The Waterloo Blog

Portrait of a Graduate: Cultural Fluency

By Carol Blosser / May 6, 2024

Our portrait of a graduate features our ultimate learning goals for each of our Waterloo students. It represents the toolbox of personal, productive, and academic skills they need to excel and make an impact in the world. Today we’re talking about another “academic” slice of the pie: historical and cultural fluency. What is historical and cultural…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Communication Proficiency

By Carol Blosser / April 30, 2024

The next component in our series about our portrait of a graduate is communication proficiency. What is communication proficiency? Being a proficient communicator doesn’t just mean writing or speaking words that others can understand. It means listening, engaging, and conveying complex ideas in language that our audience can understand and connect with. Many projects at…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Quantitative, Technical, and Scientific Fluency

By Waterloo School / April 11, 2024

Just like our project-based curriculum, an education at Waterloo is designed to create something of lasting value: a young adult ready to engage and share their skills, ideas, and solutions with the world. Our portrait of a graduate depicts the variety of skills we aim to impart to each of our students. It outlines our personal,…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Design and Production

By Christina Swan / March 27, 2024

Life at Waterloo is centered around more than just academic achievement. Our portrait of a graduate outlines a variety of skills needed to complete a trifecta of personal, productive, and academic goals. In our last blog, Craig Doerksen talked about discovery and analysis, the first steps towards understanding a problem. Once we understand the “why” behind…

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Portrait of a Graduate: Discovery and Analysis

By Craig Doerksen / February 22, 2024

Kids start asking “why” from a very young age, and it continues right through high school. Before they fully engage in a topic or a task, they are critically interested in the “why” behind the “what.” So why do we learn? Why do we do what we do? Good grades an academic achievement are one…

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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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