What today’s school should look like?
OUR pedagogical vision in practice
At Académie de la Capitale (AcadeCap), we believe that education needs to be grounded in evidenced practice, while nonetheless accounting for forward thinking and change.
The first thing you’re likely to notice when stepping into our locale, is the open-concept layout, along with the impressive array of student work, both framed and in progress, covering almost all available wallspace. Designed to foster interaction between students of different ages, grades, and abilities, Acadecap functions like a creative, cutting-edge workhub rather than the traditional amalgam of distinct classrooms. Correspondingly, students aren’t arranged with the notion of static classrooms in mind, but grouped into small, focused workgroups which emphasize collaborative skillsets, participation, and teacher interaction, in tandem with the integration of our rigorous syllabus.
To structure the AcadeCap syllabus, we’ve combined the age-banded stages of the Ontario Ministry of Education, with the developmental phases of the International Baccalaureate (IB©) Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. This combination takes any pre-conceived limitations away from the scope and depth of students’ learning. The result is a constantly motivated and challenged student body.
This is an approach that requires not only teachers, but also specialists and ultimately mentors, to function. Our teachers are not only selected for both their experience and specialties, but also their drive to learn and share their passion. They are often leaders in their fields, sharing and acquiring their knowledge via publications and social media, all the while continually adapting their craft thanks to intensive training sessions occurring almost every month. Most importantly, they define the dynamic and innovative, success-driven culture, which in turn defines AcadeCap and empowers our students. As such, the AcadeCap student is unlike any other. He or she not only develops the ability to think and to question critically, ethically, and divergently, but also the ability to build and to create. It is our aim to develop academically successful students, who also have the gumption to take risks, to innovate, and to tackle the unknown: a courage borne of experience acquired from struggling, succeeding, and creating at AcadeCap. Lucie Lalonde. Founding Director.
Académie de la Capitale aims to create a community where consideration, respect and care for others are valued.
Through experiential learning and teaching, and through accurate assessment, it aims to develop inquiry, interaction and innovation, as well as academic achievement.
To this end, Académie de la Capitale encourages learners of all ages to acquire holistic learning, to seek answers, to use critical thinking, and to act.
Académie de la Capitale encourages its students to become passionate about learning in all aspects of life.