Middle Years

Grades 6 to 9

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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.

The students explore their social and intellectual curiosities, act on their ideas with courage & creativity and become more fully realized as learners and change-makers.


"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.

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