Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
As a student, and now as a parent, I have always felt confident that the school has had my best interests, and now those of my son, at its core. While the world and society has certainly changed from the early/mid 90s, one constant has always stood the test of time at St. Michael's - dedication of the staff and leadership. Being involved now as a parent, I see things in a different way and again, am thoroughly impressed with how the school has managed this 'new normal' that 2020 has sprung upon the world. What has been done is nothing short of amazing.
The entire SMCS school administration has done a terrific job to pivot, adapt and re-invent itself quickly during our pandemic health crisis. We appreciate all the communications sent out along with the personal reach-outs from various staff, which includes his student wellness teacher, individual subject teachers and the school’s dean and spiritual lead. The level of student engagement and creativity at SMCS ceases to amaze us even during this time of crisis, every staff member has remained committed at their post to improve, develop and answer our questions while continuing to educate our sons in thoughtful and meaningful way.
It's an honour to write this review. Upon my first interaction with the school leadership it was clear that St.Michael's was in good hands. The effort to communicate and share ideas was a sure sign of leadership. It is easy to see that the leadership displays an ease in cultivating meaningful relationships with parents and students alike. Their character is one of honesty and integrity. The love of the schools is evident in the time and hard work they put in on a daily basis.
The school's leadership is morally sound. Since the very beginning, St. Michael's was founded within the teachings of the Catholic Church but welcomes families of all faiths, aspiring to form men of character. We have witnessed how the school leadership really cares about the boys well being: they've been incredibly proactive in the way they have faced all the challenges in the past few years, and placed families first in their vision for education. The communication with parents and students is transparent and immediate.