Grade 1-2: The Foundation Program

WillowWood is a co-ed independent, private school for Grades 1-12
2020 is our 40th successful year delivering student-centered programming


Individualized Education

The Foundation Program is a unique, research-based approach to academic skill development for students in grades 1-2.

Perhaps you saw us on Facebook, curious about how your child can get double the Language and Math instruction. It’s supported with music and physical education.

"Each teacher has been able to identify and address our child's unique learning style. Not only do they give her the push that she needs to achieve, they have instilled a belief in her own ability". Karen Snowdon-Steacy (Click to read the full review)


The grade 1-2 Foundation Program provides individualized education in the core areas of learning. This enables students to learn at their own level of skill development and independent functioning.

Technology has changed the way children can learn and how teachers can teach. It forms an integral part of our teaching and learning process through several evidence-based practices designed to support academic performance.

Boost cognitive skill development in the areas of memory, attention, visual, and sensory processing and integration.

Personalized Social Skills can help your child to:

  • Cope with stress

  • Work effectively in teams

  • Treat others with respect


Leap Ahead to Grade 3

The first major transition period for Ontario students is in grade 3.

The Foundation Program makes the jump to upper primary easier for all students, especially those with unique learning styles.

It provides the building blocks crucial to your child’s long-term academic and social success.

You’re Invited… to an Open House & Personal Tour

Dates: Tuesday, November 5, Tuesday, December 10

We start at 10:00 am, typically it wraps up by 11. We’re happy to stay longer… to answer all of your questions

Please RSVP so we can plan for you. Call 416 444-7644 or email Heather in Admissions.

If the above dates are not suitable, please contact us to schedule a personal tour for you and your family.


DATE: Wednesday, October 30
7 pm to 9 pm

Come for a school tour, meet with our teachers grades 1-12, principals, and our founder and director, Joy Kurtz.

WillowWood students are also available to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Learn how your child CAn benefit from:

  • In-school diagnostic testing, tracking and goal-setting

  • Research-based best practices

  • Targeted technology use

  • A flipped classroom model

  • Cooperative learning

  • Intensive Language and Math


Video: Lower School (Grades 1-6)

Learn what our students and parents value. Meet our principal, Jill Block.

Ready to learn more?