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How we see Balmoral Hall School
Balmoral Hall is one of those schools that perhaps doesn’t command as significant a profile in the world of private education in Canada, but it should. Established in 1901, it’s seen a few changes along the way, including moves and name changes—it was founded as Havergal College, then later known as Rupert's Land College—as well as amalgamation with the Riverbend School. It’s long been an expression of the civic community, demonstrated by the endowments it’s received through the years. The current campus reflects that; the site was bequeathed to the school by Sir James Aitken, and Aitken house remains in use there today. More recently, through a significant capital campaign, the school opened Benidickson Centre for Arts & Design. Throughout its life, Balmoral Hall has offered a window onto a wider world, offering innovative programs, and developing its own set of best practices, all of which are in ample evidence today. The boarding program, too, offers an added layer to the student experience, both for day students and those living on site. Instruction is student-centred, hands-on, including a robust internship program to provide real-world experience tailored to students’ interests. Indeed, a primary goal is to allow girls to follow and capitalize on their interests, and the list of alumnae hints at that, given its breadth. Included is senator Patricia Bovey, journalist Ashleigh Banfield, and hockey player Taylor Woods (who, as a member of the Balmoral Hall Blazers, set a number of team records that still stand today). The arts are represented, too, most obviously in Loreena McKennitt and Chantal Kreviazuk, both of whom are alumnae. In so many ways, the school has been doing great work for more than a century.
How Balmoral Hall School sees itself
"Balmoral Hall School (est.1901) is an independent girls' day and boarding school located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our student-centred curriculum begins with Junior Nursery and continues on through Grade 12. Parents trust us to personalize the educational experience of each girl, to care for each girl, to challenge her to grow, to build a supportive community around her, and, most importantly, to prepare her for the future. As an unlimited learning community, we make sure every BH girl graduates with purpose."
"It’s a fast-changing world, and for many girls the path ahead will take them into uncharted territory. Balmoral Hall School’s unlimited learning community fully prepares girls for that future by offering the most innovative educational experience. Every member of the community supports our girls on their individual learning journeys by contributing to their success. Every girl receives an education that is personalized to her strengths, interests, and passions."
"Girls, you want a school that can help you realize your fullest potential. You want options. You want the freedom to pursue post-secondary plans that are uniquely yours. Parents, your daughter will one day take her place as a strong, confident woman in a world that wants to listen to her. You've helped her grow, and you've been amazed by her abilities. You want the best, always. Alumnae and parents of graduates know that we are the best choice for girls' education. We want your best, too."
"At Balmoral Hall School, our goal is not simply to teach an enriched curriculum. Our programs are designed to build confidence, competence, and what experts call "connectedness," which refers to being a meaningful part of something other than oneself. We help girls build well-balanced foundations for personal and professional success in a fast-changing world."
"Balmoral Hall School's signature Capstone education model in Middle & Senior School is reflective of our vision, mission, and values and allows us to provide a personalized program that is rigorous, relevant, and research-based. Capstone programming empowers our students to be prepared for their future academic and professional pursuits. Students are involved in authentic, meaningful learning with continuous formative assessment and relevant, timely feedback."
"Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg, our secure campus is located along the Assiniboine River Our school motto is Meliora Petens – Seeking Better Things To enhance our commitment to sustainability and decrease our collective environmental footprint, we launched a new Sustainability Fund in Fall 2021 Every student belongs to one of four Houses: Glen Gairn, Craig Gowan, Braemar, and Ballater All boarding students are members of Winnipeg Winter Club, a nearby premiere fitness facility"
Our visual art studio takes up most of the first floor of our Centre for Arts & Design. It features pottery wheels, two kilns, and a green-screen photography studio.
In a typical year, both Middle School and Senior School put on a musical. This is from our Senior School production of "High School Musical".
One of the highlights of our Benidickson Centre for Arts & Design is our recording booth! It was designed and built with the guidance of industry professionals.
Balmoral Hall School is located in the heart of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The brand new (2019) Benidickson Centre for Arts & Design has three floors, and is equipped with maker spaces, performance and music rooms, and a huge art room that is second to none.
Aikins House was a gift to the United Church of Canada from Sir James Aikins upon his death in 1929. He stipulated in his will that it be used as a school for girls, and bequeathed a further amount for its upkeep.
(2018) Most of our classrooms are collaborative spaces with Harkness-style tables.
Grade 1 in their classroom overlooking the Assiniboine River.
All grades get the opportunity to use the Design Lab, and learn to use tools safely in making their ideas become reality.
How people from the school’s community see Balmoral Hall School
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Joanne Kamins, Head of School
B.A., B.Ed., P.B.C.E., Certificate of Administration
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