In order to provide personalized instruction for each student, independent schools in Quebec offer a wide range of programs and concentrations in various fields. While following the Québec Education Program (QEP), students that choose to pursue one of these programs have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of a discipline that interests them.
Some independent schools offer sport-études programs that are recognized by the Ministry of Education. They cater to high-level students that are recognized by the federation associated with their sporting discipline.
ARTS-ÉTUDES AND DANSE-ÉTUDES PROGRAMS
Arts-études and danse-études programs aim to train students that wish to pursue higher education in an artistic domain once they graduate high school.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP)
Recognized by SEBIQ, the IEP program provides students with academic enrichment that goes beyond the standard curriculum. Many independent schools offer this program.
AGENCY FOR FRENCH EDUCATION ABROAD (AEFE)
The AEFE unites schools that teach the French Ministry of Education’s curriculum abroad.
MULTI-SPORT PROGRAMS, OUTDOOR PROGRAMS, AND SPORTS CONCENTRATIONS
Independent schools offer a wide range of options for students who want to be more active during the school day. Many have implemented programs and concentrations with schedules that leave time for sporting activities.
By enrolling in these programs, students also benefit from academic enrichment that covers sports-related topics: anatomy, nutrition, sports psychology, etc. The majority of these programs are accessible to everyone, but in some cases, students must be part of a competitive sports team at school in order to be eligible.
Many institutions may also adapt student athletes’ schedules if they practice their sport outside of school. To learn more, contact the independent schools in your area.
PROGRAMS AND CONCENTRATIONS IN SCIENCE, ROBOTICS, MULTIMEDIA, LANGUAGES, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Independent schools offer many programs or concentrations that allow students to personalize their education based on their interests. To explore these programs, visit the websites of the independent schools in your area.
MUSIQUE-ÉTUDE, MUSIC CONCENTRATION, AND PERFORMING ARTS
Many independent schools offer specialized programs and concentrations that give students the chance to pursue their passion for the arts. To explore these programs, visit the websites of the independent schools in your area.
PROGRAMS WITH EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
Some independent schools offer tailor-made programs for students with unique challenges (learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, falling behind, etc).
Students enrolled in these programs can, among other things, have access to smaller classrooms. The teachers in charge of these groups have received specialized training and are equipped to guide students towards success. These classes are generally taught in collaboration with remedial teachers.
In other cases, students are integrated into regular classrooms, with extra support adapted to their needs and additional courses.
Teaching students with exceptional potential can be a challenge. How can we ensure that each one reaches their full potential if the pace of instruction is not adapted to their needs? An increasing number of independent schools are offering personalized services and various enrichment activities created specifically for this type of student.
To learn more, visit the websites of the independent schools in your area. or call the independent school of your choice to explore the possibility of obtaining support that is tailored to your child’s needs.
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