How we see Sathya Sai School of Toronto
Character development and academic excellence go hand in hand at Sathya Sai School. The Ontario curriculum is integrated with the values of truth, right conduct, peace, love, and non-violence. Holistic development is a major focus: yoga, prayer, and activities that teach calmness and concentration are regularly provided. Kids thrive in an environment of ample support and compassion delivered by school staff and volunteers in partnership with a parental commitment to those same values. Sathya Sai School offers a huge range of extracurriculars and clubs, as well as service projects which help build key traits and skills such as leadership and responsibility. Kids graduate with a sensitivity to the needs of others and a strong ethical framework as well as impressive academic credentials.
How Sathya Sai School of Toronto sees itself
"The Sathya Sai School is training future leaders in our community. We offer the Ministry of Ontario Curriculum integrated with a Human Values-based character education program for students from JK to Grade 8. We are a non-profit, independent school of 240 students. The school's curriculum is structured around the five universal Human Values of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence. This focus on Human Values has led us to be ranked a #1 elementary school in Ontario by the Fraser Institute since 2006."
"The Sathya Sai School is founded on the universal ideals of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence. These values are inherent in each child. Our goal is to nurture these values to achieve excellence. The Sathya Sai Education in Human Values program awakens intuition and consciousness. This brings about transformation of one’s character. We provide students with an environment that helps them gain confidence to become good, intelligent and socially responsible citizens."
"Families choose the Sathya Sai School because of its highly rated academic programs and integration of character education. Families regularly comment on their child's awareness of social issues and social responsibilities. Many parents have noted that their child's behaviour at home and in the community have been recognized as exemplary. While reaching toward their highest potential, they have also changed the lives of people around them with their compassion, self-discipline and wisdom."
"Sathya Sai School students love coming to school. When they are ill and cannot attend, they feel sad to have to miss even one day of school. A student who joined in grade 7 had been bullied at his previous school and did not want to attend school. After joining the Sathya Sai School, he was jumping out bed early in the morning and could not wait to come to school to learn and share with his friends. Many families appreciate the fact that their child has introduced meditation to them."
"Meditation/Silent Sitting. Parents report that their children continued to engage in silent sitting/meditation at home, even after graduating from the school. There were observable improvements in their children's behaviour - they were calmer and able to handle stress better. Meditation and silent sitting have had a long-term impact on their performance in higher grades."
"Ranked #1 by Fraser Institute for the past 14 years
Affordable tuition fees
Character Education Program (Educare)
Value Parenting program
Environmental, Social and Governance Responsibility"
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Revathi Chennabathni, Principal
Ph.D. Ed.Psy., M.Phil.,M.Ed.
Welcome to Sathya Sai School, a non-denominational, unique elementary school (JK-Gr.8) that integrates character development with academic excellence. The result has been the blossoming of human excellence through self-transformation in hundreds of students.
The universal human values, namely Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Nonviolence and the five teaching techniques – Universal Prayers, Silent Sitting, Story Telling, Group Singing and Group Activities - help develop a child holistically. Our faculty members strive to be exemplars of human values.
At Sathya Sai School of Toronto-Canada, the advanced academic programme is balanced with Daily Prayers, Meditation, Yoga, Music, Choir and Band, Physical Education, team sports, leadership and extracurricular activities. Service activities (local, national and international) are integral to the school culture.
The harmonious trilateral partnership between parents, teachers and volunteers ensures a child’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being. The parents must attend "Dynamic Parenting" classes to understand human values and inculcate the same in their children.
The universal human values, which underlie all the learning at our school, have resulted in a high level of academic achievement in our students, together with a sensitive awareness of the needs of others. This has made them welcome additions to the high schools, universities, and workplaces of their choice, where they shine as examples to others through their diligence, ethical conduct and sense of community service.
Please visit our website to learn more about our school programs.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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