A parent's dream for their children is to see them happy, confident and thoughtful of others. This is how I see my son, and I believe the supportive and nurturing environment Tall Pines School has provided for him has played a very significant part in this. The school's atmosphere of calm, order, respect and fun has taught my son to find those qualities within himself. This has been a real blessing.
I remember that we were attracted to Tall Pines by the Director's pride and passion, which was obvious throughout the whole school. Administration and staff have consistently demonstrated a positive and joyful energy in their daily interaction with students. Consequently, my son has grown and thrived in the loving and close-knit community that Tall Pines School has fostered.
My son enjoys school and has reached his full academic potential. Tall Pines School teachers are committed to the success of each and every child and project a sense of pride in their students' work. Over the years, I have seen ample evidence of daily planning, a variety of teaching strategies, assessment practices, and personalized instruction. The school is well equipped, uses cutting edge materials and has implemented computer, French, music, and art education early in the curriculum. Dedicated staff and small class sizes encourage and nurture academic excellence, and provide valuable study and life skills. Tall Pines also offers varied and stimulating drama, cultural, sport and recreational programs which have truly enhanced my son's overall experience. Recently, in his Grade 8 year, my son embraced one of his most memorable and enriching Tall Pines School experiences to date: a trip to France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
As a parent, I have also benefited from the involvement that Tall Pines encourages. It is a friendly and cooperative community. I have been so impressed by the depth of understanding and respect shown to all families.
I highly recommend Tall Pines School to any parents wishing to provide their child with academic excellence coupled with high standards of social development and cultural awareness.
I can't believe that my son is graduating this year but I am absolutely confident that he is well prepared and eager to succeed in secondary school and the world in general. The learning, memories and friendships developed here at Tall Pines are priceless to us and will always be cherished. ...