As part of our Physical Education Program, our Grade 11 and 12 students took the opportunity to experience the beautiful natural wonders of Quebec when they participated in Classe Rouge, our annual overnight retreat in Wentworth.

During this special trip, we focus on physical activity, leadership exercises, and team-building challenges, while encouraging our students to collaborate and spend some quality time together outside of school. Read on to learn more about all the fun activities our students participated in, as well as the valuable lessons they learned.


Every student learns differently, and establishing a strong educational foundation is a decisive stage in any child’s development. At Kells Academy, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to our teaching. We believe that each student offers their own unique perspectives, experiences, and interests which should be encouraged to ensure future success, and we work to cultivate a meaningful and innovative learning environment for our students.

We want students to work within their comfort zones while also feeling confident and supported enough to grow as individuals, and we adhere to a high standard of values to see that their needs are met. With our small class sizes, personalized curriculum, international community representation, and a focus on independence, we are looking forward firmly, and with purpose.

This is perhaps best broken down into what we like to call the ‘4 Ds’ of education at Kells: Differentiation, Diversity, Digital Learning, and Direction. Continue reading to learn more about these core values and beliefs which inspire our passion for excellent, extraordinary education.


For many students, the learning opportunities available outside of the regular school curriculum are a truly valuable and cherished part of their high school education. These opportunities allow them to explore their interests, whether these include a passion for chess, a fascination with robotics, or a love of yoga. For a number of young learners, exploring such passions can be their favourite part of the day.

Kells Academy doesn’t just recognize the value of such opportunities: it celebrates them. Our FLEX program allows students to explore their interests in a supportive environment, helping to spark a lifelong passion for learning.

Keep reading to learn more about what a FLEX education means, and the benefits it offers to students.


Early adolescence is a crucial time in a student’s development. This is when they undergo profound changes, both physically and emotionally, and learn many of the soft skills and habits that will stay with them throughout their time in education and beyond.

During these formative years, the care and attention of a dedicated teacher can make all the difference. Small class sizes allow for teachers at Kells to truly know all their students. However, our school goes far beyond this, creating a middle school so that young teens have a smooth step between elementary school and high school, paving the way for a seamless transition into greater independence. Continue reading to discover just some of the many benefits offered by this environment.



For young students, early adolescence can be a time of self-discovery, growth, and positive change, but it can also be a time of increased stress, sometimes leading to poor choices. Some even say that the middle school years are a “make it or break it” time—when students either flourish or begin to feel disenchanted with their education.

While middle school offers a supportive step between elementary school and high school, few middle schools exist in Québec. Kells Academy is one of the few trailblazers offering this specific environment. Taught using ourindividualized approach to learning, our middle school program offers a truly unique education that supports students as they navigate these difficult years.

Discover why an individualized approach is so important to the healthy development and academic success of young teens entering middle school.