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One of the things I admire most about Heilicher

By Sammie Danovsky, Grade 1 Teacher

One of the things I admire most about Heilicher is the dedication to supporting students through their development. I am so impressed to see how inspired the students are to grow and learn. The staff have fostered a culture of academic growth that allows each student to truly feel passionate about their learning. Staff make sure that students are actively participating in their education by encouraging them to thoughtfully reflect with, and ask questions of, those around them. The Heilicher community is also committed to helping all students develop their values, ethics, and belief system. All students are introduced to Heilicher’s core values and academic pillars which are used to help them connect their everyday experiences at school to their broader understanding of the world around them. 

This attentiveness to both students' academic and moral development is what builds such a strong foundation at this school. Students understand the importance of education and are able to balance it with their moral obligation to create a better world. These are the tools that students will be able to take with them when they leave Heilicher.

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