Our Mission: Wishing Well Elementary School promotes character, citizenship and academic excellence. Advanced curriculum, small class sizes, technology rich learning and extensive extra-curricular programs prepare our students to meet the future with success.
Wishing Well Elementary School is committed to individual student achievement with a strong culture of high standards and expectations. We provide a quality, enriched learning environment where students are taught one grade level ahead following the Ontario Curriculum guidelines. Your child will achieve an enriched education that surpasses Ontario Ministry of Education standards as proven by our CAT 4 and EQAO standardized testing results.
We use the tools of education imperative to success in the 21st century. Every classroom is equipped with a variety of technological devices, such as interactive whiteboards and apple tv's, Chromebooks and iPads, and stimulating lessons are taught using this technology at all grade levels. We integrate the use of technology to further enhance the skills of research, writing, creativity and critical thinking in Grades 1 to 3. All students in Grades 4 to 8 receive a school iPad to use interactively during lessons and for homework tasks for the school year. The 1 to 1 iPad program has been highly successful in engaging children further in group work, presentations, research, film creation and analysis, and collaborative project based assignments. We teach coding to all of our students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 and Design Thinking and Computer Science to our Grade 7 and 8 students.
Our STEAM curriculum is one of our students favourite subjects and we have integrated a STEAM Fair into our yearly academic celebrations, along side our Arts Festival, Winter Pageant and Speech Arts competition.
After school clubs and activities are an important part of Wishing Well Elementary. Clubs are run every night and include a variety of sports clubs, media clubs, performance arts clubs and language clubs. A nightly homework room is provided and supervised by teachers until 6:00 p.m. We take our students skiing for six sessions in the winter months from Grade 1 to 8 and this has been a tradition for over 30 years.
Wishing Well Elementary is an environment that is both stimulating and challenging for our students. They graduate with a sense of citizenship, the academic skills to enter competitive and specialized programs in Secondary School, and a deep joy for learning that carries them through their academic career and beyond.