The Chapel and Spiritual Pathways Programs

Building New Pathways to Spiritual Wellness and Diversity at Lakefield College School “Every weekday (except Wednesday) we begin the day in Chapel—referred to by many of our alumni as the “Heart and Soul of the School.” This year, we are pleased to share a new vision for our Chapel program. Remaining true to our values of embracing diversity and encouraging empathy, acceptance and a balanced lifestyle, our new Director of Spiritual Wellness and Diversity, Ms. Lorraine Brown will be focussed on involving members of our community in seeking to understand the diverse spiritual and religious expressions represented while educating one another about our differences and similarities. As a community we will be encouraged to develop a deeper appreciation for one another, enabling a more profound capacity to empathize in our community and in the world beyond LCS.” ~ John Runza, Assistant Head: School Life The Birth of the Spiritual Pathways Program…

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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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Leadership, Independent High School Education, and What LCS Does Best: Q&A With Our New Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee

After 11 years as the Executive Director of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), Anne-Marie Kee has been appointed as the new Head of School and Foundation for Lakefield College School. Considering Anne-Marie’s record of passionate advocacy for best practices in education, the LCS community is looking forward to her arrival in August 2017, eager to learn more of her thoughts and plans for the future. In the meantime, Anne-Marie took the time to answer a few questions for us. Q: As you look forward to joining the Lakefield College School community in August, what are your thoughts on the transition in leadership? Will it be a gradual immersion over the next few months or will you be taking a plunge at the end of the summer? A: More like a plunge that will take months, if that makes sense. CAIS schools, like Lakefield College School, provide some of the best…

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