Students at The Whole School are in the classroom Monday – Thursday. Friday is reserved for Outdoor Leadership Program activities. Annual activities include: biking; hiking; climbing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing; downhill skiing; canoe day trips; swimming; skating; and gymnastics.
Daily classroom school hours
Monday to Thursday ~ are 8:45 am to 3:15 pm.
All classes at The Whole School are small, multi-aged and cultivate a non-competitive environment. These elements are ensure that our students experience a secure, nurturing environment enabling risk-takers who trust enough to make mistakes and leaders willing to express their opinions openly and freely.
Our non-competitive approach, which is also non-graded, empowers the students to appreciate differences and enjoy each others’ successes. Self-evaluation and self-motivation are key to the assessment of these goals.
Our classrooms are configured so that students move through a variety of different cooperative groupings based on their individualized instruction and non-graded learning plans. Our school values the safety and compassion of continuous progress. To enable each student to experience success, teachers work one on one with the students to develop ongoing, individual, achievable goals.
Every year the students at the Whole School pick a topic about which they feel passionate and organize a fundraiser or two for that issue. These Whole School Generosity Projects bring topics about marginalized people, places and issues into the classroom and introduces concepts of goodwill and working for the good of others. Look to the News tab for more information about what the students did for this year’s project. Click here to read more about the Generosity Project.