Foundation year: 1857
Location: Ontario, Belleville
Age of students: 12-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 300
Programs: High school, High School Diploma (AP), Ontario Academic Credit, summer courses
Tuition fees: from 15850 CAD per term with accommodation
Ranking: is included in the TOP-50 boarding schools in Canada
Albert College is a famous boarding school in Canada, that was founded in the 19th century. Today, it's one of the most prestigious secondary educational institutions in the country. Its mission is to provide students with a fundamental education, an opportunity to creative and physicall development. Teachers of Albert College successfully implement the strategy adopted by the leadership. The attitude of students towards learning also gives its fruits. Annually, 99% of students enter universities, colleges in Canada, the USA. More than 80% of children continue their education in priority educational institutions.
Students from 20 countries are studying at the college. Everyone is given the opportunity to get maximum knowledge on the school curriculum. Practically, it's designed for students individually. It's based on 5 key points: academic preparation, creative development, social activities, sports, adventures. Education at the Albert College, thanks to this approach, is a continuous process of obtaining an unforgettable, vivid experience. Complemented by a warm family atmosphere, the college quickly becomes a second home for students.
The boarding school is proud of the academic successes of its students. Every year graduates easily enter high-rated universities of the country. The most prestigious universities in the world, in particular Harvard, Oxford, there are also students who received a basic education in Albert College.
Passing the secondary school program at Albert College allows you to obtain the relevant certificate - Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This diploma of secondary education confirms that the child has successfully passed the program of middle classes and passed 30 credits (credits). Of these, students can choose 12 subjects, and the rest are mandatory. To develop an active civic position, students are encouraged to work for the benefit of society for 40 hours. At release the test on the general literacy is provided. Selective subjects depend on the tastes and preferences of the student, and the general for all include mathematics, French and English, art history, natural sciences, geography and the history of Canada.
The program is based on an individual plan for each school child, taking into account personal preparation, the necessary list of subjects for admission to higher education and the requirements of a particular institution. The plan of classes consists of school subjects, extracurricular and extracurricular activities, the strategy of entering a higher institution (from the 10th grade). Revaluation and adjustment of the plan is carried out at the end of the trimester, which allows children to evaluate achievements and more precisely to schedule assignments.
High School Diploma program offers to study English as academic or foreign, physics, painting, geography, French, literature and humanitarian subjects, mathematics, history, physical education, chemistry, drama, biology and music.
Able and motivated students can simultaneously attend Advanced Placement. Credits on subjects of AR universities are taken into account as the passage of the first course, which greatly simplifies the admission to the university.
During the year of the program, students move to a new level of English proficiency. During the course practical skills, independence, assimilation of new material are assessed. All cumulative assessments are transferred to the certificate with the overall scores for the high school.
As summer courses, the college offers a comprehensive program consisting of English lessons and guided tours in Canada. From July 30 until August 22, children are required to visit every week to 25 lessons in English. Interesting and famous places of the country are inspected on weekends or after classes.
The main advantage of summer courses at Albert College is experienced teachers, relaxed atmosphere, study of English during entertainment and sightseeing program.
On the development of research skills. Students learn to perform practical tasks using information and computer technology. Three weeks of courses develop a letter, reading and speaking skills at a sufficient level for training at Canadian universities. English can also be studied as an academic discipline for the native school of a foreign guest. Groups are formed depending on the goals of the students, the volume of their general knowledge and level of English proficiency. The small number of groups allows curators and teachers to approach each student individually. Students work independently, in small groups (at lessons) and large groups (during entertainment and sports events). There are daily sports activities, evening games that increase social interaction. Children every day receive a plan of study for the day, starting at 8:30 am and ending at 14:30.
The most part of the events falls on weekends. Young people can visit the Niagara Falls, make a tour of a thousand islands in Kingston Park, a national exhibition in Toronto, in the Canadian Wonderland, and entertain a theatrical show at the Medieval Times Castle (knight battles).
Schoolchildren can spend time watching movies, visiting museums, theaters and concerts, and sports games (mini-golf, bowling, paintball) outside the campus. Fans of shopping can appreciate the quality of local products and a range of Canadian boutiques.
Physical exercises and training are available from the evening classes on campus. Students can play themselves in a game of table football and billiards, squash, basketball, tennis, volleyball or football. The college provides free access to the gym and fitness room, swimming pool. For cinephiles, participation in watching marathons is possible, and gamers will appreciate the availability of XBox and other gaming equipment.
The cost of : 3800 Canadian dollars
Albert College accommodates 2 residences for both students, male and female. Each building is very well equipped with necessary furniture, appliances. All rooms of the residences are with private facilities. In the buildings there are mini-kitchens, lounges, gambling halls, laundry. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Board meals are organized in the dining room. Meals in the menu are traditional: international, vegetarian.
The territory of the boarding school is 25 acres of the coastal zone of Lake Ontario. The campus includes two main buildings: for students in the senior and primary schools. The first building is decorated in the style of majestic Gothic. Near the college there are park alleys, framed by ancient trees, green meadows.
For studying and development, Albert College offers a wide variety of technical capabilities. Modern equipment is available here in each classroom, laboratory, sectional hall. Also, multimedia technology is present in the library, a room for self-preparation. The sports fund is represented by an indoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a sports hall, a gym, and several playing fields. In addition, the territory has a chapel, a shop, a dining room, a cafeteria.
Additional costs consist of a registration fee $2,500, a tuition fee $500, training costs and medical insurance. Students before the start of the academic year make a deposit for studying. For supervising it is also necessary to pay separately. The cost of the transfer and the flight completely falls on the shoulders of the parents of the students.
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|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- 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)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- 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.