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 them determine which schools they would like to apply to, their ideal field of study and what academic, athletic and extra-curricular achievements they need to complete to earn acceptance to their dream school.
Whether your child needs support determining the best post-secondary options to suit their needs, preparing for the SATs, crafting their letter of intent and more, our team of guidance counsellors and advisors are there to help. Our advisors are passionate about helping students to reach their individual potential and set their sights high!
2. Independent High Schools Help Students Gain a Sense of Independence
A boarding and day school environment provides an ideal environment for teenagers to grow. For many of our boarding students, this is one of the first times they will be away from home for an extended period of time. The experience, which may be challenging at first, teaches students about their own intrinsic abilities, builds confidence and a sense of accomplishment.
In addition to developing independence as a boarder, all students at Lakefield College School have plenty of opportunities to challenge themselves and carve their own path. Whether your child wants to start a new environmental or health initiative, create a new club, study abroad or participate in a challenging outdoor expedition, as an independent boarding and day school LCS can facilitate a broad range of opportunities to help them develop the confidence and independence to accomplish these things.
3. Independent High Schools Empower Students with Opportunities for Personal Exploration
When students have the freedom and support to try new things, it can be a truly transformative experience. As a small boarding and day school in Ontario, we are perfectly positioned to provide students with the opportunity to explore who they are as individuals and who they would like to become.
At Lakefield College School, students are encouraged to be reflective about their experience and the things they discover while participating in a diverse range of academic, athletic and artistic activities on campus. We encourage our students to push themselves out of their comfort zone and try new things. Our focus on leadership is formalized in the Leadership, Character, Values program (LCV) which encompasses all grade levels. The LCV program gives students a set of tools to apply in all aspects of their lives, and acts as a conduit for engagement in service projects, athletics, cocurriculars and the Round Square program. By taking a holistic approach to education, which focuses on educating students in a variety of enriching ways, we ensure that each student feels they can achieve anything they set their mind to.
This is something that each student will carry with them throughout their university education and beyond. It’s what empowers students to set ambitious goals and work hard to achieve them. As one grade 12 student put it:
“What I like best about my school is that it is a place where I am free to be myself. LCS not only encourages difference, it actually thrives on it. High school can be a struggle between who you want to be and who you really are—Lakefield has made me feel comfortable in my own skin from the very beginning.”
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