EDUCATION

AT FEIA

EDUCATION 

In our East Meets West environment, FEIA's goal is to foster global awareness and to grow our students into responsible and globally aware citizens who are well-equipped for life beyond academia. Moreover, by understanding each other's mother toungues, our students grow closer by better comprehending each other's cultures.

We want the best possible academic outcomes for our students. All of our Teaching staff are Ontario certified and are well-versed in activating innovative and progressive teaching strategies. We consistently monitor learning milestones through our mentoriship program, regular progress reports, mid-term and final reports in each of our two semesters. If tutoring or extra support is required for our students, the student's mentor will provide ongoing guidance to help them achieve their goals.

Our caring and conscientious staff encourage our students to achieve their best work and to understand that there is no shame in failure - it is part of the learning process. Understanding that the ebbs and flows of learning and growing builds resilience and confidence in our students as lifelong learners, and as a result, empowering them to address future challenges independently.

 LANGUAGE

At FEIA, our language development programming prepares all students for international educational and professional opportunities.

  • To support our International students in their Enlish language mastery, all Mandarin speaking students receive intense ESL (English as a Second language) support on a daily basis
  • Our English speaking students receive Mandarin lessons on a daily basis

Each International student who wishes to attend university here in Canada will be required to pass the IELTS exam. IELTS is a test developed by the world's leading experts in language assessment on four key English language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. These languange skills are paramount for any individual who wishes to successfuly achieve a University degree.

  • We offer our International student's additional ESL support in preparing for an IELTS exam within our afterschool programming

UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Our students learn by doing and enthusiastically participate in hands-on-learning, project-based learning, and educational excursions to complement the curriculum.

  • Our Grade 7/8 students learn in a classroom with two teachers and the class consists of 50% Chinese and 50% local students.
  • Every student participates in a mentoring program with a Canadian teacher and Chinese leader with a ratio of 4:1.
  • Wellbeing is essential as part of the support we provide to ensure success. Secondary School students learn about university entrance requirements and the admission process beginning in grade nine.
  • Consultations are held regularly with students to ensure they are on the right pathway to achieve their goals.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FOCUS

Many FEIA students have ambitions for an international business career. With that in mind, we intend to enstablish an International Business Specialist program for our grade 11 and 12 students. We are cultivating relationships with top universities in our inagural year that we hope will foster opportunities for next year's graduating class and beyond.

OSSD

FEIA leverages Ontario's Ministry of Education curriculum as our academic base, providing students with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma or OSSD upon graduation. We enhance this curriculum with a variety of customized programs that emphasize the global context in all curricular areas.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GRADUATE

18 compulsory credits
Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:
- 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)*
- 3 credits in mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
- 2 credits in science
- 1 credit in Canadian history
- 1 credit in Canadian geography
- 1 credit in the arts
- 1 credit in health and physical education
- 1 credit in French as a second language
- 0.5 credit in career studies
- 0.5 credit in civics

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:
Group 1:
- English or French as a second language**
- a Native language
- a classical or an international language
- social sciences and the humanities
Canadian and world studies
guidance and career education
cooperative education***

Group 2:
- health and physical education
- the arts
- business studies
- French as a second language**
- cooperative education***
Group 3:
- science (Grade 11 or 12)
- technological education
- French as a second language**
- computer studies
- cooperative education***
12 Optional credits
In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete 12 optional credits
- OSSLT: Students must complete the provincial literacy requirement
- Community Service: Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities

** Compulsory credits: To meet individual student needs, principals may replace up to 3 of the 18 compulsory credits from the remainder of those that meet the compulsory credit requirements (substitutions).

* English as a Second Language and English Literacy Development: Maximum of 3 credits may be used to meet requirements for English compulsory credits.

** French as a Second Language: Maximum of 2 credits may be used to meet the additional compulsory credit requirement (1 credit from Group 1, and 1 credit from either Group 2 or 3).* Cooperative Education: Maximum of 2 credits may be used to meet the additional compulsory credit requirement (from any of Groups 1, 2 or 3).