Middle school is an important transitional period for students. Leaving behind the safety and comfort of the elementary school environment, it’s here that they finally begin to develop their independence and autonomy and take a more active role in their learning.

At Kells Academy, we recognize that not every student has the same learning style, however, or works at the same pace. While some may require written materials to understand complex topics, others might do better with a hands-on learning exercise or a visual representation of the information. Ultimately, there are as many ways of learning as there are students, and this diversity of learning styles can make the transition into high school challenging. With Kells Academy’s differentiated learning approach, however, it doesn’t need to be.


The journey to a positive self-image can sometimes have its challenges, especially for young teens who are at a crucial stage in their development. Our sense of self-esteem affects how we see ourselves, our skills, and our talents, and when we have confidence in ourselves and what we can accomplish, it can lead us to amazing places.

At Kells Academy, we work to inspire our students by highlighting their strengths and abilities and allowing them to explore their interests. Read on to find out more about how we’re helping our students build their confidence and self-esteem.


Programming and robotics have the potential to increase productivity, reliability and benefit many areas of our society, but in order to achieve this, first we must find the best way to teach the STEM superstars of the future.

Kells Academy believes in preparing youth for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. That includes offering students the chance to become involved in areas they have a personal interest in, which stimulates their curiosity and encourages them towards a lifelong pursuit of knowledge. To this end, we’ve given students plenty of opportunity to learn more about robotics—either through our FLEX program or our extensive extracurricular offerings.

This head start gives students an advantage later on as the skills they develop help to pave the way for future success. If you want to learn how your child’s education can benefit from getting involved in robotics, read on to find out more. READ MORE

One of the things we value most at Kells Academy is providing a strong sense of community that makes students feel included not only in the classroom, but outside of it as well. We want students to have the opportunity to build lasting friendships with their peers and grow their own sense of self-confidence.

We believe there is a whole world for our students to discover, and that a rich selection of extracurriculars offers a fantastic way for students to get involved, stay active and cultivate their interests and passions. Read on to find out more about how the extracurricular activities we offer at Kells help our students become more confident in their abilities.


This past October, our middle school students boarded two buses and took off west to Wentworth, Québec, for a special overnight trip. They arrived at the appropriately named Camp du Bon Depart to participate in our annual Classe Nature, which focuses on building bonds among students through outdoor activities and challenges.

Promoting athletic participation and healthy competition are important aspects of the Kells experience, and we encourage our students to get involved and get active, whether that means joining one of our sports clubs or going for a walk and enjoying our natural surroundings. If you want to find out more about how we’re teaching students valuable life lessons and skills through outdoor activities, read on to hear about our Classe Nature trip.