Harrow, ON | Grades 1 - 8 | Shortlist
The school has such a family feel to it. My boys consider the other boys their brothers. We all work together to make the school a happy environment where the boys feel accepted. The school works with a tank systems and the boys govern themselves with guidance from the faculty. Each boy knows their rank and what their individual responsibilities within the school are. The boys all work together to make the school a safe and organized place to learn. My boys are building friendships that are sure to last a lifetime because of the level of trust they have with their fellow pupils. We have had the privilege of meeting past students of ACHS who have accredited the school with the level of success they have achieved in their higher education.
The rapport my son has with the other boys in his class has been another blessing, as they function much like a family of brothers (my son is an "only child" so he misses out on the residual learning that often takes place in a larger group setting). As with any family of siblings, there is bound to be a period of time where the boys bicker and trade zingers, but it is never more than a spat. The boys are taught to self-govern; how to respectfully disagree and dispute a point objectively and with fairness. They are trained to stand up for what is right and to not make excuses. They have student-ranks that assist in governing the student body so that the system is always truthful, fair and understanding.