The Junior School works with and welcomes parents as part of our community to help ensure each child gets the supports they need at school and at home to succeed.
Children are always learning. That's why our teachers build close relationships with parents to ensure that we work together. We want the same things you do for your child: for them to learn and love learning, to excel, and to grow into wonderful people. We, as teachers, and you, as parents, are partners together in helping your child achieve this.
"The staff and the students create this culture that your child belongs here. That sense of belonging is passed on from one person to another. Everyone feels loved because you're part of this community." — Matt Keil, Grade 5 teacher
Working Together with Parents
As a parent, you are the first teacher in your child’s life. You play a vital role in your child's success. We want you to be engaged in your child's learning and school life because we share your goals for them: to grow, to learn, and to develop a sense of well-being. Research shows that students achieve more academically when their families are engaged with them at school.
Communication between parents and the school is essential in your child’s success in school. We provide and maintain ongoing, regular communication about your child's progress and learning through formal meetings and conferences, report cards and portfolios. Teachers and directors are always willing to meet with you to ensure open and continuous dialogue.
Because we are a small school, you’ll get to know other parents and teachers very well to the point where it feels like family. Parents and grandparents are invited to our many community events throughout the year. There are many opportunities to get involved, including volunteering in the library, coordinating our hot lunch days, helping with costumes, props and sets for our productions, attending field trips, and joining our school Welcome Committee.