Breslau, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
We appreciate that this school does not just excel in only one area, but really seems to have excellent programs in both the maths/sciences and the arts and humanities. These kids are getting a well-rounded education that will help them to fully prepare for whatever they go on to do with their lives. The extra curricular activities also provide unique opportunities. For example, with the Robotics team, the kids got to learn CAD software as well as coding. We were impressed that math enrichment was a possibility. The choir and band provided opportunities for performing throughout the community. For example, the choir spends an entire day with multiple other choirs learning new music in one day and performing it that evening - incredible!
I think that the curriculum is very good. I think that we as students are pushed out of our comfort zone enough for it to make a difference, but not so much that it becomes too cumbersome or too much to handle. I think that what we are learning will be useful in life. For example, in grade ten I was in a communication technology course that produced the yearbook for that year. That class gave me skills that I hope to use later in life, as I will be minoring in media communications next year in university. In that class, I was the editor in chief of the yearbook and I got an opportunity to delegate tasks, make difficult decisions, interview other students, and just generally help produce a good yearbook that the entire student body could enjoy. I think what I learned in that class will help me greatly as I move on in my education and in my future career as I hope to pursue a career in editing.