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Parents/guardians are encouraged to bring all assessments and documentation that could help the staff become better acquainted with the student.
EPA enrolment is limited to ensure small teacher to student ratios. Students are placed according to skill level and grade, while also considering how best to facilitate social growth and development among peers. Once you complete the Application for Admission, we will contact you to further discuss placement and enrolment.
Please complete this form to initiate your student's enrollment process with Edelweiss Private Academy. The school will contact you upon receipt of your application.
Upon receiving your application , our office will send you a Disclosure of Information Form regarding conducting an assessment with previously attended schools ( if applicable).
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Please note that submitting an application form does not guarantee enrollment
Edelweiss Private Academy offers Grades K - 8 academic programs to students with Autism, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and students who experience other academic and/or social difficulties in main stream education.
In order for the admission to be completed, each student is evaluated and recommendations are offered to parents/guardians about the best suitable grade level and programming.
Note that Edelweiss Private Academy performs an assessment with previous schools your child has attended to help determine placement and programming. Disclosure forms will be sent via email after an application is received.
You've Applied! What Comes Next..
Thank you for your interest in Edelweiss Private Academy! Once you have filled out and submitted the Application online, here are the next steps you can expect:
Once EPA has received your Application, we will contact you via email or phone to set up a meeting with you . The meeting can be taken place on Zoom with our Principal or by phone. The purpose of this meeting is to gain more information and details and for you to ask any questions you may have about the school and our programs.
Once the meeting is complete, and you confirm your interest in EPA, we will pass on your Application to our sister company, TIPES ( Thinking In Pictures Educational Services). TIPES conducts a baseline assessment for all applications.
TIPES Intake Coordinator will then contact you regarding your baseline assessment.
From there, TIPES and EPA will determine a placement/suggestion for the program most beneficial for your child.
Based on your decision, if you would like to move forward, we will take the appropriate next steps. ( Registration, Parent Handbook , Tuition Set Up etc.)
* SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR 2022 *
ABOUT EPA'S SUMMER PROGRAM
Edelweiss Private Academy offers a summer program for children with Autism and other exceptionalities. Our staff has extensive experience working with children with various exceptionalities including, but not limited to learning disabilities, Autism, anxiety, depression and ADD/ADHD.
We strive to provide a supportive and safe environment to ensure your student will have the most enjoyable summer experience possible. With a variety of fun and exciting activities, our goal is to develop effective communication skills and peer interactions, self-help skills, and provide opportunities for new experiences.
TRANSITION PROGRAM DURING SUMMER CAMP
The purpose of the program is to support children returning to school in the fall. The goal is to make the first weeks back to school more successful. The program focuses on meeting new classmates, participating in a group, completing independent work and becoming familiar with classroom routines. Some academics will be taught as well. Please note that this program is only offered during the last two weeks of the summer camp.
These weeks are highly recommended for students registered for Edelweiss Private Academy in the fall. A clinical psychologist and senior supervision are available upon parent/guardian request, at an additional fee. This period also provides time to develop Behavioural Support Plans (if needed for the classroom in the fall).
SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS
Option #1 – Summer Camp at EPA where activities take place both inside and outside, along with some swimming at the JCC outdoor pool.
Each day our campers will enjoy lots of fun, interactive activities. These include adventures in science, geography, storytelling, literature, drama, dance, social skills, math, self-care, visual arts, music, fine and gross motor, and language.
Option #2 – Direct Instruction Programming
For parents/guardians who are interested in maintaining or augmenting the gains their child has made this year, may arrange for tutoring in Reading, Math, Spelling and/or Writing Direct Instruction. Students will continue to progress through their existing individual Direct Instruction programs. You may arrange for tutoring with or without participation in the summer camp at an additional cost.
Option #3 – EA support at a third party Summer Camp
For parents/guardians who are interested in their child participating in another agency’s Summer Camp, EPA can provide direct EA support for your child at an additional cost. Weeks depend upon staff availability.
Contact us now with any questions that you may have, or if you need assistance with completing the forms. Thank you very much for considering EPA for your student's educational advantage.