One event King’s-Edgehill School Senior Students look forward to is the opportunity to tour a university campus. Every other year, a limited group of students have an opportunity to travel to Ontario to visit a number of universities.
Topics: Academics at KES
The last three weeks have been a whirlwind for Grade 8 student William Ahern. After a year of debate practices and tournaments with the King’s-Edgehill School debating team, William, and his debating partner Grace Gallant, qualified for the Junior National Debates held in Calgary, Alberta. At this national debating tournament, William and Grace competed for two days and placed in the top 20.
In the days prior to debating nationals, however, William showcased his musical talent in the Annapolis Valley Music Festival, which is an annual music festival held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, involving over 3000 competitors of all ages and musical disciplines. William entered into four advanced piano disciplines (grade 9 and 10 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) level music) and claimed first place in each. Furthermore, he was awarded the “Acadia University Rose Bowl/Mary Montgomerie Award”, which is an engraved bowl given annually to the most outstanding performer in any one discipline who has achieved the highest average marks in three or more solos; the “Senior Piano Trophy” for having a consistently high standard of solo performance in a number of classes; and the “Hester Jackson Baroque Award”, which is an engraved shield that recognizes excellence in baroque performance. A video is available here of his award-winning performance of Liszt’s Consolation #3. Watch his winning performance.
William’s interests not only span the arts, but also stretch to encompass the sciences where he is currently attending the Canada Wide Science Fair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. His project is entitled “Fruit Flies Away”, and proposes a new innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method for eliminating fruit flies.
Congratulations to William for striving for excellence in each of his recent achievements and for role-modelling King’s-Edgehill School’s Be More motto.
On Tuesday, February 20th, the Grade 11 King’s-Edgehill School ToK class made a pilgrimage to the University of King’s College, our sister institution, formerly located here in Windsor but since the 1920s located in Halifax and is now associated with Dalhousie University. Joining us at UKC were ToK students from Horton High School as well as a guest student, Bronwyn Appleby.
Academic excellence is of the utmost importance to everyone at King’s-Edgehill School. We understand that some of our programmes, such as the rigorous International Baccalaureate programme, can be intense and require a lot of work and focus.
It is for this reason that KES makes sure all students have access to the necessary tools and resources for them to do their best and reach their full academic potential. In keeping with this tradition, KES offers a daily tutorial period for Senior Students as well as extra help, for students who need it.
Some KES students look to the United States to continue their education either through Ivy League or specialized schools. With thousands of post-secondary institutions to choose from, there are many things students need to consider before applying to a US university.
Firstly, we encourage any KES student looking to apply to the US to think about what is most important to them in a university. We want to ensure students understand the full course offerings of an institution and ensure they are of high quality. Academic excellence is always top of mind at KES – even after a student graduates from our school!
Topics: Academics at KES