Burlington, ON | Grades JK - 8 | Shortlist
I feel that each teacher that my children have had/has does an excellent job at teaching and setting expectations based on the age and grade level. I like that most teachers expect the learning to occur at school and anything as home is extra or can involve the parents help. I don't feel my children have too much homework which I feel is appropriate. I value family time in the evening and not the stress of homework. I have 2 children who require extra assistance for IEP and I feel it is efficient and effective.
BCA’s curries without a doubt, very rigorous. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. The teachers challenge all of my children to go beyond their comfort zone, in order to be better readers, writers, spellers and all-around exceptional students, My kids all LOVE their teachers, and even though they are not always thrilled at all the homework they have to do, they won’t complain about the teachers—just the workload. BCA’s teachers are some of The most passionate I have ever had the pleasure of partnering with. Their love for the kids at BCA is so great, that even when I interact with those that don’t teach my children, they know something special about each of them, and are always very positive in their comments. Bottom line is that BCA teachers genuinely care about the students in their charge...and it shows. Merry
I cannot say enough about how great the teachers are at BCA. They are definitely passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects and teaching. My son is on an IEP. All the teachers follow his IEP and the accommodations outlined. The teachers understand his learning needs and they ensure that he finds success through his strengths. BCA has been a life changing experience for our son. Each class has Smart Board and all the teachers use them effectively. All the teachers communicate effectively and provide constructive feedback.
The teachers are capable and attentive. Our children are extremely happy with their classroom environments and have a high level of respect for their teachers. Teachers seem extremely passionate and committed to their work at BCA and with their students. We've been extremely happy with their encouragement, care, and feedback pertaining to each of our four kids. Our children enjoy their classwork and seem to be challenged which is something that we highly value.
I am impressed with the quality of instruction at BCA. The kindergarten teachers are passionate and communicate effectively with the students. The teachers encourage children to participate in a broad spectrum of class and school activities. Teachers communicate through weekly newsletters, send and reply e-mails. Parents are kept informed about class activities throughout the school year and the teachers are always willing to talk about your child's progress. I observe that the kindergarten student’s language and cognitive development, social competence, as well as communication has improved in the school year. I feel my child is being provided with a phenomenal foundation academically, socially, and emotionally in a stimulating class environment. My child has a positive connection with the class teacher and is eager to learn new things.
The teachers at BCA are wonderful. They truly love the students and desire for them to succeed to the best of their ability. Students get the academic base but also the hands-on experience to apply their learning. In JK this can be counting to 100 as a class and then apply it by celebrating "100 day" with the day dedicated to fun math games (that my son asks to play at home). In higher grades, it could be learning about early settlers and then going out into the forest to build a structure to withstand the elements. Additional possibilities for 1:1 music lessons and language studies are also available. In JK they also have French and Spanish language classes weekly! My son is challenged academically to his level, encouraged and loves to learn.
We have been thrilled with the content and level of education that has been provided at a JK level. We receive a weekly plan on the school’s online platform letting us know what subjects will be taught, and any necessary information that we as parents need to know in order to prepare for the week ahead. We have found the teachers to be energetic, insightful and exceptionally educated. They use innovative ways to make learning fun and not feel like ‘work’. Our son had caught on quickly to many concepts and is continuously provided with more advanced content to challenge him. The school’s online platform has made communication with the teachers extremely easy. They reply quickly and with the necessary details required. BCA teachers are open working with parents and parent contributions and we have witnessed the positive impact that this has had on our child.