Lawrence Park Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes your campus unique?
A. Our campus student life is very active. We have access to local facilities where experiential learning takes places outside the classroom. Our art classes all take place in a professional Art Studio. We have access to a Fitness Facility across the street for all full-time students. There are also great healthy lunch options just outside our door!
Q. How would you describe your student body?
A. Our grades 9 and 10 cohort is energetic and supported through our Foundations program. Grades 11 and 12 students are very academically driven.
Q. What are your most popular courses?
A. Photography, all of the core Grade 12 courses, Art.
Q. What school clubs are available for students to join?
A. A selection of our school clubs include: Model UN, DECA, Board Games Club, Yearbook Committee, Student Council, Arts Club, Music Club, Drama Club. Our school a member of SSAF Small Schools Athletic Federation. Sports include Basketball, Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Soccer, Hockey.
Q. What is experiential learning?
A. While learning in a classroom setting is important, so is learning within the community. Photography class in Algonquin Park, law class at the Ontario Superior Courts, politics class staying at school all night until they call the federal election are learning opportunities you can’t have sitting at a desk. Success rates show that learning through experience encourages curiosity, develops high levels of participation, and creates a deeper connection to course material. We firmly believe that experiential learning beyond the classroom walls creates an enhanced connection to the community as well as the people and places within it.
Q. Why should I send my child here? Advantages?
A. At our campus, students get a personalized experience. Your child will feel known, liked, and ultimately intelligent and worthy. We make school less overwhelming and more engaging without compromising academic integrity. Small classes engender accountability—exactly what is needed for post-secondary education.
Q. What is Edsby?
A. Parents/guardians play a vital role in their child’s education. We hold ourselves to the highest standard (quality and frequency) of communication between home and school. Edsby is a cloud-based tool that gives parents/guardians real-time access to their children’s attendance, schedules, activities, and academic progress. It is also a way to stay connected to teachers for the latest school news and information.
Q. Do you offer busing?
A. No, but we are easily accessible by public transit.