A Wonderful Winter Wonderland: Our Beautiful Natural Campus Creates a Great Learning Environment for Day and Boarding Students

For some, the cold of wintertime can make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors. At Lakefield College School, we have a different attitude about winter. Here, the winter season provides an opportunity for our day and boarding students to explore our beautiful campus in a whole new way. Transformed into an enchanting winter wonderland, the campus is full of exciting possibility, offering ample opportunity for our students to get out, get active, and try new things all winter long. Sound enticing? Take a closer look at some of the beauty to be found at Lakefield College School in the wintertime. In Winter, Students Can Explore Off the Beaten Path At LCS, when snow covers our campus grounds, it's a sign that it's time for us to break out the snowshoes and cross-country skis and get to exploring. With 315 acres of beautiful grounds, there is plenty to see during a…

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Characteristics and Skill Sets Our Students Need – Now and in The Future

As part of our school-wide strategic planning process, the faculty and staff at LCS are on a mission to explore; to search for innovative practices and models across industries, to better understand and consider three questions:   What are the skills that students will need in the future?  How is the world changing?  How might LCS need to change? One of the groups, including 5 staff members and Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee, recently travelled to Ottawa to visit two places: The University of Ottawa to attend the Arts Innovation Panel - Inspiring Faculty of Arts Entrepreneurs; and Shopify Inc. a tremendously successful e-commerce company led by 37-year-old billionaire Tobi Lütke.  Below are highlights of some of the key takeaways from our trip. Creating a Work Ethos that Inspires and Gets Things Done - The Entrepreneurial Employee “Get things done!” It’s one of the inspirational expressions (a politer version), mounted on…

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3 Reasons Why Top Day and Boarding Schools Encourage Lifelong Learning

Check in with the top performers of just about any industry or area of academic pursuit and they'll likely claim that a key to their success is a devotion to lifelong learning. Shifting economies, growing bodies of knowledge and the arrival of powerful new technologies all necessitate that the students and professionals of tomorrow be adaptable. Today's top day and boarding schools recognize this need for lifelong learning, and encourage the growth of key skillsets and characteristics within their curriculum. Below are some of the reasons why lifelong learning is so important. Top Day and Boarding Schools Understand Curiosity is key to Innovation Success is driven by hard work, determination and, often, great new ideas. To innovate well requires more than just luck and enthusiasm, though. Students with broad bases of knowledge can make conceptual connections that others don't see, coming up with great new ideas that take the world…

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