Grades 3 to 5
From Grade 3 to Grade 5 we focus on building a foundation that allows students to discover and recognize their competencies and potential.
At this transitional stage of development students are invited to experience their world with more formalized creative and critical thinking models as they stretch into inquiry and project-based learning.
The academic demands are met in a warmly collaborative and community-conscious environment.
- Personalized Learning Plans
- Financial literacies – Entrepreneurship Program
- Portfolios & Portfolio Celebrations
- 1:2 tablet environment
- Democratic Class Meetings
"Creating Successful Futures"
- Miranda Webb-Hagemeister
Parent + Business Strategist, MirandaWebb.com
The way our boys (Grades 1 and 4) learning and growth are unfolding at Willowstone Academy because of its holistic learning approach during these formative years is extraordinary. Willowstone University? Yes, please! The strength of the foundation our boys are building is preparing them to get the most out of their education so they can leap forward with confidence and create a successful future.
"Acquiring Knowledge In A Critical + Thoughtful Way"
- Dr. Greg Wetterstrand
Associate Professor in Education, UBC Okanagan
As a researcher, I am powerfully interested in what is happening at Willowstone Academy. Today we want children to be able to read, write, be technologically savvy and they need to have the ability to acquire knowledge. They also need to be able to learn how to use that knowledge in a critical and thoughtful way, which is quite different to teaching as though knowledge can’t be challenged, today knowledge is challenged. Willowstone Academy is helping children and our youth better understand that.
"My Son Comes Home Singing Every Day"
- Kurt Hagemeister
Willowstone Academy Parent
My son comes home singing every day. Chapel at Willowstone Academy is having a profound impact on our boys because it’s about community, connectedness and tradition. We were not particularly religious in our home but the lessons rooted in our faith that the boys take away from Chapel every week underscore our beliefs and most deeply held values. It’s become a treasured part of our boys weekly routine. We love the singing and conversations it inspires at home.
"Student To Teacher Ratio Is A Huge Plus"
- Jeff (Harshad) Thomlinson
Entrepreneur and Yogi, Tandava Yoga
We chose Willowstone Academy primarily for the educational component because it was a perfect fit for our girls and the student to teacher ratio is a huge plus. Willowstone Academy is preparing our girls on lots of levels for what’s going to unfold, even to the extent of technology and the practicalities of living a life in the 21st century. The school is providing a number of components that we’re going to parallel in our relationship at home.