Toronto, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
Homework here is challengeable. However, if you really spend time studying hard then everything will be fine. We are learning something really useful in our daily lives here. Teachers not only teach us something from the textbook but teach us more skills that we can use in our real lives. I have to talk about our business class as an excellent example here. Our school is cooperating with students from George Brown College, they come here to teach us how to budget, how to pay taxes in the future, how to get grant from the government, how to open our own companies etc. Helpful, useful, interesting!
Teachers are creative and make whatever subjects they are teaching relevant to us. They are there to offer extra help before and after school and encourage us to get help, everyone below a certain grade, it is mandatory to stay. They follow you closely to make sure you succeed. Classes are small so it's easy to concentrate and also easy to feel comfortable asking questions. I really enjoyed the co-learning environment where we would be teaching certain skills to the younger grades and be responsible of their learning and they would be also rating our teaching skills. I was very happy that some of the tougher classes like calculus was a very small class where we could be working on difficult areas of the subject on a one on one basis.