“There was a need to create a new style of school; a school that exudes positive energy and offers a physical environment that suits boys so they love being there.” – Amber Way, Founder
Q | Describe your students.
Our students are predominantly local boys from the Southeast Oakville area. There are also students from Mississauga, Burlington, and from many different countries. We are fortunate to have 180 boys in Grades JK – 8 from many cultural backgrounds that reflect the diversity of Canada.
Q | What do you look for in a teacher?
We look for teachers who are kind, strong at engaging the students in all aspects of school life, and proficient at building relationships with the boys. Teachers also must be curriculum experts and have a passion for the subject matter they teach.
Q | In an increasingly competitive landscape for entry to postsecondary education and real-world preparedness, how does a private institution set itself apart from other options available to parents?
A Linbrook graduate is prepared for anything that comes his way thanks to a balanced education that allows him to explore his interests and discover his talents within academics, the arts, and athletics. A well-rounded education with access to an abundance of resources and a challenging academic program ensures our boys are ready for the competitive landscape that awaits them.
Q | What does technology—both in resources and STEM courses—offer the contemporary student in a private school?
Through the use of our digital learning system, students are able to access lesson materials, submit assignments and find content for all subject areas. We’ve incorporated the latest tools in technology to ensure our boys’ learning is supported in a fun and engaging way. Each boy in the school is provided with an Apple device that is managed by a technology specialist.
Q | What do graduates tend to remember most from their time at your school?
Our students remember the relationships they’ve formed, the high-quality education they’ve received that has prepared them for high school, the variety of activities and sports in which they were able to participate, and the kindness and compassion shown to them by every member of the faculty and staff.
Q | What kind of relationship do alumni have with current students?
Our alumni come back to coach, volunteer at many events and after-school clubs, and present at weekly assemblies.
Q | How does a boys-only school benefit the growth of a young man?
All boys’ schools understand and celebrate boys and firstly seek to build good men. The boys enjoy being a part of competitive sports teams, a dynamic intramurals program, three recesses, diverse musical ensembles, leadership opportunities, a variety of extra-curricular clubs and programs, as well as whole school concerts, weekly assemblies and special event days.
Q | What does Linbrook find important about its numerous charitable initiatives?
As a not-for-profit and registered charity ourselves, we understand the importance of supporting the community and other local charities. Our boys have consistently raised funds to support a variety of charities, food banks and programs to support families in need.
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