4 Reasons Why Parents Choose Boarding School in Canada for Their Child

In 2015, Canada welcomed 353,000 international students into its borders. International learning is rising in popularity across the globe as students and parents come to understand the benefits of learning abroad. For some, pursuing an education abroad provides access to a standard of education they may not have in their home country. For others, it’s a chance to expand their horizons, discover a new culture, and make friends from all over the world. Regardless of the reason, parents are choosing Canada as the ideal place for their child to study. In fact, Canada has experienced a 10 to 12 per cent increase in international students over the past decade. Are you curious to find out what makes Canada such a popular choice? Read on to discover four reasons why Canada is a top learning destination for many families around the globe. 1. Parents Choose Boarding School in Canada for its…

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Five Important Lessons I’ve Learned as the Head of an Independent Boarding School

1) The best independent schools are professional learning communities that both empower and support A vibrant learning community is one where students and teachers alike are learning in and out of the classroom. Especially important, is that teachers and staff are engaged in their own professional growth and development. It is difficult to imagine a more dedicated, committed, passionate group of teachers and staff than those at Lakefield College School—who are just so clear in their love, enthusiasm and passion for the school and for Lakefield to do well. As an independent school, it’s important to nurture an environment in which teachers and staff are able to take responsibility for their own learning, both as individuals and as a group of professionals. Providing opportunities for professionals to pursue enrichment activities in their learning requires a larger group commitment and a level of institutional commitment to ensure teachers and staff members…

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Why an Independent Boarding School Attracts Top Teachers

What is the single greatest determinant of student success? More impactful than any child’s economic background or individual learning potential, teachers are widely recognized as the key factor affecting educational quality. In study after study, passionate, engaged and enthusiastic teachers have been cited as the driving force behind student success and achievement. The most effective teachers go the extra mile, with advanced knowledge of academic subject matter, a caring attitude, a love of learning and a real desire to make a difference in the lives of young people. They inspire greatness in their students by being both expert classroom managers and excellent role models. They see their profession as a vocation, not just a job. With a special mix of skill and commitment, many of these teachers choose to work in the independent boarding school setting. Students at Lakefield College School (LCS) are taught daily by these talented professionals at…

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