The Windsor Adventist Elementary School

The Windsor Adventist Elementary School has a current enrollment of 38 children. The school is part of the church complex at 5350 Haig Avenue, and has two classrooms, a large gymnasium, an office, and a supply room. The school also shares various rooms with the church, including the conference room, an extra classroom, and a kitchen.

Although relatively small by public school standards, it has many advantages, including:

  • An excellent pupil to teacher ratio of approximately 13 to 1
  • A Bible based, spiritual component not available in the public school system.
  • A dedicated team of Christian teachers.
  • Excellent scores on standardized provincial tests.
  • A large variety of activities for students outlined in the school calendar.
  • Low tuition rates (As a private school, we are not supported with government funding.)
  • We are part of a larger educational system which is North American wide, and therefore have access to resources not available to many other private schools.
Should you like to enquire about enrolling your children, our phone number is 519-945-1611.
School Email waes@on.aibn.com



Our Staff

Leidamae Solijon

Principal, Teacher

Leidamae Solijon was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario only a few hours east of Windsor where she now resides. Having attended Adventist institutions for the whole of her educational career, she is a strong advocate of Christian Education. After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Education, with emphasis in English, Math, and Religious Studies, she spent several years in the Bahamas teaching at a mission school. Extensively traveling and having also taught in Canada, South Korea, and the US, she uses her diverse personal experiences abroad to enhance the curriculum in the classroom.

She is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Administration and Leadership through La Sierra University, in Redlands, California.

"I may not make the world a better place, but I will make the little corner I am in the best place I can."

Arjei Franklin

Teacher

Arjei Franklin earned a Bachelor of Education in 2006 from the University of Windsor with a specialization in Primary/Junior education. In addition to his teaching qualifications Arjei also brings the unique experience of having been a Professional football player in the Canadian Football league from 2006 -2012. He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Calgary Stampeders and appeared in two Grey Cups. In 2012 he won the Gord Barwell award for person of faith in the CFL. It is his mission to inspire his students to realize their full potential, and instill a love for others, themselves and most importantly Jesus Christ.

Afia Franklin

Teacher

Afia Franklin was born and raised here in Windsor Ontario. She attended the University of Windsor and received her Bachelors of Education in 2007. She has been teaching for the past 7 years in the Primary and Junior divisions as well as in Special Education. Afia is passionate about teaching and considers her job her ministry. She strives to encourage each one of her students to reach their potential by helping them recognize their unique God-given talents and abilities. Afia is a proud mother of 2 young boys and enjoys working out, reading and travelling.

Patti Bastien

Part Time
Assistant Teacher

Joy Cox

Volunteer Assistant

Miriam Glenn

Volunteer Assistant

Joan Staruck

Volunteer Assistant

School History

The Windsor School was founded in 1919, under the leadership of David Geauvreau, and was then called the Windsor SDA School. The operation was sporadic until the 1940's after WWII, when the school opened again and has remained open continuously till this day. It has been relocated 4 times. In the early 1990's, the current facility was opened.

Curriculum

The curriculum at WAES mirrors that of the Province of Ontario in many respects, yet remains distinctively Christian. We begin our day with worship, pray before lunch and at the close of day. Two weeks of Spiritual Emphasis, one in the fall and the second in the spring, give an added boost to the spiritual nature of our school. A Bible class instructs students in the Word of God, and also brings them closer to their Creator.

A Few of Our Former Students

  • Christine graduated from grade 8 at WAES in 1989. She and her family now live in Achorage, Alaska, where she is a pediatric hospitalist working at the Alaska Native Medical Center. She cares for hospitalized infants and children, and well as newborns and neonates in the intensive care unit. She performs sedation for procedures / studies, and is a consultant for providers taking care of Alaska native pediatric patients across the state of Alaska.

    Additionally, she is Associate Director at the University of Washington Pediatric Residency Alaska Track.

    Christine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Andrews University in Michigan and a Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University in California.

    Christine Tan
  • Scott graduated from WAES in 1974. He is currently the principal of Lakeview Christian School, in Victoria B.C. Scott has Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Windsor (1989), and is a member of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Scott has served as organist and praise team leader for a number of churches.

    In 2009, Scott won 3rd prize in the Pax Christi Chorales "Great Canadian Hymn Competition", for his composition "God of All Nations".

    Scott Bastien
  • Anne graduated from WAES in 1984. Today, she is a Physiotherapist at the Windsor Regional Hospital Metropolitan Campus. She works with patients to regain their mobility of function due to illness, weakness, or injury.

    Anne has a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology, and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan. A strong believer in helping others, Anne has participated in 12 mission trips in various countries throughout the world.

    Anne Kukucka