How we see The Linden School
How The Linden School sees itself
"For nearly 30 years, Linden’s holistic approach to instilling academic excellence, intersectional thinking, leadership, diversity, and inclusion has given students a strong foundation with critical-thinking skills essential for success in today's complex world. Our enriched small classes foster more student-teacher engagement and love for learning. Thanks to our award-winning teachers, STEAM, outdoor ed, multimedia, art, drama, music and sports programs, our graduates enjoy 100% university acceptance."
"Founded in 1993, Linden is a values-driven independent K-12 school for girls and non-binary students. We are the only school in Canada specifically created to incorporate research-based, innovative, experiential programs for diverse students. Our small and supportive community uses a social justice and interdisciplinary lens to inspire and engage students. Thanks to our award-winning teachers and transformational teaching practices, we are building Canada's best socially progressive school."
"Families chose Linden for the palpable feeling of community, for the innovative approach to providing an enriched, hands-on curriculum, for the small size, and for the high calibre of faculty. “Many schools talk about the ways in which their students find themselves, but in my opinion, Linden delivers this, time and time again. Girls truly do find their voice at Linden.” –Grade 8 Parent"
"Our faculty are highly regarded for their responsive, transformational teaching that inspires the next generation of high-achieving changemakers. We care less about tradition and more about the future. We prioritize what matters most to our students and our inclusive community celebrates equity and diversity."
"We offer a unique athletics program where all students are welcome to participate in a variety of teams—there are no tryouts or “cuts” made since we believe that everyone can be an athlete. Our sports teams are very competitive and make it to the playoff rounds in almost every tournament and league sport, often winning medals and banners!"
"We are the only school in Canada specifically created to incorporate innovative research on girls’ educational needs.
Four Linden teachers have received the Prime Minister's Teaching Awards.
Small classes & transformational teaching give students an instant sense of belonging.
Every Linden student wants to change the world for the better by exploring their passions & using their critical-thinking skills.
Every Linden high school student chooses more than the required number of STEM courses."
Athletics at Linden is a well-rounded curriculum of physical education, health class, and daily physical activity.
Linden girls win many tournaments and bring home many trophies and banners!
Our robust athletics program has no tryouts, because we know every girl can be an athlete.
The art room is always the best place for creative expression!
Linden’s music program introduces students to a wide variety of genres, emphasizing theory as well as performance.
Girls perform a wide variety of plays throughout the year.
Students enjoying the outdoors and the nearby ravine.
Girls thrive at Linden and love their music classes!
Recess on the rooftop.
Each student receives individual attention from caring teachers.
All Grade 9-12 students bring their own laptops/devices to class.
Our innovative computer studies program that encourages girls to see themselves as creators, rather than just consumers, of digital technology.
Linden excels in stimulating confidence in STEM fields.
Linden students work collaboratively in groups to ask questions and seek answers.
At Linden every girl is a scientist.
Students enjoy outdoor activities at camp every fall!
We develop advanced coding and engineering skills in girls from the early years.
Small classes allow teachers to provide individualized support.
The Linden Library: a quiet place to study.
All school activities.
How people from the school’s community see The Linden School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Tara Silver, Principal
B.A. (English & Theatre), M.A. (Women & Gender Studies), Ph.D. Education (ABD)
The Linden School is where students thrive! We offer a uniquely holistic approach to girls’ K-12 education, balancing social and emotional learning with academic achievement. For almost 30 years, our long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion has given our graduates strong critical thinking skills and an open-minded view of the world. Our award-winning STEM and physical education teachers have been recognized nationally for their creativity and dedication to girls’ learning.
Linden’s small class sizes allow for more teacher-student engagement and a strong sense of community across all grades. Linden’s exceptional physical education program with a no “try-outs” policy fosters confidence, teamwork and resilience in our students. Above all, we strive to instill a life-long love of outdoor activity in girls, whether through team sports, camping or cycling along a trail.
At Linden, we value civic engagement and community-building through a range of experiential learning projects, from environmental stewardship to media arts and citizen journalism. Even the youngest members of our community know that they have the power to create change and make a difference in their communities. As one primary school student exclaimed, “I never knew school could be so much fun!”
As Principal, it is a joy to stay connected to our alumnae and hear about their exciting careers in a range of professions — engineering, computer science, performing arts, international development, and law to name a few. I invite you to learn more by exploring our website and joining us at our upcoming open house events.
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