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Ages 4 to 14

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CityToronto
CurriculumsGerman and Canadian
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 4 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: C$9,605
to: C$14,775
Address: 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Toronto, ON M9A 1G9, Canada
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Number of students

76

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We currently have 12 different nationalities represented at our school.

Most common nationality

German, Canadian

Ratio of local students to international students

75:25

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Language support classes in English and German are included in tuition and take place through the week in individual learning sessions or groups.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Use of technology in the classroom

N/a

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we use virtual classroom technologies in order to continue learning at all times, also during a pandemic.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Supervised homework time is scheduled in the afternoon, so that homework is completed by the time children are headed home.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes, for our kindergarten program.

Entry evaluation for students

No. However, as part of the enrolment process we ask for report cards.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Limited support.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

13:15

Parents have the choice of picking up their children then or enrolling them in the afterschool program and picking them up when they finish work.

Supervised care before/after school

Extended care to 17:30.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Co-curriculars and clubs are wildly popular. GIST recognizes and encourages the varied talents and interests of all of its students. GIST's clubs centre on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), plus fine arts, music, and athletics. Clubs have included the following: Lego Robotics, Arts, Piano, Softball, Coding, Needlepoint, Woodworking, French, Cooking, Chess, Drama, Star Wars Arts, and Martial Arts. New club offerings are posted for each new term.

School provided lunches

No.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gym

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

Science lab, library

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The German International School Toronto is a private, co-educational, German immersion school which provides students with a unique international perspective by combining the best of both the Canadian and German curricula.

The GIST offers an outstanding multi-lingual education in German, English and French. Students are confident language-users who write poems in French and participate in Canadian writing contests.

Teaching approach of the school

The GIST follows a state of the art school curriculum, which combines the accelerated and competency-based German curriculum and the highly respected Ontario Curriculum to a superior blend.

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