High School

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.

My goal is to help each student achieve their full academic potential. To do that, we strive to instill independence, maturity, and self-motivation. We inspire our students to never stop developing these qualities, and we teach how they can draw from them today, in their future studies, and into their chosen careers. Grade 12 is a transformative year for emotional and personal growth and it is my honor to accompany our students on their individual journeys.

to Ms. Bailey’s experience and expertise in order to make their transition from High School to University as easy and as seamless as possible.

Coordinator's Profile

Kells Academy is proud to introduce Ms. Suzanne Bailey, our Grade 12 Coordinator. Ms. Bailey is not new to the Kells family. After receiving her Masters's in Education from New York University, she taught in the New York City school system. She joined Kells as a history teacher in the Language Center in 2017 before transitioning to her post as Grade 12 Coordinator in 2020.

In her current position, Ms. Bailey’s primary objectives are to help our Grade 12 students graduate with an Ontario grade 12 diploma and navigate the labyrinth of higher education and make choices best suited to their individual skills and future career goals.

Extensive experience with both the US and Canadian educational systems makes Ms. Bailey very well suited to the task of advising students. In individual sessions with each student, she gets to know and understand them better, and together they formulate a plan for the future. She assists with the completion of the University admission form and other pre-requisites for admission and also helps with mapping their career path. The goal is to make optimal choices in finding a University best suited to their skills, thus ensuring professional success. One of our proud parents of a recent grade 12 graduate attributes her son's success to Ms. Bailey's dedication:

“I can’t thank you enough for caring, encouraging, pushing, and just being there. His success is also your success.”

Every Grade 12 student avails themselves of Ms. Bailey’s experience and expertise in order to make their transition from High School to University as easy and as seamless as possible.

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Kells history preparation courses are offered to suit your preference!
A minimum of 6 registrants is required in order for a course to be offered.

LANGUAGE CENTRE ELL HISTORY PREPARATION COURSE FOR GRADE 10

The ELL History Preparation Program is for students who want to prepare for their grade 10 studies starting in August 2022. This course will focus on the History of Quebec and Canada from 1840 to today. Students who complete this course will feel better prepared to begin their history class in August 2022, including understanding the material, writing tests and preparing for the government Ministry exam in June 2022. Upon completion of this program, students will receive an assessment report and a certificate.

Monday to Thursday
1:00pm - 4:00pm
4 weeks
July 5 - July 29, 2022
Cost: $1,440

Deadline for registration: Tuesday June 28, 2022

Early Bird Discount:

Students who register before June 13th will receive a 5% discount on all summer programs.
Discount code: 2022

For more information contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are pleased to report that in managing the dramatic changes over the last few months, our transition at Kells Academy from an in-class to an online environment has come quite naturally. Today, we are taking full advantage of our experience as an education technology pioneer to set new standards of student engagement and learning with the formal implementation of our comprehensive online learning division: e-Kells.

e-Kells represents the robust technology infrastructure developed by the school over the past ten years as well as the latest innovations in online communication. Our unique approach to personalized learning has proven ideally suited to optimize these powerful resources.
In addition, e-Kells ensures we continue to provide the intimate support and the nurturing community fundamental to bring out the best in each student.

In this time of disruption, we understand the importance of the information you and our students require to plan for the future. We are making every effort to enhance your understanding of the Kells Academy approach and the measures we are taking to continue our students’ success.

You are invited to visit our virtual Open House, schedule an on-line chat, view videos, or experience “Kells for a day” by contacting us at: www.kells.ca or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Kells community is strong. Together, we will continue our tradition of caring and excellence.

Reach out to us with any questions.

Janice Ewanyshyn
High School Principal

Sandra Furfaro
Middle School Coordinator

Marla Perlman
Elementary School Principal

Lesley Farrell
Admissions

Irene Woods
Director and founder, Kells Academy