Thornhill Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What makes your campus unique?

A. Our campus encourages individualized learning by maintaining small classroom sizes and a warm and inviting community. We support experiential learning through partnerships with organizations in the community.

Q. How would you describe your student body?

A. We support a diverse student body. Our students are passionate about taking part in leadership opportunities.

Q. What are your most popular courses?

A. English, Maths, Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Q. What school clubs are available for students to join?

A. A selection of our school clubs include: Sports Clubs, Prom Committee, Videogaming Club, Gardening Club, Cooking Club, Wellness Club.

Q. What is experiential learning?

A. While learning in a classroom setting is important, so is learning within the community. Biology class by the lake, art class at an art gallery, political studies at city hall 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. We encourage students to find their own voice and give them the space and attention they need to blossom.

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.

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