The school is very conveniently located for us. I have no concerns about any of the surrounding businesses or organizations. The kids are safe and happy. In the warmer months, they walk to the pool for weekly swimming and also regularly make their way (on foot) to the local library. Students never leave school grounds unless permitted and accompanied by staff. I feel 100% certain that my child is safe & well looked after when he is at school.
When you say stay on the campus throughout the day. But for breaks we tend to head out to the field very large and very nice I enjoyed going there. We sometimes go on walks, and various fun and entertaining field trips. For our clubs we usually head to a park or field, but other than that we tend to stay on our school campus all day.
The school utilizes its location in the middle of Aurora very effectively. My daughter would walk with her Grade 3 and 4 class to the library once a week. The school uses the Aurora Family Leisure Complex, which is right up the street, for weekly skating in the winter and swimming in the spring. They also walk to Sheppard's Bush Conservation Area for Soccer Tournaments and use the town park just up the road for baseball and picnics. The older kids have used the GO Train for field trips to Toronto.
For us, Aurora Preparatory Academy is very conveniently located. It is just a short walking distance form a community centre, where the students go to skate and swim as part of the curriculum. The school has a small fenced play area. I am not sure if they go to the near by public park when weather permits, but they definetly have the opportunity if they want to do so.
The kids are so busy each and every day from all the extracurricular activities that APA has for them. They have something for everyone for the after school activities. My daughter loved staying and playing guitar and dodge ball and making bracelets and even some quiet time to finish her homework She loved staying at the school after the day was done. That has to tell you something right there. The school was always planning wonderful outings for the kids and giving them a chance to experience going to Toronto for the day to see a theatre show to Wonderland to Vollyball Camp. The list goes on and on.