Walden International School is Brampton's first and only International Baccalaureate (IB) World School to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Walden’s dedication to wellness, service learning, and international mindedness ensures students are well-prepared for post-secondary studies and beyond. Its authentic teaching of the PYP demonstrates its ongoing commitment to nurturing young people who will mature into globally responsible citizens. — Visit school website
The work of Walden, as suggested by the school’s name, is informed by the work of Henry David Thoreau, specifically the idea that working within a natural setting, allowing curiosity to guide you, is the basis to working with others and knowing your place in the world. The offering of the IB program underscores that world view, as does an emphasis on getting into nature. It’s a noisy world. Kids need quiet, and Walden rightly makes that a priority. Instruction is student driven, seeking to inspire curiosity, while also capitalizing on the interests that students bring into the classroom. While academics are strong, it’s the values that the school promotes that is a particular draw to the families that enroll here.