Student life at Kingsley was always fun. The teachers were respected by the students and at the same time, the kids felt comfortable enough with the teachers to share a joke. Our child never liked to miss a day from school. Kingsley provides a lot of one on one attention to children that need it and I found this to be a positive thing when kids are struggling with a subject or personal problem. Kingsley manages to bring out the best in a child, and help them to be more confident.
Our son is happy. We're happy. We are no longer asked "Where am I going today? Is it a school day" followed by tears and flopping on the ground in despair. The teacher will warm up his lunch for him. He is cared for, we can see that. It's evident in his attitude and demeanor. It means everything to us. It's our sincere hope that Kingsley grows (but not too big!) so that the program can continue to grade 8. Our earlier concerns that the school was located in a church rather than a purpose-built building have evaporated. The sense of belonging, the individualized learning and the environment of respect and inclusivity displaces any of our concerns about location.