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 an Electronic Interactive Whiteboard and stimulating lessons are taught using this technology at all grade levels. We integrate the use of student laptops 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 and collaborative project based assignments.
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. Additionally, our yearly ski program is the highlight of the winter term for students and teachers.
In May 2016, students in Grades 5 to 8 will be participating in a week long out of town trip to Washington, while younger Elementary students will enjoy an overnight camping trip to Claremont Outdoor Education Centre. Educational day field trips run throughout the year and are an important supplement to our curriculum.
Wishing Well Elementary is an environment that is both stimulating and challenging for children. With our long tradition of success, we know that all children who enter our doors will be provided with the tools that will prepare them for success in a future we can not even begin to imagine.