Approximately how much is the WillowWood tuition?
There is a range, as certain services entail additional fees. Generally, tuition runs between $20,000 and $23,000 CAD.
How many students go to WillowWood?
250, most years. About half of that is High School, and half grades 1-8.
How large are the classes?
We cap classes at 16, and they are often smaller.
Does WillowWood accommodate unusual schedules?
We do. We follow Ministry rules, so the mandated number of hours and achievements is not flexible – but we’re happy to discuss and find solutions that will make school work with extracurricular activities.
Do WillowWood students go on to University?
Yes, lots of them do! We encourage students to find and achieve their own path, without ranking them: university, workplace, college, or apprenticeships are all worthy goals. We guide students to their goals.
What sorts of Extra – Curricular Activities do you offer?
Normally, very many for a school our size: interest based clubs, student government, philanthropic and civic projects, and many many opportunities to get involved with sports and athletics.
Do you have a religious affiliation?
No. We embrace faiths the same way we do cultures and ethnicities: all are welcome.
What is your technology (smartphone) policy?
We strive to teach mindful, appropriate use in school. In Lower and Middle, this manifests as a ban most times, with moments of interaction at teacher’s discretion. In High School we strongly limit use in classes, and engage in a continuous thoughtful discussion about technology and health in general.
Is WillowWood an inclusive school?
YES. Our welcoming attitude has never changed and has served us well through many social justice movements and periods of change. Our students are open-minded, welcoming, positive and curious. New students are welcomed easily and quickly come to feel like they’ve always been here.