A home, away from home
Ideal Mini is a Grade 8 to 12 program that offers courses at all grade levels.
It is the only mini school in the VSB that is completely off campus from its steward school and housed in its own building. Although seemingly informal in nature at first glance (e.g. painted lockers, no bells), Ideal has structured schedules, classes, and curricula.
Staff-wise, there are 6 teachers, 1 secretary, and 1 counselor. As for students, there is 1 cohort of each grade from 8 through 12. Due to our small school setting we can create a community-like feel to our school between our staff, students, and families. Everyone, including staff, is on a first name basis. The mutualistic relationship between all stakeholders makes our school a safe, cooperative, and positive learning environment where everyone works together for the benefit of our students. We pride ourselves in the academic but also the social emotional growth of our students. Students learn to become leaders and are typically actively involved in our school community. The majority of our graduates go onto post-secondary education to further their studies in areas of their interest.