Our mission is to inspire and create authentic curriculum to provide a balanced learning environment, nurturing children’s natural curiosity about their world with student-centered experiences.
We offer a supportive learning atmosphere, working with your child’s unique learning style to inspire their strengths and interests. Private Music lessons available in: Guitar, Piano, Vocal, Violin, Ukulele, Drums, Bass & more!
At Oak Learners, we offer a unique approach to teaching, which blends mentoring, mindfulness and academic support to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.
Services to help parents navigate the school system and options available to their children including IEP support, advocacy and assessments.
We offer PA Day, March Break and Summer camp experiences throughout the year, designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children.
Oak Learners Mindfulness Programs are designed around you and your family, we teach children and adults alike how to quiet their mind, be in the present moment and heal from the inside out.
Through guided practice, students of all ages can slowly begin to create a practice that works for them.
It takes a village!
Oak Learners is a not-for-profit alternative school and learning centre, providing full and part time alternative school programming as well as a wide variety of after school programming for the whole family.
We encourage involvement amongst our community, working with families to develop programming that is innovative and inclusive and supports the lifelong journey of learning through exploration in the arts, education and mindfulness practice.
We offer a wide range of programming designed with creative and inquisitive learners in mind, supporting growth “wholistically” (taking into consideration the whole body, person, or unit, the mind, body and spirit, emphasizing the importance of the whole as well as the interdependence of its parts).
Full and Part Time, K-6
Music lessons, art classes and more
PA Day, March Break and Summer Camps
Yoga, mindfulness practice, guided meditation
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
December 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
January 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
Learn more about our not-for-profit alternative school.
Registration ongoing for the current 2017-2018 School Year. Now accepting applications for students in Kindergarten through Grade Six.
Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration, to be held on October 3rd at 6:30pm at Oak Learners, located at 394 Royal York Road. We want to recognize the efforts of so many people who have contributed to the expansion and new home of Oak Learners. Sperry Bilyea, founder of the “Shift Your Thinking” Read more about Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration[…]
Our Fall programs kicked off this week and our new centre is full of life, love and music! Children in our Day School began exploring Healthy Bodies and came up with some fantastic questions they wonder about our bodies. They also took a trip to Mimico Library and learned how to find books to help Read more about Fall’s in Full Swing at Oak Learners[…]
Anxiety is one of the fastest growing concerns among school-aged children and youth in the school system these days. Many teachers and parents agree that children are under increasing pressure to perform in the classroom to keep up with standardized curriculum, all while having their time spent outside or in Art-based programming reduced. Oak Learners Read more about Ease back into Back-to-School: Mindfulness Workshops to ease the mind[…]
Throughout the summer Oak Learners offered a unique camp experience designed to engage naturally inquisitive and active children. Themes throughout the summer included Maker Mania, Canada 150, Aboriginal Art Around the World, Junior Scientists and Music, Movement and Make-Believe. Each week highlighted a topic children investigated through hands-on activities and real-world explorations. The daily routine for Read more about Summer 2017 Camps at Oak Learners[…]
Recognizing the need for increased support for students experience difficulty in the school system, Oak Learners brings together professionals to provide an enriched and supportive learning environment for their students. On July 6th, 2017, Oak Learners launches ‘Bridge The Gap’ a program offering Parents the opportunity to choose from a variety of part-time to full Read more about New Beginnings at Oak Learners[…]
Children are naturally good at learning – it’s what they do from the moment they are born! Children learn language, culture, social norms, and knowledge from everyone around them. For most children, learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings or when schools close for summer vacation. Most children are intensely curious and, given the Read more about Bridge the Gap with Summer Learning[…]
Unique Learning Styles Howard Gardner coined the term Multiple Intelligences first in 1983 to describe the evident fact that there are many different ways that people learn. Some people learn from listening, some from watching and others from doing. People also have different ways to express what they have learned: verbally, kinaesthetically, artistically, etc. As Read more about Learning Styles and Student Differentiation[…]
It is with great pride that we share our exciting news with you! Oak Learners is now a fully registered not-for-profit organization, enabling us to provide increased support and expanding programming to the vibrant families in and around our neighbourhood. We believe every child, no matter their ability and/or disability is capable and will be Read more about Oak Learners is Moving! We’re expanding![…]
We live in a changing world, where it is becoming ever-important to take steps towards conserving the Earth’s resources for generations to come. At our school, environmental awareness has always been a priority for both staff and students alike. Through participation in global events such as Earth Hour and Earth Day, we raise the awareness Read more about Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day[…]
At Oak Learners we understand that every child learns differently and we love that! Each of the founding partners at Oak Learners have experienced the trials of parenting a child who needs something “more” than what is traditionally offered by both public and private educational institutions. We have strived to create an alternative learning environment Read more about Bridge the Gap at Oak Learners[…]