Fulford Academy’s unique curriculum includes highly differentiated instruction, intensive language support for students who require it, and an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Arts (STEM +A) to ensure competitive admission to global educational institutions. Starting in Fall 2019, we also offer Advanced Placement (AP) in our high school courses. In an intercultural environment, we welcome students regionally, nationally, and internationally. Our students enjoy the privileges of a dynamic academic and residential/student life program enriched with many social and cultural activities to flourish as individuals.
Fulford Academy education is merely different. Our small class sizes, robust club programs, and house-based community activities help all students feel that this is their school. Be they boarding or day students, all Fulford Academy students know that they are surrounded by caring peers and staff members striving to provide them with the best-personalized education they can receive.
As a member of BAU Global, we are thrilled to utilize all of the additional resources that we have available to our students and us. Our students are immersed in a differentiated, STEM+A environment in which they are taught the content and skills which will help them to be successful in whatever their post-secondary goals are.
We strive to provide our students with the necessary linguistic and academic skills to succeed in the global learning environment. We actively teach adaptation to Canadian cultural values and social norms, which cultivates enquiring minds to develop critical thinking ability. Our students will build their sensitivity to local and global issues by applying scientific, technological, and cultural knowledge to real world issues.
In our inclusive, nurturing community, we are dedicated to the individual success of each student. Fulford Academy’s students will be academically successful, leaders in their future education and careers, as well as active members in the broader community. Our students will be committed to promoting respect for the rights of others. As considerate students, they will be appreciative of human differences and the constructive expression of ideas.
The cultural activities and excursions offered are designed to offer students the opportunity to experience something new and perhaps allow them to step out of their comfort zone. By engaging in activities that they have never done before, students develop a stronger sense of self-confidence and independence.
Through a thoughtful room-placing strategy, we aim to pair students with those from other countries to mix cultures and cultivate friendships amongst all students. Living with students who have different cultural norms and values will provide our students with the opportunity to learn and develop a newfound respect for each other, preparing them to be successful within the Fulford environment and in all of their future endeavors.
We prepare our students to excel in the next phase of their education by teaching them how to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities that come with community living. Our Residential Life Program takes full advantage of providing students the opportunity to enhance their English and lifestyle skills through socialization and engagement in local community activities and initiatives.
BAU Global Network is comprised of higher education institutions located throughout the world. This international network welcomes students from all over the world and offers the highest standard of education in each of its locations. \Students and graduates of BAU Global form an academic community spread over three continents (North America, Europe, and Asia) and in seven countries. BAU Global network comprises five universities and four language schools, and 5 BAU Global Centers.
Fulford Academy is partnered with trusted Educational Consultants from across the world. If you would like to be connected with a Consultant from a specific country, please contact our Admissions Department, and we will be happy to assist you. If you are an Educational Consultant and would like to learn more about partnership opportunities with Fulford Academy, please contact our Admissions Department at [email protected]
We retain an incredible diversity of cultures and varied viewpoints in our classrooms because we do not “stream” for academic or language proficiency. To ensure that all students can learn effectively, we use a highly differentiated instruction and assessment method. We provide choices so our students can personalize their learning activities our teachers hold students accountable by making the curriculum expectations clear from the outset and coach to ensure that each student meets these goals through the activities we actively promote more complex thought processes through an integration of the disciplines, as applied to open-ended questions and real-life problem solving and projects.
The Fulford Academy curriculum follows the guidelines set out by the Ministry of Education of Ontario. Students choose courses that are suited to their strengths, interests, and goals. In order to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits, including 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits. Students must also complete 40 hours of community involvement activities and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test or complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O).
As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities. Students must be enrolled in Fulford Academy when they begin their activities. Community involvement hours cannot be carried over before entry into secondary school.
These may occur in various settings (business, not-for-profit organizations, public sector institutions (including hospitals), and informal settings). Students may not fulfill the requirement through activities counted towards an academic credit, through paid work, or by assuming duties usually performed by a paid employee. The requirement is to be completed outside students’ regular instructional hours. A variety of activities and opportunities to fulfill these hours will be made available to Fulford Academy students throughout the year. Students are to maintain and provide a record of their community involvement. Such records must be confirmed by the organization or persons supervising the activities and submitted to the Academic Coordinator. These records will be submitted to the Head of School for approval upon completing the 40 hours.