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How we see North Star Academy
How North Star Academy sees itself
"We are dedicated to the academic and creative potential of our students. Small class sizes provide individualized attention and an interdisciplinary approach focusing on 21st century competencies. A school vision where we bring the world to our students and our students to the world through community projects, volunteering and travel. Parents are partners in their child’s education, and ongoing communication with teachers and staff is a key part of our day-to-day. We teach not only for school but for life!"
"We believe that students should experience real life learning and we place importance on bridging the gap between theory and practice. NSAL has developed Signature Programs, such as the Signature Community Connections, for experiential learning opportunities where students can develop their skills, increase their tacit knowledge, clarify values and develop their capacity to contribute to their communities. We teach not only for school but for life."
"The reason parents choose North Star Academy Laval over and over for their children is because they know that NSAL prioritizes each student, each day. We are always innovating our approaches to deliver the best and use differentiated learning to meet our student's needs. At NSAL the "Circle of Success" is a key ingredient, where students, parents, teachers and the administration unite to help each student reach their full potential."
"Families are enthralled by the various opportunities presented by the Academy. Whether it be an academic contest, educational outing, guest speaker or volunteer initiative, NSAL is always encouraging students to try something new; "the more you do, the more you become!". Parents also value NSAL's Grade 12 Pre-University program that can be completed in 1 year as they apply to some of the bets Universities in Montreal or anywhere in the world!"
"NSAL is the only English private high school in Laval. Situated directly off highway 13, we are only 16 minutes from Fairview Pointe-Claire, 13 minutes from Centropolis and 15 min from Place Vertu. Knowing your child is in good hands in high school is the peace of mind parents look for in a school."
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How people from the school’s community see North Star Academy
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Josee Pepin, Head of School
Josée Pepin continues to thrive and innovate as Head of School of North Star Academy Laval, the only English private high school north of Montreal. Josée’s vision for an English private education stemmed from a desire to provide opportunities for teens and their families looking for a niche school with small student-teacher ratios and engaging programs, providing a personalized educational experience, right in their own neighbourhood. “A place where each teacher knows each student’s name, their family and their strengths. We work as a team to educate the whole student,” are the emphatic words of Pepin regarding her school’s approach. Well-known in local and international communities for her engagement and volunteerism, Mrs. Pepin provides students with endless opportunities to learn from and give back to the community, making learning meaningful and real for her high school students. Situated in one of the most culturally diverse and growing sectors of the province, and with no certificate of eligibility required, NSAL welcomes students from various local regions as well as those from around the world. North Star Academy’s success lies in its academic programs, sports concentrations, and extensive extra-curricular activities, which round out an education that attracts some of the brightest students to the school. Since its inception, a unique integrative Community Connections approach has allowed Josée to bring her students into the world and the world into the school through partnership projects and career exploration opportunities that help students grow and learn about their unique competencies and interests – all while making learning engaging and meaningful and academically competitive. Under Josée’s visionary leadership, students bring their own technology devices as learning tools, teachers receive ongoing professional development, remaining at the forefront of best practices, and parents are involved through incredible committee work that supports the students and the NSAL Foundation. North Star Academy Laval is growing and innovating, a true gem of the north!
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