Private schools' response to COVID-19
Pivoting immediately in the quarantine
April 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, schools across Canada have shut down. Yet, for many of the 328,000 private school students across the country, learning hasn't stopped. Pivoting on a dime, independent educators have put the academic lives of their entire communities online. How private schools have worked through the coronavirus quarantine to date shines a light on what makes them so strong in the first place namely, academic cultures that celebrate innovation, dedication, and resilience.
In March of 2020, Sherwood Heights School has temporarily transformed the delivery of its programme to an online distance and collaborative learning environment. As one of the leading schools providing excellence in education the students' engagement has been maintained while continuing to follow the school's comprehensive and challenging curriculum.
Through the school's K-12 digital learning platform, the students continue to stay engaged and focused, follow their academic timetable, complete the school's comprehensive curriculum, listen to teacher directed instruction, participate in group discussions and activities, complete independent work, and prepare for and write assessments. Sherwood Heights will continue to set the standard in academic excellence.