Leadership, Independent High School Education, and What LCS Does Best: Q&A With Our New Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee

After 11 years as the Executive Director of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), Anne-Marie Kee has been appointed as the new Head of School and Foundation for Lakefield College School. Considering Anne-Marie’s record of passionate advocacy for best practices in education, the LCS community is looking forward to her arrival in August 2017, eager to learn more of her thoughts and plans for the future. In the meantime, Anne-Marie took the time to answer a few questions for us. Q: As you look forward to joining the Lakefield College School community in August, what are your thoughts on the transition in leadership? Will it be a gradual immersion over the next few months or will you be taking a plunge at the end of the summer? A: More like a plunge that will take months, if that makes sense. CAIS schools, like Lakefield College School, provide some of the best…

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How Our Boarding School Provides Great Outdoor Education During All Seasons

At Lakefield College School, we believe in the importance of educating the entire person. We nurture each of our students and encourage them to embrace who they are as individuals. One of the ways we do this is by providing plenty of opportunities for students to participate in outdoor education. Time and time again, studies have demonstrated the positive impact outdoor education has on youth development, which is why outdoor learning is a key part of our curriculum. If you’re considering enrolling your teenager in an independent boarding and day school, read on to learn more about how they can enjoy outdoor education year-round. Leading Outdoor Education Programs Help Students at our High School Get in Touch with Nature We believe that getting outside and in touch with nature is an important part of a holistic educational experience. Our boarding school in Ontario provides the perfect backdrop, and this is…

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3 Ways Top Independent High Schools Empower Students to Achieve Their Goals

When students feel empowered, they can achieve great things that are beyond even their wildest dreams. This is why top boarding schools like Lakefield College School focus on providing ample opportunity for students to explore their interests, determine their goals and try new things. By offering a rich variety of these types of experiences, students are encouraged to feel empowered to achieve their aspirations. Our day and boarding school creates the perfect environment for students to discover all that they are capable of, both at school and beyond. Read on to discover three ways Lakefield College School can help your child feel ready to achieve their goals. 1. Independent High Schools Empower Students by Providing Excellent University Counselling Our independent high school focuses on preparing students for university success. Beginning in Grade 9 and continuing throughout their high school education, students receive both one-on-one and in-class university counselling, which helps…

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