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    A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Dragon Open House May 6, 7-9 pm

    Four walls do not contain the school. There are pressures from within; just growing up is a huge challenge, the more difficult as the world grows smaller, the information contradictory, the choices overwhelming. These are big questions. Who am I? What do I want to be? What can I do in the world? Then there’s [...]

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    TALK ABOUT COLLABORATING: DRAGON ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE FEB. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

    “It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”—Charles Darwin Despite the magnetic appeal of individual achievement and the spur of competition, education is a profoundly collaborative enterprise. At its heart is the collaboration in understanding between teachers and students. But collaboration [...]

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    LEVEL UP

    Are you ready for university? Do you need extra or pre-requisite credits? Are you hoping to improve your skills and achievement levels?  Dragon Academy offers a unique environment for a winning victory lap.  Earn from one to eight Ontario Secondary School grade 12 university preparation credits in small, discussion based classes with expert mentor teachers [...]

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    SCHOOL IS IN THIS SUMMER

    SCHOOL IS IN THIS SUMMER Dragon’s unique summer school fosters skills mastery and critical thinking through individualised programming, offering the opportunity to earn an Ontario Secondary School credit through one-on-one or small group tutoring.  Improve your understanding and achievement, earn a high school credit (or two) in a supportive, academically enriched environment with expert Dragon [...]

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    ART IN THE MAKING

    As part of the Roundtable Residency, high school students earn an Ontario Secondary School Credit through work in apprenticeship with a practising artist to master skills, explore context, and create and show their own work in drawing, painting, performance, video, installation, re-enactment, soundscape, found art, graphics, photography, miniaturism, graffiti, integrated media, sculpture. Roundtable Residency  is an [...]

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    BREATHING FIRE 2014

    BREATHING FIRE LINEUP (all at Dragon, 7-9 pm) Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Taylor Sutherland Reads CONCEPTION Conception (working title) examines the changing nature of building families in today’s cities, given current advancements in biotechnology and sky-rocketing real estate prices. Set in the confines of 400 square feet of glass-walled high-altitude opulence. Taylor Sutherland teaches piano [...]

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    Why Screen-Free Week is a good idea.

    There’s a reason for the recurrence of screens as a horror film device. The hapless protagonist gets pulled into an unreal world and loses all free will and is baffled in his or her attempts to escape. The omnipresence of smartphones, portable gaming devices, laptops, phablets and their seductive applications work on deep subconscious levels. [...]

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Like many people who read lots of books, I like to read about books too— and the great literary magazines are the drug of choice. I subscribe to our own splendid Literary Review of Canada, have read The New York Review of Books (essential for all intellectuals) since it first came out fifty years ago [...]

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OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET

Dragons regularly go out and about—after all, using the city as school is part of our innovative approach to learning. But usually, we can get there on shank’s mare or the TTC. But on Wednesday, April 16th, Dragons will be leaving the planet and heading out on a Mission to Mars. The launch site is [...]

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BACK TO THE FUTURE: DONNELLY ROUNDTABLE 4

Professor Aaron Wheeler, whose research focuses on creating “labs on a chip”, led our fourth in a year-long series of Donnelly Centre roundtables with Dragons from grades 7 through 12, their science teachers and principal. Has anyone heard of digital micro-fluidics? Dr. Wheeler and his colleagues are making exciting breakthroughs with miniaturized (I mean, the [...]