How we see Académie St-Laurent Academy
How Académie St-Laurent Academy sees itself
"Centrally located in Ottawa, we have everything in place to help each student discover their unique path from daycare, JK-Gr. 12. Our teachers offer diversified approaches to learning, incorporating a universal design tailored to students’ individualized academic pathway. Our award-winning programs feature strong academics, project-based science program, speciality programs (art, tech, music, dance), daily physical education with weekly specialty lessons (gymnastics, archery, golf etc). Ministry Inspected."
"Our diversified approach fosters creativity, integrates French and English language, encourages physical fitness, as well as provides for a curriculum that balances academics with the application of real-world learning. Students are set up for success as they follow their pathway from Elementary to Junior High and then to High School, enabling them to move forward to the University or College of their choice."
"St-Laurent Academy is continually identifying, developing and implementing the best approaches to learning. Our focus on each child’s profile and needs, allows us to ensure student success in all areas of development, from Junior Kindergarten to High School. Our campus is equipped with a range of facilities which include the latest technology for all ages."
"Our private elementary school in Ottawa Program reflects our belief that physical activity and well-being are essential to learning. On a daily basis, and within a safe and dynamic environment, our students participate and have fun in daily Phys. Ed classes, 2 outdoor recesses, a variety of clubs and teams, as well as a weekly, enriched Phys Ed program. This program takes us out into the community to work with specialists in areas such as tennis, swimming, yoga, golf, skiing, archery, rock climb"
"Communication with parents, students and team members is at the center of our success. Tools such as Google Classroom, Google Calendars, our School Portal, regular email updates, accessibility for parents to meet and contact our teaching team and administration, and formal and informal student/parent meetings are just a few ways that we ensure everyone is moving toward the same goals for your child."
"At St-Laurent Academy, school takes on a whole different meaning for students as they become fully engaged in all subjects - school becomes fun and rewarding! Learning through the different intelligences helps to enhance and strengthen learning experiences, and ultimately brings a sense of pride and achievement to our school community. Our teaching staff works hard to ensure every child is reached in these critical subjects: Languages, Math, Physical Education, Science & the Arts."
How people from the school’s community see Académie St-Laurent Academy
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Mr. Bill Kokkaliaris, School Director
Private School Principalship, York University
St-Laurent Academy offers your child engaging and caring teachers, a small class size, and a safe secure learning environment where diversity is celebrated. Whether in our daycare, elementary or high school program, your child will benefit from close personal relationships with teachers, and a focus on their individual success. I invite you to visit our classrooms and experience first hand the difference a St-Laurent Academy education can make for your child.
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.”
If you’re considering a language immersion school for your extroverted child, make sure it offers a wide range of social opportunities, including the ability to interact with kids outside of class. Since most of your child’s learning won’t be in their mother tongue, they may find it challenging at times to negotiate the complexities of social interaction in the classroom. This makes it especially important to ensure the school offers extensive extracurriculars—such as volunteering, sports teams, and arts programs—which will help your child satisfy their need to interact and make friends.
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.”
If you’re considering a language immersion school for your introverted child, make sure it offers plenty of social opportunities, including the ability to interact with different peer groups outside of class. Since most of your child’s learning won’t be in their mother tongue, they may find it challenging at times to negotiate the complexities of social interaction in the classroom. This makes it especially important to ensure the school offers extensive extracurriculars—such as student council, volunteering, and team sports—which can enable your child to connect with peers, make new friends outside of class, overcome their shyness, and develop critical social skills.
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