Académie de la Capitale (AcadeCap) transcends the boundaries generally imposed by grade, age, disciplines, and culture.  We nurture academic excellence, compassion, and a strong sense of self as part of a  local and global community.  

 

  

 

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April 8, 10:00am to 4:00pm

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ABOUT ACADECAP

Established in 1998, the school has always espoused the mission to cultivate a community comprised of compassionate and respectful individuals; where tenacity, inquiry, and innovation form the foundation of academic achievement and lifelong success. We teach for the present and the future; enabling students to succeed on an international stage, either as respected professionals, or as pioneers in careers that have yet to be invented.

"...Académie de la Capitale is a unique IB World School where students want to stay, long after the school day is
finished…"

OUR PROGRAMMES

Our commitment to pedagogical excellence is what led us to become an International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme World school and to offer credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We work with various curricula expectations, namely from the IB PYP, the Ontario Ministry of Education and the Ministère de l’éducation du Québec.

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OPEN HOUSES

Open Houses are a great way to find out more about the programmes and to meet the AcadeCap Team. Please visit Upcoming Events for dates and times.

A DAY AT ACADECAP

At AcadeCap, we strive to create a culture of academic excellence driven by the ideal of a community that embraces difference and risk taking; and the belief that education does not only stem from a place, but also an attitude. This is why, in addition to all the admission requirements, the day students spend at AcadeCap helps the students decide whether or not they feel our community is the ideal setting for them to continue their education. It also helps us take note of their ability to contribute: to excel both independently and cooperatively.

INFO-KITS & SCHOOL TOUR

Upon request, an info-kit detailing admission requirements will be sent out and a school tour will be scheduled

2014-2015 Registration

Please click here to download the 2014-2015 registration form.

2014-2015 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2014-2015 school calendar.

School Uniform

At Académie de la Capitale, students have a formal uniform that they wear to school on Monday’s, during school outings and on other special occasions. In addition, students have a more casual uniform that they wear the rest of the week. Students are also required to wear a sports uniform for their Physical Education class. Académie de la Capitale school uniforms can be purchased from Land’s End with the schools code.

Waiting List

Interested families are encouraged to join our Waiting List by clicking on the link here and filling out our contact form.

CAMPS

Acadecap aims to provide a year long learning expeirence.  Our summer camps combine our passion for teaching with summertime fun. These camps are also an opportunity for our older students to take on leadership roles as camp counsellors and mentors. Acadecamp and Acadecapciss are two distinct camp options targeting students from pre-kindergarden to grade 12.

ACADECAMP

JUN 23 - AUG 15

(pre-k to Grade 6)

FUSING ART & STEM

Académie de la Capitale, IB World School, designs bilingual inquiry-based sessions blending Visual Arts and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Team sports, K2 Martial Arts Jiu-Jitsu, R&R and Play make AcadeCamp a well-rounded summer adventure!

 AcadeCoders

JULY 7th — AUG 1st

(age 10 to 14 years old)

Acadecoders is a four week software coding and design camp being offered for the first time this summer at Academie de la Capitale.  Each week will see participants progress through more complex coding adventures.  Our curriculum is being developed by the Acadecap STEM team and will be delivered by computer science specialists. Each day will involve learning new concepts, working on projects, and outdoor activity for a well balanced camp experience.

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FUNDRAISERS
  • AcadeQuiz
  • i Donate
  • AcadeShop
  • Zambia School Project
  • Terry Fox Foundation
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • The Mission Trail Mix and Warm Clothing Collection
  • La Maison Youville Clothing and Toy Collection
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We thank our sponsors for investing in our students and supporting their learning.

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YOUR TEAM

A Professional, Dedicated, and Internationally Diverse group of Educators

To enhance our school’s international character, the AcadeCap Team is made up of educators from different parts of the world.

AcadeCap educators have diverse educational backgrounds and teaching experiences. However, espousing a collaborative, inquiry-based approach to learning and to teaching is what brings them together.

To ensure students receive the highest quality of teaching in their various subjects, AcadeCap employs specialists in Visual and Media Arts, Music, Martial Arts, Creative Movement, Information Communication Technology, Computer Programming, Engineering, Math, SMT, Spanish and Mandarin.

A Professional, Dedicated, and International chef

Chef Erick of Dial-a-Chef, also an AcadeCap Team Member, offers meals to develop our students’ taste buds.

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Mme Neena Parbhakar
STEM Coordinator

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Mme Angela Jackson
Secondary Language Arts Teacher

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Mme Annie Grondin
Primary Teacher
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Mme Alex Carter
Technology Educator & EDTECH Consultant
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Mme Katie Mariasine
Primary Teacher
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Mme Lola Lobetti
Primary Teacher & Secondary Math Teacher
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Mme Mary Sirskyj
English Teacher & SMT Instructor

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Mme Sarah Sumner
Coding Teacher

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Joaquin Rodriguez
Spanish Teacher & Teacher for Visually Impaired

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Mrs. H.
English Teacher, SMT Instructor and PYP Coordinator

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Mme Nora Ibrahim
Preschool Teacher
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Mme Alex Fichera
Visual Arts Teacher & English Teacher

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Mme Melanie Dean
Preschool Teacher
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Mme Mélanie Bernard
Promotion, Partnership & PYP Curriculum Advisor

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Mme Barbara Odenwald
Social Studies Teacher

M. Erick le Pors
Caterer
http://www.dialachef.ca/

DAILY ENRICHMENT & AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING

DAILY ENRICHMENT

As part of AcadeCap’s well-rounded approach to education, students learn to: play the violin and other instruments, communicate in Mandarin or Spanish, develop focus and self-defense skills in Jiu-jitsu, problem-solve in STEM activities, develop coding and ICT skills, as well as develop creativity through media and visual arts.

CODING AND TECHNOLOGY

Learning computer programming with MIT’s SCRATCH, as early as grade 1, is another way our students develop strong problem-solving skills.
And, being on the cutting edge, in terms of knowing how to use the most recent information and communication technology to learn, to inquire and/or to present, gives all our students, aged 3 and up, the opportunity to develop early, a necessary and useful skillset for now and for the future. Come and check out our i PAD programme!

STEM

All AcadeCap students participate in a weekly SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) enrichment period. In addtion to opportunities to participate in international Mathematics contests, students are involved in projects, experiments, visits with guest speakers, outings and so much more. Once again, the activities go beyond the classroom learning and appeal to all learners.

ESL & FSL

AcadeCap provides English and/or French as a Second Language “sheltering” courses to international students with the objective of enabling a smoother integration and possibly a better understanding of Canadian society, before attending university or college. For younger students, learning English and/or French as a Second Language in a sheltered environment also enables them to succeed academically more quickly, and to make friends more easily.

SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-SENSORY TEACHING

AcadeCap reading and writing specialists provide SMT (Simultaneous Multi-sensory Teaching), a method based on the Orten-Guillingham approach, to students experiencing moderate to severe reading, spelling and writing difficulties.

LEARNING FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

AcadeCap is developing an expertise in teaching the visually-impaired.

AFTER SCHOOL LEARNING

AcadeCap’s After School Programme continues to provide various learning opportunities, with specialists as instructors, through Chess Masters and Math, Lego Mindstorms, Ballet/Creative Movement, Ceramics and the Little Blue People Band

 

ACADECAMP

AcadeCamp is a camp committed to the values inherent in the IB learner profile.  Campers are encouraged to be inquirers, thinkers, communicators, principled and open-minded through play, as well as a gamut of engaging science, language, math, physical education, and fine arts activities. 

For more information, please visit http://acadecamp.weebly.com/about.html

June 23-27
Living Lego

June 30 & July 2-4 (4 days)
Sound of Silence

July 7-11
Pixelism

July 14-18
Proxy Performance

July 21-25
Stop Motion

July 28 - August 1st
Amazing Animations

August 5-8 (4 days)
Transform It!

August 11-15
Photo Frenzy

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Calendar
  • AUG 25

    Journée pédagogique (pas de cours) Professional Development Day (No School)

  • AUG 28

    Académie de la Capitale: Open House

  • SEP 1

    Congés/ Holidays (Jour du travail-Labour Day)

  • SEP 2

    Cérémonie d’ouverture/ Opening Ceremonies

  • SEP 10

    Épluchette communautaire/Community Corn Roast

  • SEP 17

    Look into the Art of Animation Field Trip (Grade 2 - Grade 8)

    Ottawa's own Atomic Audio will show how voices and sounds become part of a cartoon. Students will get involved as Atomic's award winning team does some demonstrations!

    Before or after the presentation, join the National Film Board for some hands on animation activities!

  • SEP 23

    Présentation du curriculum/Curriculum Night

  • SEP 24

    The Terry Fox National School Run Day

  • SEP 24

    Marathon scolaire Terry Fox School Run

  • OCT 4

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • OCT 9

    Stony Swamp School Trip

  • OCT 10

    Formation et planification (pas de cours) Training and planning (no school)

  • OCT 13

    Congés/ Holidays (Action de grâces-Thanksgiving)

  • NOV 1

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • NOV 7

    PYP- MYP- OSSD: Progress Reports Go Home

  • NOV 7

    Bulletin intérimaire/Interim Report Card

  • NOV 10

    Entretiens à trois/ /3 Way Conferences

  • NOV 26

    Académie de la Capitale Open House

  • NOV 28

    Foire scientifique Science Fair

  • DEC 6

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • DEC 19

    Congés/ Holidays (Vacances de Noël-Xmas Holidays)

  • DEC 19

    Gala du temps des fêtes/Festive Season’s Extravaganza

  • DEC 19

    School Closes at 1pm - Happy Holidays

  • JAN 10

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • JAN 15

    Rencontre du village/Village Meeting

  • JAN 16

    Période de révision et d’examen DÉSO/ OSSD Review and Exam Week

  • JAN 21

    Bulletins/Report Cards

  • JAN 23

    PYP- MYP- OSSD Report Cards go home

  • JAN 23

    Congé DÉSO/OSSD Holiday

  • JAN 26

    NT/ NS Début du nouveau terme /New term begins

  • JAN 28

    Entretiens à trois/3 Way Conferences

  • FEB 4

    100th Day of School!

  • FEB 7

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • FEB 11

    Académie de la Capitale: Open House

  • FEB 13

    Formation et planification (pas de cours) Training and planning (no school)

  • FEB 16

    Congés/ Holidays (Jour de la famille-Family Day)

  • FEB 18

    Waterloo Coding Competition for High School

  • FEB 27

    Académie de la Capitale Re-enrollment Date

  • MAR 2

    Échéance de réinscription/Re-enrollment Deadline

  • MAR 7

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • MAR 7

    Soirée AcadeQuiz Fundraiser Night

  • MAR 13

    Congés/ Holidays (Congé de mars et ACCamp - March Break & ACCamp)

  • MAR 26

    Test de compétences linguistique/Literacy Test

  • APR 3

    Congés/ Holidays (Vendredi Saint-Good Friday)

  • APR 6

    Congés/ Holidays (Lundi Pâques-Easter Monday)

  • APR 8

    Compétitions Mathematica Contests

  • APR 11

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • APR 13

    Bulletin intérimaire/Interim Report Card

  • APR 21

    Bulletin intérimaire/Interim Report Card

  • MAY 2

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • MAY 4

    Entretiens guidés par l’élève/Student-Led Conferences

  • MAY 4

    Dem-Gym-Jiu/Jiu-Gym-Dem

  • MAY 13

    PYP Exhibition

  • MAY 15

    Formation et planification (pas de cours) Training and planning (no school)

  • MAY 18

    Congés/ Holidays (Fête de la reine-Victoria Day)

  • MAY 21

    Sautons en Chœur/Jump Rope for Heart

  • JUN 5

    Journée sportive/Sports Day

  • JUN 6

    Minecraft Saturdays

  • JUN 11

    Vernissage/Art Exhibition

  • JUN 12

    Période de révision et d’examen DÉSO/ OSSD Review and Exam Week

  • JUN 12

    Alternative Sports Day if it rains the previous

  • JUN 18

    BBQ & Festin de fraises/BBQ & Strawberry Social

  • JUN 18

    Cabaret AcadéCap/AcadeCap Cabaret

  • JUN 19

    PYP & MYP Bulletins/Report Cards

  • JUN 19

    Cérémonie de clôture/Closing Ceremonies

  • JUN 22

    Formation et planification (pas de cours) Training and planning (no school)

  • JUN 22

    Bulletins DESO/Report Cards OSSD

WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR
AN INTRODUCTION TO ACADECAP

One of the first things you notice when stepping into our locale, is the open-concept layout. Designed to foster interaction between students of different ages, grades, and abilities, AcadeCap feels more like a creative, cutting-edge workhub than a traditional amalgam of distinct classrooms.

You see and hear small workgroups of multi-aged classmates peppering the space, sometimes moving about, most often hard at work. These small groupings allow students to develop a collaborative skillset by working closely with peers of different backgrounds and capabilities. They provide students with the opportunity to constantly interact with teachers, various specialists, and invited guest speakers, while having their own ideas heard and their contributions noted.

Our team of educators and our physical layout contribute to the dynamic, convivial atmosphere at AcadeCap, where learning is not demonstrated by the regurgitation of information, but by the ability to think and to question, critically, ethically, and divergently. Consequently, our students are learning to be respectful when others speak and share ideas, and in turn, are confident, and courageous to take risks and to innovate within the group.

From the photo gallery, you would know that our small class sizes also allow our students to take their learning outside of school, fully taking advantage of the many worthwhile places to visit in the Ottawa/Outaouais region as well as to travel across the province and the country.

From the student work showcased everywhere in the school, you quickly notice that our students learn with various sets of learning expectations. To structure the AcadeCap syllabus, we combine the IB PYP learning expectations organized through developmental phases (continuums) and the more traditional, age-banded linear stages from the Ontario Ministry of Education. As a result, all of our students are constantly challenged and motivated, with no limit to the scope of their learning.

Finally, if you were here at 4:30 pm, you would see that AcadeCap students want to stay, long after the school day is done!

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IB PYP, MYSP, OSSD
The International Baccaleaureate® Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)

The IB PYP is a curriculum framework designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom, in the community and in the world outside. It is defined by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, explored through knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas, with a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning. The IB PYP curriculum supports and encourages students to develop the essential concepts, the skills, the knowledge, the attitudes and the ability to act, in order to become real-life learners, sustainabilty-aware and globally-minded, international citizens. Throughout their years in IB PYP, students develop the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile.; they become more and more open-minded, balanced, reflective, principled, knowledgeable, caring, inquirers, thinkers, risk-takers and strong communicators.

The MIddle Years School Programme (MYSP)

The AcadeCap MYSP is distinctive, as it promotes in-depth study of the Grade 7 and 8 Ontario curricula, while broadening the perspectives of learners who link subjects and study them through various conceptual lenses. Students coming to the Middle Years School Programme from the PYP find a natural continuation in their learning process, while students coming from traditional approaches experience an awakening of their learning abilities and a new enthusiasm towards school and learning.

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

The OSSD has been designed with the goal of ensuring that graduates are well prepared to lead satisfying and productive lives, both as citizens and individuals, and to participate and contribute successfully in a rapidly evolving and increasingly global society and economy.

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