Reviews of Guiding Light Academy

Mississauga, ON  |  Grades JK - 8  |  Shortlist


Topic: School Location

Felix Wong - Parent   (May 08, 2018)

The school location is excellent, in the heart of Streetsville. The location is central and anywhere you live in Mississauga will be within a 20 minute drive from the school. There are many different things in the school area such as a library, a community centre and public swimming pool and skating rink, and a church. Moreover, Streetsville is a very dynamic place with many shops. In the summer time, the school will take the children to the local library for visits. In the winter time, they also go to the skating rink to skate. There are also other activities that the school will have that involves walking around this interesting neighborhood. This is all done with teacher supervision and we feel it adds a good dimension to the student experience.

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Cindy Flandes - Parent   (Mar 17, 2021)

Guiding Light Academy is located in Streetsville, Mississauga. Streetsville is a smaller community within the larger city of Mississauga. The students of Guiding Light Academy are taught a sense of community through their participation in the food drive for the local food bank, in their participation in Remembrance Day Celebrations conducted by the Canadian Legion in the downtown square. The children are also encouraged to discover their community by being taken to the local library by foot, and by being taken to daily mass at the nearby Catholic church, St. Joseph. All these activities and others really instill in my children a sense of familiarity, belonging and community for the neighborhood and community surrounding their school.

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Vania Padua - Parent   (Mar 17, 2021)

Guiding Light Academy is located in Mississauga and just minutes away from the Streetsville Go Station. It is a small quaint school with character and charm. The surrounding neighbourhood is mostly family homes with small local shops and restaurants nearby. The safety and security of the students are a top priority at Guiding Light Academy. Students don’t venture beyond the school grounds. Parents of smaller children drop off their child to the assigned teacher posted at the front of the school and during pick-up, they are accompanied by a teacher at the parent’s arrival.

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Janice C - Parent   (May 03, 2021)

Guiding Light Academy is located in Streetsville, Mississauga which is a beautiful village-like setting. The library is about a 10 minute walk from the school and often they had field trips there. Before covid the students attended daily Mass at the local Catholic parish and then would be bussed 3 minutes to school. The students and parents have become part of the parish community as well. There are quite a few coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques in the surrounding neighbourhood as well. Students are not allowed to venture outside the school unless they are on a field trip.

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