How we see The Clover School
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How The Clover School sees itself
"Montessori starts contributed to the success of the most highly regarded business founders, notable humanitarians, and the world's elite artists. Montessori provides real-world education nurturing 21st century adults. The Clover School's innovative four-pillar curriculum combines Montessori essentials with a heart-centred approach designed to nurture the mind, heart, health, and soul of each Clover student. Through whole-child learning, students become resilient, intrinsically motivated, and creative, with exceptional high school & university academic performance. The Clover School provides an inclusive and loving environment for children to learn at their own pace, according to their own interests, developing skills and habits to help them become joyful learners for life. Clover's faculty inspire each child's intellectual curiosity, creativity, and individual growth through the integration of academics, arts, athletics, outdoor education, community service, and leadership. The Clover School is a CCMA-accredited private Montessori school offering its premiere programming in two Toronto neighbourhoods, Midtown and High Park."
"The Clover School prides itself on its commitment to child-centered, active learning, fostering good citizenship, kindness, leadership, and modelling wellness in the classroom. Clover students are seen, heard, and loved. They are young people who care deeply about our planet, are kind to one another and want to make the world a better place. The Clover Team is diverse in its experience and history and are given the opportunity, along with students, to share expertise, culture, and passions."
"Families with children enrolled in The Clover School's signature programming say Clover is the school they wish they had as children. When observing a classroom, families touring Clover note the children are happy, calm, hard-working, focused, and free to move through their spaces. Clover students have a 100% success rate at transferring to their school of choice when the time is right for them."
"The Clover School prides itself on a signature curriculum that takes a whole-child approach to the Montessori pedagogy: Mind - reveal unique passions and innate curiosity, fostering critical thinking, fearless discovery, and resilience Heart - individuality, authenticity, and social-emotional learning promote courage, compassion, and self-awareness Health - practice smart nutrition, physical exercise, and mindfulness Soul - connectedness to the world through nature-based learning and the arts"
"The Clover School is a place where open communication, engaged teachers, bright classrooms, along with an age-appropriate and stimulating curriculum enable children to really thrive. A place where educators are valued for their vital role in shaping the lives of young people. Where parents are welcomed warmly as members of our vibrant community & recognized as partners in their child’s education. Clover's goal is to help each child build resilience and tenacity in both learning and in life."
"1. Signature curriculum, forward-thinking & reflexive, with an emphasis on authenticity, creativity, & growth 2. Vibrant, child-centred classrooms that foster wellbeing 3. Montessorians explore, discover, and direct their own academic path based on what interests them 4, Students flourish as intelligent, confident & compassionate individuals 5. Our four-leafed graduate has academic mastery, creative thinking, mindfulness & social intelligence to create positive connections with the world"
How people from the school’s community see The Clover School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki, Co-founders and Directors
Established in 1996, The Clover School (formerly Forest Hill Montessori School) is a C.C.M.A. accredited school, which offers an authentic and progressive Montessori education. Our warm and vibrant learning environment is a special place where children can explore, discover and develop as intelligent, confident and comapssionate individuals. The Clover School's positive and friendly atmosphere truly feels like an extended family.
The Clover School embodies the very essence of what a school should be: a vibrant community of students who are excited to learn, a place where open communication, engaged and dedicated teachers, bright classrooms and a stimulating and challenging curriculum encourage students to thrive. Our programs inspire and promote intellectual curiosity, creativity and individual growth through the integration of academics, arts, athletics, community service and leadership. It is a joy to watch our students blossom into the creative, confident and compassionate leaders of tomorrow.
We invite you to tour our website to learn all about our special school and the programs that it offers. However, we believe that the best way to really get a feel for what The Clover School is all about, is when our classes are in session. This will give you the opportunity to see our school when it is brimming with the energy of our students. Whether you are looking for exceptional childcare for your young toddler, a stimulating and educational program for your little preschooler, or the perfect learning environment for your bright, young school-aged child, we invite you to come visit us. We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our community!
Sandra Bosnar-Dale & Isabelle Kunicki
THE OUR KIDS REPORT: The Clover School
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