Our child attended Kingsley from JK to Grade 5. She enjoyed everything during her time at Kingsley, she loved all her teachers and she thrived at the school and she was well prepared when she had to move on. She liked the fact that she could go to any of the teachers if she didn't understand something and they always took the time to help her. The only disappointment she had was that the school did not go beyond grade 5 and she had to leave.
It was a tough decision to move our 4-year old son to a new school, but after a challenging junior kindergarten year at the local public school, we knew we had to find a different environment to help him find the enthusiasm for learning he had lost. From day one Kingsley delivered on the promise to "belong, discover, thrive". Our son was made to feel important, listened to and respected. And I felt listened to, respected and involved. The boy who didn't say a word in class in JK and who hated going to school was bringing found objects to place in the classroom discovery table by the end of the week. Daily, I hear about his trips to the park for recess, about the "obstacle course" he helped design. Outdoor time - of which there is plenty - is his favourite thing. He recently said "Mom, I didn't used to talk but now I do. I talk to Ms. Dominguez" (his teacher). Quiet time, with a mat and a blanket, is a surprisingly positive part of his day. He tells us how he "relaxed, with my shoes off." His only disappointment is that he walks to school now instead of riding the school bus :)