Roundtable Q&A Discussion About Lynn-Rose School (2021)
Lynn-Rose School alumni, current students, and parents shared their insights on the school’s culture, values, strengths, and weaknesses. Hear what Sapriti, Charles had to say about the school.
- 1:30 - What alumni appreciated most about the school during their time there and how this perspective has changed now that they have been away from the school for a while
- 3:35 - What differentiates the school from other schools
- 4:21 - One thing would to change about the school for the better
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Highlights from the Q&A discussion
Sapriti — alum
Sapriti graduated from Lynn-Rose Schools in 2021 as valedictorian, and was part of their International Baccalaureate Programme. During her time there, she felt that the teachers went above and beyond to support her academically, while also giving her the space to grow independently. She believes that the extracurricular opportunities at Lynn-Rose helped her learn the collaboration, time-management, and social skills needed to excel in her future endeavors. She is now enrolled at Queen’s University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce in finance.
- “I really appreciated how [Lynn-Rose Schools] was able to work things out so they could accommodate me the best. So being an IB student, as well as an Ontario student, there was a lot more work that needed to be done. I had to simultaneously apply to universities and maintain my grades, so that my offers wouldn't be rescinded. [Lynn-Rose Schools] gave me the freedom to decide and choose how I wanted to work on finishing my tasks. The teachers were really amazing and extremely helpful to me.”
- “[Lynn-Rose School teachers] would spend their time after school, so that they could guide me with completing my internal assessments. [They] sat with me for hours so they could guide me through the IB expectations for French, and also broke down extremely complex high-level biology terms so that we could retain what we learned for longer. … All the teachers [at Lynn-Rose Schools] worked really hard so that we could fulfill our requirements [for university] and hand in our assessments on time.”
- “During my time [at Lynn-Rose Schools], I felt as though the school was a community and the teachers and staff went above and beyond to help us. My perspective has not changed, as I still appreciate the effort that the teachers put in. … I'm really grateful for that.”
- “The after-school activities or lunchtime clubs [at Lynn-Rose Schools] are really important for students, especially high school students so we can learn collaboration, time-management, and social skills. This year, because of the pandemic, we couldn't have that. So there was a lot of attending different clubs online.”
- “There are loads of online resources available [at Lynn-Rose Schools], such as quizzes and practise tests, so that the exams aren't that difficult.”
Charles — alum
Charles graduated from Lynn-Rose Schools in the class of 2020. During his time there, he enjoyed the smaller class sizes, which allowed him the one-on-one time he needed to communicate with his teachers. He appreciated the facilities at Lynn-Rose Schools, and felt they were superior to the ones that he experienced in the public system. Charles believes that the hands-on learning strategies offered at Lynn-Rose Schools gave him the experience he needed to excel in his post-secondary education. He is now enrolled at the University of Ottawa, where he is studying business and technology.
- “I think that the small class sizes [at Lynn-Rose Schools] really help improve learning. In the school I went to before [Lynn-Rose Schools], class sizes used to be 25-30 students. As a student, you didn't really have time to communicate with the teacher if you needed help or anything of that nature. I feel like the small class sizes [at Lynn-Rose Schools] really help make learning more immersive because [students] can communicate with the teacher more if they need help. The teachers are always there to help you. I think that's what differentiates [Lynn-Rose Schools] the most.”
- “I would say [Lynn-Rose Schools is] engaging. I could use my Grade 11 communication technology class as an example. It was pretty much half learning and half hands-on experience. We played with cameras, took pictures, and explored different technologies in that class. It gave us a more hands-on experience, which I think really helps translate into post-secondary learning. … [Lynn-Rose Schools] is caring, because [students] can really connect with the teachers. That connection really helps you with your learning, as you don't feel like just another student in a big class.”
- “I think when people think about private schools, they think about huge castles and whatnot. [Lynn-Rose Schools building] has everything that [a student] needs, and everything that you would find in a huge private school. There is a library, a gym, and a cafeteria. … With not that many students, you can really communicate with the teachers more often, and you can’t really find that in every school. I think the size of the school really helps. I was really surprised with the size when I first came to [Lynn-Rose Schools].”