At Markham’s J. Addison School, student success is more than just a buzz word. Known for its personalized teaching and adaptable curriculum, the prestigious private day and boarding school continues to deliver a 100 per cent post-secondary acceptance rate year after year.
Founded in 2002, the school offers programs from Montessori Casa up to Grade 12. Small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and spacious dormitory residences make
it a popular choice for local families looking for an enriched private school education as well as international students from Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe.
The elementary and secondary school programs follow the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum with teachers providing enrichment in all core subjects. Classes such as French, Computers and Physical Education are led by specialist teachers.
“We are proud that our graduates are accepted into universities all around the world,” notes J. Addison School principal Lee Venditti.
In addition to providing a comprehensive education in a safe, harmonious environment, the school offers its international boarding students significant ESL support and a well- rounded introduction to the Canadian way of life.
“We help our students feel at home by participating in community events like fundraising walks, tree planting activities, and volunteering at local soup kitchens,” saysVenditti.“We believe in having our students give back to society as part of our curriculum.”
International students who wish to remain in Canada for their post- secondary education benefit from a recently-announced partnership between J.Addison School andYork University.
The new partnership will create a pathway for international graduates interested in attendingYork University by offering onsite recruitment sessions and English language testing, as well as three scholarships available exclusively to J.Addison School students.
“York University will be opening a Markham campus very close to our school within the next three years, so that is going to make the transition even easier for our graduates,” Venditti says.
This fall, J. Addison School will also launch a program for elite female basketball players. With an NCAA coach on staff, the initiative is attracting athletes from all over the world who are interested in combining a first- rate education with the opportunity to compete against other elite student athletes in Canada and the United States.
In addition to the fully-equipped gymnasium, the school offers a dance studio,art studio, and state-of-the-art science labs.
Parents are able to monitor their students’ academic progress through an online portal.
“We believe in being very transparent with parents,” Venditti explains.
“They can log in and have access to assignments, tests, and quizzes so they can see how their children are doing at any time.”
In addition, school staff travel to Asia to meet with parents first hand, a personal touch thatVenditti says sets J. Addison School apart from many other boarding schools.
While most international students return home for the summer, some choose to remain on campus to attend summer school or ESL classes.
The school also offers a popular Summer Camp program that includes a day camp for younger children and a new Summer ESL Junior Camp for children aged 12 to 14.
“Our students are not just numbers, they are people and we really care for them,” Venditti says.“We encourage each of our students to explore and develop their skills and talents so they can do well in their post-secondary education and be successful in life.”
To learn more about J.Addison School visit www.jaddisonschool.com