Orangeville, ON | Grades JK - 8 | Shortlist
My son and daughter are currently attending Orangeville Christian School. My son and daughter have commented on how kind and caring all the staff are at OCS. This school allows children to enjoy the freedom of playing in the yard and having such privileges as sledding down the hill in the wintertime with a sled. Their previous school never allowed children to play off the tarmac. As a parent I feel very blessed to be a part of this beautiful community school, the knowledge that my son and daughter have gained has been tremendous because it offers so many opportunities for your children to grow academically, socially, and emotionally.
My children all very much love attending OCS. "I like centres", "I like gym", "I like my friends", "I like my teacher". The school has provided a community environment that our family really appreciates. My kids enjoy the curriculum, and also the extracurricular activities that OCS provides. The school makes it easy for me to allow them to participate by providing before- and after- school care (SHARE). The environment allows them to grow solid friendships; we have been impressed with how the children are encouraged to engage with each other; OCS has created a team within the school that builds confidence and connection within the student body. We really appreciate how the stereotypical barriers of grade, age, gender seem to have been broken down.
My child loves the interactive learning that the teachers provide at OCS. The students learned all about tornadoes and weather patterns this year and she was so excited to come home and research her project and learn about it all. She was also eager to share what she learned with me at school. My child loves attending school every day. In fact, when she is sick and can't go, she is very disappointed. My child also enjoys the individual attention she receives from her teachers. She described her teacher this past year as an adult in her life that she can rely on and get good life advice from. My child also loves her friends at Orangeville Christian School. She calls her friends "iron sharpens iron" friends - the kind who help her make wise choices. She has learned to recognize this through the years as she has grown up at OCS.