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2021 Spring Showcase

By Waterloo School / May 1, 2021

Roll out the red carpet! It’s showtime and all the Waterloo students are ready to show off the hard work they have done in their projects.  We are so grateful that we were able to have our first in-person student showcase since the Winter term of 2019-2020!  Follow each class’s link below you will find…

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Why Waterloo? Project-Based Learning (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / April 26, 2021

At Waterloo, students learn by doing. Each class culminates in special projects that demonstrate a deeper understanding and teach critical skills along the way.

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Why Waterloo? Real Life Skills and College Prep (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / April 19, 2021

Education at Waterloo is more that just studying for a test, it prepares students for college and builds real life skills! Learn more from the students themselves as they answer the question “Why Waterloo?”

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Bring a Friend to Waterloo on April 9!

By Waterloo School / March 25, 2021

Remember the first time you visited Waterloo?  We sure do!  Perhaps you joined us for an Experience Day or maybe you were one of our first-year pioneering students and joined not even having the chance to see the school officially in action yet?  We know that your visit was a huge part of your high…

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Why Waterloo? Personal student-teacher relationships (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / March 19, 2021

At Waterloo, students can build personal relationships with a faculty of incredibly caring and passionate teachers. Learn more from the students themselves as they answer the question “Why Waterloo?”

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Why Waterloo? Less stress with trimester class schedule (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / March 11, 2021

The Waterloo school year follows a trimester schedule, with breaks spaced out between them. Each course concludes with a special project. How does the trimester schedule affect learning and life? Find out first-hand from our students!

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2020 Fall Showcase

By Waterloo School / November 1, 2020

A few themes ran through our projects this fall: one of them is civic engagement—in the season of national challenge and heated elections, many classes looked at how we live, contribute, and engage the world around us for good. What does it mean to be a citizen? What does it mean to be an adult?…

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Why we are starting online when we could be in person

By Craig Doerksen / August 10, 2020

And why we are planning in-person experiences even while classes will be online. Note: Waterloo School will begin classes online on August 17th. A Community Learning Time during the hour from 9-10 a.m. will allow students to meet in-person or via Zoom with a teacher and a different group of students each day for a…

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How to be RARE in the time of Coronavirus

By Craig Doerksen / August 7, 2020

I have always appreciated the cool head and heart in a hot room. You know the person: something happens that others react emotionally to in fear and alarm, and the cool, calm, collected person brings confidence, peace, and hope to those around him or her. I appreciate the coolness, because that kind of calm creates…

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Pandemic? Grades? College? Help!

By Craig Doerksen / July 29, 2020

If we’re honest, the college application process over the last ten years has seemed to get worse for students without improving the outcomes. Higher stakes for tests, grades, and resumes to feed a more competitive application process (partially because students apply to twice as many colleges as they once did). Add to that a pandemic,…

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