The IB curriculum was a decision making factor for us. The way it is administered at Sunnybrook is very structured. You see how students learn to think and to inquire. These are the foundational tools they need to possess as they grow and move to higher grades. The progress our daugther has made in Singapore math method is very noticeable. Same with his literacy skills.
Although it has only been a month, the curriculum seems to have a balance of all the important academic aspects required. Along with interesting units of inquiry, the school also focuses on academic fundamentals. The use of technology, and the addition of coding, helps to prepare the students for a tech heavy world. Along with a focus on academics, the priority placed on physical education and eating healthily is key and appreciated to ensure that the students are well-rounded. The IB structure is also ideal in creating a positive and dynamic learning environment and will prepare my son for the "real world" when he grows older. The priority placed on music and the arts is fantastic as well, and I look forward to the end of year concert and production!
The IB program is fantastic. It truly is an international program. The primary program incorporates a wonderful character education component and I can already see lessons about citizenship making an impact. I am very impressed by the scaffolding that takes place in the classroom - how lessons are built to work together and previous learning supports future lessons. SBS certainly has high academic standards, but the students are supported to reach their highest potential. Strengths come from it being a smaller school - all specialist teachers are in frequent communication with classroom teachers to address any issues the children may have. I know this school is preparing my daughter every day for the next steps in her academic journey. I especially love how the IB principles about curiosity and global citizenship are present in each unit.