Welcome to Kells Academy
One of the best decisions you will ever make.
Students flourish when their school embraces their strengths and addresses their needs.
Kells Academy was founded on the understanding and appreciation of student individuality, and the complete rejection of the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to learning. its future-minded model effectively embrace's a child's uniqueness, attuned to their culture, lifestyle, interests and ability.
At the core of its winning formula, Kells' small class sizes, excellent programs, and dedicated, high-quality educators, provide an innovative and enriching learning environment, enhanced with many of today's most advanced learning tools. Using proven teaching approaches, Kells encourages and inspires students to achieve their personal best, empowering them with knowledge, self-esteem, and the capability of progressing confidently in pursuit of their dreams.
We have a vision for our students.
Beyond merely understanding individualism, Kells Academy celebrates it, responding to the unique 'DNA' of each student with its diversity of learning approaches. A deeper appreciation of a student's experience, interests, culture, and other realities, allows us to ensure them a learning experience that responds more precisely to their individual needs, and one this is considerably more rich and meaningful.
While nurturing a student's natural curiosity and creativity, and fuelling their inner drive to learn, our primary goal is to facilitate self-directed learning, with emphasis on critical thinking, and 'executive function' skills - organization, time management, etc. - so important to the timely completion of tasks and achievement of goals. In essence, our students " learn to learn".
Ensuring that each student ultimately possesses what he or she will need to succeed in life.
A vastly superior level of student support.
At Kells, we believe that each student has their own unique learning style and that we need to approach instruction, in a more personalized fashion. Our instructional goal aims at providing a comfortable environment which will accommodate a variety of individual needs. Due to the exceptionally small class sizes, we are able to track each student's progress through high school and have a much better chance of providing a progression of support based on individual learning needs.
Support is also given in our Resource room where students learn how to manage their time, how to best use the technology provided in the school, how to plan long range examinations and how to improve on their reading and writing skills.
The path to higher education.
Our guidance program ensures that students make informed choices about their future. Throughout high school, students are presented with a range of career choices with an emphasis on helping students maximize and understand their particular interests and aptitudes. Assistance with the college applications is provided as well as letters of recommendation. To help students with personal concerns, the guidance counsellor is available on a one-to-one basis.
Our graduates enrol in the faculties of Commerce, Business, Law, Medicine and Engineering at both McGill University and Concordia University, as well as America and European universities.
Our alumni, many of whom make the Dean's Lists in Montreal colleges, tell us that being challenged in areas of strength while supported in areas that needed developing was not only motivational, but provided the preparation they needed for a lifetime of learning and achievement.
The teachers at Kells put the needs of the student first!
Teacher provide individualized support to students requiring assistance, or enrichment. They strive to become part of the students' lives as well as their education. They have been successfully delivering student-centred, individualized education in a warm and caring environment for nearly 40 years.