The King's Edgehill School is the oldest Canadian school, the year of its foundation is 1788. It is common for joint education, and it is possible to live on a boarding school basis, or you can choose a day-long form of training. At King's-Edgehill School, there is a Junior School (intermediate grade, 7th to 9th grade) and Senior School (senior level, 10-12 grade).
On average, up to 12 students are engaged in one class, and for every 7 students there are about 1 teacher each. The institution is popular among foreigners - borderers represent 21 world countries. First of all, King's-Edgehill School stands out for its quality of education: 100% of graduates enter selected universities, including top universities: Harvard, MIT, Boston College, St. Andrews, Princeton and other world universities-leaders.
The motto of the school is "Be more". "To be more ..." is possible in all areas: more intelligent, more focused, more athletic, more thoughtful, more creative, etc. In students develop a positive outlook on the outside world, teach them to give joy and positive emotions, be more open to Various currents and innovations.
King Edgehill Private School is located in Windsor (Winsor) in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is a small city (population of about 4,000 people), which is comfortably located 66 kilometers from the provincial capital - the port city of Halifax. Nova Scotia is a small province located on a peninsula of the same name; There is a very developed fishery (the production of herring, cod and lobster is established), and the province serves as a major tourist center (more than 2,000,000 tourists annually). Nova Scotia attracts with its monuments and sights, the spirit of antiquity and the unique, untouched nature. On the Avon River, about 3 kilometers from Winsor, there is a beautiful ski resort, attractive for both Canadians and foreigners.
In order to enroll in the King's-Edgehill School, you will need:
Already starting from the junior school, children can choose an in-depth, more professional study of a particular subject (Honors level). All lessons are held in a special separate building - in addition to the classrooms there is a private scientific laboratory and a studio for visual arts and creativity. The list of disciplines studied is quite extensive:
The high school curriculum is designed to prepare students qualitatively for successful admission to the chosen university. Also, a separate mention is made of comprehensive career guidance: it helps students to identify their abilities and talents, strengths and inclinations, helps with the choice of future profession - accordingly, the student already more thoughtfully chooses the university and the training program, can more fully determine the disciplines that he needs Study for admission and successful learning. The career counseling center helps and formalizes the necessary package of documents for admission - this assistance is especially useful for foreigners who may not know enough about the peculiarities of the university system.
In the 10th grade, everyone chooses a subject for themselves, which will be studied in-depth and on which they plan to take the final exam. We remind you that the exams are also surrendered for the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate.
At the 12th year of schooling, students study the following disciplines:
To obtain an official diploma of secondary education - Nova Scotia Secondary School Diploma - you need to get for 10-12 class not less than 18 mandatory loans in general subjects:
Training in the college allows you to get a degree and a Bachelor's degree (an international model, IB Diploma), or to study only some of the individual disciplines of the course and get the corresponding certificate with marks on the passed disciplines. Diploma IB Diploma allows you to enter the most prestigious universities in the world. The program was developed in Switzerland in 1968 and created as the most complete, balanced, profound secondary education program, one for all world countries. The best international experts took part in its development and testing, so we can safely say that IB Diploma has absorbed all the best features of various education systems around the world. Currently, this course is taught in more than 3,000 schools!
Noting the balance and effectiveness of the program, it is necessary to note its complexity. In the disciples there is an education of inquisitiveness and thirst for acquiring new knowledge, skills of various types of thinking, communicative ability, the ability to find a common language with a wide variety of people. Graduates of the program are able to take a deliberate risk, are able to analyze their words and deeds, are principled in their decisions and are ready to bear responsibility for them.
In total, the course takes 2 years (usually 11-12 grades) - the program comes to those students whose successes have already been assessed as high (if necessary, you can always take advice from your teacher). The curriculum consists of several elements:
Each student chooses for himself one item from each block:
Foreign students for whom English is not native can attend ESL courses - English as a Second Language - which are organized throughout the school year. This program is designed to significantly improve the skills of general and academic English, fully preparing the student for admission and training at the university.
Summer courses are held from mid-August to early September, in groups of up to 12 people. All major language aspects (reading, listening, writing and speaking, grammar, vocabulary) are studied, a large number of entertaining, sightseeing and leisure activities are planned, during which students can also practice the knowledge they have learned and expand their vocabulary.
On the campus of King's Edgehill School 7 comfortable residences are built, girls in which are not allowed without prior permission. In each hostel the teacher and the teacher are constantly on duty (24 hours a day). In common rooms and lounges, evening compulsory classes are held: hours of self-preparation and preparation of homework assignments; This is a mandatory place of residence and it is forbidden to pass it. In the residences there is a strict enough strict discipline that helps the students to concentrate on their studies and not be distracted by extraneous occupations. Internet access is available throughout the day (from 6:00 until after hibernation), there is a constantly on duty nurse and doctor, and the entire territory is constantly under protection (regular training evacuation).
In the residences, students can use the laundry (washing and drying machines), the elders and young men who have special medical prescriptions (diet, allergy, religious prohibitions) are allowed to have a refrigerator in their room. For a small additional fee, you can take a dry cleaning, repair clothes or personal equipment.
It is always welcome here for foreign students - it is believed that they enrich the national composition of the groups, develop the community: the invitation to stay in a Canadian family, visiting traditional dinners or holidays is strongly encouraged.
The King's-Edgehill School Dining Room has recently been completely renovated, providing students with a full and varied full board meal: salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, soups, healthy desserts, plenty of fruits and vegetables. In the evenings, students can have a snack here or use snack machines, pizza and other products are periodically allowed.
Great festive dinners are organized on major holidays and weekends: they are free, relaxed, warm and family atmosphere, various guests and celebrities are often invited, entertainment and games are organized.
All pupils of grades 7-12 take part in training and preparation in the Cadet Corps: it improves discipline, increases endurance and independence, helps develop a sense of responsibility and perseverance. Classes are held once a week: it is drill training, skills of camp and camp life and sport, orienteering, general physical training and first aid. The full composition of the Cadet Corps is 330 people (2 companies of 2 platoons each), the orchestra staff, the Flag School Party and a team performing spectacular performances on various marches, competitions and festivals are also included. The biggest holidays for the Cadets are the Winter Carnival, the Day of Memory (celebrated on November 11), the Parade, the Spring Inspection and the Cadet Ball, which all graduates can take part in.
In addition, high school students (10-12 year of study, 14-24 years) compete for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. This international program was established in 1956 and provides for three types of awards - bronze, silver and gold. The program of events of this competition helps to develop team spirit and sense of responsibility, to develop leadership qualities and improve physical fitness. Students who received one of three awards are highly appreciated when enrolling in a university, the program raises the chances of studying in prestigious universities. The list of tests includes:
The King's-Edgehill School organizes a large number of leisure activities for young people Events of different focus: they help not only to develop personal abilities and talents, to express oneself, but also to find new like-minded people, learn to work in a team and create joint projects.
In the educational institution much attention is paid to the physical development of young men:
School teams constantly participate in major competitions of regional and national scale, arrange friendly games and matches.
A lot of pupils like classes in the school orchestra: he constantly travels to other cities and countries (New York, Mexico, Cuba, etc.), takes part in festivals and competitions. The repertoire is wide enough - from modern rock to classical songs and hymns. Also, students are given the opportunity to visit numerous sections, clubs and circles of interest - for each young man there is an occupation to his liking.
The King's Edgehill School is part of the Independent Schools Association of Canada and actively participates in the organization's activities. Classes in the school are formed in small, up to 12 people, which helps to train not only collectively, but individually: schoolchildren have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, a sense of responsibility, the ability to work in a team.
The total area of the campus reaches 65 acres - it is equipped with everything necessary for comfortable living, learning and leisure. There are 7 comfortable residences, educational buildings of the senior and junior school, functional laboratories, a beautiful library with computers, a theater for 400 spectators and rehearsal studios, classes for music and creativity. In addition, the territory is a chapel, built in 1877 - it's an elegant monument of architecture and a local landmark, working until now.
Extensive sports facilities: athletic and fitness centers, tennis courts, a spacious swimming pool, football and baseball fields. There is a medical center and trade pavilions on the territory. Most of the buildings and premises have been restored quite recently and equipped with modern technology.
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.