Harrow, ON | Grades 1 - 8 | Shortlist
ACHS follows the curriculum laid out by the Ministry of Education. However, the school has customized the curriculum and often extends above the requirements. The school has an amazing library with volumes of books, historic artifacts and various other resources the boys can pool from. They also use this space to watch movies about history and religion. The boys are challenged every day to always do their best. They are challenged daily with math drills and spelling bees. They are giving the appropriate time to do their work in and are provided with a safe environment to work in. The boys learn to work well together or in small groups. They often quiz each other on the various subjects they are learning. I love how the school offers the boys opportunities to be leaders amongst themselves.
St. Peter's ACHS College School offers an individualized approach where every student works at their own level and pace, where my son is free to learn at his own speed without fear of competition or ridicule. No student is left behind and equally no student is held back. I find that the smaller class size is one of the schools’ greatest strengths because of the teacher-student ratio. The boys have input on what topics they research and are encouraged to explore what they are curious about. If they have a interest in the solar system, physics or WWII, they have the freedom to explore that interest further. St. Peter’s is exactly what my son needed as their academic approach fit my sons’ unique learning style.