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With plans for a middle school in the works for 2017, Kells Academy is once again expanding

Continued increases in registration were the impetus behind the recent acquisition of a third building by Kells Academy in N.D.G. While the school has always been able to provide students in Grades 7 and 8 with exceptional resources, staff is now excitedly looking forward to housing a middle school in the added space. As a result, they’ll be able to accommodate a greater number of students as well as expanding upon those core values that put an emphasis on academic goals, arts and sports programs, and the popular Flex program.

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Technology is helping students and teachers alike, both inside and outside the classroom

More and more, technology has crept into every facet of our lives, and this is especially true when it comes to teaching. Technology has allowed the classroom to expand exponentially beyond its four walls, and has enabled both teachers and students to explore all corners of the globe — and beyond.

From iPad programs and techsavvy clubs to software that caters to the student’s learning capabilities, technology is making it possible for schools to teach their students in a very hands-on way — and administrators are enthusiastic about this change.

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An interesting opportunity presented itself to Kells last fall and we decided to go for it! The purchase of a new building, located between our Elementary and High school campuses, will allow us to expand our facilities and open an international residence. 

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Kells Academy, for example, has allowed students to “flip the classroom” in that they can watch videos of their lectures from home ahead of class time and, therefore, class time can be used more effectively.

The students have a digital “check-in” program via their iPads where they check in to class, and the teacher can monitor everything that is on their screens (to avoid distractions).

“We’re creating a technological plan for the school where we are literally putting together a plan in the best interests of the students, both in learning the curriculum as well as applying technology in other parts of their life,” explained Lily Gulrajani, the school’s communications consultant.

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Outstanding achievements in the field of Science are at the top of Kells’ students priorities. It is evident that Science is one of our students’ passions through their incredible presentations at the 34th Hydro-Quebec Regional Science and Technology Fair.

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