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See what our students and parents are saying about Tanbridge Academy.

"Both my son and daughter attended Tanbridge Academy for three years. I heard about Tanbridge Academy from a friend when we were searching for a good private school. My son was struggling in the public school system due to large class sizes and his special needs regarding social interactions. We are entering our fourth year, and my children have had awesome experiences. My son is an intelligent kid but requires regular prompting and some one-on-one support.

Teachers at Tanbridge have provided great support to my son, and we are thankful for that. Tanbridge Academy gave us peace of mind that our kids are in a safe and bully-free environment. Tanbridge also focuses on sports beside the high academic side; my son enjoys hockey training through professional coaches. A balance of educational needs and physical development made Tanbridge Academy stand out among the other private schools. The teachers are amazing and work with students one-on-one to help them achieve their personal best and to increase their educational growth. My daughter has been reading /writing at a grade 7-8 level when she is only in grade 3. She has shown immense growth in the area of reading and writing. Her teachers were able to identify her strengths and were able to coach and encourage her to further develop her skills.

The staff members at Tanbridge are passionate about what they do. They run a solid program and have supported my children. Tanbridge also has a special focus on character building and leadership skills that help develop the child as a whole."

- Syeda (mother)

"As a parent, I feel my son, as a student of Tanbridge Academy, has been able to express his creativity in a positive environment. He has also been encouraged and challenged to further develop both his leadership and entrepreneurial skills. The values expressed in the Tanbridge pillars are core attributes he will take with him into his future. His improvement in soccer skills continues to flourish, and it was actually my son who suggested Tanbridge to us as a school he would like to attend after a highly successful grade 4. I believe he has been very pleased with this choice and the opportunity, and as his father, I am extremely proud."

- Rob (father)

"My son started at Tanbridge in October of 2018. Right from his trial day, he knew Tanbridge was an excellent fit for him. In nine months, he not only had incredible growth as a student but also as a person. Tanbridge became like family to him. He was welcomed into the grade eight class and to the whole school. The students really do get to know each other very well across all the grades, and the older students are given the opportunity to work with the younger students and assist in their learning. The education at Tanbridge is outstanding. The teachers work closely with my son and challenge him one-on-one. With the small class size, all the grade eight students knew each other well. It’s a very neat dynamic that allowed my son to not only build his own confidence but to learn how to offer support to others. He thrived in this learning environment and achieved academic success beyond what we expected. Tanbridge offered my son a hybrid of sports and education. He absolutely loved skating three mornings a week on the ice, playing hockey. As well, he was given the opportunity to play on several school sporting teams, from volleyball to basketball and soccer. All in all, my son is very grateful for his Tanbridge family and is looking forward to another successful year!"

- Jodine (mother)

"My son has been attending Tanbridge Academy for the past two years. As parents, we know we made the right decision to place our son in Tanbridge. His growth personally and academically has been outstanding, and we can't thank the teachers at Tanbridge enough. The small class sizes are a huge bonus, and the kids are like family to each other! What I like most is the teacher-to-parent communication. By receiving weekly updates, I know exactly what my son has been doing and what he needs to prepare for the following week. Teachers at Tanbridge really want to see the kids succeed, and as parents, we would recommend Tanbridge to anyone. It is truly a great school."

- Nicola (mother)

"I can't say enough wonderful things about Tanbridge Academy. My older daughter first came to Tanbridge in grade three, where she had a kindergarten reading level and was told that she was unteachable by the public system. She struggled academically and socially. By the middle of grade four, she was reading at grade level, excelling in class and on exams, loving every moment of hockey training, and even won student of the month. The transformation I have seen in my older daughter academically, socially and emotionally is unbelievable and I truly believe it is all in part to the Tanbridge staff. My younger daughter started full-time junior kindergarten this year, where she has grown an incredible amount. She has loved every minute of school and has had a blast trying out multiple sports. Tanbridge is like a family filled with the most loving, understanding, and hardworking staff I have ever met, and I am extremely grateful that we can be a part of it."

- Rebecca (mother)

"Tanbridge has helped me develop as a leader. The small classes allow me to concentrate and receive help with my school work. My classmates have good character, and there is a good mix of nice people in our school. My teachers are kind, and they always encourage me to work on my weaknesses, but they celebrate my strengths. I like circle time because it "lightens up my day" and gives me a chance to reward my classmates for being nice. Coach Tyler pushes me and is a really good teacher. I like seeing how much the other players have improved. Tanbridge is a great community, and I'm proud to be part of a growing school."

- Student

"For six years, my wife and I struggled to find schooling for our two children that provided them with the necessary learning environment to allow them to excel academically and develop the confidence necessary to be successful in life. Frustrated with the growing class sizes and the lack of academic support, we enrolled both our children in Tanbridge Academy last year, and it has been a 'game-changer.' We have seen tremendous growth and development in both our children in just one year. Our daughter has seen incredible improvement academically across all her core subjects, and her confidence and leadership skills have grown at a rate beyond our expectations. Our son, who struggled to remain engaged at his former school, is now excited to go to school every day. He truly benefits from the sports program. Starting the day off with physical activity allows him to focus on his schoolwork during the day, and we could not be more thrilled with his level of engagement and academic improvement over the past year. Tanbridge practices what they preach - a focus on academic excellence, athletic achievement, and enforcement of the Tanbridge Pillars. Tanbridge truly is building the leaders of tomorrow."

- Alison and John (mother and father)

"This is my first year at Tanbridge, and I am in Grade 5. A few of my favourite things about Tanbridge are that I love that I can do my favourite sport (acro-dance) at school three times a week! Also, I really like how there aren’t a lot of students in my class and that I know everyone in the school! My most favourite thing about my school is how kind all of the kids are to each other."

- Student

"This is my third year at Tanbridge Academy. The biggest difference for me between Tanbridge and my old school is the small class. The class my first year was half the size of my old school! This provided me with more attention, and I was on the honour roll by my second year. I made connections right away with my teachers, classmates and my principal. Even though we have sports programs, academics is definitely the main focus at my school. I have the privilege of participating in the hockey program three mornings a week, and I have the best hockey teacher!"

- Student

"I am in grade three at Tanbridge, and this is my first year. From my very first day, I loved my new school. My teacher is amazing, and she challenges me every day! She lets me work ahead when I am ready to learn something new. Sometimes I even get to work on the grade 4 assignments. My class is small, and I have made awesome friends. I am in the dance program this year, and my dance teacher is great. We also go on amazing field trips. I also love how the school is like a big family. We can go into our class if we are at school early and just relax and read a book while we listen to music. I love going to school!"

- Student

"Our family has the privilege of having all three of our children at Tanbridge this year. Our children all came from our neighborhood public school, where the class sizes were getting out of hand. My children were all great students, but they were not challenged at all, and there was no focus on academic excellence. We feel now at Tanbridge that our children receive a rich educational, social and moral foundation. The small classes and dedication of the teachers have ensured that they are challenged daily in their academics and that they are working to their fullest potential. The students also push each other to do their best, and there is an obvious air of community and caring for one another. My children benefit from the hockey and acro-dance programs that Tanbridge offers. Although this was not our main reason for sending our children here, it has definitely been an excellent experience for all my children. There is a strong focus on character and responsibility at Tanbridge, in the classrooms, on the ice and in the dance studio. My children have benefitted immensely from the decision that we made to send them to Tanbridge."

- Parents

"Tanbridge's small class sizes give me a better learning environment. It's quieter, and there are fewer distractions. All the other kids are there to learn and have high academic expectations. My teachers at Tanbridge know me and care about me. They "get me." The hockey program has helped me both on and off the ice. I am more confident with my skills and hockey IQ. Coach Tyler is the right coach for me because he knows what I need to work on, and he challenges me to be better. He's a great communicator!"

- Student

"Tanbridge has nice teachers, and there is lots of love. Tanbridge is a happy school where I get to be active and try lots of different sports. My favourite sport is dance. My favourite subject is art, and there are lots of nice people. I learn something new every day."

- Student

"Tanbridge has been a blessing for our family. Our children have developed a love for learning at Tanbridge in an environment that fosters well-rounded high achieving students. It is what school is supposed to be. A place to grow. A place to learn. We couldn't be happier with the great little citizens our children are becoming, and we have Tanbridge to thank for a large part for that. Our children have confidence, and they are getting a great education."

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