The aim of our schools is to educate children to become responsible global citizens and adaptable, balanced individuals. We encourage them to be curious and use their creative skills in order to cope with the challenges of our society.
Wi School proposes active learning that focuses on exploration, discovery and creativity. Students are encouraged to be both autonomous and to cooperate in group projects. They learn to respect others and their environment.
Our pedagogical approach to bilinguism focuses on teaching in both French and English. The children learn both languages through daily use during all classes and school activities with native speaking teachers.
The Wi School approach is an immersive linguistic and cultural experience that develops children's written and spoken language skills. Students gain confidence and fluency in both English and French.
Any students who are not already bilingual when they join the school will gain oral communication skills in both languages within a year of being in the bilingual environment. They will develop fluent writing and reading skills within a few years.
Montessori scientific approach
Our pedagogy is based on Maria Montessori's principles. Her approach comes directly from her observation of children in their environment. Today her studies are largely backed up by the neuroscientific research.
Maria Montessori, as a Doctor, wrote a book called 'The Scientific Pedagogy'.
Adhering to the scientific pedagogy of Maria Montessori, Wi School's approach to learning integrates recent scientific studies and tools that offer our students the best learning experience.
freedom & discipline
These concepts are not usually used together, but indeed freedom & discipline, go hand in hand.
The adult in the class guides students in their learning and ensures the balance between freedom of choice and inner discipline.
Cooperation in mixed age groups
Our mixed-age classes promote learning between children as they learn through imitating and observing their peers. Once a child has mastered a skill, they can take on the role of providing others with help, learning to express their thoughts with precision to make themselves properly understood.
The varied interactions within the group encourage the values of cooperation.