a … inspires academic excellence, self-confidence and sound moral values in a family environment… <ul><li>small classes </li></ul><ul><li>dedicated teachers </li></ul><ul><li>enriched curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>study skills development </li></ul><ul><li>advanced technology </li></ul><ul><li>strong sports, arts and music </li></ul><ul><li>quality residential life </li></ul><ul><li>weekend adventure trips </li></ul><ul><li>a diverse student body </li></ul>
A member of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and founding member of the Canadian Educational Standards Institute (CESI). The college recognizes and supports its students’ individual needs in a structured, academic environment as they prepare for university and college. “ There is a sense of community at Albert College that sets a benchmark of excellence for other schools.” - Jim Christopher, Executive Director, Canadian Educational Standards Institute
Albert College is known for… … a family atmosphere … inspiring academic programmes … age-appropriate homework … evening supervised study … our Learning Strategies Programme … enriching Advanced Placement courses … a unique Post Graduate Year
Our curriculum is enriched by utilizing the resources of parents, alumni and local community members. … experts are invited to speak in the classroom, at special events and for the annual Shewfelt Lecture Series… … Dr. David Suzuki, Dr. Jane Goodall, Bob McDonald and William Lishman… Mathematics Languages Geography Science & Technology Social Science History & Politics Business & Economics Art, Drama & Music Athletics & Adventure Middle School Program The Academic Program
At the heart of Albert College is a committed, well-trained and caring faculty. Our exceptional teachers who are athletes and poets, scientists and musicians, authors and linguists... Caring Faculty/Staff Seventy-six faculty/staff, many living on campus Student/teacher ratio 8:1 Average class size of 15
Resource Centre - 14,000 volumes, computer labs, Internet access... … Internet and email access in all classrooms and dorms... … pool, squash courts, fitness room, tennis courts, darkroom facility and music practice rooms...
“ Albert challenges the mind, body and spirit. The athletics program is diverse and offers everyone an opportunity. I learned (to play) lacrosse from outstanding coaches who were also my teachers. I left prepared to make the women's varsity team my first year at Queen's University." -Carly Heffernan
Outdoor adventures… … to Toronto, New York City, Paris … spark new challenges and develop self-confidence … include orientation camp with peers and faculty at an outdoor education centre … assist in making new friendships that last a lifetime … include skiing, snow-boarding, climbing, camping and hiking Camp means team-building and individual, character-building pursuits…
“ You get to meet people from around the world, and the class spirit is high” -Shawnette Brangman Known for safety, fellowship and informality. Albert is truly a “home away from home”. 30% international students from over 20 countries... A home away from home
Albert’s arts programme is unique. Students select from a wide variety of options such as choir, band, drama, debating, photography, yearbook, sketching, dancing and painting. Arts Festival…Rotary Music Festival…Drama…Public Speaking…
band e-news yearbook computer photography chess choir debating drama drawing painting … emphasizes the excitement in finding new powers of creative expression...
Chapel services celebrate differences and foster an environment of international understanding. Community service programmes emphasize outreach, healthy living and global awareness… … blood donor clinics, developing world projects, Big Brothers/Sisters, work with the elderly, student leaders, school standards, residential life, social activities, strategic planning and house leagues... United Way Food Banks Terry Fox Run Jump Rope for Heart Moira River Clean-up
Boarding at Albert holds many opportunities for students to … be independent and handle responsibility … develop leadership skills by acting as flat seniors … prepare for the routines of university life … know teachers outside the classroom … make friends from around the world … discover something new about other cultures, customs, and religions
“ I will leave Albert College with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. By getting involved and living in residence I have had to learn how to work out deals and bargain and get things done.” -Dave Marino Albert College Graduates – 2005/2006 95% went on to universities and colleges in Canada, the United States, and internationally. One student chose an Equestrian Internship. One student is building a professional Art Portfolio. Over 50% of our graduates were Ontario Scholars. 5% achieved Albert Scholar status with averages over 90%.
Post Graduate Year … designed to enrich the High School experience … prepares students for university or college entrance … offers co-curricular activities and community service … widens university portfolios
The new state-of-the-art junior school facility is a welcoming place for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Other projects… … recreational facility at Victoria Manor … renovations to the existing music facilities … new drama classroom space … newly renovated Graham Hall
Albert College is situated on 25 acres on the shores of Lake Ontario in Belleville, Ontario, a quiet city with a population of 47,000 people. Approximate Driving Times: from Toronto 2 hours from Ottawa 2 1/2 hours from Montreal 3 hours from London 3 1/2 hours
ALBERT COLLEGE 160 Dundas Street West Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1A6