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Does the cost of tuition also include the Wilde Bus service?

The tuition does not cover the cost of our convenient Wilde Bus service. This is a separate service that parents can book each semester, or if it suits your convenience, as a one-off payment at the beginning of the year.

Does The Cost Of Tuition Also Include Field Trips?

No, the cost of tuition does not include regular field trips; these are considered an additional expense. However, camping trips are included in the tuition fees, offering students valuable outdoor learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth.

How Can I Apply For Admission To Wilde School?

To apply for admission to Wilde School, please complete our online application form and submit the required supporting documents. Our admissions team will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview and assessment as part of the admissions process.

How Can Parents Get Involved At Wilde School?

We value parent involvement and believe in fostering a strong partnership between home and school. Parents can volunteer in classrooms, participate in school events and committees, and engage in regular communication with teachers and administrators to support their child's educational journey at Wilde School.

How Can I Schedule A Tour Or Learn More About Wilde School?

We invite you to visit our campus, meet our educators, and experience the Wilde School difference firsthand. Please contact our admissions office to schedule a tour or attend one of our open house events to learn more about our programs, philosophy, and community.

Is Financial Aid Or Scholarship Available For Tuition?

Yes, Wilde School is committed to making our holistic educational experience accessible and affordable for all families. We offer financial aid and scholarship opportunities to eligible families based on demonstrated need.  Please see our Wilde Way Bursary for more information.

How Does Wilde School Support Students With Diverse Learning Needs?

At Wilde School, we prioritize inclusivity and personalized learning. Our educators are skilled in differentiating instruction to meet each student's unique needs, offering additional support, accommodations, or enrichment as required to ensure every student thrives. The small class sizes at Wilde School further enhance this tailored approach, allowing for individualized attention and fostering a supportive learning environment where every student can succeed.

What Is The Class Size At Wilde School?

We maintain small class sizes to ensure personalized attention and meaningful connections between students and teachers, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Typical class sizes are usually around 12 and not exceeding 14.

Does Wilde School Offer Any Extracurricular Activities Or Programs?

Yes, Wilde School offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities and programs tailored to the interests of our students. Our offerings have included clubs such as pottery, theatre, gardening, mountain biking, and canoeing. Given the size of our school, our sports teams primarily focus on individual sports like cross-country running and Nordic skiing, providing students with opportunities to develop skills, build teamwork, and pursue their passions outside of the classroom.

What Happens After Grade 8? How Is The Transition Back To High School?

At Wilde School, our focus extends beyond academics to equip our students with essential life skills such as grit, perseverance, and adaptability. A significant component of our middle school program is cultivating the ability to become autodidacts, or self-directed learners. Our graduates are well-prepared to navigate any challenges life may present. Our holistic approach to education fosters resilience, curiosity, and a love for learning, empowering students to thrive in diverse educational settings and make a positive impact in their future endeavours.

How Do You Monitor Academic Success Of Your Students? Do You Provide Report Cards?

We regularly assess and monitor student progress through ongoing formative and summative assessments, teacher observations, and student portfolios. We provide comprehensive report cards twice a year to communicate student achievement and growth in alignment with the Ontario curriculum. In addition, we create a Strategic Student Plan with our students and parents that sets out their goals and objectives for the year. We revisit this plan halfway through the year and re-evaluate its trajectory.

Do You Follow The Ontario Curriculum?

Yes, Wilde School adheres to the Ontario curriculum, but we enrich this framework with our distinctive approach which we call ‘the living curriculum’ and includes experiential learning, outdoor exploration, and character development. Our curriculum is not only about meeting the standard educational requirements but also about inspiring a deeper love for learning and fostering essential life skills. What's particularly fascinating is that our students consistently surpass the baseline expectations for their grade level. This achievement is a testament to the effectiveness of our holistic educational model, which nurtures curiosity, resilience, and a passion for continuous growth in each student.

How Is Wilde School's Curriculum Different From Traditional Schools?

Our curriculum at Wilde School emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning, outdoor exploration, and the development of essential life skills alongside academic subjects. We focus on fostering a growth mindset, building healthy relationships, and instilling leadership qualities in our students to prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

What Grades Does Wilde School Serve?

Wilde School offers programs from Kindergarten through Grade 8, providing a seamless educational journey from early childhood to early adolescence.  We will be announcing a unique High School program in the coming months.

What Is The Philosophy Behind Wilde School?

Wilde School is committed to providing a holistic and experiential learning environment that fosters curiosity, resilience, and a love for learning. Our educational approach integrates academic rigor with outdoor exploration, emotional intelligence, and community engagement to nurture well-rounded individuals prepared for lifelong success.

What Are Your Winter Safety Guidelines? Can They Stay Inside On Very Cold Days?

We prioritize student safety and well-being in all weather conditions, including winter. Our winter safety guidelines include dressing appropriately for the weather, staying hydrated, and taking regular indoor breaks when necessary. We closely monitor outdoor conditions and adjust activities accordingly to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all students.

What Do You Do For Safety If There Is A Thunderstorm / Lighting / Forest Fire?

We prioritize student safety and monitor weather conditions closely. In the event of severe weather or forest fires, we follow established safety protocols, including seeking shelter indoors and communicating with families as necessary.

What Is The Response Time For EMS / Fire / Police If There Is A Serious Emergency?

We have established protocols and emergency response plans in place, and emergency services can typically respond within 20 minutes in the event of a serious emergency.

How Do I Get To Wilde School?

Wilde School is conveniently located with easy access by car, horse 😉 or our Wilde Bus service. For detailed directions and transportation options, please visit our contact page.

Is Wilde School A Peanut Free Environment?

Yes, Wilde School is a peanut-free environment to ensure the safety and well-being of all students with allergies or dietary restrictions.

Is There A Lunch And Snack Program Available?

No, we do not offer a lunch and snack program at Wilde School. Students are required to pack their own lunches, and it is essential that these meals are substantial and of high quality to support their nutritional needs throughout the day. We encourage families to prioritize healthy and balanced meals that align with our holistic approach to well-being and learning.

Are There Any Additional Costs such as Equipment, Books, Etc.?

There may be additional costs for specialized equipment, books, and optional extracurricular activities or programs. We strive to keep additional costs to a minimum and provide families with a detailed list of required and optional items at the beginning of each school year.

Does Tuition Increase Every Year? If Yes, By How Much?

Tuition might go up annually to help the school meet its financial requirements and keep improving. We want to keep our programs accessible for many families and also need to cover important costs. Expected tuition increases are usually in line with inflation and the cost of making our school better. We promise to be open about any changes and will let families know early about any tuition changes.

What If My Child Does Not Adapt? What About Refunds / Cancellations?

We want all of our students to love Wilde School and the overwhelming amount of our students do, however providing a positive education experience is our foremost priority. We strongly encourage a trial day or even multiple days so that your students gets a feeling for the Wilde Way.

What Time Does School Start?

We would like students to arrive by 8:45 AM. This allows for their version of ‘water cooler time’. There is a lot of research surrounding the importance of transition times in students' daily routines in which they can free play, socialize and ground. It allows for students to ‘let a little air out of the tires’, which is very important for most students' concentration levels.

What Is Your Approach To Conflict Resolution?

We encourage parents to communicate with your child's teacher first, coming to the team of directors if you need further support. At WILDE School we teach our students to be proactive problem solvers and not let any problems grow because they were left unattended.