What are the benefits of attending private school?
Known as an individual; chance to find your voice even if it’s sometimes a quiet voice! Resources and programs flourishing not cut like public schools (ex: music and the fine arts, PE.)
What are the benefits of attending an all-girls school?
Girls are a different breed around the opposite sex; they suddenly worry about the persona they need to create, about others’ opinions and perceptions as a top priority….here they are themselves, time to figure out who they are, without the constant distraction and pressure of a coed adolescent environment
What types of students in particular benefit from attending private school?
Ones who are curious, keen, love learning but also ones who learn differently, may slip through cracks in public schools.
What unique or specialized programs do you offer and how does each one help your students?
Pursuit of Excellence
IThink Experience week
IEP included in tuition
What are the goals your school would like to see students achieve?
Be flexible and resilient, make mistakes and know how to get back up, find their passion, and become responsible, aware citizens.
Are there any particular awards, specializations or other unique student achievements that you’d like to share? If so, what aspects about your school have helped contribute to this student success?
Students go on to great things! Ex? Hillary Kourkoutis performing at the Junos….Meghan Toswell at Varsity Swimming (Olympic hopeful) out East, Asha James—Olympic athlete….Roopan Gill studying medicine for underprivileged women…
-Brick by Brick and Stop the Stigma programs run the past 2 years by the Prefects
-Trafalgar has taught them to believe in themselves and not limit what their dreams are…to put their passion and goals first and not to compromise on that.
What percentage of your graduating class attends university?
100% go to college or university, vast majority get their first choice
What are the benefits of small class sizes?
Not just small classes but small school advantage—sheltering, supportive, safe place to grow and challenge yourself. Every girl here feels recognized, known, missed when she is away, and supported even after she graduates through Alum connections
How does your school deal with issues like bullying and safety?
-small school, lots of eyes are on the small number of students (Family Teachers, Advisors, classroom teachers, Nurse, Counselor, Guidance Counselor, VPs, coaches) , prompt reaction is key. We have students buy in, help moniter too…often it’s the kids who are telling us when something is wrong….Peer Mediators,. We use progressive discipline to deal with mistakes, and a series of penalties for infractions to our Code of Conduct—it’s a RARE thing at this school…
What types of programs are included with school tuition? (e.g. Extra-curricular activities, exercise programs, lunch programs, travel opportunities, co-operative experiences, access to computers)
-everything except computer lease and cost of flight on exchange….
Do you have any alumni success stories you’d like to share with us?
Hill, Asha James, Meghan Toswell, Celine Murray at RMC!
What is one positive experience about private school that may surprise parents?
-the girls are normal kids! They have jobs, save money, can’t always afford the best….and they are GRATEFUL to be here….it’s a sacrifice for many families.
Is there anything else you’d like parents or students to know about your school, or the benefits of attending private school?
We have been around since 1874—you’ve got to know a thing or two about vision and education to succeed that long….balance of tradition (missing in today’s society) and innovation.