Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it, below are testimonials from parents and past students about their experience at Rockway.

Rockway may be the single best decision we are making for our children. As a university professor, the quality of my kids’ educational experience is an extremely high priority. I am convinced that no better high school experience can be found anywhere in Waterloo Region. I didn’t know how happy my kids could be until they started going to Rockway. Academics, extracurriculars, community life.  Worth every penny and every ounce of invested effort.

Mark Weber, Rockway Parent since 2013

  • Isaac, Class of 2020
  • Kat, Class of 2022

At Rockway, our daughter has the opportunity to grow and thrive through a comprehensive school curriculum that includes rigorous academics, character building athletics with fantastic coaching, and a varied arts and music program. She is encouraged to consider the importance of service to others and is provided with opportunities to make a difference to her local community and abroad.

Rockway is a nurturing place where valuable life lessons are taught, and students are encouraged to realize their potential. A fantastic high school experience!

Ruth Gingell, Rockway Parent since 2016

  • Sydney, Class of 2017
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We would like our kids to be educated, not trained; for that, Rockway Mennonite Collegiate has been an excellent place for them to grow.

After two years, their outlook for life has expanded, along with their academic excellence.  Rockway also provides amazing opportunities to participate actively in various sport teams, in school plays, and in building a safe community network as a class through choirs and retreats.  We admire teachers for their dedication in teaching, but also we are grateful for their genuine care for our kids beyond just academic excellence, by just listening to their concerns, guiding them with faith-based leadership, and being “present” in their transitional walk through Grade 7 & 8 to start Grade 9 this year.   

Jennifer Roggemann, Rockway Parent since 2015

  • Jarred, Class of 2020
  • Janeen, Class of 2020
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I want my children to learn the lessons of yesterday, and I also want them to be prepared for tomorrow.  That is why I am really happy they are at Rockway today.

As a parent I seek a school where my children can feel special while knowing they are only a small part of something larger, where the life-giving inheritance of teachings from our Mennonite forebears is made relevant to the complicated world they are preparing to enter, and where the gifts of music, community and belonging greet every child that walks through the door.  Thank you Rockway!

Larry Willms, Rockway Parent since 2013 

  • Abigail, Class of 2017
  • Jonah, Class of 2022
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As a parent I feel my kids have had a universally positive experience at Rockway. It is a small school with small class sizes. What I like most, however, is that the teachers are wholly committed to these kids and see them as valuable people beyond their responsibilities in the classroom.

Laura MacGregor, Rockway Parent since 2008

  • David, Class of 2019
  • Robert, Class of 2014
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At Rockway, teachers empower their students to become peacemakers and agents for positive change. As a smaller school, Rockway facilitates individualized learning and extra-curricular opportunities and my teachers were always looking for further ways for me to develop my passions. Rockway offers a uniquely caring and compassionate environment for students to build strong connections with their peers and their teachers. Six years after graduation, I deeply value the relationships I created at Rockway.

Zainab Ramahi, Class of 2010

  • Juris Doctor Candidate 2019, UC Berkeley School of Law
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At Rockway, my kids have no doubts that their teachers care about them and want them to succeed.  The academic program is rigorous but there is plenty of support.  There are tons of opportunities to get involved in sports teams, music and the arts.  The small size and strong community ensures that no one is left on the margins.  My kids are challenged every day to think about the positive difference they can make in the world.  The atmosphere is so positive that it’s almost hard to believe.  Walk the halls at Rockway and you can tell right away that it’s a friendly, happy, welcoming place.

Marcus Shantz, Class of 1990, Rockway Parent since 2014

  • Timothy, class of 2020
  • Nathan, class of 2021
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