A Low Student to Teacher Ratio and Small Class Sizes


Educating children for the 21st century

Welcome to Wheatley, a vibrant and dynamic independent school dedicated to educating children from toddler age to grade eight. Wheatley embraces a philosophy that values the importance of instilling confidence, self-esteem, responsibility and a lifelong love of learning. We believe in working hard, caring for one another and, above all, making sure that learning is fun.

Our curriculum is designed to develop the whole child and to prepare students to be exemplary citizens of our world. Our motto, “Preparing young minds for the future” captures the essence of the school. We provide our students with an education that reflects the needs of the 21st century – developing interdisciplinary skills, offering the tools and resources to explore their potential, and creating a solid foundation around core subjects that are critical to reasoning and comprehension.

Wheatley promotes two proven educational methods: Montessori for children age 2 to grade 4 and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for Grades 5 to 8. These programs have distinguished themselves around the globe and they share in the belief that peace in our community and our world can be achieved through the education of children.

It is through a balance of curriculum, activity and community that Wheatley develops the whole child. We emphasize the capacity for critical thinking and an understanding of what learning is and how it is applied to real world situations. Our arts programming nurtures the creative spirit and builds confidence through participation in such school activities as art shows, the school band and theatre projects. Our physical education component underscores the importance of teamwork and ongoing skills improvement, and applying them in the gym, on the field and in life.

Wheatley is a diverse community – we welcome international students from around the world and can arrange a safe, secure environment for your child to be billeted in the Niagara region. In addition, International students pay the same tuition rate as our Canadian students.

Our small classes and low student to teacher ratio allows us to get to know every child and guide him or her on the journey of life. Every child has a voice – at Wheatley, we listen.

It is my privilege to be a part of a school that is leading the way in educating the young minds of 21st century. I’d be delighted to provide a personal tour of our school and discuss how Wheatley can make a positive difference in your child’s education.

Please feel free to contact my office at 905.641.3012 or mail@wheatleyschool.com to arrange a tour.

Yours sincerely,

Eda Varalli

Eda Varalli, MS. ED. Head of School

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