We are a close-knit family at King’s-Edgehill School, graced with students who love to learn and play with passion. Our boarding student body originates from over 26 different countries around the world, and we have an enthusiastic day student population as well.
On Wednesday, October 13, Dr. Stan Kutcher joined Canadian history and politics students to discuss Canada's parliamentary system and the role of the Senate. The enthusiastic discussion, which culminated in a question period with students, was both engaging and informative.
Appointed to the Senate of Canada in December of 2018, Dr. Kutcher's biography describes him as "a leading psychiatrist and professor who has helped young people successfully manage major mental illnesses."
With a varied and distinguished career spanning several decades, there is no doubt that Dr. Kutcher has made significant contributions within the mental health arena – especially child and youth mental health. The unique perspective Dr. Kutcher brings to the Senate makes him an invaluable asset in guiding decisions and representing underserved populations.
To watch the full address, please view the video below. We would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kutcher for taking the time to visit our School and students.
On Monday, October 4, Ms. Keoughan and Mr. Dietrich's oceans students travelled to Terrence Bay, NS, for a fun-filled day of hands-on learning in nature. With nearly 40 students in attendance, the group was split in two, with one group taking to the ocean while the other hiked the coastline.
On Friday, October 22, King’s-Edgehill School (KES) teachers, staff and students look forward to opening their doors to parents, prospective students and their siblings for a day designed to highlight why so many families choose KES.
We understand that selecting an independent school for your children is a difficult decision and can be overwhelming. The KES Open House is designed to simplify the process by allowing you and your child to fully immerse in the KES experience. You will not only tour the campus and get to know some of our KES family, but you will have time to ask questions, explore the classrooms and hear, first hand, the value and enrichment opportunities KES gives each and every student.
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Senior school students have been hard at work rehearsing for the upcoming musical, Heathers. The production is a dark comedy that deals with matters affecting teens including bullying, suicide, manipulative relationships, and mental health issues. A student favourite, parts of the show have been revised to best suit a school environment.
Exciting news from our Highlanders prep baseball programme:
Outfielder Cam Rendell '22 has been invited to the Milwaukee Brewers scout team!
Cam Rendell '22 lines up an incoming pitch
For those who may not know, the Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team. Scout teams are comprised of top high school players across North America and serve to track progress, send in reports to scouting directors and ultimately create a pool of high-calibre prospects. Scout teams allow MLB personnel to identify graduating seniors who might be considered for the draft the following year.
This is an amazing opportunity for Cam that has come as a result of much hard work. This past weekend, he participated in the Arizona Fall Classic – an invite-only college showcase that provides opportunities for youth baseball players to improve their skills by playing against top-level competition from all over Canada and the USA. Following the Fall Classic, the 17-year-old student-athlete will be travelling to Jupiter, Florida to participate in the Perfect Game Wooden Bat tournament – a highly scouted event by every MLB team and top colleges across the USA.
"Cam understands that his hard work in the classroom is just as important as the work he does on the field, and this is what will provide him with opportunities in the future,” said coach Trevor Wamback, former Montreal Expo '98. “With Cam, there is no ego, he leads by example and is one of the most humble players I’ve ever trained – a true character guy who is super competitive.”
Cam has had a solid start to his career with a 2019 Canada Cup gold-medal earned while playing for team Nova Scotia in the 17 and under division. He can also run from home to first in 4.0 seconds (MLB average is 4.2 seconds), has an exit velo of 95 mph, and a throwing velo from the outfield of 90 mph.
Next year, Cam aspires to play Division 1 baseball in the States, and we have no doubt he will do just that.
The KES prep baseball programme develops players to be the best they can be by focusing on the finer details of the game to maximize their development and expose their talents south of the border. We provide players the full college experience before they get to college, ensuring a seamless transition in terms of academic accountability, time management, initiative, ownership, and leadership. Most importantly, we use the game as a forum to teach our players to be caring, secure and respectful human beings.
Welcome to the KES Highlander Fold! Providing a welcoming environment for our Students, Parents, Faculty, Alumni, and the greater KES Community is the foundation of our new KES Highlander ethos of “Welcome to the Fold.” A unique aspect of Highland Cattle is that they live in folds, not herds. Hence, “Welcome to the Fold!” Our goal at KES is to build an inclusive and accessible community for everyone. We recognize that becoming a fully accessible School is a journey of continuous improvement and as part of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign, we are starting phase one of our journey.
Integral to the overall KES experience is how well we facilitate movement on our Campus. Therefore, our first Annual Giving Campaign goal is to begin eliminating physical barriers through important campus improvements. Currently, some members of our community struggle to access the Hensley Memorial Chapel safely. To eliminate this physical barrier to the Chapel, we plan to build a ramp that will dovetail into the beautiful stonework of this historic 1877 building. Also, as part of Phase One of the KES accessibility plan, we will pave the Ted Canavan Athletic Centre parking area, allowing easier and safer, year-round access to Campus.
The second goal of our Annual Giving Campaign is to continue to ensure our School is accessible to every student who has the desire to receive a KES education regardless of their financial means. Financial Aid is always a priority at KES. One third of KES Students depend on our Financial Aid and Scholarship Programme every year. As enrolment continues to grow, so does our need for financial aid funding! Every time you give, you are making it possible for motivated students to bridge the gap between their finances and their educational goal of attending KES. Without donations from the KES Community, we must consider raising tuition fees each year which in turn makes KES less accessible to students who want to attend our School.