Optimizing our Educational Environment by Prioritizing Community and The Development of the Whole Child

“The landscape of education is really changing right now. When I think about all the opportunities that schools are considering in terms of global citizenship, diversity, character education, leadership development, critical thinking, creativity, innovation; there is a laundry list of choices that schools have to figure out. How are they going to prioritize? ...Two priorities really come to mind for me in terms of Lakefield—community and the development of the whole child.” —ANNE-MARIE KEE, LCS Head of School and Foundation During a two day visit to campus this spring, incoming Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee reflected on the future of independent school education, highlighting the strengths that lie at the core of our school community. In the video below, Anne Marie shares ideas relating to Lakefield College School, the issues teenagers face and the value of having strong connections as a community. Below, Anne-Marie speaks to the…

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How Students Can Bolster Their University Application During Summer Break from Day and Boarding School

Students at day and boarding schools work diligently throughout the academic school year. Students can be found participating in enrichment clubs and cocurricular activities, playing on sports teams, studying hard for their classes, participating in community outreach activities and socializing with friends. The summer months are the perfect time for some well-deserved relaxation! Even while enjoying the summer months, however, there are still plenty of interesting activities that can help your child grow as an individual and bolster their university application. Here’s a closer look at how several common summer activities can help your child stand out when applying to university. Day and Boarding School Students can Improve their University Application by Volunteering During the school year, students at Lakefield College School can be seen volunteering in the community and even around the world. Volunteering makes an excellent addition to any university or college application, and can also make for…

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3 Ways Top Independent High Schools Foster Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewardship is everyone’s responsibility. In Canada, we are lucky to have such pristine, beautiful natural habitats. However, preserving these beautiful areas necessitates responsibility, and we all need to do our part to minimize our ecological footprint. Independent high schools in particular, play an important role in shaping the next generation’s attitude towards the environment. By teaching students the value of environmental stewardship, top independent schools help promote lasting sustainability. Are you considering enrolling your child in a day and boarding school? Read on to learn how top independent schools make environmental stewardship a priority. 1. Top Independent High Schools Make Environmental Stewardship a Core Value Fostering environmental stewardship begins with a school’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. One of the best ways an independent high school can demonstrate its commitment to sustainability is by making environmental stewardship one of its core values. At Lakefield College School,…

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