The Waterloo Blog

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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What is Project-Based Learning?

By Waterloo School / April 24, 2023

Education at Waterloo School is inspired by several different learning models. One of those is well known by some and a bit of a mystery to others: Project-Based Learning (known by those familiar with it as ‘PBL.’) Just what is project-based learning? How does it work? And what does it look like in practice? What…

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Announcing Waterloo’s 2022-2023 Big Cheese Campaign!

By Waterloo School / November 29, 2022

It’s Big Cheese time! Welcome to our annual (lighthearted) campaign that helps us lead our amazing, ambitious high school students reach their potential. We’re investing in people The Big Cheese is not just about raising money — it’s about making a real impact. But how do we do that? Earlier this fall, our families hosted…

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Waterloo Officially Accredited by TAAPS

By Craig Doerksen / November 23, 2022

As we are in the middle of Thanksgiving break and on the eve of the day itself, it is with much gratitude that I share that Waterloo is now fully accredited! The Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), the oldest private school accrediting body in Texas, has accepted us as a member school. Accreditation…

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2022 Fall Student Showcase (Photos!)

By Waterloo School / November 9, 2022

Last week, friends, family, and faculty gathered to experience the best of Waterloo over the past three months: the 2022 Fall Student Showcase! Each trimester, students work hard on projects that capture their imagination and push their learnings from core classes. Often, the projects combine two or more disciplines into one final product. Through teamwork,…

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Fall Student Showcase Coming November 2

By Christina Swan / October 26, 2022

Mark your calendars for Waterloo’s Fall Student Showcase on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 pm! Our students have taken a deep dive into the design process this term, but what exactly is the design process? Imagine taking a class where you are presented with a challenge that you need to address for a specific audience.…

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Wait, is Waterloo a Christian High School?

By Craig Doerksen / October 24, 2022

When we think of a Christian school, we tend to think of a few common features: Christian teachers and staff, Bible and Apologetics classes, weekly chapel, and frequent prayer and Bible studies. A few other images may sneak in from private school culture: conservative prep-style uniforms (blazers on chapel days), prefecture and school houses (hello,…

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Designing a School for Growth

By Craig Doerksen / September 29, 2022

What’s the purpose of school? What words do teenagers often use to describe learning at school? For many students, the school experience checks way too many of those boxes.  Ever wonder why that is? Is it just inevitable? The rise of achievement-oriented education We think the problem has to do with what we’ve come to…

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