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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? 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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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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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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2020 Spring Showcase

By Waterloo School / May 1, 2020

THE WORLD IS ALWAYS OPEN FOR LEARNING—EVEN NOW What do we study during a historical pandemic? We look at the old questions, and find new relevance. Spring Term 2020 was like nothing we had planned even just two weeks before it began.  Yet the world is always open for learning, even now. There is a…

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I used to think…

By Craig Doerksen / August 8, 2019

“I used to think…” “I used to think…” It is such a great way to be able to start a sentence, isn’t it? To start a sentence that way requires change and growth. It implies learning new things and letting go of perspectives. I used to think it meant admitting I was wrong, which, in…

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Learning Whimsy

By Carol Blosser / July 8, 2019

In his New York Times bestseller Love Does, Bob Goff proposes that “the language of love is laced with whimsy. It sometimes borders on the irrational. Like I’ve been saying, though, love is a do thing. It’s an energy that has to be dissipated.” “Whimsical” is not how most of us would think about love,…

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