Michael Munshaw, Head of School
We believe that the future leaders of tomorrow must be well adjusted to the emerging globalized community. To prepare our students, we teach the Cambridge curriculum that is recognized around the world as the global standard for education. Starting in Kindergarten, when our students begin Stage 1 of the Cambridge Primary Programme, students learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to prepare them for a life of intellectual curiosity and engagement. As a Cambridge School, our teachers have access to unique professional development opportunities to learn the latest development in Cambridge’s active learning approach to education. Cambridge Progression Tests and Checkpoint Examinations provide students with the opportunity to write standardized tests in a low-stakes non-competitive environment. These tests, designed by Cambridge International Examinations, provides our school and our students with detailed feedback on each child’s progress through the Cambridge programmes. Our high school students continue their Cambridge studies by pursuing Cambridge IGCSE and A Level qualifications while simultaneously completing the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We believe that a strong academic foundation, developed from an early age, provides students with the self-assured confidence to face tomorrow’s challenges.
While strong academics has always been at the core of a Fieldstone education, we believe that character education, athletics and the arts are essential elements of a well-rounded programme. Our Character Counts Programme and house system provides a framework through which students can demonstrate the character attributes we teach. Inclusivity is our mandate for athletics and every student has a place on a team. Our arts programme truly distinguishes Fieldstone from other schools. Our students begin their musical education in Kindergarten and by Grade One they are learning to play the violin. Students learn about classical music and opera through our morning music programme and perform on the violin culminating in May as we play the national anthem before the Toronto Blue Jays take the field. Our students learn painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media visual arts and every year our graduates are accepted to some of the best arts schools in the world. Fieldstone offers students big school opportunities in an intimate and inclusive environment small school environment.
Each student at Fieldstone is known, cared for, and understood. Our small classes give teachers and students the opportunity to really get to know and respect one another. Not only do teachers and students spend time together during class hours, they spend countless hours together in clubs, sports teams, tutorials and class trips. That is why our graduates continue to visit us years after graduation – Fieldstone is not just a place to learn academics, it is a place where children grow into adults under the guidance and care of passionate educators.
These are the years where young adults begin making decisions that can affect them for the rest of their lives and we make sure our students know that we are with them every step of the way. Our guidance department and Duke of Edinburgh programme ensure that students have the support they need to prepare for university, their future career, and grow into well-rounded adults.
There is an exciting journey ahead and it is our honour to be with you every step of the way!
Head of School