Reviews of WillowWood School

Toronto, ON  |  Grades 1 - 12  |  Shortlist


Topic: Teaching

Jonathan Landon - Parent   (Oct 24, 2018)

The level of engagement by the teachers at WillowWood is extraordinary. They expect a great deal of themselves as well as the students. They know their subject matter and how to get the most out of the students. Feedback is timely, always constructive and well considered. Innovative teaching techniques are quite evident. Parent teacher meetings are similarly highly constructive and engaging. You come away knowing exactly how you can help as well as what is going well and could be better. One of the teachers uses a flipped classroom approach whereby the students listen to the lecture at home as homework and the in class time is devoted to subject matter exploration, interpretation and discussion. Every teacher we met seemed to genuinely - care. Wow.

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Karen Snowdon-Steacy - Parent   (Oct 24, 2018)

We are very pleased with the quality of the teachers at WillowWood. Every one of them has taken the time to get to know our child and has provided emotional and academic support at a very personal level. Each teacher has been able to identify and address our child's unique learning style. Not only do they give her the push that she needs to achieve, they have instilled a belief in her own ability to the point where she has set much higher goals for herself each year. The parent teacher meetings are informative and have given us the ability to provide home support in conjunction and in alignment with the curriculum and the ongoing challenges in our child's learning. We have been kept fully informed so that we do not experience 'surprises' at the end of the year. Not only are the classroom teachers impressive but also the gym and music teachers who are so enthusiastic.

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