You think you already know the best schools in Burlington right? Think again. The new scores from the Fraser Report are in and that has resulted in some significant changes.
At the top of the list are some familiar names: John T. Tuck, St. Raphael and Charles Beaudoin Elementary Schools. But some newcomers to the top 10 include: Tom Thomson, Maplehurst and Orchard Park Public Schools.
As local Burlington Realtors® and moms, we know how heavily many parents rely on this list when considering neighbourhoods to purchase their next (or first) home in. So to make it easy, we have provided the full ranking of Burlington’s Elementary Schools on our schools page.
The shuffling of schools this year has also affected our decision on what the “best neighbourhoods” are if schools are your top priority.
Which neighbourhoods in Burlington have the best schools?
We now rate Roseland as the neighbourhood with the best access to great schools. John T. Tuck, St. Raphael, and Nelson Secondary are all highly ranked and regarded positively by parents year after year.
We have also added two new neighbourhoods to our “top 5 neighbourhoods in Burlington” list. This year Aldershot and Central rose in prominence with the improved scores from two key schools: Glenview Public school and Tom Thomson Elementary. But these areas are also favourably considered by parents because the schools are smaller and more intimate than in some of the more densely populated subdivisions.
iStem: Innovation in Education comes to Aldershot High School
Aldershot High School is also getting some considerable buzz with the announcement of the iStem program coming in 2019. An information session hosted at the school in November about the program was attended by over 1000 parents. Director of Education, Stuart Miller, told the audience that “the world we live in needs innovation and ingenuity and schools need to teach differently so that students can go out into a world much different than the one their parents took part in”. This program is appealing to parents who are hungering for a different approach to learning for their kids. iStem prioritizes doing over memorizing and that has people really excited. The interest is so high for the program that the board is now wondering if there could be as many as 3 grade nine iStem classes next year.
While we do think there is more to a school than academic performance, we understand why so many parents find this important. So if you’re considering moving to Burlington and want to find a great home in a good school district let us help you. We will guide them you to the best neighbourhoods and connect you with our past clients who are more than happy to speak honestly about their experiences with the local schools.