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The Cole Academy

Grades JK TO Gr. 8 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

The Cole Academy:

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  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    5 — 10 students
  • Tuition
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    15 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 2423 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4E 1H6 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see The Cole Academy

A holistic approach to learning, richly infused with the arts, self-expression, environmental education, and social awareness, sets The Cole Academy apart as a uniquely progressive school. Central to its curriculum is outdoor learning, with one day each week dedicated to environmental studies, cultivating a connection with nature. The Cole Academy carefully tailors individual education plans to each student's needs, benefitting from small class sizes and the Student Mapping and Success program, celebrating each student’s unique talents and interests. Core subjects like mathematics and science are supplemented with lessons about under-represented communities, cultivating a deeper sense of citizenship and social consciousness among students. Beginning in Grade 7, the academy offers comprehensive guidance on high school preparation, encompassing school choice, application processes, and the development of essential skills. This holistic approach at The Cole Academy is designed to cultivate well-rounded individuals, thoroughly prepared to embrace the challenges of secondary education and beyond.

School's Perspective

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How The Cole Academy sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"The Cole Academy supports & nurtures children, celebrates their uniqueness, & sets them up for success. We use the arts to promote independence, confidence, & self-expression. Environmental education is embedded in all subjects & one day each week is devoted to learning outside. Curriculum is taught through stories of under-represented communities, including 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC, & women. Hands-on learning, cooking, community service, environmental awareness, and artistic expression are touchstones of our programming."

  • All students receive individual education plans
  • Weekly cooking classes
  • Hands-on learning
  • Small class sizes
  • Extensive arts and theatre program
  • Progressive curriculum
  • Leadership and community service
  • Character development
  • Restorative justice

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Student input is essential in TCA's programming as we strive to fine-tune our approach to meet each student's learning styles. All students receive an individualized approach through our unique Student Mapping and Success plan that follows them throughout their time at TCA. Arts and environmental studies are part of all classes and students learn the curriculum in exciting and practical ways."


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