Tupper Mini School
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 program itself has no cost but the Mini School events and field trips we partake in do. We combine these costs into a yearly fee for simplicity. For more details please visit our Cost and Subsidies page.
How are class schedules organized?
COVID-19: We have a new schedule this year that runs on a half-year semester system. More information can be found from the VSB here. The following is how our schedule used to look:
Sir Charles Tupper Secondary follows an system where students take four classes per day for half the year and another four per day for the second half. 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 an excellent work ethic and a strong motivation succeed in our program. For those who lack this, you may face many struggles as you continue in our program. This is not to say that you won't succeed, but instead that you will have to push yourself harder to become a better student. Another problem some students face is the commute to our school. We have had students leave because they could not handle the long commute, yet we have also seen people who live even further manage. It's up to you to decide whether you're committed enough to make a long commute every day.
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 allowed 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.