St. Andrew's College (St. Andrew's College, SAC) is a prestigious private school for boys 10-18 years old. You can study here both on a daily basis (without accommodation) and at a boarding house. In total there are two teaching departments: Middle School (grades 5-8) and senior school Upper School (grades 9-12).
St. Andrew's College was founded in 1899 and today it is the largest and one of the most prestigious Canadian schools for the boy. The educational institution is very attractive for foreigners - only representatives of 34 countries of the world study here, who appreciated the highest level of the proposed academic training. In 2014, the percentage of graduates successfully enrolled in selected universities was 100%; In 2013, 133 graduates were honored to be invited to universities in Europe, the United States, Canada, Britain, Mexico and China - in total they were sent 651 offer!
In spite of the separate type of training, the young men get experience with a beautiful sex: 16 teachers from 66 are women, and frequent leisure activities are organized together with the nearest women's schools: various shows and parties, sports and intellectual competitions, performances And buffets.
Originally. Andrew's College was located in the provincial capital of Ontario - Toronto - and only in 1926 moved to Aurora, about 40 kilometers from its former place. The population of Aurora is approximately 48,000 people, it is a large part of Ontario's industrial area "Golden Horseshoe". The new campus is much more spacious than the previous one - its area reaches 110 acres - and is located in a quieter and quieter place: the closeness of the big city no longer hinders the students, the noise of the metropolis does not distract from study. Also, the spaciousness and large area of the territory helped to expand the opportunities for the educational, residential, creative and sports infrastructure of the college.
In order to enroll in St.Andrew's College, you will need:
Please, take into account the fact that the number of places in the school is limited, therefore it is strongly recommended to prepare for admission in advance For a few months.
At this stage of the training there are approximately 160 students, the main goal of which is to successfully go to the senior school, having mastered a significant amount of knowledge and skills, gain confidence in their own abilities and skills. The activity approach to learning is actively applied, various role models and situations are used, work is carried out in groups and independently - including with elements of competition. Classes include up to 18 students, for students of grades 5-6, all subjects are taught by the same teacher, in the older classes (7-8), teachers change along with the discipline being studied:
Sports classes are provided with 22 options to choose from. Each student necessarily participates in the activities of the Cadet Corps and in the art studio of his choice.
The students actively develop their ability to cooperate and work in teams, the ability to listen to a different opinion and to perceive someone else's point of view. The curriculum necessarily includes the items required to obtain the Ontario Secondary Education Diploma; Also each student as electives selects the disciplines necessary for admission to the chosen institution. Classes for vocational guidance begin in class 10: schoolchildren get acquainted with universities and their requirements, learn more about the university system of education and its features, develop useful skills and abilities.
For the successful completion of the course and the receipt of the Diploma of secondary education, which is accepted from applicants for higher education, it is necessary to study the following disciplines:
In total it is required to receive 18 credit units in compulsory subjects and 12 credits on electives, and also to collect at least 40 hours of community service (can be replaced by volunteering) and pass a mandatory literacy test. In addition, students have the right to perform trial assignments and tests of SAT and ACT, which will be needed when enrolling in American universities.
This course is an in-depth specialized study of selected disciplines, extensive use of scientific research methods and development of critical thinking. The program of preparation for the university is widespread in the world, its results are accepted in many prestigious and rating universities of 125 countries (total about 3800 higher schools and universities). For successful completion of the program, you must pass a general written examination (assessed on a five-point scale). Individual courses of this program can even be counted as passed university subjects, so comprehensive and full-fledged curriculum.
For foreign students for whom English is not their mother tongue, additional supportive classes are organized in the college - they can be attended up to the 12th grade, until the end of training. Practice shows that if a student starts an additional course of English in 9th grade, then he learns the program of grade 11 completely and completely, no worse than native speakers. The institution has a special writing center based on its own library - here you can always get useful advice, advice, visit a lesson or a language seminar.
In total, 256 students live in 4 comfortable residences: 1 hostel is intended for secondary school and 3 for high school students. Students live in rooms by two - each one is provided with a bed, a desk and a lamp and a wardrobe. For order in the rooms the students are monitored on their own, bed linens are changed weekly. The residences have common cozy living rooms with a fireplace, billiard tables, table games, TV, own libraries and kitchens (equipped with kettles and toasters). Also in common use are showers and laundries.
St.Andrew's College is constantly guarded by a doctor, psychotherapist, nurses (around the clock) and 2 sports doctors; Here you can put the necessary vaccinations and even prepare for a trip with exotic countries.
The meals in the school canteen are delicious, varied and balanced: on weekdays it is three meals a day plus evening snacks, and on holiday pupils are waiting for festive dinners. Here a wide choice of various salads, soups, hot dishes, omelettes and sandwiches, useful and tasty desserts are constantly organized. Mostly local products are used - they are more natural and fresh, not frozen or processed for long storage. In addition to the general diet, there are separate vegetarian tables and an individual menu (for example, for students with allergies and other medical indicators). The collective of the school canteen has repeatedly received profile awards at competitions of healthy school meals, which emphasizes the attention that the institution pays to the nutrition of schoolchildren. Students can always express their opinions and wishes at general meetings, and the school administration will try to take into account all the comments.
In extra-curricular activities, students can best demonstrate their leadership and team skills, personal talents and abilities. For students, a huge number of events of various orientations are organized: sports, music, art, theater and drama, cadet corps, ecology. A mutually beneficial student exchange with Quebec colleges is established (this helps students learn French), as well as with Australian educational institutions. Often organized various excursions and exciting trips, a separate mention is the regular participation of the school team in the World Championship robot football.
Secondary school is divided into 4 clans: they constantly compete with each other in all types of activities - studies, extracurricular activities and leisure, sports, creativity, and the winning clan is rewarded with memorable prizes and awards. Such an approach develops cohesion, collective spirit, strengthens relations between students, gives the opportunity to show leadership qualities.
There are approximately 60 sports teams in St.Andrew's College in 22 sports:
Much attention is also paid to environmental education. At the head of training is the principle of sustainability: it is the satisfaction of personal needs without harm to nature, conservation of resources and natural values. This includes saving water and paper, using energy-efficient and economical equipment, constantly searching for sources of renewable energy right on campus and much more.
Students of secondary and high school are constantly participating in art sections: one can choose music, a debate club, theater and dramatic art, ISO.
A separate mention is the Cadet Corps, students of grades 7-12:
Classes are held once a week - a pupil can take part in a brass band instead of classical cadet training, In the ensemble of bagpipes and drums and accompany music performances of the Cadets, as well as perform at a variety of competitions, festivals and events throughout the year. Cadet parades - an unforgettable, bright and impressive spectacle, which invariably gathers a sea of spectators.
In addition to academic success, St.Andrew's College appreciates sports and creative achievements. About a fourth of the teachers are holders of the degree; The college regularly and successfully passes the test from the Ministry of Education of the province of Ontario (every two years), is a member of many national and international educational organizations and takes an active part in their activities, constantly cooperating with colleagues and exchanging experiences. The school carefully tracks all the academic successes of schoolchildren: especially gifted students can wear a scholarship tie or a badge.
St.Andrew's College organizes all conditions for full and comprehensive development of schoolchildren - the total area of the campus reaches 110 acres. There are 4 residential residences, a common canteen (for 320 people), a private chapel (for 250 people), a medical center (located in the residence for high school students), a library and shops. The covered courtyard is a beautiful picturesque atrium with its own artistic composition, which in itself serves as an important attraction.
Extensive and sports infrastructure: for students are equipped with various fields and playgrounds (with grass and artificial cover), 6 squash courts, a baseball field, 2 gyms and a fitness center (including Power equipment), climbing wall, treadmills, a spacious indoor 25-meter pool, in the winter time there are 2 skating rinks.
All classrooms are perfectly equipped: each has a projector, interactive whiteboard and printer, Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Teachers constantly use interactive techniques and modern technologies in teaching and are always glad to share their knowledge and experience with students, to exchange information with foreign colleagues. Actively used are modern, innovative sources and storage media, the latest software. Each student is provided with a Fujitsu LifeBook T902 laptop: most tasks, tests and training materials are provided in electronic format, not to mention the search and processing of information and the preparation of personal research and projects. Students can also rely on technical support, and if necessary - and repair laptops and other equipment.
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