Director's Message

Founded in 1978 on the philosophy that each student has a unique personality and different talents, Kells has always helped nurture individual learning to develop each student’s inherent capabilities. Today, the Kells Grade 12 Program offers students an enhanced opportunity to make the right university and career choices and help them prepare a strategic plan for a future that is in harmony with their abilities and aptitudes. Our tutorial model of teaching not only supports accelerated learning in an academically challenging program but also ensures that the teachers get to know each student personally to better steer them in their decision-making process.

The leap from Grade 11 to college can be a difficult hurdle for many students, who must manage a much more rigorous and challenging workload independently. During this transition year, our students develop the independent skills necessary for success in University, while still having the support and secure environment of a high school setting. Through a personalized approach, we ensure that each student is well prepared to enter their post-secondary program of choice.

The Kells program offers strong individual support and assistance in finding a good fit between choices of universities and individual preferences and aptitudes. Our Pre-University year has been designed to facilitate our students with all the steps of the application process. Our dedicated Grade 12 team has extensive experience with both the US and Canadian educational systems and is available to provide professional advice and counseling to both students and parents on how to navigate the confusing waters of higher education. Through regular one-on-one meetings, we individually evaluate each student’s skills and competencies; explore the implications of their choice and the different choices available to them before mapping out a plan of action.

We invite you to visit the campus or to meet with a member of the Admissions Office team and our Pre-university program coordinator to answer all of your questions.