Brain Power Enrichment Programs Winter/Spring 14-week session
The Schwartz/Reisman Centre is partnering with Brain Power Enrichment Programs to provide a Winter/Spring 14-week session.
Students will enjoy the great facilities of the Schwartz/Reisman Centre while receiving excellent academic education from Brain Power.
With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in after-school enrichment education for high-achieving students. From our after-school enrichment learning classes to our series of math problem solving & logic and English grammar workbooks, Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.
Offering a unique curriculum, Brain Power teaches bright and gifted students in grades 1 through 12 through weekly dynamic classes.
*Brain Power's small-group classes are taught by dynamic, brilliant staff, most with PhD degrees, who bring a student-centred approach to passionately teaching the thought-leaders oftomorrow. The programs we offer are grounded in a critical-thinking framework and cover foundational fields of thought:
- Math, Logic, & Problem Solving
- English Language Arts & Mechanics of Writing
- Public Speaking
- Robotics & Computer Coding
Brain Power also prepares students for gifted tests, entrance examinations (SSAT, IB, UTS, MaCS, TOPS, CAT4), academic competitions, scholarships, and university acceptance.
*Students are invited to participate in local, national and international academic competitions, attend monthly experiential field trips, and partake in a free social justice bookclub.
Mechanics of Writing, Grades 6 – 8
Mondays, 5 to 7 pm. February 27 to June 26. Closed on March 13, April 10, April 17, May 22.
Each dynamic and exciting class will consist of both a grammar component and a writing component. The course will begin by reviewing the fundamentals of English grammar, the writing process (i.e. brainstorming, drafting, revising, etc.), and the structure of the five-paragraph essay (of the sort that they are required to write in school). After reviewing the fundamentals of English grammar, we will proceed to consider more complex issues, cases, and problems. Once we have reviewed the fundamentals of the standard five-paragraph essay, we will transition to considering different genres of essays (used for different purposes), such as narrative, comparative, and argumentative essays. The culmination of the course will be the systematic development of a formal research paper, such as they will be required to write in high school. In the process, students will learn how to find, evaluate, select, and utilize reference materials. In sum, Mechanics of Writing is designed to improve students’ grammar skills, while teaching them how to write complex, well-researched, and effective high-school level essays. The course is taught by a brilliant published professor with comedic wit, excellent teaching skills, and a PhD in English from Queen's University.
English Language Arts & High School Prep, Grades 7 – 9
Mondays, 7:15 to 9:15 pm. February 27 to June 26. Closed on March 13, April 10, April 17, May 22.
A long-standing favourite course at Brain Power, this exciting class is designed for students entering high school or in the first years of high school. It is especially wonderful for students who are looking for an opportunity to hone their communication skills before entering an advanced English language arts chapter in their academic lives. Students will learn the most valuable tools needed to succeed in any writing/reading courses, including:
-reading comprehension and critical analysis
-inspiring a love of reading classics and modern classics (literature)
-sophisticated vocabulary building
-essay writing skills
-current events knowledge
-philosophical inquiry and critical thinking skills
In-class activities and lots of personalized instructor feedback on individual written work will provide a solid foundation for students beginning or in secondary school. The classes are fascinating, dynamic, interesting, and geared towards inspiring students to become more self-aware in their English language arts abilities, communication, and thinking-skills development.
Robotics & Coding, Grades 4 – 6
Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:30 pm. February 28 to June 27. March 14, April 11, April 18, May 30.
Our engaging instructors use discovery-based activities to highlight topics in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Our lessons provide students with the opportunity to develop learning and innovation skills such as: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity as they carry out fun and meaningful experiments utilizing aerospace and robotic equipment that they design and build (and many projects are take-home keepsakes!). This course goes above and beyond the Ministry of Education Science Curriculum and is delivered by certified science teachers and engineers. The teachers have many years of experience inspiring thousands of K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the classroom. Your child will love this experience!
Assessment and Registration is completed through Brain Power Directly. Please contact for an appointment at (905)886-6721 or email [email protected]
For more information about other Enrichment programs at Brain Power, please visit www.besmarter.ca
Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs:
For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Schwartz/Reisman Centre cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Schwartz/Reisman Centre program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
- All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: The Schwartz Reisman Centre 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.
*All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to The Schwartz Reisman Centre only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, The Schwartz Reisman Centre daycare and preschool or The Schwartz Reisman Centre Fitness and Health.
In order to receive the member discount on programs, the Schwartz/Reisman Centre requires that participants be active members at the time of registration and throughout the duration of the registered program(s).
Please be advised that the Schwartz/Reisman Centre operates on a JCC Credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director.
JCC Credit applied to your JCC account can be redeemed for any program at the JCC (not including Centre Camp and Schwartz/Reisman Centre daycare and preschool), can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date.
Registration for Schwartz/Reisman Centre programs closes one week before the start date of a course. For some classes we accept registrations until the program has reached 50% of its classes.
We recommend registering as early as possible, as many programs have limited space, and other programs depend upon a certain enrollment number to ensure they will run. Your place in a program can only be guaranteed when accompanied by payment.