The High School
This year, we are offering a supporting program for high school students. This program will provide guidance and mentorship, and blocks of the curriculum throughout the year. At times, we will have our high school students work together with younger students as we believe in the value of the different age groups learning from each other. For this pilot year, we are not able to complete the necessary inspections to issue credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Therefore, officially, our high school students will be considered to be homeschooling. Our program will be designed to support the home-based learning. Students wishing to work toward OSSD credits may do so through online courses (e.g.,https://www.ilc.org/en-ca/our-students/home-school-non-inspected-private-schools) in conjunction with our program. How many days per week high school students spend with us will depend on individual needs.
We are fortunate to have a great number of experienced Waldorf teachers in the Ottawa region who have expressed interest in becoming part of our teaching faculty. Once commitment forms have been received, we will be able to determine our needs and confirm teachers as soon as possible and work out the details with farm owners with whom we have already discussed options for the program.