Toronto
International curriculum
Ages 4 to 16

Walden International School

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CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 4 to 16
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 20
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: C$15,800

Fees / Price

School Information

Number of students

We are a new school opening our doors to a founding cohort of Grade 9 students for September 2016.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

While the majority of inquiries made to our school are from local Canadian students, interest from Europe, US, and Asia has been strong.

Most common nationality

Canadian

Ratio of local students to international students

Anticipated 9:1

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Mandarin, and Spanish (Grades 11-12)

Use of technology in the classroom

Online study is featured in our schedule to genuinely internationalise the learning experience, cater to a variety of learning styles and develop students who will be savvy in the global marketplace.

Pamoja Education is the only IB approved online course provider. They work in close collaboration with the IB to develop and deliver authorised online Diploma Programme courses. Pamoja Education continues to develop innovative ways to provide students and teachers with a collaborative and dynamic online learning environment to support students in achieving their academic potential.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Two hours for every hour of class instruction.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not currently

Entry evaluation for students

No, but other admissions criteria must be met (e.g. submission of transcripts, reference letters, essays, interview).

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications due in December; Registrations take place in early 2016.

Students can join after academic year begins

Not in normal circumstances; will vary.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Anticipated 100%

External examinations/assessments available

International Baccalaureate Organization examinations (Grade 11-12)

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Not a part of our curriculum.

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

Students are permitted to practice in designated areas; to be arranged through administration.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

While there are no specialized programs for students with special learning needs, staff members have a range of additional qualifications including Special Education (Part 1, 2, Specialist).

Learning support offered

N/A

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Teachers will be available for individual teaching sessions within the school day. Students wanting challenges and support beyond the core curriculum will have an opportunity to work with teachers 1:1.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

9am

School finish time

3pm

Supervised care before/after school

Students have access to the building between 8am-4pm with supervised care by school staff.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

In our inaugural year, activities will be driven by student demand. Utilizing community centres and resources, the school will strive to provide as many extracurricular activities as possible.

School provided lunches

Students are expected to bring their own lunches. A kitchenette and stocked pantry will be available to students.

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

For catered events and meals arranged by the school, every effort will be made to be accommodate students with special dietary needs.

Sports activities included

While physical education is not a formal component of the curriculum, students are expected to partake in wellness activities daily before the start of school and on a regular weekly basis.

Sports facilities at the school

The school shares an outdoor community field. Additional facility requirements will be coordinated with neighbouring amenities on a per-need basis.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, based on student demand, sports teams will be coordinated by staff and individual coaches that meet our staff profile.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Global education, Service Learning, and Wellness are pillars of Walden International School that are rooted in all aspects of the 4-year programme. Our nature-centric approach and learning environment is designed to foster planet-focused innovation and a respect for the natural world.

Teaching approach of the school

Walden International School has strategically formed a curriculum that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking. Rather than relying on traditional content-driven pedagogy, Walden offers a more process-driven and experiential approach.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: waldeninternationalschool.com
Address: 1030 Queen Street West Brampton, ON L6X 0B2 CANADA