We develop independent, critical thinkers

At Southridge, we believe that tomorrow’s leaders are developed by teaching today’s children how be creative, critical thinkers. Across our Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, we foster collaboration, creativity, and inquiry – teaching our students how to work towards their goals, think independently, speak up, and challenge their limits.

We offer a supportive environment in which students can discover, explore, and share their interests and passions through our four pillars: 

Academics: 100% of our graduates receive offers from universities of choice. IB Programme in the Junior School, and AP courses in the Senior School develop critical thinking skills. Harkness Philosophy in the Senior School develops the skills of collaboration, participation, and discussion.

Arts: Our Visual Arts, Drama, Media Arts, Music programs and co-curricular activities allow students to pursue a passion, explore an interest, or build a career.

Athletics: We offer competitive and recreational athletics, with opportunities to compete for local and provincial titles, and tour nationally and internationally.  

Service: Contribution is one of our core values, and students have many opportunities for volunteer service, including local and international programs.

"I see the four pillars as a huge strength for Southridge. This school does not only put emphasis on just academics or one of the other pillars but equally values each one, and because of this everyone can find at least one thing for them to be passionate about at school."

-Eva Lofing, 2020 Alumni

Students are encouraged to:

  • Become collaborators and learn with others
  • Learn to take responsible risks in a safe environment
  • Ask thoughtful questions
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving to gain understanding
  • Develop confidence as a result of self-expression
  • Learn through authentic experiences
  • Actively reflect on their learning and character
  • Discover that attitude is a key component to academic success