Testimonials

Testimonials 2018-04-04T22:29:15+00:00
My time at Pattison High School has been and continues to be an enriching and rewarding experience. I have been fortunate to work with students who have ambitious educational aspirations and am honoured to be one of their guides as they work to achieve these goals. The smaller classes are conducive to forming strong teacher-student working relationships. This is a big benefit, particularly to international students. I look forward to the start of every semester, knowing the good work we can get done in the months to follow. 
Travis Woloshyn, English department
I received a warm welcome to the school from both staff and students. The small ratio of students to teachers creates a school environment in which everyone knows each other, which I find very comforting. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Pattison High School so far, as the students are pleasant and hardworking. It is nice to see students working hard to improve their English while at the same time setting short and long term goals for themselves. I have already learned so much about the students’ various cultures, and I look forward to continuing my conversation about culture with more students in the future.
Danielle Egan, Mathematics departmen
I received a warm welcome to the school from both staff and students. The small ratio of students to teachers creates a school environment in which everyone knows each other, which I find very comforting. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Pattison High School so far, as the students are pleasant and hardworking. It is nice to see students working hard to improve their English while at the same time setting short and long term goals for themselves. I have already learned so much about the students’ various cultures, and I look forward to continuing my conversation about culture with more students in the future.
Carole Moran, Academic Readiness department
I have never felt more welcomed than I have teaching at Pattison High School. The incredibly knowledgeable and friendly teachers and members of staff really provide a sense of community. I have had an excellent experience with the students at Pattison who are hardworking and enthusiastic about their learning. I feel privileged to be one of the many mentors guiding them in the formative years of their education. Located in Downtown Vancouver, I find the school well-placed in the cultural centre of Vancouver with access to a wide diversity of facilities and programs for teachers and students alike. The beauty found in the natural environment and surroundings beckons the inhabitants to venture in and lose oneself in its wonders.
Eric Joel, STEM department
After graduating from Pattison High School, I have started a new chapter of my life in UBC.
I have always had a passion for mathematics so, being one week into the university, I was already eager to find a research position where I would get support to explore all the ideas I had regarding the subject. Luckily, I got the job and, still during my first-year, I was awarded an office. This, being usually a privilege of graduate students, makes me the only undergraduate out of eight thousand to have an office.
Currently, I am working on a new project, which I consider even more challenging. I am starting my own company – Prime Fern. My purpose doing so is to combine my creativity and coding expertise and contribute to the community by making apps, games, and websites for customers. I am really proud of what I have achieved so far but I am far from done. This is just the beginning of my journey that started at Pattison High School.
Danilo Chiarlone, Alumnus – Brazilian
My two years in Pattison High School were among the best years of my life. Teachers are really kind and they want to help the students improve. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staffs and students are really supportive. Meeting people from other countries is another thing that I like about PHS. I have learned a lot about different cultures and languages. I made new friends, and I created lots of beautiful memories with them. When I first came to PHS, I was worried about the new environment, but my teachers and friends helped me to be strong and confident. PHS made me ready for my future. Thanks PHS for everything.
Salehzadeh Namin Shirin, Student – Iranian
Pattison High School is a great school for someone who is looking for a unique high school experience in Canada. We have students and teachers from all over the world. There are new faces every semester, giving a new vibe every four months. Each semester is shorter than public schools, and you have the option of taking three full semesters a year. This accelerated my learning speed by 50%. Therefore, I was able the finish 24 months worth of studying in less than 16 months. Teachers here are extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I feel really comfortable being their student. There are a ton of extracurricular activities within the school as well. Apart from all the normal Canadian events, we also celebrate events from different regions of the world. International students bring to the table lots of new things, making Pattison such a unique experience for me.
Tran Tu Chau (Joe), Student - Vienamese
Pattison High school provides me strong support so that I can spend the least time to adapt myself to Canada. As an international student, it is hard for me to adapt to the All-English environment. However, because of the Trimester System, it took me less than 2 years to complete my high school courses. Especially all the teachers are here to help me learn English with great patience. With their encouragement, my English language skill is more proficient. I really appreciate the help and support that Pattison High School provided.
Wang Zhenyu (Steven), Student - Chinese