I begin by greeting you on behalf of our students and staff. The school was established to respond to the needs of international students as they transition to Canada and Canadian culture. Consequently, as a Ministry of Education accredited international high school we are committed to your success and remain to parents and students while providing a learning environment which is sensitive to students’ personal growth and nurturing intellectual curiosity.
During their study at the school, students will experience many cross-cultural opportunities that explores Canadian life and values while celebrating their own culture with members of the local community. I am certain that your son/daughter will bring life, energy and a desire to learn each and every day to the school. We are convinced that the school experience at Marco Polo Academy will enrich their life and that it will contribute to the development of thei personality and broaden their horizon to many opportunities.
Our mission is to deliver a world-class education so that our students function at a high academic level in order to pursue many specialized fields in an ever expanding global society. Our comprehensive curriculum provides an excellent foundation for students to remain committed to life-long learning, embrace the core values of respect, responsibility and integrity and be challenged to become critical thinkers and effective communicators. Our learning community is committed to helping each student with the rigors of the curriculum, their new challenges and their success. Our school is large enough to provide a broad and differentiated curriculum that caters to a number of interests and abilities.
As Principal of Marco Polo Academy, I have been impressed by our students’ confidence, commitment and academic achievement. Our students are sought after by many outstanding universities, both locally and nationally. We are proud of their achievements and as graduates will help us establish an alumni community that will be proud of its history as well as look forward to their success as caring and contributing members of society.
I invite you to join us. Let’s make 2019-2020 a year filled with passion, purpose, and positive memories!
Joe Santalucia, Principal