Willow has just finished Year 2 at The Rowans School. She is the last of my five children to complete her final year at The Rowans! Lily joined The Rowans in January 2003 aged 3, and all of them have enjoyed five fabulous years at this wonderful school. Willow, like her brothers and sisters, has loved every minute of pre-prep. She has embraced the many opportunities, thrived academically, made local friends for life and will leave with a heart full of happiness and fond memories. The Rowans encourages, nurtures and challenges children to believe that goals are achievable, standards are high and social skills are of paramount importance. Manners and kindness are at the core, and Willow will be ready to start her new adventure safe in the knowledge that The Rowans has given her the best possible start to her journey through school. I cannot thank The Rowans enough; my children and I have loved our many experiences at this precious school.
Choosing the right school for our son Alexander was one of the most important decisions we faced after settling in Wimbledon. While a challenging academic curriculum was a must, we knew we wouldn’t settle until we found a school with ample opportunities to play sports and engage in diverse after-school activities and which had a warm and nurturing environment where our international family was welcomed. In The Rowans we found a perfect match, the School has nurtured his passion for learning yet also developed his confidence and driven Alexander to stretch himself in and outside of the classroom. Teachers have high expectations of students and we have found instruction at The Rowans focused on forming well-rounded boys and girls through exposure to sports, languages, arts, and by developing a global awareness. The faculty has been helpful in mentoring us and preparing Alexander for the next step of his academic journey. Alexander will join Shrewsbury House School in the fall and undoubtedly it will be hard to say goodbye to such a special place.
The Rowans is a very special place. The School has the magical combination of offering a strong academic grounding in an extraordinary, nurturing environment that brings out the best in a child. Teachers and staff take great care to really get to know each child and make the School just that much more special for them. We have seen Rehan blossom into a confident little boy who absolutely loves the School, is happy to be stretched by his teachers and always eager to take on new challenges. We also find The Rowans to be incredibly approachable. Miss Spratt is welcoming and always willing to have an open dialogue with parents. We cannot thank the teachers and staff enough – we could not have wished for a better school for Rehan.
William’s energy and creativity is nurtured and developed at The Rowans School. The dynamic delivery of the curriculum and the excellent teaching and support staff constantly strive to make learning an inclusive and invigorating experience for him. And they succeed. We have watched Lily’s curiosity about her environment grow from singing about red robins to questioning what objects float and discussing the animals in the Amazon jungle. Lily is genuinely excited about what the next day at school will bring.