Total Care EDUCATION® AT COLUMBIA
A comprehensive system that’s revolutionized the delivery of international education
Columbia International College is the only Canadian school with the ASEP-Total Care Education System®, a unique student nurturing system founded on one simple principle: that academic success is based on a student’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Since Columbia was founded in 1979, our Total Care® Education approach has become a world-renowned blueprint for educators of international students and an approach that is trusted by parents in nearly 100 countries. Total Care Education® is designed to address a child’s four essential needs (academic, social, emotional and physical, which we have shortened to “ASEP”). Because each student’s needs are unique, we do a special assessment once the student arrives at Columbia and every year they attend the school. This holistic assessment looks at the student’s ASEP strengths and weaknesses as they apply to learning, living, development and communication and establishes a customized plan to enhance their learning potential, help them get the most from boarding life, encourage their extracurricular involvement and facilitate three-way communication between families, children and Columbia staff. The goal is to maximize each student’s potential as a person of character, help them become sought-after students at well respected universities and develop them into well-rounded responsible global citizens.