Being a great teacher means opening the right books, as well as being an open book — and the staff at Hitherfield School in Milton, Ontario understands the importance of this.
The instructors at the school have a willingness to listen and answer questions, an openness to observe a child's nature, strengths and challenges and to work with them to help them meet their full potential, which is an essential element of the school's teaching approach.
With an average class size of only 14 students, teachers are able to focus more on the needs of your child in both group and one-on-one settings.
Great teachers recognize that not every student has the same proficiency in every subject. That's why the instructors take a personal approach to helping your child grow, with patience and understanding as part of the formula. The teachers consult with one another, as well as talk with parents to best develop a plan to maximize the learning potential of each pupil.
At Hitherfield School, teacher recruitment is quite rigorous not just in terms of their qualifications but also their passion for teaching. Hitherfield teachers are often subject specific so they have expertise in particular areas and bring current concepts and new ideas to the classroom. There is an unwavering enthusiasm and energy that they bring to students and encourage the students' curiosity.
Great teachers know what it takes to be great students, because they were once successful pupils themselves. From mathematics, to language studies, to science and visual arts, you can be sure each program at Hitherfield is lead by a knowledgeable and passionate instructor.
The teachers at the school test the students early (kindergarten and Grade 1) to help students get excited about making progress, as well as to take the fear out of evaluations later in life. This kind of confidence building helps kids succeed into thoughtful, curious leaders of tomorrow.
Meet the teachers and students at Hitherfield! Attend one of the weekly open houses held every Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 am.