Honouring differences in temperament, talent and learning styles, The Dragon Academy is committed to helping each student succeed.
The Dragon Academy offers an experience-centered, challenging and well-rounded education for a diverse community through discussion and museum based learning. Honouring differences in temperament, talent and learning styles, The Dragon Academy is committed to help each student:
- Learn to think critically and creatively
- Cultivate a passion for excellence
- Master important subject matter and key skills
- Cultivate self-knowledge and confidence
- Celebrate both our cultural differences and our common humanity
- Gain a sense of personal and community responsibility
- Develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning
- In pursuit of this mission, The Dragon Academy follows the principles of progressive education and best practices.
A DISTINCT APPROACH TO EDUCATION
Our method – unregimented but rigorous – is Socratic, raising crucial questions, encouraging engagement and discussion, rewarding critical analysis, rather than memorization. Our students pursue in-depth studies across the subject fields—literature and languages, mathematics, sciences, philosophy, the arts, the social sciences—and meaningful connection is achieved through complex curricular integration. We respect their intelligence and initiative, and they learn to respect their own potential, to assume responsibility, and to work independently and collaboratively.
TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A
Toronto is a vibrant city, a united nations of diverse cultures. Its academic resources are abundant: three of Canada’s finest universities, its premiere art college, an eminent conservatory of music. We have two great libraries, a global author’s festival, a cineaste’s heaven in the new TIFF Bell Lightbox, theatres where performances range from the great traditions to edgy experiment. Our museums house important collections in widely divergent fields. This city provides our faculty and students with a wealth of opportunities, and we exploit them.
A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF INDIVIDUALS
Our students come from all over the city and surrounding areas. They come from a broad spectrum of religious faiths, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Commitment to social justice is a core Dragon principle. Our staff and students respect difference and individuality. We share a commitment to a freer world.
Dragon students often talk of the school as a family. Our vibrant, close-knit community is welcoming, inclusive, and safe. Every student is known and cared for as an individual. Dragon teachers take their roles as mentors seriously, work to support each student’s success, encourage creativity and risk-taking, model lifelong learning. We seamlessly accommodate individual strengths and weaknesses, and our small classes facilitate highly individualized work. Our parent community is lively and actively involved in school life. Dragon alumni keep in close touch—we’re very proud of their accomplishments.