Pro Merita seeks to facilitate the academic, vocational and personal success of individual students by providing a holistic and nurturing learning environment.
Why Pro Merita?
The Pro Merita/Navigate Partnership allows for students to balance:
- A full academic program
- A rigorous training/competition schedule
- Time with family and friends
Students CAN do it all — and successfully — supported by a team committed to their achievement.
Who Attends Pro Merita?
Students who are motivated to excel in sports or the arts are participants in this innovative and learner-centred community. Each young athlete and artist is supported in a nurturing environment to maximize their educational successes while they aggressively pursue their extra curricular passion — tennis, hockey, gymnastics, dance, art, acting — in whatever activity they excel. Students are high achieving athletes and artists including members of Team Canada and other international competitors.
Are Students Successful?
Graduates from the Learning Centre have gone on to post secondary programs in Canada, the US and Internationally. They have been recipients of scholarships and awards for academic achievements and in recognition of outstanding sport/art performances.
Supporting Success: It is most frequently lack of community support and access to resources that prevent a student from excelling in their chosen field of endeavour. We seek to establish a educational community where differences and excellence are honoured and where non-conformity is the “norm.” Peer engagement is a critical factor in the development of the whole person; positive peer engagement will ensure the most favourable environment for growth and learning.
Affirming Family Life: The roots of an individuals’ development of positive self-esteem are found in family life. Most high performance students and families make sacrifices in the very arena that ensures a student’s positive core development. Pro Merita places the family at the centre of the health, well-being and education of the child. To this end, our educational and enrichment programs provide the flexibility that ensures the family is “priority one!”
Non-Partisan: No one training group can serve the needs of every high performance student. Nor can a single school or teacher provide full exposure to all sport/performing arts/music forms in a manner that connects to all. The relationship built between a student and her/his coach/instructor/teacher is too important to the development of the student, and a critical factor in their success. Pro Merita celebrates diversity and welcomes the opportunity to support the efforts of all extracurricular teachers & organizations. It is through the combined efforts of a whole community that the success of the individual student is found.
Holistic Education: Providing the tools and resources the next generation needs in order to positively contribute to our community and beyond, requires more than literacy and numeracy. We are committed to providing a full range of learning experiences to equip our students to be informed and successful leaders in the world of sport, performing arts and music. Understanding how students learn best is a field that is explored in depth by leading experts in education around the world. Pro Merita is keenly interested in embracing positive changes to the educational paradigm that places students and their families at the centre of defining educational paths.