When our son Aidan joined Sevenoaks Academy last May 2016 he was struggling.Aidan is a December child and started life out with limited hearing which caused him delay’s in learning.In addition to his learning challenges Aidan up until that point was attending a French Catholic School so his school day was completely taught in French which wasn’t Aidan’s primary language.
The tipping point came when our son came to us explaining his frustrations academically. As active parents we could see his struggles and the effects it had on his confidence and social experiences. It was at this point we decided to investigate alternatives for education in the Barrie area.
We found Sevenoaks Academy and after Aidan spent a trial week at the school in early May of 2016 we knew it was the right place for him.In fact, after his week trial period was up Aidan started immediately with Sevenoaks and it wasn’t much longer that we saw tremendous changes start to occur.
Academically Aidan has blossomed at Sevenoaks Academy.The dedication of the teaching staff to work with Aidan and empower him to not only reach but exceed his educational goals has left him not only with successful academic performance (Aidan is now carrying an A average) but allow him the confidence to grow as a person and the courage to reach for his dreams.
The physical education program at Sevenoaks Academy has allowed Aidan to grow as an individual and given him the encouragement to not only participate in the sports he loves (hockey and skiing) but taught him the value of commitment and the joy of achieving goals. In addition to the cross-country and track and field training program at Sevenoaks Aidan is an avid participant in their downhill ski program.
Outside of school Aidan has continued to grow as an individual.As parents, we see Aidan’s confidence and skills changing constantly with respect to his participation in such activities as swimming, skiing, hockey (Aidan is a goaltender with the BMHA).
We see our son participating and striving for success in all facets of his life from expanding his friendship circle to his responsibilities at home.
Sevenoaks Academy is not just changing his academics, they are changing his life!