Walden International School delivers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) to PK-Gr 5 students, and is pursuing candidacy for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Gr 6-8 students. Walden’s dedication to wellness, service learning, and international mindedness ensures students are well-prepared for post-secondary studies and beyond. Its authentic teaching of the IB Programme demonstrates its ongoing commitment to nurturing young people who will mature into globally responsible citizens.
- Formerly Glenburnie School
- 21st Century Skills: Leadership, Analytical Thinking Skills
- STE'A'M: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths
- 'ARTS' - Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, Drama/Theatre
- Intramural and Competitive Varsity Sports Programs
- Signature Programs: Economics - Emotional Intelligence
- Enriched, challenging studies: average to gifted levels
Our Take: Walden International School - Oakville
The work of Walden, as suggested by the school’s name, is informed by the work of Henry David Thoreau, specifically the idea that working within a natural setting, allowing curiosity to guide you, is the basis to working with others and knowing your place in the world. The offering of the IB program underscores that world view, as does an emphasis on getting into nature. It’s a noisy world. Kids need quiet, and Walden rightly makes that a priority. Instruction is student driven, seeking to inspire curiosity, while also capitalizing on the interests that students bring into the classroom. While academics are strong, it’s the values that the school promotes that is a particular draw to the families that enroll here. Walden has two locations, Brampton and Oakville, and the Oakville location was formerly Glenburnie. The school has retained some of the best elements of the former, including a dedication to 21st century skills, fostering leadership and independence, developing communication and interpersonal skills, as well as much of the staff, students, and the culture. As prior, the school is at the cutting edge of curriculum delivery, with a gaze firmly set on the skills, behaviours, and values that students will need as they move forward in schooling and in life. The ideal student is one able to make the most of an enriched, creative, student-driven educational environment.