Harrow, ON | Grades 1 - 8 | Shortlist
The teaching staff at ACHS provides the boys with all the tools they need to be successful. The boys are able to work at their own pace and have expectations clearly stated. The support offered by the staff is ongoing and individualized for each student. Our French teacher is very good at being interactive with the boys. She uses many tools to help make learning fun. The boys are given school projects in science and history and have also been given tasks in the kitchen with our school chef. I feel the support the boys are given is equal to the challenges they are offered. The school is very good at balancing. I especially like that the boys know what expectations are set and clearly know how to attain the goals they make.
Students are most affected by the quality of their teachers. Our sons, (and daughters for that matter) interact with teachers everyday, but the quality of that interaction matters for our son's (and daughters') future. The difference between a good and bad teacher has a significant impact on our children. Headmaster, Peter Thyrring is dedicated to teaching and without doubt, committed to students' success with his student-focussed approach. He has the ability to develop a strong relationship with his students, and is patient in understanding of the different levels of cognitive, social and emotional development. He is acutely aware that students have individual needs and abilities, and an understanding that instruction should be tailored to meet each learners' needs. Peter builds a safe, positive and inclusive learning environment.