Trafalgar Castle School is a prestigious Canadian private school that accepts only girls aged 10-18 for training, one of the national leaders in terms of pre-university training and education. The institution has prestigious accreditation of professional councils, is a member of private schools associations in both Ontario and Canada as a whole.
Trafalgar Castle School is located in Whitby, Ontario, about 15 minutes by bus east of Toronto, with a total population of 115,000 people. On the one hand, it is a small, cozy and quiet city, located on the northern shore of a large lake of Ontario. On the other hand - the proximity of the metropolis and the developed, modern city center makes possible various leisure and entertainment options, students can use the necessary urban infrastructure and tourism opportunities.
In grades 5-8, the following subjects are studied in detail:
In order to enter the school, you will need:
Education in grades 9-12 is aimed at obtaining a diploma of secondary education in Ontario (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). To successfully complete this course, you must earn 30 educational credits (18 mandatory and 12 elective disciplines are studied), perform the OSSLT literacy test (in grade 10), and recruit at least 40 hours of community service. The accumulation of credits starts in the 9th grade (here it is necessary to dial up to 8m): these are the original credit units that the student receives for the successful study of the course on the chosen subject:
To the list of subjects in the 10th grade is added the history of Canada, civil law, additional natural sciences, vocational guidance and courses to choose from (Chinese language, leadership, HLS, technodisign, fine arts). The total number of loans this year is also 8.
In the 11th grade, each student must earn up to 7 credits: about 17 disciplines are offered, and English is studied by all compulsorily (as in 12th grade, but here the minimum of credits is slightly lower-6).
The training program for each student is formed taking into account its inclinations, abilities and interests, the future profession, it is necessary to take into account the already passed disciplines and courses.
This is an in-depth study primarily of mathematics and English, almost university, the most complete and profound. The results of math graduates in the AP program are almost twice as high as the world average, which speaks eloquently about the quality of training and high academic requirements of institutions.
A special course for foreign students, envisaged for study in grade 9.
Academic programs of Trafalgar Castle School are often developed together with foreign colleagues and take into account modern, innovative directions. Thus, students can take a special course in writing skills developed at the University of Chicago, as well as participate in a student exchange program with Chile, Canadian institutions, Australia, South Africa or Spain. School of Management. Rothman at the University of Toronto has created a unique program "I-Think": she intensively develops the skill of critical and integrated thinking, teaches to quickly find effective and non-standard solutions, navigate in problem situations and cases. At the lessons of technical design, students have the opportunity to create controllable robot-robots, etc.
In order to enter the school, you will need:
On campus conditions, up to 70 students reside in the campus - the residence is located in the same building as the training building (total 53 rooms). Most of the students live in twos, the rooms are fully equipped with comfortable furniture and the required equipment, access to Wi-Fi, personal lockers. Every day, employees check the condition of the rooms and the cleanliness in them - the pupils themselves must monitor the cleaning and maintenance of the order. Also there is an on-duty tutor, who helps with lessons and solves everyday and organizational issues, the nurse is on duty around the clock.
On weekends, various leisure activities are organized for students: visits to museums, theaters and cinema, trips to shopping and sports, ice skating and skiing, hiking and visiting amusement parks, a visit to Whitby's huge public library . When the holidays come or a long weekend, fascinating trips are organized for the students: schoolgirls visit New York, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, visit Niagara Falls. Foreign students may not go home, but prefer not to stay in the residence.
The spacious school cafeteria is located right on campus: thanks to the chamber, family atmosphere at Trafalgar Castle School, every meal is an occasion to meet and chat with friends, to have a good time for delicious food and an interesting conversation. The menu of the school is balanced, diverse, all dishes are prepared from the most fresh and natural products: the dining room staff received special awards for organizing healthy and varied meals for their students. Various salads are constantly served, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-calorie and healthy desserts, which will definitely please the sweet tooth.
In their free time, students can attend various clubs, sections and circles of interest: they can be devoted to sports, art and art, community service or cohabitation. For example, you can do robotics and lego, visit the circle of the IZO and a club of debates, music and vocals, visit a club of classical lovers and a special literary workshop, master dances or horse riding. Senior schoolgirls take patronage over the younger ones: this helps to develop the ability to work in a team, to answer for one's words and deeds, develop responsibility and independence, improve communication skills. The school celebrates all the big holidays, various festivals and shows are held - among them the main place, of course, is Christmas.
Trafalgar Castle School is divided into 4 faculties - there is always a competition between them based on the results of studies, degree and success of participation in leisure and sporting events. Each victory and success is a certain number of points, and at the end of the year the faculty, which receives the most points, is declared the winner and is awarded with memorable prizes.
The sports program offered to the students is unusually diverse - it has a place for both team and individual sports. There is a sports hall and a fitness center on site, you can do football, rowing, cross-country and jogging, try basketball or volleyball, play field hockey, go swimming (including synchronized) or master self-defense skills. Trafalgar Castle School received a prestigious Platinum award - this prize is given by the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Culture, Leisure and Dance for special achievements in the physical and sports education of students. Schoolgirls constantly participate in various competitions, games and matches, including with pupils of other surrounding schools.
The Trafalgar Castle School was founded in 1874, and the building of Trafalgar Castle, in which the institution is located today, was built in 1859: originally it was a luxury residential building, which later became a home for the school. This is a true architectural monument of the Elizabethan style, one of the key attractions of the city of Whitby.
Here you can study both the daily format and live on a boarding school (from the 7th grade and upward, only 70 students live on the campus all the time, both Canadian citizens and foreign students). On average, 13-16 people are involved in one group. The institution is rightly proud of the level of achievement and knowledge of its pupils - over 98% of graduates enter the best rating universities in the USA and Canada:
The school has an unusually qualified and experienced teaching team: they constantly Cooperate with colleagues around the world, improve in their field, exchange experience and introduce new methods and technologies into the training program. Suffice it to say that some electives are studied online, and 15-25% of the total study time is the use of the latest information technology. That's why all students need to have their own laptop for better and full training, and even a specific technical model is recommended.
Trafalgar Castle School maintains high academic standards and strives to provide the most quality, comprehensive, full-fledged training for its pupils. The educational institution is not afraid to introduce modern technologies and methods, respects all cultures, nationalities and traditions, seeks to educate in the students unity and cohesion, active civic and social position.
Trafalgar Castle School is located in a real castle! This is a real gift for admirers of romance, history, classical architecture: here students move around luxurious spacious halls and corridors, enjoy stucco, classical furniture, gilded details, fireplaces, stained-glass windows, a huge wide main staircase. Despite careful maintenance of the atmosphere of antiquity, the institution is technically well equipped: the audience is equipped with modern technology, there are specialized laboratories, computer rooms, studios for music and creativity. Also on campus is a spacious indoor pool, gym and fitness center, a chapel, a modern medical center, a spacious common dining room and its own shops and shopping pavilions. The total area of the campus Trafalgar Castle School reaches 23 acres: in the fresh air are game fields and playgrounds, including a squash field and three tennis courts.
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