At Greenwood, students see that academic challenge and fun can go hand in hand.
They find the excitement in discovery and the satisfaction in success, while learning healthy, productive approaches to handling pressure and managing stress. We believe that in today’s world, these skills are among the most important we can teach.
This progressive approach to learning anchors the organization of curriculum, lesson design and teacher engagement with students. All three elements are designed to challenge each student based on what they need to stretch themselves, whether that’s a personalized extension project or support from the Student Success Centre.
Supporting this approach is the thoughtful and purposeful integration of the latest technology. As digital natives, students learn how to leverage many different hardware and software options to support and enhance their classroom experience – a tangible skill that will stand them in good stead in life beyond Greenwood.
Teachers and Advisers at Greenwood work with students to help them develop across cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal domains. Students learn to identify their strengths so that they can leverage these areas, as well as develop in areas of need. This type of skill development supports future endeavours and career readiness.
Job-embedded professional development keeps our teachers on the leading edge of personalized learning. With support from the Greenwood Centre for Teaching and Learning, we’re constantly evaluating the latest research and incorporating best practices in the classroom.
"I was recently accepted for the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute associated with Mount Sinai Hospital. The science courses I’ve taken at Greenwood over the years [have been] really hands-on and interactive. Things like doing a fetal pig dissection or being able to culture our own cells...piqued my curiosity about applying for a research position.”