Our Philosophy

The Four Strands is the hallmark of a Collingwood education. The development of a well-rounded personality and a comprehensive appreciation of both arts and science have been carefully woven into the academic, cultural and athletic life of Collingwood School.

Collingwood students enjoy excellent educational programs, which incorporate the essential components to the fulfillment of each student's potential: Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service. Those who accept the values and experience the multi-faceted disciplines of the Collingwood education will approach life with the knowledge and confidence required to make the most of their individual ambition and potential.

We promise to provide a caring, challenging community enabling students to make wise choices throughout their lives. This commitment extends from every member of the faculty, support staff and administration. It is based on a solemn promise to our students and their parents to do everything we can to ensure the young people entrusted to our care are safe, surrounded with good role models, treated with respect, and given every opportunity to succeed. We hope to show them through our care and interest the importance of maintaining an open mind, and a clear respect for the rights of others.

In our hallways you will notice our community feel. It’s a result of healthy relationships between teachers and students and a genuine enthusiasm that students have for their school. We have a positive outlook in working with young people and maintain a sense of perspective and good sense in dealing with them. We do not shrink from our obligation to criticize and correct conduct where necessary. We think of our school as a vibrant, living microcosm of the world. With judicious application of rules and respect we encourage and attain responsible citizenship and accountability every day.

A Collingwood education is designed to stretch our students from an early age in all aspects of their lives, to challenge them constantly to venture into the unknown, and through this process to become discerning, resilient and contributing citizens of their world. Each Collingwood program is designed to encourage every student to be the best that he or she can be.

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