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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I SCHEDULE A SCHOOL TOUR?

Absolutely, please contact us via email at millpondacademywoodstock@gmail.com to set up your tour! Generally, tours are scheduled for evenings or possibly weekends.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?

At Millpond Academy we have a maximum student teacher ratio of 1 teacher for every 15 students. Actual class sizes depend on enrolment.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN THE SCHOOL?

Since moving to our new school building in Innerkip we have the space to accommodate 35 students in our current building. We plan to operate our grade 5/6 and 7/8 classes at Innerkip Presbyterian Church as we continue to grow. This will allow us to move towards our maximum 75 students. We are planning a future addition to accommodate all of our students in one building.

ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL?

Millpond Academy has no religious affiliation.

HOW DO I GET AHOLD OF YOU?

The easiest way to reach us at Millpond is via email or the contact page here on our website. We are able to respond to emails easily when we have a few minutes free here and there. If you phone during the day it is unlikely the phone will be answered, if you leave a detailed message we will try to get back to you around 8:00am or 5:00pm within the next week.

DO YOU HAVE JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN? PART-TIME?

We offer programs for students in Junior Kindergarten to grade 8 however at this time are unable to accommodate part-time students. Students can start in Junior Kindergarten in September of the year that they turn 4, this means if you have a September-December baby they may start JK at 3 years old! With our classes being split grades and still maxing out at 15 students we recommend reaching out about Kindergarten early! I have waitlists started for many years ahead.

DO YOU TEACH FRENCH AT MILLPOND ACADEMY?

Yes. We follow the Ontario French as a Second Language Core curriculum for Grade 4 to 8. We also offer an introductory, oral vocabulary based program for our primary students.

DO YOUR STUDENTS WEAR UNIFORMS?

No. In an attempt to keep costs lower, there are no uniforms required. There is a dress code to ensure students are all comfortable and ready to learn! We do offer the option to purchase Millpond Academy spirit wear in the fall and spring.

HOW DO STUDENTS GET TO SCHOOL?

Families are required to arrange their own transportation to and from school, we do not offer bussing. Many families have arranged carpooling from Woodstock, Ingersoll, etc.

ARE YOU NUT FREE?

At this time we do not have any students in our school that have nut allergies and therefore we are not a nut free school. This is subject to change based on enrolment.

WHERE DO YOU TEACH GYM?

We are able to use the local park for our outdoor education classes and for indoor classes we rent the gymnasium at Innerkip Presbyterian Church. We also take trips for unique physical education activities such as Skiing and curling.

DO YOU TEACH THE ONTARIO SEX ED CURRICULUM?

No, we do not teach this curriculum. We believe that families should have open communication with their children about these topics and will teach them about hygiene, puberty etc.

WHAT IS YOUR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT?

At Millpond we welcome people of any race, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. All members of our community are treated with respect and dignity; all voices are honoured, and all contributions are valued. Our shared mission for the school is to nurture the potential of each child; to celebrate their individuality and provide a safe place for everyone to grow and learn.

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