How Our Boarding School Provides Great Outdoor Education During All Seasons

At Lakefield College School, we believe in the importance of educating the entire person. We nurture each of our students and encourage them to embrace who they are as individuals. One of the ways we do this is by providing plenty of opportunities for students to participate in outdoor education. Time and time again, studies have demonstrated the positive impact outdoor education has on youth development, which is why outdoor learning is a key part of our curriculum. If you’re considering enrolling your teenager in an independent boarding and day school, read on to learn more about how they can enjoy outdoor education year-round. Leading Outdoor Education Programs Help Students at our High School Get in Touch with Nature We believe that getting outside and in touch with nature is an important part of a holistic educational experience. Our boarding school in Ontario provides the perfect backdrop, and this is…

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3 Ways Independent High Schools Help Students Develop Strong Teamwork Skills

Teamwork skills lay the foundation for success both inside and outside the classroom. Not only are they important to making the most of a high school and university education, but strong teamwork skills can benefit careers, relationships and all of life’s endeavors. Learning how to function in a team early on in high school helps students find the confidence needed to embrace all of life’s unique challenges. For this reason, independent high schools that emphasize teamwork create the ideal environment in which students can flourish. Read on to discover three ways that students who attend independent high schools like Lakefield College School develop great teamwork skills. 1. Participating in Competitive Independent School Athletics Helps High School Students Develop Teamwork Skills It’s no secret that participating in sports is a great way for high school students to develop cooperative teamwork skills. Working together with a group of like-minded individuals to complete…

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The 4 Top Certifications of Independent High Schools in Canada

Choosing the best school for your child is a tall responsibility, as no school can be all things to all students. Independent private schools offer unique alternatives to the public system through such benefits as more individualized learning, a commitment to education of the whole person, a healthy and caring community environment and exceptional extracurricular opportunities. Although part of the strength of independent schools is derived from their freedom to innovate above and beyond governmental standards, they also recognize the importance of some public measure of quality assurance. Accreditation from highly reputable independent school associations is a useful indicator of educational quality, a measure of accountability and a catalyst for continuous improvement. These associations hold member schools to rigorous standards while respecting the distinctive mission that is unique to each school. Lakefield College School is honoured to have four respected certifications from top independent school associations from around the world.…

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