are taught on every level, working with their strengths, and appealing to their distinct learning style."
"Parents find the breadth of our Our Active Living program surprising. It is about enhancing education by providing fun, safe, cross-curricular activities that give practical application to concepts learned in the classroom. These activities also provide opportunity for character building, teamwork and leadership. Examples of these activities include:
· Gardening · Business Fair · Camping trips · Comedy/Drama Workshops · Team-Building Adventures – i.e. high ropes course
· Community Service"
"Since our inception, North Point's Financial Education program has been leading the way in Canada. The Financial Education program at North Point provides students with economic and personal financial literacy and entrepreneurship lessons. This state-of-the-art program is designed to engage a student’s understanding of financial literacy as a critical life-skill. All students from K - 12 take part in this program as part of our mandatory curriculum."
"Enrollment - 140 Boys K-12 - expanding in 2022-23 to include a Girl's School and expanding to a Co-Ed High School.
Class Sizes - 10 - 18 - low student to staff ration of 10:1.
Travel Studies Program - Grades 8-12 (international travel)
5R Character Approach - emphasizing and encouraging our boys to be Respectful, Resourceful, Resilient, Relentless, Responsible.
Financial Assistance - North Point offers a need-based financial assistance program."
Guidance from professional Engineers.
Hands on learning at the off-site Roots 2 Stem lab.
Technology is a key part of our daily learning environment.
"Navigators" house teams come together to create.
Students watching the Terry Fox video
How people from the school’s community see North Point School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Brent Devost, Head of School
From our teachers and staff to our students and parents, we have all come together around the common purpose of making education exciting, invigorating, challenging and enjoyable for our boys. Over the past decade boys have fallen behind in classroom achievement, numbers going on to post-secondary education, and numbers getting jobs out of University. The research points to an education system not ideally designed for how boys learn and behave.
An education system that once focused on math and science and which encouraged healthy competition, now pushes reading and writing at a much younger age and rewards students who can sit still and listen quietly. This approach is not very effective for many boys, who tend to be kinesthetic learners. On occasion, this creates behaviour problems in the classroom simply because boys listen and learn better if they can move around and manipulate things. North Point provides a blended learning approach (using direct instruction and integrated technology platforms), and a daily program which integrates outdoor education and physical activity. This creates an environment where boys learn more attentively in a way that makes sense for them.
Research shows that boys develop language skills later than girls, and yet the pressure to read and write begins early in kindergarten, putting boys at a disadvantage right out of the gate, often turning them off school before they can develop a love of learning.
Teachers who have experience in an all boys' environment recognize that boys arrive to school fidgety, less organized and with a fascination for exploration, adventure and building. North Point School is about changing the way that boys are taught on every level, working with their strengths and appealing to their individual learning style.
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