Wesley follows the Christian Abeka Academic program which exceeds the Ontario Public school board in terms of academics. I have also observed the teachers supplement with a lot of projects and hands on learning activities. I can see these take additional time for the teachers but I have witness my own daughters in grow in confidence with timid, scripted presentations to confidently being able to present their area of interest. These skills are essential their future success. The teachers also really take time to ensure that concepts are understood and I have seen them give additional work to ensure that the children are challenged. There is a culture of academic excellence and I feel that my girls will be more than adequately prepare for their academic training.
Academics are quite rigorous starting from grade 1 with weekly tests/quizzes in spelling, math, bible theology, etc. There are oral presentations and projects as well. I have seen my children’s studying habits improve through each season at Wesley. Along with parental encouragement, the teachers also push the students to be disciplined in their studies and organization. My son was in JK this past year. In the latter half of the school year, he brought home his Topic Workbook every 3 weeks where a specific project was assigned for him and I to complete together. I loved that this project was related to a topic that he had just learned in class and that I was able to teach him about collaboration as we worked on the assignment. This was a great way to reinforce at home what he learned at school.