Oakville, ON | Grades NS - 8 | Shortlist
My daughter absolutely loves Clanmore. She has been to another program and cried almost every day when I dropped her off. At Clanmore, even on the first day, she smiled and waved bye to me and was happy to go with the teachers. The teachers come to your home before school starts to meet the students so they are comfortable with them from the first day. Amazing experience.
It was very difficult not to be happy at Clanmore. I cannot remember a time not being happy throughout my years at Clanmore. Fantastic classmates, teachers, administrators, and volunteers. The fact that there was not a middle school open when I was that age makes me incredibly jealous. I will always wish there was a Clanmore High School and University.
I can't begin to remember the number of times we've approached Christmas vacation or March break or the end of year when my boys have bemoaned the fact that they will be separated from the Clanmore family for an extended period. When I was a kid I sought out opportunities to avoid the imprisonment of my public school. Believe it or not...our kids look foward to arriving at Clanmore every day - almost! When you're a kid you want to be heard, you want to be seen, you want to be known and appreciated for who you are, you want to have some influence, you want some power over what happens to you and you want to have some choice about where your day will take you and if you're taught how to do all this within the realm of respect for one another you will prosper. That's life at Clanmore.