Oakville, ON | Grades NS - 8 | Shortlist
I have never seen a group of teaches that work so nicely together. It is clear they love their job and the kids. They are always patient and understanding.
The teachers at Clanmore are some of the best in the world. From learning french in casa, to independent study projects throughout the elementary classes, the teachers at Clanmore have an incredible amount of knowledge and trust in their students. This trust creates the most magnificent learning environment. Specific learning programs are what create a relationship with teachers that is valued and well respected.
I once wrote to the head of school asking about how Montessori approached the whole STEAM issue. She sent me a wonderful response that revolved around one of her daily walkabouts through the campus. She adroitly pointed out her observing kids undertaking group work in the hall on math, other kids creating a diorama of space and still others researching some background information for a project on the web and finally kids curled up on a couch reading a book. The Montessori approach to my mind revolves around high touch curiosity and helping your child maintain a sense of wonder about the world while learning the practical tools to progress. The teachers at this school are just downright remarkable. I can't help but come back to the notion of family...my boys learn from so many people at Clanmore and they do it both through formal and informal processes. Perhaps of note too is that they are not confined to a desk all day long which for those of us who came from a different system restricts the ability to absorb and be exposed to valuable lessons.