Director’s Message

Enter a welcoming environment that encourages openness to learning and life. At Kells Academy, we understand that each student is unique with experiences, interests and cultural lifestyles that are all their own. Since we first opened our doors in 1978, we have recognized that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning does not work. Our challenge is to understand these differences and provide an innovative environment that celebrates uniqueness while offering a diversity of learning approaches, ensuring our students a learning experience that is rich and meaningful.

At Kells, flexibility is key. It's also what distinguishes us from other schools. The curriculum provides the structure, yet its implementation is adaptable. We develop individualized programs, allowing students to work within their comfort zone, which may be above, below, or at grade level.

While the pursuit of academic excellence and the fostering of a lifelong love of learning are the cornerstones of Kells Academy, our commitment extends beyond scholastic achievement to strike a balance in the lives of our students. Outstanding extracurricular activities provide students with an enriching experience. Students are given the opportunity to pursue their talents via excellent fine arts and music programs as well as participating in a variety of athletic activities. At Kells, students embark on a journey of knowledge that encourages them to learn about themselves and the world in which they live. Within a warm and nurturing atmosphere, they develop strong bonds with their teachers and are encouraged to participate, take risks, become confident and most of all, become contributing members of society. We create a milieu in which youth can flourish while acquiring a deep sense of self-esteem.

We have a vision for our students. At Kells, we believe that every student has a contribution to make to this world. It is our mission to develop, encourage and provide students with an opportunity to grow. In doing so, we prepare young people for the challenges of the 21st century.

Irene Woods,

Director, Kells Academy