The Abelard School is a small http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Private_school in http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Toronto , http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Ontario , http://wiki.ans…wers.com/wiki/Canada , named after the 11th century scholar and philosopher http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Peter_Ab%C3%A9lard , and its teaching philosophy is based on a http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Socratic approach..
It is a small school, sometimes having classes as small as one person or as large as ten people, as it is tailored towards highly motivated students who are selected through a comprehensive admissions process. The school has a strong academic foundation, and offers a program based on classical western civilisation. http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Advanced_Placement courses (AP) are offered to students who excel in certain areas, and consistently achieve outstanding results in these courses. Some students choose to stay an extra year to improve their grades and/or get more credits..
The school was founded in 1997 by a group of teachers from http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Thornton_Hall . The four founding teachers are Michelle Lefolii, Brian Blair, Alina Rossinsky, and Shai Maharaj. The current principal is Mark Young..
It has often been featured in articles about progressive education; for example. Students from Abelard go on to prestigious universities, and can testify that the Abelard School gave them an excellent education in preparation for the most rigorous of universities..
In September 2006, The Abelard School moved to a new location at St. George St. and College St., on the top floor of a 5-story office building on the southeast corner..
The former school Mascot was Claudius the http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Ancient_Rome http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Viking. Unfortunately, the outfit was lost during the move to Abelard's new location. Its whereabouts are still unknown. ( Full Answer )