Why Choose Us

        OUR A TO Z

 

A / AVANT-GARDE THINKING
Imagination is key when you think of a creativity-based school. Here, we try experimental methods that allow students to think art-culture-society-education beyond traditional limits. #AvantGarde #ThinkBeyond #ImagineMore

B / BE INSPIRED
Inspiring students means that they will not only see the school’s environment as a place to study, but also as somewhere they can think, question, bond, laugh, create, express themselves and feel the world to fullfil their dreams.  #WeTheDreamers #InspirationMeansAction #ThinkQuestionAccomplish

C / CREATIVITY IS KEY
Why creative education? Because then students are able to develop critical thinking to take risks, build self-esteem, be independent and learn to develop their ability to find various solutions to a problem.  #MentalHealth #FulfillingEducation #IntelligenceMatters

D / DIVERSITY & DIALOGUE
We are a place for all students because we teach the power of dialogue. Talking about diversity and sharing experiences help develop tolerance and social skills such as intercultural sensitivity, co-operation and respect. #FutureGenerations #InterculturalSensitivity #CommunityIsDiversity

E / EXPECT MORE FROM YOUR SCHOOL
We not only teach – we dream together. Parents, students, teachers and staff are constantly thinking of ways to improve our educational methods because we believe in a simple equation: Education equals Participation. #CommunityMeansEngagement #ADifferentSchool #TogetherWeAreMore

F / FUTURE IS FOR MAKERS
Education has to be hands-on, collaborative and based on real thinking. The future will not be for those who only memorize and take notes – but for those who make the rules, break the patterns and master their feelings. #MakersNotFakers #BeReady #ImagineMore

G / GOOD GRADES MEAN GOOD EXPERIENCES
Our students are not numbers but individuals who feel the world through experiences and sensitive thinking. It’s like we always say: why watch when you can create together? Join us and start discovering your best-self next term. #StudentsAreIndividualsToo #CreateTogether #YourBestSelf

H / HELLO, IT’S ME: YOUR CREATIVE CAREER
Prepare for your best creative career after high school. With strong portfolios, our students have been accepted to some of the best arts universities in North America: Parsons School of Design, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Toronto, California College of the Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and more. #DreamBig #CreativeCareer #ArtPortfolio

I / INNOVATION MATTERS
Innovation encourages students to explore, research and use all possible tools to discover new solutions. It means every student will develop complex ways of looking at problems and solving them – something not only good for their careers but life in general. #InnovationAndInspiration #ActiveMinds #GoFurtherApproach

J / JUST FEEL IT
Feeling cannot be apart from Thinking in educational practices. We believe in sensitive learning because we understand the complexity of human nature and respecting each student’s inner-self is what makes us truly strong. #InnerSelf #FeelingIsImportant #RespectMatters

K / KNOW YOURSELF
It’s important to know yourself before knowing English, Math, Science or Arts. By understanding your weaknesses, strengths, motivations and true desires, self-awareness becomes a key for skills like leadership and creativity.  #SelfAwareness #TrustYourself #BeYourself

L / LEADERSHIP FOR YOUNG MINDS
Creativity, innovative thinking, experience in problem solving methods, and emotional intelligence – these are all skills that make a good leader. We provide a safe place for students to listen, negotiate, and commit so they know how to do it in their future lives.  #YoungLeaders #KnowHowToDoIt #TheFutureIsNow

M / MORE OUT OF LIFE
Several research studies agree that a school environment may be frustrating and even threatening for many students. This is not the kind of experience we want for our learning community. Instead, we think of arts, school, future, dialogue, poetry, innovation, likes & dislikes, dreams, sensitivity, laughter, and feelings as part of the same exciting thing – Life.  #RealLife #RealBonds #RealFriendships

N / NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS
Future painters, illustrators, graphic designers, actors, directors, fashion designers, architects, musicians, game designers, singers, sculptors, photographers, comic designers, animators, make up artists, engineers, ( and other creative professionals ) – gather around. We are waiting for all of those amazing ideas that are ready to become real.  #YouCanDoIt #BelieveYourDreams #CreativeCareers

O / OUTSIDE-THE-BOX
This metaphor means to think differently, unconventionally, or from new perspectives. To move creatively in life, beyond generic or irrational rules. Now, imagine that applied to an educational method…  #TeachOutsideTheBox #NoBoxesAllowed #NewPerspectives

P / PASSION
Here’s the truth: Enthusiasm is the essential fuel to spark your creativity’s fire.  #LetFireBurn #LoveWhatYouDo #StayPassionate

Q / QUESTION: WHAT DOES ART DO?
As the philosopher Gilles Deleuze said once: art is not a notion but an action and the important thing is not what art is but what art does. It becomes a way of seeing and a way of living, when vision and inventiveness become methods, not distant concepts.   #WhatArtDoes #YoungVisionaries #SeeThroughArt

R / REAL ARTISTIC SKILLS
Discussing art theories and concepts is awesome, but creative careers demand real skills. This is why we merge regular courses (English, Math, Social Studies & Science) with Art + Design practices in Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Media Arts, Portfolio Preparation, and other elective options from our Art Studio.  #CreativePossibilities #ArtStudio #BuildYourPortfolio

S / SELF-ESTEEM IS NOT BLABLABLA
Arts-related activities are important to develop self-image and boost self-esteem. Long term, this kind of approach leads to higher test scores because it increases the student’s sense of belonging and attachment to a community, making them not only present but motivated.  #MotivationMeansInspiration #SelfEsteemBoost #YouBelongHere

T / TALENTED STUDENTS WANTED
Three essential things make an artist: skill, talent and creativity. All of them can be developed, managed and initiated with the right foundation of knowledge, discipline, and mastering the imaginative way of thinking.  #ImagineYourFuture #SkillTalentCreativity #TalentDevelopment

U / UNIVERSITIES WANT YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS
Arts universities usually require more than grades to admit students. If you build a professional portfolio during school, your chances of being accepted by the best universities are much higher.  #ArtUniversities #PortfolioAtSchool #AchieveMore

V / VOLUNTEERING IS A PART OF YOU
We all belong to a bigger community. Therefore, we encourage our students to volunteer and gain real life experiences, using their talents to help local businesses or people in need. #LearningIsGivingBack #SupportYourLocals #BeYourCommunity

W / WELL-BEING
Whether emotional or physical, we believe a good education begins with supporting our students’ well-being in a context where the social dimension of their individuality is key to the quality of their social lives.  #ComeAsYouAre #HowYouDoing #TalkToUs

X / X-RAY EYE FOR THE WORLD
When facing a situation that requires them to take creative action, our students question reality by inviting themselves to push thinking even further (reality is just a complex concept, remember?). This is how they will look at the world: as a playground for innovation and experiments instead of a battleground or a prison.  #FreeSpirits #MindsOnTheGo #MultipleRealities

Y / YOU ARE IMPORTANT
You play an important role in improving and strengthening society. We believe you to be a creative mind, but we want to guide you professionally and ethically. Being youthful and energetic, you can engage yourself in various forms of social and creative work here at our school.  #YouMatterTheMost #ArtSchoolRocks #JoinOurCommunity

Z / ZOOM INTO LIFE
Art is Life. It influences society by changing opinions, reshaping values and translating experiences across space and time. This is why it can be taken as a method – because of its potency to connect people, concepts and ideas in a more effective way than traditional approaches.  #TrustTheArts #ChangeSociety #BeTheChange