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CurriculumCanadian
Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 4 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: C$22,000
to: C$22,000
Address: 6th Floor – 240 Duncan Mill Rd Toronto, ON M3B 3S6, Canada
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Number of students

10

Number of nationalities represented in the school

3

Most common nationality

Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

4

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

IELTS

Use of technology in the classroom

Music is integrated into instruction as well as conventional uses of technology for teaching, e.g., research, presentations, note-taking, multimedia

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the assignment and time during the academic year. In general, homework is about one hour per night with more expected when a culminating activity is being prepared.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes, we implement STEP (Steps to English Language Proficiency) and also may implement a diagnostic test depending on the student's qualifications and course selection

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We can accelerate the registration process according to circumstances, e.g., a public teachers strike might put pressure on our administration to enroll students at the last minute who do not want to lose contact hours or fall behind in the completion of their graduation requirements.

Students can join after academic year begins

This is only possible under extenuating circumstances and happens rarely. When it is in the best interest of the school to admit them after the academic year has started, they are required to complete the missing hours under supervision at the school and sign a policy consenting to this arrangement.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

90 percent

External examinations or assessments available

IELTS, STEP (Ministry of Education) and IPP/Individual Pathway Plan. The latter is a tracking mechanism that is formative in the sense that students in collaboration with the Vice Principal and Guidance Counsellor create a portfolio throughout their course work for purposes of defining the students' career path and building their self-understanding.

Results in these examinations

The results correspond to the student's level of participation and performance.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

The school is secular although religious holidays, e.g., Christmas is celebrated as is the Chinese New Year and other festivals. We respect the religious affiliations of our students.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

As said, we respect student's religious affiliations, denominations and the rituals, rites, ceremonies or practices they require. This is a constitutional right and we support it as a school in order to build toleration, mutual respect and understanding.

School bus service available

We do not use a school bus but transportation has been provided when circumstances required.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our teachers are trained to recognized and adjust to support secondary school students with special learning needs. This is not uncommon to international students who, in contrast to their domestic counterparts, are adjusting to a new culture, living away from home as teenagers, while also studying and learning English.

Learning support offered

We collect data on student learning challenges and strengths. These are documented on performance indicators, and teachers adjust to the student learning styles or capacities on that basis.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

As soon as students with gifts or special interests are identified, the school organizes events and activities to promote their gifts and interests. For example, field trips, collaboration with local artists and photographers and clubs, the integration of music into teaching, the provision of musical instruments , sports and athletics as needed are organized for students who show an interest and exceptional competency in those areas.

Student access to education psychologist

The school does not have a professional psychologist and instead, certified guidance counsellors. There are professional psychologists available for students, but these services are external to the school, costly although at times subsidized according to financial means of the student.

School start time

9:00 AM

School finish time

3:40 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, there is supervised care for students after the school day. Staff are available until 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

These are organized as per student interest, but currently we have outings organized around "authentic education" and culture.

School provided lunches

No, lunches are not provided unless there is a specific celebration that calls for a meal. At the same time, snacks are available to students on a daily basis.

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

Yes, when a meal is provided by the school special provisions for students are met as requested by them.

Sports activities included

Students have access to a nearby sports facility.

Sports facilities at the school

The sports at the nearby facility vary from week to week, e.g., soccer, basketball, badminton, dodge ball.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No, there are not any official sport teams.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At MacKenzie Academy, we take a holistic approach to a students development. Our focus is more than just academics. Our mission is to prepare students for the world of tomorrow and we believe our core values of collaboration, respect, and responsibility are everlasting traits that everybody should possess in order to be successful wherever in the world they may find themselves.

Teaching approach of the school

The teacher strategies are reviewed by semester. Teachers respect multiple intelligence, second language learners in every course, cultural differences, and above all comply with the Ontario Ministry of Education "Growing Success." The requirements defined by the Ministry of Education are demanding and comprehensive. Meeting those standards ensures that Ontario Secondary School Diploma recipients are first rate by international standards.

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