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From our day to day experiences to our thoughts on education.
Meaningful field-learning experiences are important element of Project-Based work at Summit and our ‘micro’ size often lends itself to many unique learning opportunities we can find in this great city! Our most recent trip to Flash was no exception! This...read more
At the start of the 2018/2019 school year, High Park Day School officially became Summit Micro School! Although our 'HPDS' moniker had been endearing to us for the last 7 years, we came to realize that it did not effectively represent who we truly are or...read more
The new school year has arrived, and with it, comes some form of change for everyone. For our community, identifying as 'Summit Micro School' is a big change we will all take on together! In light of that, I wanted to share a excerpt from the graduation speech on the...read more
Our final exploration of diversity focused on some of the challenges that people in our society face because of their differences. We were further able to celebrate how people have been successful in overcoming these challenges, and discovered how we can...read more
Incorporating 'mindfulness' practices into classroom activities is not a new concept. A quick Google search of "benefits of mindfulness for kids" gives you over a million hits. The research is clear - mindfulness practice helps to reduce anxiety, improve...read more
The EQAO results were released early in September indicating Ontario schools were failing students in Math education. I was not thrilled to hear this but I was thrilled to hear what Mitzie Hunter, Ontario Education Minister, had to say about it when...read more
The summer is no doubt a welcome break for students, but a 9 week hiatus from a formal program is long enough for academic skills slide. There is evidence from research spanning over 100 years to support the reality of “summer learning loss”. This research shows that...read more
What is "diversity" and how does it make us stronger? This guiding question is the inspiration for our whole-school Inquiry Unit: Diversity is our Strength. Students began by exploring what "diversity" means. They are already well versed in the concepts of...read more
As a part of our Diversity Unit, HPDS will be welcoming the Suubi Fusion Troupe from Uganda on Wednesday, April 12th. The troupe, who are students at Cambridge Secondary School, travel to North America each year to share their culture and perspectives...read more