WE Believe in real-life, experiential learning
We are reinventing education, one student at a time.
The time has come to revolutionize the way we teach. The world has changed dramatically, and it is time for schools to adapt. We believe that a large number of boys are not being effectively educated and we plan to make a difference in the following ways:
A combination of direct instruction and adaptive technology allows flexibility in the learning process with the understanding that a “one size fits all” approach does not work for everyone. Technology allows students to go at their own natural pace and master each lesson, while direct teaching ensures that students are in an active environment, learning specific concepts.
Boys are more engaged with real world experiences. Hands-on activities give lessons context and meaning, resulting in deeper understanding, which increases the likelihood of concepts moving into long-term memory.
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. – Chinese proverb
Fosters critical thinking, self-confidence, language development and allows students to look for solutions through healthy, constructive debate. It is about giving students questions, not answers.
Our 5R Character philosophy focuses on developing boys who are Resilient, Respectful, Responsible, Relentless and Resourceful. Our emphasis on Community Service cultivates compassion, understanding, tolerance and leadership.
Strong role models are key to the mental, social, physical and emotional development of young boys. Personal connections between students and teachers can transform a boy’s approach to learning as they feel heard and understood. Through being mentored themselves, our older boys act as role models and mentors for our younger students.
Our expanded physical-education program recognizes the importance of physical fitness and a multi-sport mindset. Increased physical activity enhances classroom learning and a healthy lifestyle.
Experience in the outdoors fosters courage, self reliance, cooperation and resilience. As students’ mature, risk and achievement are necessities in forming their identity and confidence. Taking on challenges and overcoming adversity strengthens character.
Our Academies are designed to focus on students’ passions to enhance areas of learning and development.
Financial Academy – The Financial Academy at North Point provides students with economic and personal financial literacy and entrepreneurship lessons. This state-of-the-art program is designed to engage a student’s understanding of financial literacy as a critical life-skill.
Engineering Academy – North Point partners with Roots 2 STEM to deliver valuable hands-on experience both at the school and the Roots 2 STEM facility, exploring many aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Areas of interest include 3D Design, Electrical Systems, Mechanical Systems, Programming, Aerospace, Control Systems and Robotics.
Hockey Academy – North Point is pleased to offer the only Power Edge Pro (PEP) Hockey Academy in western Canada. PEP has emerged as the leader in hockey skill training. With Reactive Countering Training© being the base for the hockey skill training, players quickly learn to coordinate their hands, feet, eyes, brain & conditioning to significantly improve their hockey skills.