Brampton, ON | Grades JK - 8 | Shortlist
I love the PACE concept that the school employs for many different reasons. With PACE my child can work at a speed that is right for them. It also gives the children a chance to push forward in areas of growth and doesn't hold them back to their traditional "school year" work. They are able to go on to other grades should their minds allow it while taking time to work on other areas that might not be as strong. One way the school can improve is staying a bit more current with introducing technology into the classroom but they are actively looking at providing students with new forms of technology to keep current. Their efforts should be commended and the kids will only excel more from this.
The school has a rigorous program- they have a syllabus based on pace books that aid the child's academic level and ability. Children write a test and according to their performance they are evaluated, then given workload to fill gaps in whatever subject they showed difficulty in and then given books according to their ability. They do their best to help children in whatever area they need extra work and give merits and special prizes when they perform well. This helps in motivating the children to want to do well and also this system of working according to your own ability allows the child to be his only competitor. The grading system at the school is very high so I know if my child gets for example 90% pass, I know it was a deserved 90%. Because of this system my son would be prepared for high school.