The program at Applewood is designed to solicit my child's best performance and to improve her understanding of how the world works. The teaching staff appear to be committed to imparting learning, not just using an academic approach but in using real life examples to help cultivate this understanding. An example for instance is using the game of monopoly to teach the understanding of money and trading. This at the same time teaches working as a team and interacting with other person, and how to gain an advantage. It teaches saving and budgeting. I am comforted already that that she is better placed to find her place in the world now, than she was 1 year ago before she was admitted as a student to Applewood.