Every day when we walk into Balsam Academy, we feel a sense of honour, delight and a sacred responsibility. The children we serve are in the most formative period of growth and development in their lives. To be able to touch their development at such a fundamental level is something we take very seriously – in a fun and enticing way!
Although much of what our young students learn at Balsam Academy will not be consciously remembered, we know from the studies of brain growth and personality formation that we are influencing the foundations upon which all future development will be established! This is a responsibility that is not to be taken lightly.
At the same time, it must be balanced so the children leave Balsam Academy every day with the feeling that they love learning – and it is something they want to continue to do.Our emphasis is on fostering the love of learning at the core of our mission while providing an enriching and intriguing experience for the children.
To see the faces of the children and to share firsthand the discovery of their world is a pure delight. We find ourselves smiling when we witness those ah-ha moments, when we hear their squeals of excitement as they see a volcano erupt or an electrical circuit light up a bulb, and when we witness a child make a personal breakthrough with something that has posed a challenge to them. What a joy to participate in this process!
Add to that, families who are absolutely committed to the welfare of our children. We see our role as partners with the parents in the raising of their children. We see Balsam Academy as a place for the entire family to learn and grow and our commitment is to support the parents in their role.
It is a privilege to serve the families and children in our community. We are grateful for the acceptance and enthusiastic participation that has been and continues to be given by the families. We look forward to serving the learning community for generations to come.
Welcome each one of you into the folds of Balsam family!