Play Willowstone Academy Manifesto

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Learn Forward

A calling to cultivate curiosity, explore relentlessly, seek truth,
and change the world for good both as individuals
and in community.

Early Years

Curiosity is our currency during the early years.

Learning Stories


Literacy + Language


Learning Through Play


Self Regulation


Primary Years

From Kindergarten to Grade 2 growing and thriving in independence, joy and creativity is our goal.

Personalized Learning Plans


Reading For Meaning


Portfolios + Portfolio Celebrations


Social Learning


Intermediate Years

From Grade 3 to Grade 5 we focus on building a foundation that allows students to discover and recognize their competencies and potential.

Personalized Learning Plans


Financial Literacies


Entrepreneurship Program


Democratic Class Meetings


Middle Years

During this time of incredible brain growth, our Middle Years program challenges youth in a three-pillar approach of project-based learning, passion projects and community service learning.

Passion Projects


Project-based Learning


Community Service + Social Action


Digital Portfolios + 1:1 Tablet Environment


What's New

Realizing Human Potential in the Age of Technology

This year, led by our STEM Specialist, Ms. Karen Harris, our Middle Years students had the opportunity to apply for…

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Designing an Environment of Play

  Recently, our CLO – Karine Veldhoen has been leading our Learn Forward village into an inquiry about the importance…

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Win Your Mornings – Collect Yourself!

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post about how collecting rituals help you turn morning chaos into…

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Selfhood – Being Yourself with Confidence

As an Instructional Coach I have the pleasure of visiting each classroom in our school and I love it!! I…

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