AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL FOR DIVERSE LEARNERS. WillowWood was founded in 1980 based on the core value that all students have a right to learn with dignity; that a warm and nurturing school can serve as a foundation for remarkable lives; and that it is the whole person who matters. We have a long tradition of delivering targeted, personal education that considers each student's needs, inclinations and strengths. This individualized approach ensures that students are able to discover and embrace their strengths, address their weaknesses, and maintain their dignity. Classes are small, the atmosphere is warm, and the pedagogical approach is holistic. Our effective teaching strategies, enthusiastic staff members, innovative programs and friendly environment bring out the best in students, build self-confidence and inspire a love of learning. If your family is seeking a new style of school that is small, with a strong history of inspiring students, come by for a visit. We’d love to meet you.— Visit school website
By any measure, there’s a lot to love about WillowWood. That said, for the families that enroll here, it’s that they say this: “all students have a right to learn with dignity.” Truly they mean it, precisely because they rub up against that concept in every class they teach, every day of the school year. The work of the school is dedicated to supporting learners who, for a range of reasons, need something different, and who, for whatever reason, aren’t adequately supported in other academic environments. Their personal needs are assessed, as are their strengths and interests, and instruction begins from that point, seeking to build on their abilities in order to grow engaged learners equipped with the confidence and the skills to establish a place in the community of the school and beyond.