Lakefield College School - Review #4
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1977-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||At LCS co-curricular are mandatory, so you try a bunch of things that could be out of your comfort zone. During my time at LCS, I have tried Basketball, Pottery, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, Nordic Skiing, and many more sports in Outdoor Education class.|
|College Enrolled:||Lakefield College School|
|Home Town, State:||Hong Kong|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
One unique aspect of Lakefield is the community. Everyone who has spent time at Lakefield has grown. Lakefield is truly something that you have never experienced before. On my first day at LCS, I was shocked at how different it was compared to anywhere else I have ever been to before. Everyone was so warm and welcoming at all times and it truly feels like Lakefield is a second home.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I feel as I came out of Lakefield as a completely different person and have truly changed my perspective on life and my future.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Bring something from home that gives you joy, whether it be your favorite food or a blanket. It'll help you from missing home.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I really loved how involved and supportive teachers and staff were.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
A message for incoming students. Make sure you take all that LCS gives you with open arms. The time you have at Lakefield goes by so fast.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics always were challenging for me. Teachers were always making sure the students know what to do and how to get the best mark. The best thing about the academics at LCS was the grove times we had at lunch to catch up on work.
1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
A volunteer option that I really enjoyed was the option of going on a service trip during march break for 2 weeks. Some of the places that were offered were, Morrocco, South Africa, Galapagos.
1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Since there were 12 boarding houses on campus, it really allowed for houses to be close since the amount of people was kept small. The boarding houses really helped me build my a good group of people who I think of as family.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
We really had a lot of freedom to explore the surrounding small town and the bigger town just a 20-minute drive away on weekends.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life at LCS was really welcomed by everyone. There was never any pressure to be someone you're not or to feel like you aren't welcome by people. I found that everyone was very open and always wanting to get to know everyone. The school dances were also super fun.
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