He preferred smart questions to smart answers. Yōko Ogawa, "The Housekeeper and the Professor"
CA has been challenging its students to extend themselves for over 100 years. Our alumni are pursuing varied careers that bring them pleasure and pride, while supporting their various communities. With the wisdom of past successes we look to the future to ensure our students are ready to shape an improved world. Our programme equally values disciplinary learning, service, creativity, action and curiosity - when these come together our young people can indeed change the world.
Like Ogawa's professor, at Canadian Academy we prefer to focus on the “smart questions.” We believe in the value of posing problems and helping young people find the solutions. Throughout the Secondary School, we provide opportunities for young people to test ideas, generate questions, pose solutions and solve problems.
Within the Secondary School, we have a Middle School (Grades 6-8) and a High School (Grades 9-12). The Middle School uses the curriculum framework of the IB Middle Years Program (MYP). Once in the High School, students finish their final two years of the MYP and then choose whether to pursue the rigorous IB Diploma Programme (DP) or to create a more individualized pathway towards a CA diploma.
Both the Middle and the High School share a similar approach to inquiry, to seeing education as a dynamic process that fosters creativity, personal fulfillment, and an involvement in both local and global communities. As it says in the CA Mission, our goal is to inspire students to inquire, reflect, and choose to compassionately impact the world throughout their lives.
I look forward to building a changed world with you, whether it is as a faculty member, student or parent.