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King’s-Edgehill Graduates Choose a Career

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 21, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It wasn’t so long ago that the top career choices that came to mind when a student was asked, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” were doctor, journalist, lawyer or teacher. Millennial parents grew up mainly pursuing medicine, law, journalism and science, but modern fields have broadened the academic horizon for many graduates heading into university or college. In addition to traditional fields of study, students can now pursue more niche fields, such as biomedical engineering, social media marketing, and nanotechnology (just to name a few).

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What an IB Diploma is really worth

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

An International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is a challenging two-year educational program for student’s in their final two years of high school. Graduating from this program provides students with internationally accepted qualifications for entry into universities and colleges worldwide. In addition to academic respect, graduates of the IB programme are known to flourish intellectually and emotionally. 

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The Importance of Summer Reading

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Aug 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Some students see summer as a time for leisure and look forward to closing their school books for a couple of months of sun and fun, but summer reading is important if you are looking to avoid the learning erosion that oftentimes occurs over the summer break. Reading is especially important for students who struggle with finding the joy in escaping with a good book.

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Academic Fun with Mathletes at King’s-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jul 11, 2016 7:00:00 AM

For most KES students the ability to exercise their academic potential beyond the classroom is important. One way we do this is through academic competitions and clubs, including the “Mathletes.” 

This co-curricular program is designed to encourage students who have a keen interest in mathematics to grow and learn. In addition to championships and competitions, KES Mathletes also have the opportunity to just have fun problem solving with like-minded students in a relaxed and multi-grade environment. During competitions these students enjoy showcasing the skills they have worked hard to develop while continuing to meet regularly to hone their mathematic skills with games and activities in between.

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KES Students Prepare for University

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The staff and faculty at King’s-Edgehill School recognize the importance of a quality junior and senior school education, and understand that during this time it is also our responsibility to prepare students for post-secondary academic success.

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Grade 9 Graduation Celebration

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The days are long, but the years are short and before you know it – your child is not only in grade 9, but they are graduating to the senior school. Once again it’s the time of year when King’s-Edgehill School celebrates the Junior School and organizes a special graduation banquet for the Grade 9 students. 

The King’s-Edgehill School is made up of a Junior School (grades 6 to 9) and a Senior School (grades 10 to 12). Completing Grade 9 marks the end of an era. It is during these years that many KES students form strong friendships and begin to recognize the wonderful educational opportunities that lay ahead of them in Senior School.

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Choosing and Applying to the Right Universities

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 25, 2016 10:17:48 AM

 

Universities look for students who have the potential to succeed. That's no mystery. Prospective students should be equally discerning in choosing which universities that they'd be interested in attending. While grades and extracurricular experience are important and quantifiable criteria, being a good fit in terms of personality and enthusiasm is equally important. Your child will have to decide which universities that like to attend, so we help them find universities that pique their interest and inspire them to succeed.

On the other end of the spectrum, many universities require entrance examinations, and almost every university in the United States requires applicants take either the SAT or the ACT. For this reason we provide SAT and ACT preparation services like practice examinations. In addition, we are an SAT examination site that offers the test five times a year.

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King’s-Edgehill School Student Becomes Canada’s First International Master of Memory

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 7, 2016 1:00:13 PM

Grade 10 student Evan Xie becomes one of just 160 people in the world to earn this designation.  

We are proud to announce that one of our young students has become Canada’s first International Master of Memory. 

To be recognized as an International Grand Master of Memory, a person must accomplish the following three feats at the annual competition:

  1. Memorize a minimum of 1000 digits in random sequence in one hour.
  2. Memorize a minimum of 12 decks of randomly shuffled cards in one hour.
  3. Memorize one deck of cards in less than 2 minutes.

10th Grader Evan Xie went well beyond the minimum as he successfully memorized 1180 digits in one hour. Xie memorized 12 decks of cards in one hour and memorized a single deck of poker cards in 32.275 seconds, which is not far from the world record. Xie received his award from the Prince and Princess of Poland at the 24th annual World Memory Championship held this December in Chengdu, China.

“It was an honor to represent King’s-Edgehill School and to become the first International Master of Memory in the province and country. Thank you to the staff for offering space to study and train, as well as for being so supportive throughout this journey,” Xie said. 

Since becoming the latest International Master of Memory, Xie has offered to help his fellow students improve their memory skills with memory improvement lessons. 

King’s-Edgehill School Headmaster Mr. Seagram said, “Our staff and student body are extremely proud of Evan’s prestigious award and all the hard work that he put into the training that led to his accomplishment. He is an inspiration for all of us to work hard and follow our dreams.”

puts 16-year-old Evan Xie's exceptional memory to the test, watch the interview here. 

 

More coverage on CTV , click to play CTV clips

Evan on CBC Information Morning (audio)

Global TV Coverage click here

 

CBC National News Click to Watch

 

Read about Evan in the Chronicle Herald click here

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King's-Edgehill Mathletes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 4, 2016 7:38:16 AM

While King’s-Edgehill School has many co-curricular programs available to our students, it is time to highlight a unique group of academics – “the Mathletes”. 

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Science Fair at King's-Edgehill School

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 17, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Our classroom structure is set up to not just educate the class, but to educate your child as we challenge, encourage and support them in a

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Explore King’s-Edgehill School with this short video.  Tour our campus and see inside Canada’s first independent school.  

 

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