Success at school comes out of positive, nurturing relationships and developing these relationships with our students is important to us at Sunnybrook. Our teachers create a welcoming and engaging classroom experience in which each child can reach his or her potential. Sunnybrook offers a well balanced, holistic, academic program. Through inquiry and exploration in the PYP, students learn the skills and knowledge they will need in the future. Singapore Math and our unique SBS literacy curriculum ensure academic success. The 1:1 iPad program enhances and enriches learning in all areas of the curriculum. Daily French classes focus on communication skills and an understanding of the cultural value of language. The SBS arts curriculum fosters creative expression, and teaches skills to enhance that expression. Physical activity brings out the best in students; in our Phys. Ed. program they become active athletes. The global focus in the IB curriculum fosters empathy and understanding of others in our students. SBS is a lively, nurturing, academic community for young learners and we have fun with our students. Come and see for yourself. — Visit school website
Sunnybrook School was founded in 1952, becoming one of the very first preschools in Canada. It was exotic for the time, both for being a nursery school, as well as being founded by an Austrian educator, Irmingard Hoff. From opening day the school was at the leading edge of education at the time, and it has worked to remain there ever since. Sunnybrook was the first school in the country to adopt the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. It's since dedicated itself to development of 21st century literacies, an international curriculum, and the adoption of Singapore Math. Which sounds like a lot, and it is. The ideal student is one who is operating at the top of her peer group, and who is able to make the most of the range of programming on offer.