The Academy For Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. is a fully accredited, non-denominational, co-educational private day school providing differentiated education for intellectually gifted children. Our school is located at 12 Bond Crescent in the Town of Richmond Hill.
The Academy for Gifted Children provides specialized education for intellectually gifted children whose academic and creative abilities necessitate differentiated educational services. An honest reply to the question, "Is my child gifted?" is best served by assessing the intellectual ability through a series of assessments that provide appropriate data on your child's intellectual potential. A child who does not reflect the characteristics associated with giftedness would not benefit from the specially designed curriculum that P.A.C.E. offers.
A child may be admitted to P.A.C.E. if identified as gifted by:
Such identification does not guarantee admission in to the school. A meeting with parents and an opportunity for the student to visit for the day in the appropriate grade are required to ensure that placement at P.A.C.E. is the best choice for the student and the school.
A student's placement at The Academy For Gifted Children is accepted for the entire academic year and fees will not be reduced or refunded for reasons of withdrawal, absence or dismissal.
The Director of The Academy For Gifted Children - P.A.C.E. reserves the right to dismiss any student who does not maintain the school's standard of deportment.
The school is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The regular academic day begins at 8:55 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
Homework, tutorials, study time and independent projects occur between 3:00 and 3:45 p.m. An extended day program of enriching activities is available from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Buses leave at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 3:45 p.m. on Fridays; dismissal time for students who are transported by parents is the same.
P.A.C.E. draws students from an extremely wide geographic area. Therefore, in order to facilitate the transportation needs of our families, bus service is available.