Calgary, AB | Grades K - 10 | Shortlist
Very informal meet and greet with Mr. D, as the kids call him. Kids have to write an entrance examination for around 2 hours (not sure which grade that starts in), which also likely serves the dual purpose of seeing how serious they are about attending. The founder herself, Ms. Pirie gave us a personal tour. We explained some of the issues which he had at his previous school, and they didn't seem to feel that it would be as much of an issue with their approach to learning, they were right. I felt that they try to see the potential in kids who may not perform as well in the traditional school setting, looking for the strengths to emphasize. Again, this is not a school for kids with significant challenges, most of the boys seem to be excellent student/peers, I am merely relating our experience.