Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about Tupper Mini School, and why we are the right program for you. In this section, we have compiled some of the frequently asked questions that we’ve received about our program. If there is something that we've missed, please send a message through our contacts page.
Do Mini students attend separate classes other than their own?
Tupper Mini is a program within the greater Tupper Community. There are English and Socials (Humanities), Science, and Mathematic classes that are exclusive to students in the Mini program. However, other classes like Physical Education, Electives and Languages are not Mini School specific.
Is there a cost to this program?
The only costs to the program are not the program itself, but rather the field trips, Mini School events, and the yearly school fee. For more details please visit our Cost and Subsidies page.
How are class schedules organized?
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary follows an alternating cycle between Day 1's and Day 2's. On each day there are four classes. All Mini School courses run at the same cycle as the regular schedule. Visit the school website for more info on our school schedule.
What problems have Mini students encountered?
It has been our experience that students with excellent work ethics will be successful in our program. Without commitment there will be many struggles as you continue in our program. Another problem is the commute to our school. We have had students leave because they could not handle the long commute. Yet we have seen people who live even further manage. The fine line between any struggles is your commitment. Always be open to try something new.
Do you accept students from other grades into your program?
Of course! We occasionally have openings when students move away or join other programs. All students are able to apply whenever a spot opens up, regardless of what Grade you are in. However, we do encourage that you apply in Grade 8, so that you get the most out of our program.
How Do I apply to Tupper Mini?
I have previous French experience from French Immersion. How will my language education be handled in this program?
If you have previous experience in French, you have the option of taking a language challenge exam. This will allow you to take higher levels of French education to suit your needs. This also applies to other languages as well, such as Japanese and Spanish.