She loves going to school. We were positively surprised when she started asking when school resumes after Christmas holidays! We have tried summer camps at other prominent independent schools and she was always look8ng forward to going back to Sunnybrook.
My child loves going to school, and the involvement of parents is great! He is a fan of his teachers, both his core Grade 3 teacher, as well as all of the other specialists (French, physical education, music, library etc). He also likes the assignment of weekly responsibilities, and it gives him a sense of pride in being able to contribute. He has been more helpful at home as well with chores as a result of this! Great bonus! The house environment gives my son a sense of belonging and friendly competition. Events like the Terry Fox run gives him a great opportunity to meet other kids in the same house, and exhibit leadership skills to those younger than him, and learn from those older and potentially wiser!
The quality of student life, along with the quality of teaching, is what differentiates SBS from other schools. It is a small school, only going up to grade 6. I absolutely love that. Smaller kids don't get overwhelmed by big groups of older kids, and the grade 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to mentor younger children, for example with learning buddies. My daughter feels welcomed everyday, from the time she walks in the door, to the time she leaves in the afternoon. All of the teachers know the name of each student. Little things like that mean a lot to kids, especially younger ones. Everyone really gets to know each other. My daughter has felt welcomed and supported by the entire school from her very first day.