Senior school is a time to consolidate learning, take hold of mentoring opportunities, and lead by example. Girls in our senior school are beginning to think of their future plans for university. We ensure students gain confidence, knowledge and work habits, and the research, writing, and critical-thinking skills they need to thrive at university.
Laptops are mandatory in our high school, and students work at an advanced level to explore interdisciplinary topics and develop intersectional thinking which is considered to be an essential skill for post-secondary success.
Our Grade 9–12 teachers are experts in their field. They are highly committed to going beyond the Ontario Ministry standards, asking students to critically engage with questions of equity, gender, and social change as they prepare for their next academic challenge. Girls depart Linden knowing they have a voice and knowing they can demonstrate that voice in a variety of platforms.
A variety of university and college level courses including AP courses for U.S. universities are available. Our course offerings allow students to follow any path at university:
Calculus and Vectors
Health & Physical Education
Personalized Support and Opportunities
Extra Academic Help
Study Hall runs daily, Monday through Thursday, from 4:00-5:00 P.M for students in Grades 7–12 requiring extra assistance in a particular subject or looking for a quiet place to work. Subject teachers offer extra help before or after school, or during lunchtime, at least once a week. Students are encouraged to meet with their teachers and arrange extra help sessions during this period of the day.
Starting in Grade 9, students receive guidance in goal-setting and selecting courses. High school students are invited to attend informational presentations on university admissions, and Grade 11 and 12 students visit university fairs and campus informational sessions. Grade 12 students meet with our Guidance and Learning Counsellor on a weekly basis to select their universities and complete their applications. Furthermore, faculty are always available for reference writing and counselling to ensure students are choosing the programs that match their interests and academic goals.
Linden students feel supported throughout the process and the results — attendance at top Canadian and U.S. universities — speak for themselves. We are proud of our 100% university acceptance rate. Our graduates thrive at top universities across Canada, often with generous scholarships. They achieve success in a wide range of careers spanning the performing arts, global advocacy, business, science, technology, and engineering.
Many senior students create and run their own clubs. Sometimes, in those clubs, they teach younger students activities such as basketball or guitar, or they get other students interested in a concern they may share about the environment or social change. Clubs are an essential feature of any senior student’s schedule. Our senior girls understand that they are expected to lead, to be actively engaged, and to share their engagement with others. If they have an idea, teachers provide the support to help them run with it! Every year, students in the Classics club participate in the Ontario Classics Conference.
A relatively new club at Linden is the Social Committee that looks for educational and social opportunities to link with other schools in the area and hosts events at the school which build community and give students a chance to relax and have fun.