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The Linden School Reviews

Gain exclusive insight into life at The Linden School from our carefully curated video and written reviews that deliver in-depth insider info from parents, alumni and students.

Our Perspective on The Linden School

All schools, to some extent, defy the various stereotypes that the general population might have about private education. Still, the Linden School is a particularly stark example of that. Founded by Diane Goudie and Eleanor Moore in 1993, the school was intended as a needed and necessary alternative to what was happening in public schools, as well as other private institutions. Goudie had butt heads with other educators by demanding that education be based in a sense of equity, especially as girls and women are concerned. The Linden School is the result, and today it does exactly what Goudie and Moore hoped it would: provide an example of a school for girls that will make a difference in the students' lives and, in turn, encourage them to make a positive difference in the lives of others. The goal, as Moore said at an address at York University, is to educate each student to "to speak with courage--[to] be credible, find a community, listen for all voices, change structures, be a leader and above all make a difference." Since they founded the school, Goudie and Moore have lead by example, earning honorary doctorate of law degrees from York University in recognition of their leadership in the field of education. On receiving the doctorate, Goudie addressed the convocation saying "Ask yourselves the tough questions: What do you want to achieve beyond your paycheque? What are you prepared to risk in order to make a difference in your communities or in the global community?" Those are, of course, very tough questions, and the Linden School is structured around them. For the wrong student, it could be overwhelming. For the right student, it can provide a very strong foundation for a lifetime of engagement, leadership, and success.

Video reviews

Get crucial behind-the-scenes information about The Linden School from video interviews with probing questions that we recorded live with parents, current students, and recent alumni.

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Alum, Toni Spilfogel (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Toni Spilfogel to learn about the unique experience of attending The Linden School.

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Written reviews

Dive deeply into the real culture of The Linden School with reviews we’ve structured to highlight only the most valuable insights and opinions submitted by parents, students, and alumni.

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Parent, Roseanne Carrara (2018)

My daughter came to Linden from an overcrowded Toronto Catholic District School Board classroom...

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Parent, Caitlin O'Leary (2018)

My daughter is very bright, engaged and articulate, but she's also very reserved and shy. She ...

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