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Students Transform Hospice House at Community First! Village

By Waterloo School / June 12, 2024

Throughout the 2023-2024 semester, Waterloo seniors worked alongside the groundkeepers and residents of Community First! Village to design the landscaping for a hew “Hospice House” — a project that will be cherished and enjoyed by the community for many years to come. Community First! is a master-planned neighborhood that provides affordable housing and a supportive…

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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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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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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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2022 Commencement Highlight (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 29, 2022

We are so proud of our newest graduating class of Waterloo School! These students took a leap of faith from the beginning, joining a new school in the midst of their high school education. They faced the challenges of work from home and shared in many achievements over the years. From serving our country to…

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2022 Spring Showcase Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / June 29, 2022

On May 24, our students took to the halls of the “Waterlouvre” to present a museum-style showcase event. Friends, family, and community members enjoyed an evening of incredible original exhibits, docents, hors d’oeuvre, and panel discussions. Check out this video to hear directly from our students about their experience this trimester. Get inspired by their…

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Learn about Waterloo from the PARENTS! (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / April 7, 2022

Are you curious about joining the Waterloo community? We invited several Waterloo families to share their stories with you! It can be daunting for parents and students to start a new school, especially one as unique as Waterloo. With a wide range of backgrounds, student personalities, and family needs, these testimonials provide encouragement for anyone…

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The School We All Want (Big Cheese Update + Showcase VIDEOS!)

By Craig Doerksen / January 11, 2022

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve described Waterloo to a friend, family member, or parent exploring Waterloo and they say, “I wish my high school was like this. Can I be a student here?”. As adults, we realize these crucial years are not best spent cramming a ton of information to take a…

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2021 Fall Showcase: Spanish II (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / January 3, 2022

What do you need to know in order to narrate a story or talk about important events in history? Spanish II continues the general introduction to Spanish by focusing on the main past tenses. Students practice listening, speaking, writing, and reading Spanish in the context of engaging real world topics and applications of Spanish. This…

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2021 Fall Showcase: Law and Government (VIDEO)

By Waterloo School / November 29, 2021

In Law & Government, students learn to argue — the productive way. During the first portion of this class we practiced good argumentation and persuasion, then spent some time learning about the U.S. judicial system. All this knowledge and practice prepared these students to become the inaugural Waterloo Mock Trial Team! Although the class is…

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