How we see Havergal College
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How Havergal College sees itself
"At Havergal College, each student is supported to make empowering choices and become the architect of her education. An all-girls school (JK to 12) in Toronto, Havergal offers a rigorous curriculum designed around the pillars of academics and wellbeing. Our students learn new ways to express themselves with creativity, enthusiasm and self-confidence. A Havergal alum graduates with an inquiry mindset, ready to solve problems and meet the demands of a rapidly-changing world."
"Campus: Havergal has the largest girls’ independent school campus in the city. This allows students to explore and learn outdoors on our 22 acre sprawling campus in the heart of midtown Toronto (including 3 athletic fields, a woodland trail with brook, 2 outdoor classrooms, tennis courts and other green spaces).
Technology: HC-X is the innovation hub of Havergal for the development and delivery of future-ready education. Out of HC-X comes future-ready programming for students and educators."
"Havergal offers a warm and welcoming community with a culture in which all people are respected and valued for their identity. We believe that with this sense of community, our students develop the courage and confidence to make an impact on the world.
Our families highlight our friendly faculty and staff and student-focused programming as our competitive advantage."
"Havergal supports students in and out of the classroom by offering mentoring opportunities, providing cross-grade community building opportunities on a weekly basis and taking a genuine interest in the wellbeing and development of each student. Our families are often surprised by how our faculty go above and beyond what's expected of them in the classroom through mentorship. Our Wellness Team and other staff members are available to help students who need additional support."
"Families are often surprised by how connected their daughters feel with the school community. Our students are mentored and guided in many decisions through the school's Guidance, Wellness and Teacher Advisor programs. They make lasting connections not only with their peers across different grades, but also with the school's faculty and staff. The end goal is to ensure that students have direction for their future outside of Havergal's ivy walls."
"1. Students can confidently explore their interests through Havergal's Liberal Arts approach.
2. The question "What are you going to do?" asked by Havergal's First Principal is still relevant today.
3. 100% of our graduates go to the university of their choice.
4. Students can explore the world through global learning experiences and apply their experiences toward a Global Learning and Leading Diploma.
5. Digital Wisdom Course for Grades 5 to 8 and other technological learning opportunities."
How people from the school’s community see Havergal College
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
Dr. Katrina Samson, Principal
For over 100 years, Havergal College has provided young women with an exceptional education in an environment that encourages both inquiry and curiosity, and celebrates community. In 1894, Havergal’s founding principal, Ellen Knox, defined the school’s mission with the question she posed to her students -- “What will you do?”
That question continues to guide Havergal and its students through the challenges that come from a constantly changing world. Its influence is evident in our students and graduates to this day: women making a difference for good in the world by living their lives with purpose and as involved citizens.
I encourage you to visit our beautiful 22-acre campus, to tour both our heritage and contemporary buildings and to speak with our faculty and students to see, first-hand, the benefits of a Havergal education.
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