It's Magical.


Joy Kurtz, Director

When visitors walk into the building for the first time they often remark on the special feeling the school has. That feeling (which I call magical) is a combination of the history and philosophy of the school, the energy of the staff, and the spirit of the students.

When I founded this school it was based on the belief that learning can and should be fun and that school should be a positive and rewarding experience.

We know that one size does not fit all and that students flourish when their school embraces their strengths, addresses their needs and respects their dignity. My staff and I have been successfully delivering student-centred, individualized education in a warm and caring environment for nearly 40 years.

That's the magic we make at WillowWood. If your family is seeking a new style of school with a strong history of inspiring students, come by for a visit. We would all love to meet you. 



I think WillowWood is the best thing that ever happened to me. This school has given me everything – confidence, happiness, great friends and memories I will keep with me forever. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn, play, and grow up here. You truly saved my life!
— Cameron, Alumni
They made me better at reading, spelling, math, grammar, everything. So now people can call me smart and I know more stuff. It feels I can do anything, even fly.
— Jakin, Grade 4
The doors are open. I mean honestly every single door would have been closed, every single thing would have been closed, I can’t even imagine what would have been the result.
— Janice, Parent