Chaminade College Preparatory School is a private boarding school for boys, accepting for children from 11 to 18 years old. The institution was founded in 1910 by the Order of the Marianists, named after the priest William Joseph Cheminide (born in 1761 in France), who is the founder of the Order. In the first year of work, only 7 boys (5,6,8 classes) studied here, and today the institution accepts up to 750 people, approximately 45 of which are foreigners. Chaminade College Preparatory School has the prestigious accreditation of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), is an active and active member of the National Association of Catholic Education (NCEA).
In young men, personal and social qualities are actively cultivated: virtue, curiosity, critical thinking, independence and purposefulness, encouragement of talents and abilities is encouraged, personal potential develops. Students are taught to be proactive and organized, inculcating the ability to take responsibility for words and deeds. Much attention is paid to discipline, so that students become more attentive, more diligent, more persistent.
Like many European schools and universities, Chaminade College Preparatory School has a House system: each student enters one of five organizations: Gray House, Lamourous House, Mauclers House, Meyer House, O'Donnell House. Throughout the entire course, students take an active part in the life of their community, compete with others. High school students help the younger ones take care of them: this helps the students to adapt faster, to join the social and academic life, to make new friends.
The average number of students in one class is 18, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:10.
Foreign students attend the ESL course (English as a foreign language): all major language skills (oral and written, listening, reading) are honed in the classroom, which helps to better and more fully absorb the teaching material.
Before the beginning of the classes, foreign boarders undergo an orientation preparatory course (10 days), get acquainted with various features and aspects of teaching in the American school - academic, cultural, social, domestic.
According to statistics for the last 10 years, more than 99.6% of graduates of the Chaminade College Preparatory School entered the selected colleges and universities without problems, even in those that have a high competition for one academic place:[ 999.14]
In the middle and high school students learn a fairly extensive list of basic compulsory subjects:
In order to complete the course of studies and earn a prestigious diploma, you need to recruit the right amount of credits (educational credit units). 5.5 units can be dialed during the study of additional items to choose from - a total of credits must be at least 30.
Students who demonstrate excellent, high academic results are admitted to the course. This is a more complex program of intensive study of subjects to choose from, practically at the collegiate and university level, so this course is considered a preparatory stage before the training in the university.
Most of the higher education institutions give 3 credits for each AP subject, passed at least 3 points out of 5 possible; Many give 4 credits for grades 4 and 5. According to statistics for the last 5 years, 75% of graduates received at the AP level examinations 3 points or higher.
The list of subjects available for study is presented below:
On a permanent basis, about 60 young men live in the residence. In the residence there are 51 cozy rooms for boys and 9 rooms for heads, on each floor there are 2 showers, two laundry rooms and 3 comfortable common recreation rooms. Senior students occupy separate bedrooms, students of lower grades - double rooms. The residence is just a few steps from the main educational building.
Meals are served in the cafeteria of the Cafe Moe on a full board basis. The diet is varied, perfectly balanced: fresh vegetables and fruits are constantly served on the table, meat and dairy products, chicken, soups and salads, delicious pastries.
For students in their spare time there is a large number of clubs, clubs and sections on interests - everyone can choose their occupation to their liking, find like-minded people and show their own talents and abilities. You can note the following options for extra-curricular employment:
Chaminade College Preparatory School supports an established student exchange program with institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom, children periodically go on tours in Japan, the United States and Europe (Italy, France, Spain).
Developed And the sports component of school leisure is more than 60 teams representing 17 kinds of sports. Over the past decade schoolchildren have won many national, urban and regional competitions, won prizes and demonstrated impressive results. Among the most popular and successful sports are:
Within reach of the campus, there are many urban infrastructure facilities nearby that pupils can To visit in his spare time and on weekends. You can visit 3 large shopping malls, parks and squares, a huge cinema (12 rooms), restaurants and cafes, a ski slope accessible in winter. Also nearby are museums and galleries, including the famous City Museum of Art, History and Science (St. Louis Art, Science and History Museum). St.Petersburg International Airport. Louis International Airport is just 10 minutes away, which makes the transfer much easier.
The total area of the Chaminade College Preparatory School is 55 acres. It houses a residence, a dining room, academic and administrative buildings, an arts center and an indoor swimming pool, and has its own chapel. For sports activities and outdoor activities equipped with a football field and a large stadium, a field for baseball and tennis courts, indoor sports halls.
The cost of one academic year is $ 35,536.
The following cost is already included in the cost indicated:
The cost of the programs does not include and is paid additionally:
Required documents, depending on the type of institution:
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|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- 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.