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Faqs

What types of leadership opportunities do NJMS students have ?

Leadership at Navjeevan Mission School begins as early as the Junior School when boys/girls in Grades 4 to 6 mentor primary students, students in Grades 5 and 6 can be elected as Junior School House Heads, and all students organize charity and social events for their classes and the school. In the Middle School, more opportunities arise as elections begin for the Student Council and Environmental Committee, as well as for class charity representatives. In the Senior School, students take on the responsibility of running a club, chairing a committee, or organizing a special event.

Can I play sports at Navjeevan Mission School ?

Yes, you certainly can - and most students do. As a member of the Conference of Independent Schools' Association Navjeevan Mission44 teams compete with other schools in 14 different sports over the three terms. It has been accepted as an official member of Indian sports which means that all NJMS senior teams have the opportunity to advance to provincial finals. The commitment and enthusiasm of NJMS athletes and coaches have led to many tournament victories and championships. Students can also play intramural sports, including basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey, ultimate and ping pong, for fun, skill improvement, and to earn House points.

What if I need help with my academic work ?

At Navjeevan MissionSchool, there are many helping hands available to ensure that students succeed academically. A student's first resource is her teacher, who offers extra help before school, after school, and by special appointment. Many departments also offer clinics for challenges that students may encounter. If you would rather get help from a fellow student, Navjeevan MissionSchool has peer tutors - students who help other students. Occasionally, students require an external tutor or tutoring service, which can be arranged through the Student Services office.

What is Advanced Placement?

Advanced Placement or AP is an international program that offers courses with university-level content and expectations to Intermediate school students. For more information, visit our Advanced Placement page.

Are there outdoor education opportunities at NJMS?

Outdoor education is promoted through our academic and co-curricular programs. Students at all levels participate in overnight outdoor education field trips. For example, Grade 9 students go camping in Algonquin Park, Grade 4 students go to Norval for an overnight trip and Grade 10 students enjoy a five-day ski trip in Quebec. Recent co-curricular outdoor adventures include trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador. Senior students may also find outdoor education opportunities by joining the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program and/or participate in Round Square activities.

What social opportunities are there ?

There are school dances for students in Grade 7 to the Grad Class, including the semi-formal (for Senior School students), the formal (for students in Grade 11 and Grad Class), and separate supervised dances for Middle School (Grades 7 & 8) students. Throughout the year, Middle and Senior students attend social events at independent schools for boys, such as Crescent School, Royal St. George's College, Upper Canada College, St. Michael's College School, and St. Andrew's College. Students meet students from other schools at many other events, including community service activities, drama productions, debating and public speaking competitions, the Ontario Model Parliament, Southern Ontario Model Assembly, and leadership development seminars. Events such as the Green Conference and Fulford Debates are good opportunities for students to engage in friendly competition and cooperation with boys and girls from other schools.

Can I go on an exchange to another school ?

Preparing our students for the world beyond our walls is a Navjeevan MissionSchool priority. Students in the Middle and Senior Schools have the opportunity to spend a few weeks or a term at schools around the world as part of Navjeevan Missionexchange program. Since Navjeevan MissionSchool joined the Round Square association of schools in 2002, international exchange and service project opportunities have increased. The Round Square community includes more than 60 schools on six continents.

Are students involved in community service ?

Navjeevan MissionSchool and its students recognize the importance of giving back to the community. All students participate in community service through activities of their choice. Senior students are required to complete 15 hours of community service per year, but many students exceed this expectation, with community service work at SCS and outside school. To find out more, visit our Making a Difference page.

How can parents get involved in life at Navjeevan MissionSchool?

Navjeevan Missionparents, like their daughters, are involved in a wide range of activities. All SCS parents are automatically members of the Parents' Association. The volunteer opportunities available through the association are listed in the Volunteer Handbook, published annually. Parents may volunteer as "Grade Parents," participate in fundraising activities, work in the school library, assist with coaching sports, help at the annual Christmas Sale, or become involved in many of other activities at the school. It is as true for parents as for students: the more you are involved in the school community, the better you will enjoy your time at SCS!

Is supervision available for Juinor School students before and after school?

Navjeevan MissionSchool offers before-school supervision and an Extended-Day Arts and Activities program for students in Grade 6 and below. The before-school program operates from 7:45 until 8:15 a.m. and is staffed by senior students, with a supervising staff member in the school. It is a child-care program and typically involves games and discussions. There is no charge for this early-morning program. The Extended-Day Arts and Activities Program runs from 3:20 to 6:00 p.m. daily. It is designed for maximum flexibility; students may participate every day or on specified days only. This program is run by members of the teaching staff with senior students assisting, who organize stimulating and varied activities, including guest speakers, art, film, music, computers, and drama. There is a charge for this program, which is tax deductible.

Is financial aid available?

Navjeevan MissionSchool is committed to enrolling exceptional girls from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their families' financial situations. To this end, The Centennial Scholarship and Bursary Program is available to families in need of assistance. Navjeevan Missionawards financial assistance based on the recommendations of Financial Aid for Canadian Students (FACS), a third party organization which assesses applicants' financial need. Please click here to read more or contact the Admissions Office for information about our scholarship and bursary programs or to get a FACS application.

Will I be asked to donate to the school?

Yes, you will. Tuition barely covers the cost of day-to-day operation of the school. Navjeevan MissionSchool depends upon the additional support and participation of all members of our community in order to maintain our outstanding academic and co-curricular programs, small classes, superior faculty, and student diversity. Our emphasis is on the broadest participation possible from all members of the SCS community. The primary campaign parents will be asked to support is the Annual Fund, which supports the program enhancements and curriculum enrichment that elevate Navjeevan MissionSchool to the highest level of education. Our Annual Fund goal is 100% parent participation and an average family donation of $1,000. Parents are also invited to attend our gala and other fundraising events. To learn more about supporting Navjeevan MissionSchool through charitable donations, visit our Support SCS page.

When should we apply?

Applications should be submitted the autumn before the intended entry year. For example, if I am applying for my daughter to enter Grade 7 in September 2010, I will submit an application in the fall of 2009. The application deadline is generally in the middle of December.

When will we find out if our daughter has been accepted?

Families are informed or our Admissions decisions at the end of February. It is at the same time as the other schools in the Toronto Independent School's Consortium.

What should we include in our application?

  • A completed application form
  • A non-refundable application fee made payable to "Navjeevan MissionSchool.
  • Copies of final reports from the previous three years (if applicable), and any reports for the current year.
  • A copy of the student's birth certificate.
  • A recent photograph of the applicant attached to the application form.