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Ashwood Glen

Grades Preschool TO Gr. 8 — Burlington, ON (MAP)

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School address

  • 3430 Fairview Street, Burlington, Ontario, L7N 2R5 (MAP)
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Our Perspective

How we see Ashwood Glen

Ashwood Glen is a recent and welcome addition to the private school market. It’s in the process of reaching IB accreditation, a process that takes two years, though is already teaching to that curriculum. The benefits of the IB include integration within a global community of learners, as well as as internationally recognized and admired approach to learning. The instructional spaces were purpose built with the Ashwood program in mind, allowing for movement and a high integration between learners around shared learning tasks. The incorporation of a Maker Space signals an intention to help children develop the 21st century skills they’ll need when they advance to the secondary grades and beyond.

School's Perspective

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How Ashwood Glen sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Ashwood Glen in Burlington, Ontario, blends Montessori and International Baccalaureate curriculum for holistic growth from Preschool to Grade 8. Our diverse community, with small classes and specialized teachers, promotes self-paced learning and vital 21st-century skills. Here, curiosity and passion help children unlock their potential. We inspire students to excel and empower their future. Discover the Ashwood Glen difference—book a tour today!"

  • Small class sizes allowing for a more personalized learning environment
  • Equal focus on academics and personal, social and emotional learning to ensure balance for students
  • Concept-driven inquiry approach to enhance student learning
  • Principles and practices of the IB are used to extend the Ontario curriculum expectations
  • Offers activities such as Maker Space, math competitions, and intramural athletics
  • Embedded service learning opportunities across the school's Learning Program
  • Inclusive pedagogy in classrooms to effectively support learning for all students
  • Specialized student leadership and team building classes
  • French language classes – supports development of critical and creative thinking skills

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"At Ashwood Glen we provide our students with opportunities to explore real-world concepts and issues, challenge assumptions, think critically, and acquire skills that they will need to apply throughout their educational and future professional journeys. Our holistic approach to education places emphasis on providing opportunities to support our students' social, emotional, and physical needs along with their academic needs."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Our state of the art school facilities are designed with the student learning and the IB and Montessori programs in mind, and allow for a multi faceted and enriched learning environment. We provide outdoor and indoor spaces, specifically designed to meet the young child’s gross motor development needs, and our program includes regularly scheduled enrichment activities that may include French, music, art, or dance, each taught by teachers specifically trained in these disciplines."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"The time, thought and effort spent on event planning and communication. Our school events, and extracurricular activities require a lot of time & thought in their planning to make them meaningful, tied in with our student learning.
We highly value having close working relationships with families. Timely communication, which requires coordination and timely presence through our daily bulletins, morning announcements, weekly assemblies and class updates and multiple conferences throughout the y"

What might families find surprising about your school?

"The involvement from parents in various activities. We welcome parents to have the opportunity to celebrate all academic milestones in their children's education. Having the parents on campus, experiencing the outcomes of their children's' hard work makes a difference and parents appreciate being able to take part in the various events at school."

Summer camps and programs

Ashwood Glen operates summer camps and programs. Click here to learn about .

School Facilities

Photo-tour of facilities

Arts facilities

Shared spaces

School Videos

Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see Ashwood Glen

Video reviews of Ashwood Glen

Parent, Karolina Greaves (0)

Preschool to Gr. 1 (current), Gr. 1 to Gr. 4 (current) — Watch our parent interview with Karolina Greaves to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to have a child attend Ashwood Glen.

Roundtable Q&A (2020)

Watch our Ashwood Glen Q&A discussion with Dareen (Parent), Marsha (Parent), Dina (Parent) to gain fresh insight into the school’s culture, values, and strengths.

Written reviews of Ashwood Glen


Parent, Erin Maynes (2023)

Gr. 6 (current) — Our son is currently in his 3rd year at Ashwood Glen. Due to his own personal challenges, and a publ...


Parent, Ireland Bartlett (2023)

Nursery/Toddler (current) — Ireland is thriving at Ashwood Glen! Her teachers and the support team are all so kind, patient, and...


Parent, Marsha Pereira (2023)

Preschool (current),Gr. 1 (current) — Our family has been amongst the first to join the Ashwood Glen school community in its opening year....
See all written reviews (6 total)

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Heba Hefny, Head of School

Thank you for your interest in our school.

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the Head of School at Ashwood Glen.

I am thrilled to introduce myself, Ms. Heba Hefny, as the Head of School at Ashwood Glen. With 19 rich years in education experiece, I've spent four memorable ones at Ashwood Glen, leading the IB PYP / JMS curriculum. 

Education has enabled me to work in various parts of the world. Through this, I've come to appreciate a universal truth: children, irrespective of their background, are eager learners, emanating joy and enthusiasm in their educational pursuits.

I hold a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology, and an MA in Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey. My commitment to holistic development extends beyond traditional education. I am a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and a staunch supporter of Positive Discipline, with certifications in both its Parent and Teacher education.

At Ashwood Glen, we uphold our mission statement with fervor: striving for excellence, learning collaboratively, and aiming to make a significant impact at both local and global levels. We continually aspire for academic growth for each student, partnering closely with parents to ensure tailored experiences. Our students are encouraged to think creatively, often presenting ideas that can benefit not only our school — but also local and global communities and causes

Open dialogue is vital. I operate with an open-door policy, inviting students to speak up and express any concerns or ideas they might have. Feedback is invaluable, and I take proactive steps based on the insights provided.

Ensuring a nurturing environment where every individual, be it parents, students, teachers, or administrators, feels safe and valued is paramount. It's this ethos that makes me immensely proud to be a part of the Ashwood Glen family.

Given my background and deep-rooted passion for education, I am committed to empowering, mentoring, and inspiring our students. My aim is to create a vibrant and conducive learning environment where every student at Ashwood Glen can truly excel.

Ms Heba Hefny



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