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Bring a Friend to Waterloo on April 9!

By Waterloo School / March 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Bring a Friend to Waterloo on April 9!

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 we are starting online when we could be in person

By Craig Doerksen / August 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Why we are starting online when we could be in person

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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“Learning-in-place”

By Craig Doerksen / April 10, 2020 / Comments Off on “Learning-in-place”

Learning at Waterloo in the time of COVID-19

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Waterloo Deep Dive Series

By Bryce Carlisle / April 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Waterloo Deep Dive Series

Waterloo is offering a Community Deep Dive Series—events designed to unpack the ideas animating Waterloo’s vision and offering practical tools to help address pressing questions like these: How do we remain relational when conflict threatens to embitter a cherished relationship? When tempted to check out online, what habits can we develop to do deep work…

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The City is the School—announcing Waterloo’s location.

By Craig Doerksen / January 29, 2019 / Comments Off on The City is the School—announcing Waterloo’s location.

Title: The City is the School—and Waterloo has a home in it! Waterloo School has a home! We have used “The city is the school” as a shorthand slogan for the kind of school we are building, one where teenagers discover how they can learn from and contribute to where they live. But this leads…

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Doing School After the Word Became Flesh

By Craig Doerksen / December 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Doing School After the Word Became Flesh

Note: see below for opportunities to learn more about Waterloo Many years ago a dear friend told me about a Christmas season tradition—to read Athanasius’ On the Incarnation as an Advent devotional. His tradition hasn’t replaced mine of using this excellent digital Advent devotional from BIOLA that draws on art, music, poetry and scripture to…

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Designing a Different Kind of School

By Craig Doerksen / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Designing a Different Kind of School

As we get ready to launch Waterloo School publicly, this is a place to get updates and read thought-provoking words about education. Some of you have known about us from the beginning, while others may be just hearing about us. The Waterloo School Update will help everyone dive deeper into our vision. What is Waterloo…

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