At Westfield Secondary School we provide a fine balance between a liberal arts and progressive education. Experiential learning is combined with analytical and creative thinking. Real world connections solidify classroom work and provide context. All of which is inspected by the Ministry of Education that bestows Westfield with the authority to grant credit courses towards earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
The school year is divided into three semesters. This allows students to achieve 10 credits (1 per course) in an academic year. Additional support is provided after school in study hall: We prepare students for the mandatory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, teachers offer homework support, and there is even an optional IELTS course on Saturdays aimed to strengthen English literacy skills as well as higher score of IELTS.
We are also excited and looking forward to launching our Westfield English Language Program (WELS), which will provide the option to study in non-credit English as a Second Language courses. The program will be accredited by Languages Canada, Canada’s national language education and accrediting association representing more than 210 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs in Canada.
At the beginning of my journey here at Westfield, I was filled with doubt and a lot of nerves. However, the enthusiastic teachers and staff, along with the energetic students helped me to adapt to this community quickly. I enjoy and appreciate my time here. Westfield is my home away from home.
Westfield Secondary is a great school to me. The students are friendly, and I can make friends with people from different countries. The teachers here are great, they are always here to listen and help us with any problems we come across. I would recommend Westfield Secondary to anyone interested in coming here!
I feel like the staff and teachers are friends. They are caring towards my study and life. They have helped build my confidence day by day, and improve my English which helps me adjust to local life. My parents are so proud of me and its all thanks to Westfield!
I came to Canada being excited but also feeling very nervous. I did not have any confidence in speaking English, but the teaching at Westfield help me to rebuild my confidence and has motivated me to improve my learning.
It’s been a few months now that I have been studying at Westfield. From the first day I came, Westfield made me feel very welcomed. Everyone is very friendly and communicative. The teachers are extremely caring and kind, and they really want us to succeed. Westfield has made me feel at home!