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Awareness Builds

The 2000s

Handwriting change example


First research study validating Arrowsmith outcomes presented at the 108th American Psychological Association Convention in Washington D.C.

Arrowsmith School


Arrowsmith School moved into its current location at 245 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto

National Post article


Dr. Norman Doidge writes an article She Changes Lives in the National Post and an article in Saturday Night Magazine, Building a Better Brain.  

Arrowsmith sister school


Opening of sister school – Arrowsmith School, Peterborough, Canada

Jill Marcinkowski


Jill Marcinkowski, Principal of Arrowsmith School Peterborough.

Map of the United States


The Arrowsmith Program first became available in the United States at an independent school.

Tara Bonner


Tara Bonner is appointed Principal of Arrowsmith School Toronto allowing Barbara Arrowsmith-Young to continue to develop the program and foster its implementation around the world.

Arrowsmith Classroom


As the number of students at Arrowsmith School Toronto increased, the school classrooms expanded into the building next door at 243 St. Clair Avenue West.

The Brain That Changes Itself Book Cover


The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge raises awareness of the Arrowsmith Program around the world, Chapter 2,  Building Herself a Better Brain is on the work of the Arrowsmith Program.



The first web-based delivery system
of the Arrowsmith Program
assessment, WebAssess is developed.