For me, school life at Olivet was my WHOLE life! I was excited to go to school each morning and see my friends and teachers. Each student at Olivet stands out as an individual because of the small school size. Everyone knows each other's name regardless of grade level -- this makes for such a nice environment. One of the best parts of the school life at Olivet is the amazing variety of field trips the students go on. Theatre, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Medieval Times, hikes in conservation areas, camping, and when older, trips to Ottawa and Quebec are just a few examples of the fun excursions. To round out my social experience and meet a wider variety of friends, I was part of a choir and baseball team.
I greatly enjoyed my time at Olivet, although I was ready to move on to a larger classroom with more peers when I left. The upper grade limit has decreased since my time there; the familial environment serves younger students particularly well, although it also gives older students opportunities for leadership that they might not experience in a large public school classroom. Students generally returned year after year because they enjoyed Olivet and were engaged in school life. I recall sometimes being stressed by the workload, but this could also have been due to my own expectations of my own performance. However, there were always special events to look forward to, including field trips and special projects. The more students discover what Olivet has to offer, the more it will be able to offer.