Hear from the Mbonda Family

Hear from the Mbonda Family on why they choose Lakefield College School for their family. 

"The LCS program rests on a balance of academics, athletics, art and community building. By valuing and actively participating in all 4 pillars, our child continues to position himself very well for a rewarding and fulfilling university and social life."
If you had to tell a friend one reason why you chose LCS, what would you say?
LCS will awaken hidden potential in your child. Additionally, LCS will nurture known talents that your child already has and take them to new heights.

What do you love most about the LCS community?
LCS is a place where teenagers greet new faces on campus with a genuine, warm smile that draws you in and immediately makes you feel that you belong. Also the insightful and various personal and academic communications that the school shares with the parents are a constant reminder that LCS is a vibrant community.

LCS reminds me of "glamping", which is a luxurious way of camping. In glamping, you are getting the comfort of a shelter and facilities in a gorgeous natural setting that feels like a retreat. LCS is a glamping school. You are getting very well educated and looked after while living in a picturesque setting surrounded by other like-minded joyful souls.

What is one word that best describes LCS? Why did you choose that word?
Kindergarten. Remember that time in life when play-based learning, inquiry, discovery, kindness and inclusivity were quintessential to teaching and knowledge transfer? That is what LCS is  -  on a High School scale.

In what ways have you seen your child grow and develop as a result of their experience at LCS?
Increased self-confidence and awareness about his potential as an individual in a growing and diverse community;
Better appreciation for mentorship (as a mentee and as a mentor);
Passion for business, networking and leading by example came into sharp focus.

How is LCS preparing your child for university or life (or both)?
LCS program rests on a balance of academics, athletics, art and community building. By valuing and actively participating in all 4 pillars, our child continues to position himself very well for a rewarding and fulfilling university and social life.

After joining the LCS community, what did you find most surprising about the school?
The diversity of thinkers and perspectives. I knew people came from around the country and around the world, but I didn't know how much that would contribute to interesting debates, a better appreciation of differences, fun programming and worldly experiences; all in a little town.

What advice would you give to students just entering LCS?
My advice is to take outdoor education, leadership and an arts-based course each school year, irrespective of the child's future career path.

While I acknowledge that my child may ultimately go into Math, Science or Business in university, it is important to take courses that contribute to well-being, spirit and community building. As an alumni, I can say that these are the moments I remember the most.

How has your family benefitted from being a part of the LCS community?
LCS is an elite school with an approachable and down-to-earth community. Being part of that community has increased our social networking profile and expanded the opportunities that our son could capitalize on. As a parent, it's comforting to know that our son is well taken care of and to watch him consider the future with an increased sense of optimism. We pride ourselves in knowing that our values of community involvement are not only encouraged, but structured into our son's school life.

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4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

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