They say bigger is better, but that's not always the case — Hitherfield School in Milton, Ontario, proves this point with smaller class sizes so that your child is not lost in the mix.
Smaller class sizes mean the school's staff members have more time for each child, which is key in helping students overcome individual challenges. This controlled class size is in contrast to the public school system, where struggling students can sometimes fall through the cracks and become discouraged by a lack of progress.
When there's more time for each student, there's more time to assess strengths and weaknesses and formulate an individual learning program to help each student reach their full potential and be successful. Hitherfield doesn't apply a blanket cirriculum to fit all students; it recognizes that some children learn differently and that each has their own unique strengths.
Smaller class sizes also mean more opportunity for peer mentoring and support, and encourage your child to have the confidence to speak up and ask questions without fear of judgment. Your child will never be penalized for asking a question at Hitherfield, as the school recognizes it's essential to their development. Interactive learning is not just acceptable at Hitherfield; it's encouraged.
This more personalized approach yields big results, as evident through the achievements of the students — at graduation, the typical Hitherfield student will embrace secondary education one or two grade levels above their new peers.
Come and see what sets Hitherfield apart! Attend one of the weekly open houses held every Wednesday from 9:30 - 10:30 am.