Traditional Teaching Methods With An Individualized Approach
At Fern Hill School we foster an environment dedicated to excellence. Not only is it our school motto, but it is displayed proudly at the front of the school and it appears on each child’s blazer; a daily reminder and motivator for students. Dedication is the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. Excellence is the quality of being outstanding. Dedication fosters excellence. As our students start with us at age three, everything is new and exciting. If we can instil confidence that through dedication they can achieve excellence, we can foster a willingness and curiosity to learn. As a school community we live this phrase in all aspects of daily life.
Our broad range of subjects, academic challenges, sports, clubs, performances, day outings and extended trips present rich and varied opportunities for learning. With a supportive school community and caring staff behind them, students are encouraged to take age-appropriate risks and reach for new challenges. We teach them that trial and error are hallmarks of life and part of the journey to success, but failing to try is truly an opportunity lost.
Our teachers exemplify the qualities of dedication and excellence and our faculty is one of the wonderful things that sets us apart from other schools. At Fern Hill, learning happens through a highly trained teaching staff of subject-specific educators. Typically, elementary schools have one teacher per class and that teacher is a generalist, teaching all subjects. Our teachers are chosen based on their passion and ability as subject specialists. Since we opened in 1982, we have witnessed the marvelous outcomes that emerge from this type of teaching approach. Enthusiasm for a subject brings a vibrant and compelling energy to the learning environment and students do better when taught by passionate teachers. Fern Hill’s rotary timetable gives teachers a framework and the freedom to adapt programs to fit each student’s personal passions and learning style. It is truly an individualized approach to learning.
Through our commitment to academics, character development, and a philosophy that teaches students to approach learning with curiosity and courage, Fern Hill graduates are confident individuals, well-prepared for success in high school and in life.
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The Fern Hill School creates such a caring and learning environment, that Lucas was always encouraged, in good and bad time. We also appreciate so much the positive influences among the kids. Lucas opened up his interest in other instruments like drum, cello; he learned new board games and he is also happy to be able to share his card tricks with other kids. They also learned together and helped each other before the exams. Also the Fern Hill parents impress us with their love and passion to the school! All these and many other moments we observed and experienced make us feel lucky to have chosen Fern Hill for Lucas. Lucas plans already to participate more school activities to make the best use of his last year in Fern Hill. Thank you and all the Fern Hill teachers for having created such a trustful and encouraging learning atmosphere!
We have always heard only the best about Fern Hill, and our visit certainly reinforces what we have heard. We like the open and bright classrooms, the academically-challenging curriculum, and the extracurricular activities that supplement the program as well. We are big fans of the Mandarin program in the curriculum too, as it prepares the children for the increasingly connected world of the future. We want our daughter to constantly be challenged, and for her to learn and grow, and Fern Hill provides the ideal setting for her to do so. We absolutely love the school!
We are blessed having such a good school in Oakville. We checked them all and Fern Hill is several times better than the contenders.
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