Reviews of J. Addison School

Markham, ON  |  Grades PS - 12  |  Shortlist


Topic: Students

Natalija Sekulovska - Student   (Mar 09, 2021)

The students are very friendly and outgoing that come from various parts of the world, such as Peru, Europe, Hong Kong, Iran, Egypt, Nigeria and China. They are so kind and helpful and make boarding life a great experience. We always play games in the common room area space, which creates connections and helps us to communicate more amongst each other. In addition, there is a myriad of commonalities that we share as well as differences, which is pretty cool. Some of those commonalities are, singing, just dance video games, charades, going to the gym, ping pong, movie nights, family feud and pizza. Moreover, we love chicken and Tim Hortons. Finally, the environment for the students feels like a town which is cozy as there is a strong bond that is shared amongst us, based on the notion that we are from different countries studying in Canada and the appreciation of diverse backgrounds. It's really cool to hear different multiple languages being spoken in the dorm.

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Zhi Ye Cao - Student   (Mar 09, 2021)

The students that attend J. Addison School represent a multi-cultural community. As an international student from Peru currently attending the school, I have made friends from Europe, Nigeria, Canada, Egypt, Iran, China and Hong Kong. I would have to say that the students are respectful. In addition, I would also have to say that the school creates the awareness of anti-bullying, which creates a positive student experience. The type of students that tend to do well at J. Addison School are students that are focused on receiving a good education. One must understand that if a student places so much emphasis on their personal life and not on their academics, then their experience at J. Addison School would be challenging. From my standpoint, J. Addison School fosters an environment that teaches discipline, accountability and responsibility to their students as well as inclusivity.

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Daryn Lai - Student   (Mar 17, 2021)

The student experience at J. Addison School feels like a town. The reason why I stated a "town" is based on the notion that the school has over 300 students when compared to other schools that may have 1,200 students, which is extremely overwhelming in my personal opinion. I love J. Addison School for their "small community" experience as I don't feel like another number in a large school. The students at J Addison School can be described like a family, each of them rely on the other for support as well as demonstrate a high level of respect. In my opinion, the student's mindset determines if they will struggle or have the ability to succeed. If a student wants to learn at J. Addison School, then I feel they will be able to succeed.

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Sophie Nguyen - Student   (Mar 17, 2021)

The students within the elementary/junior program are friendly, cooperative and nice. The majority of the students within my classroom are from Canada as well as there are a mixture of various of nationalities. There is no type of violence, discrimination or bullying at our school. I feel confident to express myself as an international student at J. Addison School as well as supported by my teachers and friends. Personally, I feel that the students who tend to do well within my class are the ones who are hard-working, helpful and nice. On the other hand, if a student devotes too much time on video games or hanging out with their friends, I feel that these students may struggle within my class as they may not complete their assignments.

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Sohaila Mohammed - Student   (Mar 17, 2021)

The students at J. Addison School are kind, humble and respectful. I feel as though, since the student population is roughly about 300 students, it creates a small community where everyone care and support each other. The school environment treats everyone fairly and I don't feel bullied or disrespected at the school. In addition, the students that attend the school are independent, responsible and adaptable. This is evident, as there is a large group of international students that attend the school, who learn a wide range of life-skills, such as grocery shopping, opening a bank account and paying their phone bill at such an early age. In addition, the students can also be described as hard-working as each individual has a personal motivation of why they attended J. Addison School, either for sports or academics. The students that tend to struggle are supported by school staff, such as the guidance department. J. Addison School ensures that every student reaches their full potential, never give up and succeed.

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