The kids and staff have developed a family type of environment. All the students get along and show each other respect (which are the qualities that the school emphasizes). There are many opportunities for children to work collaboratively and build community. Events such as Anti-Bullying Day, Mother's Day High Tea, Remembrance Day Assembly, Father's Day Activity Day, Holiday concert and the Year End Celebration have provided the kids of all ages to connect and appreciate one another. My children have forged new friendships this year - despite the small school size. The school is small but it is not to be underestimated because it's spirit is loud and big! A great leadership opportunity for my kids this year was working with younger students weekly to help them in their classes. They felt like valued contributors to the school community.
Our soon truly loves being at Delano, he looks forward to going to school every day. Smaller class sizes are excellent and give them an opportunity to learn more, get more questions in and also answered, work as a team and also independent when needed. Students are valued for who they are, their differences make them strong and successful. They all get along very well and are also friends outside the school. I've had the opportunity to watch them interact among themselves several times and it seems like they all complement each other, with their unique characteristics and skills. They realise that by working together they can achieve move and get better results. When one is not as strong in certain area, the rest of the group will support and encourage, so everyone is successful.