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St. Andrew's College

Address: Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7 Canada
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Description 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 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 boys. The educational institution is very attractive for international pupils - representatives of 34 countries of the world study here, who appreciated the highest level of the proposed academic training. The percentage of graduates successfully enrolled in universities was 100% in 2014; 133 graduates were honored to be invited to universities in Europe, the United States, Canada, Britain, Mexico and China in 2013- in total they were sent 651 offer!

In spite of the separate type of training, the young men get frequent leisure activities 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 place: the closeness of the big city does not hinders the students, the noise of the metropolis does not distract from study. Also, the spaciousness and large area 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:

  • Prepare the necessary documents (application, passport photo, letter of recommendation, extract with marks for the last 2 years + current year );
  • Attach the results to CAT (for pupils of Grades 5-8) or SSAT (for high school students);
  • If necessary, provide the results of TOEFL Junior;
  • Pay the compulsory registration fee;
  • Pass a telephone interview (you can pass it through the Skype).

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.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Andrew's College

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
10-13
from 63 760 $CAD / year

Secondary school (Middle School: grades 5-8)

At this stage of the studying there are approximately 160 students, the main goal of whose is to successfully go to the senior school, having mastered a significant amount of knowledge and skills, to 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:

  • Physical culture and health
  • English and Literature
  • Physics
  • French
  • Biology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Chemistry.

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.

Annual
13-17
from 63 760 $CAD / year

Senior School (Upper School: 9 - 12 classes)

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 selects the disciplines as electives necessary for admission to the chosen institution. Classes for vocational guidance begin in grade 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:

  • English language (for 4 credits in each class from 9 to 12)
  • French language (1 credit)
  • History of Canada (1 credit, studied in grade 10)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Geography of Canada (1 credit, studied in 9th grade)
  • Art (1 unit)
  • The natural science unit (2 units)
  • Physical Education and Health (1 unit)
  • Fundamentals of citizenship and career guidance (1 credit).

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.

AP program - Advanced Placement program

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 ranked 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.

Language support

For foreign students for whom English is not their mother tongue, additional supportive classes are organized in the college - it can be attended up to the 12th grade, until the end of studying. Practice shows that if a student starts an additional course of English in 9th grade, then he learns the program of grade 11 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, visit a lesson or a language seminar.

Accommodation and food

In total, 256 students live in 4 comfortable residences: 1 hostel is intended for secondary school and 3 for high school students. International students live in rooms by two persons, each room is provided with a bed, a desk and a lamp and a wardrobe. For order in the rooms the students monitore 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 has constantly staff: a doctor, psychotherapist, nurses (around the clock) and 2 sports doctors. Here you can put the necessary vaccinations and even prepare for a trip to 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.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, English, Geography of canada, german language, History of canada, maths, Natural science

Events St. Andrew's College

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 (it helps students learn French), as well as with Australian educational institutions. Various excursions and exciting trips are organized, a separate mention is the regular participation of the school team in the World robots football championship.

Secondary school is divided into 4 clans: they constantly compete with each other in all types of activities - studies, extracurricular activities and leisure, sports, creativitу. 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:

  • In autumn - football, running, volleyball;
  • In winter - hockey, swimming, basketball , skis, curling, squash, fencing;
  • In sping - tennis, baseball, badminton, rugby, golf, lacrosse, track and field athletics and triathlon, cricket.

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.
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:

  • Leadership development;
  • Physical and theoretical training;
  • Participation in expedition;
  • First aid training;
  • Socio- Useful activity;
  • Biathlon;
  • Scuba diving;
  • Shooting;
  • And, of course, fighting for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize.

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 lot of ​​spectators.

Advantages

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 cooperates with colleagues and exchanges experiences. The school carefully tracks all the academic successes of schoolchildren: especially gifted students can wear a scholarship tie or a badge. In addition to academic success, St.Andrew's College appreciates sports and creative achievements.

Equipment St. Andrew's College

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 living residences, a common canteen (for 320 people), a 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 interesting attraction.

Extensive sports infrastructure for students: 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,  2 skating rinks in the winter.

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. Modern and innovative sources, storage media and the latest software are actively used. 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 - repair laptops and other equipment.

Term dates and fees

  • Use of laptop and internet = 3000 CAD / first year of training;
  • Deposit on admission (non-refundable) = 3000 CAD;
  • Registration fee = 175 CAD.

 

Extra fees:

  • Study materials 1500 CAD
  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 4000 CAD
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 CAD

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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.
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