A New Approach to Learning

What makes By Design Learning Centre very different from other schools is our focus on learning. We aim to put the learner at the centre of what we do.

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A Holistic Approach

A Unique Educational Alternative

It is our pleasure to introduce a unique educational alternative for families in the Dufferin Region.

By Design Learning Centre began its first year of operation on September 6, 2022.

We are a new JK-8 private school located at the exceptional Athlete Institute campus in Mono, Ontario. The school received its validation as an Ontario private school by the Ministry of Education on October 21, 2022.

Our mission is to provide a holistic approach to learning that will nurture the diverse gifts and talents of all our students through a personalized, compassionate, and community-oriented education.

ByDesign - People Over Policies
ByDesign - Students Learn Best When Safe and Loved
By Design Learning Centre - Putting Relationships First

Helping students learn

Meet Some of Our Staff



Grade 7/8 Teacher, Principal

Rick Schenk - Principal



Grade 3/4, 5/6 Teacher

Avery Wilkinson - Grade 3/4 Teacher



Grade 5/6 Teacher

By Design Learning Centre



Grade 5/6 Teacher, Office

Gwen Kampen - Grade 5/6 Teacher

What the Community is Saying!

Savita G.
Savita G.
December 22, 2022

A Unique and Much-Needed Institute.

By Design Learning Centre (BDLC) gives our kids the individual attention and support that children need in their formative years. It's true that it takes a village to raise a child; the staff partners with us to ensure holistic growth. Each of our children receive the help they need on areas of opportunities and is encouraged to excel in areas where they are strong. We like that kids are given the opportunity to learn beyond basic academics (example- project based learning, exposure to coding, farming etc.) We strongly appreciate and support BDLC's values which assures us that our children are safe. Finally, at BDLC, Christ is the centre of all things, which is invaluable in the upbringing of our children, in the times that we live in. By Design Learning Centre has been and continues to be a blessing to our family.

Current Parent
Current Parent
August 2, 2022

We love the environment

We love the environment and the learning experiences our children are receiving.

Current Parent
Current Parent
August 1, 2022

We are so blessed!

We are so blessed to be a part of this community and appreciate everyone who is a part of making this run on a daily basis.

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The grade 1/2 class enjoyed a special art class today! We would especially like to thank Mrs P for all her help.🖼️


The grade 1/2 class enjoyed a special art class today! We would especially like to thank Mrs P for all her help.🖼️ @ Athlete Institute instagram.com/p/CoNdOg5JR05/…