The Waterloo Blog

What Real-Life Skills Do Students Need?

By Waterloo School / December 12, 2023

Imagine this: you’re seventeen. How do you prepare—for a changing world? How do you become necessarily adaptable and wise about your life ahead? At Waterloo, we don’t want to be reactive to change and uncertainty. We seek to build capacity to look ahead and respond to needs and opportunities as they arise. We’re preparing our…

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Big Cheesy Fest 2023

By Waterloo School / November 28, 2023

On Thursday, November 9th, we hosted our Annual “Gala” AKA – The Big Cheesy Fest! Our students provided dinner, entertainment and more to kick-off our Fall annual giving campaign. We’re just getting started “Five years ago, we were in this very room launching Waterloo,” Bryce Carlisle remarked from the stage. Despite the success over the last…

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Make Good: Fall 2023 Student Showcase

By Waterloo School / November 15, 2023

We make a lot of things—but are they good? Are they high quality? Are they good for people? Whether it is… buildings or towns, laws or policies, art or poetry, tools or machines, computer code or AI, what we make—what we might make—should it be good? But what makes something good? This fall’s showcase explores…

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Why I Love Waterloo

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2023

Why do our students, parents, and faculty love Waterloo so much? Find out in our latest video!

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Meet your 2023-2024 Faculty (VIDEO!)

By Waterloo School / August 14, 2023

How do we celebrate the wonderful arrival of our new and returning students and families? In our usual grackle-way of course! We make an 80’s style sitcom intro for you to enjoy! We are so excited to welcome a new class of Waterloo freshmen, an amazing group of transfer students…and all our dynamic, funny, talented…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Emotional Intelligence

By Bryce Carlisle / August 4, 2023

Traditional high schools are really good at teaching academics, but what about the other skills teenagers need to thrive in the real world? What about emotional intelligence? It’s the kind of thing you might expect to hear about in a commencement address… along with “forks in the road” or “oh, the places we’ll go.” But…

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Waterloo 2023 Commencement (Photo/Video!)

By Waterloo School / June 12, 2023

On Saturday, May 27, the Waterloo community came together to celebrate the official Commencement Ceremonies of the Class of 2023! This special group of seniors represents the first class to experience all four years at Waterloo. Several of their pioneering families enrolled before Waterloo even existed – not knowing their adventures were just beginning… These…

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2023 Spring Student Showcase (with Photos!)

By Waterloo School / June 2, 2023

Here’s a question: What moves people? We can ask this in so many ways. Literally, how do people move around the world? Or why do they pick up and move to a new country? To a new home? What role does data and information play? What role do policies play? What about stories? Spanning myths,…

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Waterloo Celebrates 4 Years of Education and Innovation

By Waterloo School / May 22, 2023

This Saturday, Waterloo’s class of 2023 will be crossing the stage to accept their diplomas and make their way out into the world! This special occasion marks a big milestone, not just for the students but for the school itself. Why? These seniors represent the first class to experience all four years at the fledgling…

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Waterloo’s Border Experience

By Craig Doerksen / May 15, 2023

Have you ever been on a class trip? Where did you go? What did you do? Plenty of schools embark on class trips to unique cultural destinations to explore and expand young minds – some turn them into mission trips building local relationships and engaging in acts of service. At Waterloo, we’ve taken many of…

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