5 Summer Study Tips for Boarding Students in Canada on Break from High School

After a long year of school, the summer break is much anticipated and well deserved. Since students have worked hard studying throughout the year, they have earned a vacation to enjoy the precious weather of the short Canadian summer. But just because it's summer, it doesn't mean that students should turn off their minds entirely. "Overall, children experience an average summer learning loss across reading and mathematics of about one month," notes Harris Cooper of Duke University. Fortunately there are plenty of ways for students to relax and have fun while still keeping their mind sharp during summer’s warm and sunny days. Here are five tips for fun summer learning. 1. Reading Every Day While on Summer Break from Boarding School Reading is an excellent way to stimulate the mind at any time of year, but in the summertime it makes an especially great excuse to pass the time outdoors…

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3 Reasons to Try Drama and Dance at an Independent High School

While arts education has sadly been cut from some school curriculums, it is flourishing in others and is recognized for its significant developmental value in everything that schools should be nurturing. Research suggests that education in the arts improves general academic performance, comprehension and communication skills, social and emotional development, and cognitive ability. For a school like Lakefield College School (LCS), which challenges and enables students to reach their full potential in mind, body and spirit, the cocurricular arts program plays a central role. For example, the confidence and creative stimulation developed through artistic dance and the dramatic arts in school serves students in whichever path they choose to pursue throughout their lives. LCS develops and presents a dance showcase and two major drama productions each year in which students are heavily involved in all aspects. Any student may audition for the plays in fall and spring terms. Many acquire…

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Well Known Figures Who Are Boarding School Alumni of Lakefield College School

What do Hollywood actors; famous athletes and musicians; leading politicians, business leaders and His Majesty the King of Spain have in common? They are all alumni of an independent boarding school education at Lakefield College School (LCS). Roughly 6 percent of Canadian students attend independent schools in Canada, along with international peers from all over the world. It is well known that an independent boarding school education prepares students exceptionally well for success in university and life, and not surprising that a number of very successful cultural, political and economic leaders have attended boarding and private schools. Progressive and caring boarding school communities like LCS instill the skills and values that empower a student’s individuality and confidence to achieve the most ambitious goals. An intended benefit of these supportive environments is an education in leadership, which develops a student's strong sense of self-concept. This belief in their own abilities and…

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