Additional notes: Busing is not organized through the school but we work with a bus company closely who has been providing services for our boys for over 20 years.
How we see The Sterling Hall School
How The Sterling Hall School sees itself
"We specialize in educating boys from Junior Kindergarten - Grade 8, delivering innovative academic practices and boy-focused programming that inspires individual growth, curiosity and a passion for learning. At SHS, we ensure boys are engaged in their learning, providing a challenging, leading-edge curriculum taught by caring and highly dedicated faculty. We support boys in developing their interests, character strengths and leadership skills during these formative years. Our school culture is warm and welcoming, with a strong community that enriches the experience of every SHS boy by creating a sense of belonging. Sterling Hall’s values of learning, character, and community are the foundation of all we do - that is why we are known as the school where boys belong."
"Besides being the only boys JK through Grade 8 boys' school in the GTA, we are also a small school of 320 boys. These advantages of JK-8, all boys and small school allow us to stand-out in numerous ways:
1. Every boy is known and cared for
2. Teacher-boy relationships inspire learning
2. Youth and growth mind-set are preserved
3. Leadership/mentor opportunities abound
4. Character and social-emotional programs are transformational
5. Boys come to know themselves before making HS decisions"
"Why did parents choose us... they told us:
"From the very beginning it was obvious that SHS was very invested in each boy and helping each boy become the best he could be in every aspect from academics to character and executive functioning skills."
"The strength and integrity of the school was evident, the personalization supported SHS approach to the individual student and "you belong here". We felt our boys do indeed belong there. ""
"The Sterling Hall School is know to be a small community with BIG impact. Boys and families are often surprised in two ways:
1. The global perspective and thinking that happens in the classroom and curriculum. Our boys dive into deep issues and grapple with challenging concepts. Small class size and low student-teacher ratios also for great discussions.
2. The service and impact our boys and families have on the community and organizations when we pull together in action and value is huge."
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How people from the school’s community see The Sterling Hall School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Rick Parsons, Principal
Dear Families:I have been asked with some regularity to describe the “typical” Sterling Hall boy. My answer always remains the same: there is no such thing as a “typical” Sterling Hall boy.
Most big schools provide your extroverted child with plenty of social opportunities and the ability to interact with different peer groups with a wide range of personalities, interests, values, etc. A larger student population and more extracurriculars—including activities like team sports, arts programs, and debate—will give them a broader scope of opportunities to participate in events that scratch their interpersonal itch. “This may also give them the opportunity to hone certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students.”
Make sure any prospective school, no matter what size, provides the right social environment to help your child feel at home, make friends, and develop confidence. This is especially important at big schools, which are sometimes more socially overwhelming and challenging for an introvert to find their bearings in. Of course, “Because larger schools usually have a more diverse student population, introverted kids are more likely to find a small group of people like them, a peer group they can relate to and find acceptance from,” says Dona Matthews, Toronto-based education consultant and co-author (with Joanne Foster) of Beyond Intelligence.
Bigger schools often have a broader scope of extracurricular activities, which is another way to help your child meet the right group of friends. “This may also give them the opportunity to develop certain skills,” say Ann and Karen Wolff of Wolff Educational Services. “For instance, they might run for student council to develop leadership and public speaking skills and learn to be a voice for other students. Remember, though, each child is different—so what works for one may not work for another.”
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