Summer Programs

At J. Addison, we believe education is an ongoing year-round activity, which brings fulfillment in one’s development. We keep the joy of learning and exploration very much alive during the Summer months (July and August), and we offer several summer programs that are tailored for different age groups and academic needs. 

Click to learn more about each of our Summer Programs:

2-in-1 Summer Day Camp (Ages 4 - 12)

Why we name our Summer Day Camp 2-in-1? Because we combine ACADEMICS and FUN in one amazing program throughout the summer months! We design this program with busy family schedules in mind - you can join us for just one week or stay with us for the whole 7 weeks.

Take advantage of our Early Bird Special details for 2018 2-in-1 Summer Camp. Full payment must be received by the school on or before March 29, 2018!

  • Suitable for children from ages 4 to 12
  • Daily program runs Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM in July and August.
  • Our camp is technology-free. Campers are not allowed to use their personal technology during camp hours between 8:45am - 4:30pm.
  • English skills - reading and writing
  • Math and Problem Solving
  • A variety of extra-curricular activities which include Arts and Crafts, Sports, Science, Taekwondo, Dance etc.
  • Either field trips or special events every Friday
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Optional lunch program available
  • Optional Before and After Care available

Check out this year's camp Tentative Schedule.

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ESL Junior Camp (Ages 12 - 14)

Designed particularly for students aged 12 - 14 who require further support in their English as a Second Language learning. Our classes follow the ESL curriculum and also incorporate many other interactive activities during the studies to enhance the 4 main skills in mastering a language: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Details for 2018 ESL Junior Camp will be announced in February/March 2018.

Feature Highlights of our ESL Junior Camp

  • Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • For students from ages 12 to 14
  • 4 weekly sessions available from mid July to mid August. A minimum requirement of a 2-week registration.
  • Program focuses on developing and improving English skills, with a variety of reading, writing, speaking and listening activities
  • Includes ESL assessment, books and materials, and a certificate of completion
  • Camp T-shirt.

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Secondary School Credit Courses

We run 2 sessions of Secondary School Credit Courses during the summer. The first session usually begins at the start of July and the second one around the start of August. Full day instructions from 9:30AM to 3:45PM with a lunch break in between.

Exact start dates and course choices will be announced in February/March 2018.

F.A.Q. About Summer School:

1. How many credits can I take in summer school?
Either one full, two halves or reinforcement credits. The credit programme includes reinforcement credits for grades 9 to 12 and new credits for grades 9 to 12: reinforcement credit courses (55 hours) are open to students who have completed the same course during the regular school year, but have not obtained a passing grade on their final report card or wish to improve their mark.
Note that you must have achieved a minimum of mark of 35% in the courses during the regular school year. Otherwise, students in grades 10 to 12 must take the course again as a new credit, and grade 9 students will repeat the course as a full credit (110 hours).
New credit courses or accelerated courses (110 hours) are for students who have not previously studied the course or who do not have a final mark in the course above 35%. Since the course involves five (5) hours of study each day, you can take only one new credit course.

2. What are the prerequisites for summer school courses?
Prerequisites are the same as regular day school programmes. The specific eligibility requirements are listed under each programme description in Ministry of Education’s common course calendar. School guidance counsellors can help students determine if they are eligible for a course.

3. How do I withdraw from a summer school course?
Students wishing to withdraw from a course must contact the summer school office at the summer school location where they are registered. Students will not be reimbursed course fees once the summer school course begins.

4. Is there homework?
Yes. Summer school courses cover entire year’s work in a compressed period of time. Students must be prepared to allocate sufficient time to work at home every day. It is not advisable to pursue daily employment.

5. When are final report cards issued?
They will be issued on last day of the course after the examination review.

6. Is there a cost for textbooks?
Textbooks are provided for use during summer school at no cost. Students are responsible only for the replacement cost of lost, misplaced or damaged textbooks.

Other Important Information:

• The J. Addison Safe Schools Policy is in effect at all times.
• Every effort will be made to accommodate registrants, providing there is room.
• Students are required to pay fees for all courses.
• Summer School staff does not have access to students’ OSRs. Parents may wish to provide any pertinent educational information to the Principal that may help in supporting student success. i.e. transcripts.
• Students and their parents should be aware that summer school cannot be modified to accommodate family vacations and personal activities. Students are expected to be present on all evaluation days, to write final examinations and/or culminating activities as scheduled and to attend the last day of classes.
• A final report card will be issued at the end of the course. If the final examination is not written, the student will receive a ‘0’ mark for that evaluation.
• All marks will be forwarded to the student’s day school at the completion of summer school. If a student misses 2 classes he/she will be withdrawn from the course with a “0” mark.
• Students are advised that full disclosure procedures apply to all Grades 11 and 12 courses.
• For security reasons, students will be required to wear their I.D. badge at all times.
• We reserve the right to cancel classes due to inadequate participation.
• The Registration Form and the Waiver Form must be completed as required.

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Educational Travel Programs for Overseas Students

Canada is renowned worldwide for its picturesque views of vast, untouched landscape and its unique blend of cultures. It is considered a major tourist destination and one of the world's wealthiest countries, two major reasons why each year this country attracts so many visitors from around the world. J. Addison School features dynamic educational travel programs which cultivate Canadian cultural experiences for international students.

We are able to tailor to your student group's needs by combining academic, touristic and cultural activities. Here is the group summer program we will be offering for 2018:

10-Day ESL & Fun Camp in Toronto (Summer 2018)

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