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About The Maples Academy

The Maples Academy was founded in 1989 under the name The Maples Independent Country School.  The school was established to provide a higher quality alternative education, rooted in the basics, using traditional teaching methods. The ‘back to the basics’ approach was coupled with a focus on strong moral values.

For nearly 25 years The Maples has been providing a superior education for our students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are proud to continue to serve the communities of Orangeville, Caledon, Shelburne, Grand Valley and the counties of Dufferin, Wellington, Simcoe and Peel.

In March, 2014 The Maples was purchased by Mr. Aaron Sawatsky, the owner and school head of St. Jude’s Academy and Oakwood Academy in Mississauga. With the new ownership, The Maples Academy is striving to become the only school in the Orangeville Area offering the highly respected International Baccalaureate program. Click here for more information about the IB program.

The Maples provides an alternative to the public system , Montessori and other private systems to those who are interested in an emphasis on a high standard of academic excellence in the basic disciplines. Coupled with a strong priority in values, students learn to respect themselves and others, and to develop their abilities and skills in a small classroom setting.

The Maples began with twelve students in a one-room schoolhouse, in the village of The Maples, west of Orangeville. The Maples is now located in a modern school situated on a five-acre property in Amaranth Township. Our large playground and sports fields are surrounded by fields and woods.

Our students enjoy the use of a full-size gymnasium and a computerized library of over 8,000 titles. The school is well stocked with learning materials, current textbooks, science and sports equipment as well as up-to-date technology.

The Maples teachers and support staff are selected for their dedication , experience and qualifications.

The Maples' curriculum contains the full spectrum of subjects including visual arts, instrumental music, drama and computer education. French lessons are taught daily beginning in Pre- Kindergarten. Our Pre-school and Kindergarten programs have an academic focus.

The curriculum is prescriptive. Teachers apply appropriate teaching strategies based on the students’ needs and achievement levels. Achievement is monitored with on-going assessments and measured with standardized tests. The Maples provides a safe, nurturing environment in which every child can be successful.

Clear expectations for behaviour and standards of achievement are specified in The Student and Parent Handbook. Daily communication between home and school is maintained through the student agendas, the teachers’ blogs and phone call communication.

The Maples provides a wide variety of after school programs throughout the year. They include fitness classes, art, music, drama and dance workshops as well as science programs.

Before school care begins at 7:00 a.m. After school care is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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