By Amrit G.
Wesmount Charter School is the pinnacle for gifted education in Canada. Their philosophy of gifted learners don’t all have high expectation puts less stress on students. Westmount has teachers and staff designed to deal with gifted learners and their needs, their programs are catered to students and help them achieve their goals. Westmount Charter School is the best choice gifted learners and having a flex program is amazing. Another reason to pick Westmount is the gifted learning environment, this helps students thrive plus they are surrounding with other gifted learners making this an amazing experience. Lastly, Wesmount is the most friendly school I have ever been to, asking students that came from other schools they also rate Westmount as the best. Lets look further into depth why Westmount is highly sought after.
Westmount has a new flex program that allows students that have extra curricular activities to end school earlier and drop an option or two. This helps students in athletics that have practice at 2:00 or so. I know this would be particularly useful for my brother who sometimes have practice at 2:45. This program is designed for any student who has to leave school early for any activities. This flex program was introduced last year, but has caught on quickly talking to students participating in it they say they love it. Westmount’s environment is the best I have ever seen at a school. Everyone is considerate, and the teachers understand the pressure students are under. Teachers at Westmount not only teach a gifted suited curriculum but also specialize in understanding their students. Westmount’s vast athletic programs excel including rugby, badminton, basketball and volleyball. Along with these sports are a massive field, a sport court, a gym and even a weightlifting facility. All the students here are so considerate and understand each other this helps to reduce bullying. It’s great environment the school is quite small which helps to reduce massive class sizes so the teachers really get to know their students. Those are just some of the great things here at Westmount as the school continues to grow their knowledge of gifted learners does too.
“Giftedness is ‘asynchronous development’ in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counselling in order for them to develop optimally.” (The Columbus Group, 1991, in Morelock, 1992)
Now that you have some knowledge about Westmount come on in and get tested before spots fill up. Westmount is filled with wonders and gifted learners all over should come and check it out. There are limited spots so come in and check out the school.