Breslau, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
These kids are not necessarily better behaved than kids at other schools. However, what is different is that the size of the school means it's harder for them to get lost and teachers know what is going on. The feel of the students is one of community. These kids share a greater sense of purpose and clarity for what is important in life. The dynamics of teenagers here is also challenging at times and this school is not exempt from that.
I think if I were to describe the students at Woodland it would be like a small community. We are a small enough school that everyone knows everyone, and it makes for great connections throughout all grades. Of course, there are people who don't get along, but that is to be expected when you put any group of people together, especially teenagers. I feel as though the students who do "the best" at the school are individuals who put their mental health first. I think that the students who are willing to admit when they need help with their mental health and slow down once and a while generally do better than those who ignore their mental health and constantly push themselves.