1079 Linbrook Road, Oakville, ON
Founded by Amber Way – the Head of School – and her husband, Dave Way, Linbrook is Oakville’s only independent day school for boys, Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. Its mission is to help young boys navigate the difficult journey through adolescence, a challenge that Linbrook School has welcomed and excelled at since opening in the Fall of 2014. The Ways “founded [Linbrook] so we could offer a special environment where teachers have extensive training in how boys learn. Part of our program focuses on movement-based learning and making learning meaningful for the boys.”
And what a program it is. With class sizes boasting an 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio, faculty specially trained in the education of young men, second-to-none classroom and extracurricular resources, ambitious pedagogical approaches, an emphasis on student engagement, arts, and music programs, and numerous parent and community events, Linbrook delivers on a promise of a well-rounded and contemporary education for your boy.
Linbrook uniquely recognizes “the value of a strong mind, a healthy body, and a vibrant spirit. In addition to providing a challenging academic curriculum, [the school] emphasizes athletics, visual arts, music, leadership, public speaking, and outdoor education within a positive and encouraging environment.” This environment acknowledges the challenge of educating and fostering the growth of young boys and rises to the occasion.
Linbrook understands that education and pedagogy are not static entities, and, as such, the school prides itself on not just keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of learning and technology, but leading the educational community in folding the contemporary into the traditional. Each student receives an Apple device “managed by a technology specialist. The students are taught computer programming, 3-D printing, how to creatively share presentations using a variety of software as well as how to improve their skills in order to meet the demands of the 21st century.”
Being Oakville’s only independent day school for boys is a privilege and responsibility that the Linbrook School relishes. Their program is rooted in diversity and adaptation, embracing and celebrating “boys’ energy and individual learning styles. We help our boys explore their interests, discover new talents, and form meaningful friendships they will treasure for a lifetime.”