PRINCIPAL'S WELCOME

Deciding where to go to school is one of those choices that feels more profound looking at it in the rear-view mirror than it does over your dashboard. When you make the right choice, it can change the direction of your life in amazing ways. Ways that only become clear after the journey.

When you speak with Appleby graduates – those who graduated last year to those who left 70 years ago, those who live across Canada and those who live around the world – they talk about the enduring nature of the Appleby experience. They talk about powerful bonds of friendship and preparedness for leadership that stay with them. Experiences that help define who they are.

Breadth, excellence, innovation and caring – this is what defines the essence of the Appleby College experience.

We challenge our students to develop high levels of capabilities across a wide range of activities – academics, athletics, the arts, service, global education, outdoor education, as well as living and working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and perspectives. This broad experience is all encompassing and, we believe, the right approach to prepare our graduates to be major contributors to their local, national and international communities in the fast-changing, globally-connected world of today and tomorrow.

Over the last couple of decades, we have garnered an international reputation for innovation and caring, be that through the relationship between students and faculty, our state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful campuses, teaching methods or global education. Today is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Appleby as we embark on a school-wide initiative, the integration of Positive Education in support of enhancing student well-being and social-emotional learning skills. We also recently opened the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life. This spectacular building, the largest in the history of the school, is an essential element in the delivery of our overall educational programme to meet our expanding academic and co-curricular aspirations.

Great school culture must be central to a great student experience. We take pride in creating an environment where students know that they belong, where they find areas that they love, and where they both experience and contribute to a community that cares. We believe in growth through challenge. But equally, we believe that supporting young people is the best way to empower them to succeed in the face of that challenge.

Appleby is not for everyone. But if breadth, excellence, innovation and caring are appealing, then explore this website, come on a campus tour, speak with our students and faculty, and find out whether Appleby is the right place for you. Decide for yourself whether Appleby is the kind of launch pad that you want as you look down the road at your future.

I look forward to welcoming you!

INNES VAN NOSTRAND
Principal


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