Review of Braemar House School
Anna Nemeth - Parent (Nov 07, 2018)
The teachers are so engaged with the students. Our son's teacher has set up her classroom in a "U" shape so all the kids are facing with each other. She has a great idea - if a child is struggling with a concept, they have a way of indicating this to the teacher without drawing extra attention to themselves and then the teacher can assist privately. They have "homework haven" where a student can stay at lunch time or break to get extra help on any matter they might be struggling with. Our son has needed some extra help as the academic level was much lower at his old school and at Braemar the educators are all on board and eager to help out our son achieve his best!
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Rebecca Rooney - Parent (Nov 06, 2018)
Teachers at Braemar are incredible. Each is selected for his/her strengths and each provides a unique experience for their students. Our children, for example had grade 1/2/3 teachers that focused on developing strong reading/writing/math skills while introduced the ideas of homework time management and testing. They taught them to work in groups and communicate effectively with other students. They provided them with opportunities to be mentored by older students (reading mornings, math afternoons etc.). Behaviour and virtues are focused on in these early grades and patience, kindness and perseverance are taught about daily. Once our children reached grades 4/5/6, the teachers we had provided them with more homework, more responsibility and allowed them to have consequences for not getting work done! They pushed them to think 'outside' the box and ask questions about what they were curious about. Grade 7/8 were the best years! Teachers taught them to be tech-savy and they learned great time management skills (multiple projects on the go at a time). They read and wrote and had tests and homework. Our daughter was WELL prepared for high school. During this incredible academic journey, all BHS teachers touch base with ex-students and in this way, help their growth continue over the years. BHS teachers will not be forgotten in our household!
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