Havergal College Grad Profile 2020
About Our School At Havergal College, each student is supported to make empowering choices and become the architect of her education. An all-girls school (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12) in Toronto, Ontario, Havergal offers a rigorous curriculum designed around the pillars of academics and wellbeing. In collaboration with mentors, teachers and a supportive peer community, our students learn new ways to express themselves with creativity, enthusiasm and self-confidence. A Havergal alumna is connected for life to our network of Old Girls from diverse career portfolios spanning the globe. She graduates with an inquiry mindset, ready to solve problems and meet the demands of a rapidly- changing world.
HAVERGAL COLLEGE Grad Profile 2020
Principal Catherine Misson
Head of Guidance Heather Johnstone firstname.lastname@example.org Guidance Counsellors Jordy Winograd email@example.com Carrie Steele firstname.lastname@example.org Kirsten Uhre email@example.com Lori Buchanan firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Mandala email@example.com
1451 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5N 2H9
Tel: 416.483.3519 Fax: 416.483.6796 www.havergal.on.ca
Other Offers of Admission
Congratulations to the 115 students of Havergal’s Class of 2020who have chosen to attend universities both in Canada and abroad. We wish them the best of luck in their areas of study.
American University Arts University Bournemouth
St. Francis Xavier University Syracuse University
Bard College Bates College Boston University
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven The Chinese University of Hong Kong The London School of Economics and Political Science The New School (Parsons School of Design) The University of Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong of Science and Technology The University of Law The University of Manchester The University of Warwick University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Bath University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado Boulder University of Denver University of Edinburgh University of Essex University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign University of Michigan University of Ottawa University of Rochester University of San Francisco University of Southern California
California College of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Carleton University Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Case Western Reserve University Clark University Emerson College Emory University Fordham University (Fordham College at Rose Hill) Imperial College London Kenyon College Lakehead University Laurentian University Lawrence University Loyola University New Orleans Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Middlebury College Mount Allison University National University of Ireland Nipissing University Colgate University Denison University Durham University Nottingham University Ontario College of Art and Design Ontario Tech University Pepperdine University Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Sarah Lawrence College Savannah College of Art and Design Seton Hall University St. Lawrence University
Ontario — 50%
Barnard College Brown University Columbia University Duke University Eastern Michigan University Georgetown University The George Washington University New York School for the Arts New York University - Stern School of Business New York University - Tisch School of the Arts Northeastern University Tufts University Tulane University University of Chicago University of Pennsylvania Vassar College Wake Forest University United States — 19%
Brock University McMaster University
Queen’s University Ryerson University Trent University University of Guelph University of Toronto, St. George
University of Waterloo University of Windsor Western University Wilfrid Laurier University York University
International — 7%
IE University - Spain King’s College London St. Andrews University - School of Medicine University College London School of Medicine University of Central Lancashire The University of Sunderland University of the Arts London
Canada* — 23%
Concordia University Dalhousie University McGill University
The University of British Columbia University of King’s College, Halifax
1% of graduates are taking a gap year.
University of Victoria University of Warwick University of Washington
* excluding Ontario
University of Victoria Vanderbilt University Washington University in St Louis Wesleyan University
Top Areas of Study
99% graduated as Ontario Scholars $2.1M scholarships (renewable & non-renewable) offered to graduates
49 Arts/Humanities/ Liberal Arts
37 Maths, Sciences and Medicine
7% studying internationally
1% taking a gap year
73% studying in Canada
19% studying in the United States
22 Business Administration/ Commerce/Management
6 Engineering (Computer, Biomedical, Mechanical)
A 80–89 %
A+ 90–100 %
B 70–79 %
Passing Grade: 50%
Our Curriculum Havergal College’s strong liberal arts program meets and exceeds the expectations of the Ontario Ministry of Education. All courses are university-preparatory and are at the advanced level. A credit is granted with the successful completion of a course for which a minimum of 110 hours has been scheduled. Many students elect to write Advanced Placement exams. Upon graduation, students receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Educational Philosophy Havergal offers a unique education based on leading instructional methods tailored to the learning needs of our students. Our fluid and adaptive program allows us to select those approaches that best serve our students while reflecting our core values of integrity, inquiry, compassion and courage. A liberal arts foundation fosters an attitude of inquiry and encourages students to be open to new ideas and varied perspectives. It cultivates the curiosity and collaborative mindset that a rapidly changing world demands. It also promotes the leadership qualities needed in this unpredictable global context: adaptability, innovation, courage, comfort with ambiguity and willingness to alter the status quo. Girls are prepared for a life of independence and impact. Our educational philosophy is inspired as much by timeless principles as the tools of the modern age. We follow three strategies for an inspiring and connected student experience: • sparking excitement to learn through exploration and self- discovery; • encouraging self-directed learning and resourcefulness in each girl; and • focusing on active cross-disciplinary thinking and opportunities for mentorship and networking. Co-curricular Activities Havergal College offers a wide range of co-curricular activities to meet the interests of students. Individual talents and interests can be pursued through activities and participation in clubs, athletics and school life, including more than 75 athletic teams and outstanding music, art, drama and literary programs.
Spirituality at Havergal Built on Anglican values, Havergal honours its traditions while respecting diverse faiths. Community Prayers provide a focus for spiritual growth and include hymns and prayers, as well as opportunities to learn about other faiths and our role as global citizens. Each student is encouraged to reflect on, and to develop, her own spirituality. Health & Wellbeing Havergal is committed to the wellbeing of each student and focuses on healthy, active living. Mindful of the need for balance, Havergal equips each girl with the tools she needs to respond to challenges. The school is a place of support, belonging and engagement. Every student is supported and cared for so that she may develop the strategies and tools for life long optimal levels of wellbeing. Leadership, Community & House At Havergal, every student from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 develops leadership skills through active participation in the school and broader community. Throughout her time at Havergal, each student belongs to one of 10 Houses. In the House system, girls come together in smaller, cross- grade groups and learn to cooperate for the common good and are given opportunities to develop the qualities of initiative and leadership. As she progresses through the Junior (JK to Grade 6), Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Senior (Grades 9 to 12) Schools, her leadership opportunities and level of responsibility increase. Students at all levels share in the school’s commitment to many long-lasting community partnerships and, through their involvement, have opportunities to live the school’s mission: Preparing young women to make a difference .
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements — 30 Credits
18 Compulsory Credits 4 English (2 senior) 3 Mathematics 2 Science 1 French 1 Canadian History 1 Canadian Geography
1 Physical & Health Education 1 Arts 0.5 Civics 0.5 Career Studies
Plus 3 additional credits, consisting of 1 credit from each of the following groups: • Group 1: English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course), French as a second language, classical languages, international languages, Native languages, Canadian and world studies, Native studies, social sciences and humanities, guidance and career education, cooperative education • Group 2: French as a second language, the arts, business studies, health and physical education, cooperative education • French as a second language, science (Grade 11 or 12), computer studies, technological education, cooperative education In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete: 12 optional credits, 40 hours of community involvement activities and the provincial literacy requirement.
Senior Year Courses Advanced Functions Advanced Placement Advanced Functions & Calculus Advanced Placement Biology Advanced Placement French Advanced Placement Statistics Band Biology Calculus & Vectors Canadian & World Issues Canadian & World Politics Chemistry Classical Civilizations Communications Technology Computer Information & Science Data Management Drama
Economics Education Toward a Changing World English Language (core) English Literature French Financial Accounting Introductory Kinesiology Latin Law Mandarin Philosophy Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership Spanish Spanish Literature Strings Visual Art Vocal Music World History Since the 15th Century Writer’s Craft Physics Politics
Meet Some of Our Graduates from the Class of 2020 At Havergal College, we offer our students the opportunity to excel in academics, arts, athletics and leadership. When you look at the 115 students in the 2020 graduating class, it is clear that these future leaders have the tools they need to succeed, whatever their passions. They have earned scholarships, created dynamic visionary projects, led their teams to victory and transformed the Havergal
Maricarmen Martinez IE Business School (Spain) BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Shirley Guo Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania BUSINESS STUDIES
Olivia Guy Western University
MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES/IVEY BUSINESS SCHOOL
Maricarmen joined Havergal in Grade 7 ready to be an Ambassador for the College. “I tell everyone that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you are interested in, Havergal will help you find your passions,” she says. During her Upper School years, Maricarmen joined various sports teams, participated in a variety of community partnerships, played the alto saxophone in the symphonic band and held multiple leadership positions. Her interest in business studies and a global career led her to attend the Summer@INSEAD business program in France. This experience was transformative for Maricarmen as she learned from leading global business professors. She will never forget the relationships that she formed when she participated in the Exchange program to Argentina in Grade 10, where she was immersed in a different culture. “I feel that developing a global perspective will give me the tools to succeed in international business,” she says. Maricarmen is currently a member of the IE Business School community in Madrid, Spain, where she is studying business administration.
As a frontrunner to compete on Team Canada’s Fencing team in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Shirley was disappointed when the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders and halted competitions. She joined the team in Grade 9 and spent many weekends during high school flying to Europe and Asia with her teammates, which ignited in her a passion for travelling. “Being in a different environment and meeting new people is intimidating, but I love it,” she says. Despite her busy schedule, Shirley still found the time to get involved at Havergal in various arts-based activities and events such as the Art Club, the Mandarin Club and Beatstock (a charity talent show). Shirley continues to fence on the University of Pennsylvania’s NCAA team, where she is attending the Wharton School for business studies. She felt inspired to pursue a career in international corporate law after taking Havergal’s world issues and law courses. One day she hopes to work for the United Nations, where she can apply her knowledge and experience of the world to help others.
Growing up with her mother’s stories about Boarding at Havergal (Class of 1986), Olivia was excited to experience it for herself. “I will never forget move-in day: I was greeted by a group of friendly students who carried my bags to my room, helped me unpack and gave me advice about what teams and clubs to join,” she recalls. During her time in the Senior School, she was involved in rowing and took on various leadership positions. On weekends, she was a competitive alpine ski racer and coach, a passion of hers that taught her time management skills. In addition to taking math, science and business courses, Olivia also took subjects such as Kinesiology, French and World Issues as she wanted to experience the wide variety of courses and teaching styles offered at Havergal. Since graduation, she has been studying Management & Organizational Studies at Western University, with early entrance to the Ivey School of Business. She’ll never forget her time in Boarding, which taught her about independence and community living. “Being around other girls who are so motivated really inspired me,” she says.
experience into unique versions of excellence.
Erin Sade University of Central Lancashire DIRECT ENTRY MEDICINE
Jilly Menikefs Queen’s University ENGINEERING
Sabrina Wong University of Guelph SCIENCE
Jilly discovered her love for learning and leading at Havergal, where she immersed herself in science, math, technology, engineering (STEM) and social sciences courses and volunteered for various leadership positions. The recipient of the Queen’s University Chancellor Scholarship—where she is pursuing a degree in engineering—she hopes to find ways to share her love of STEM and inspire girls into the field. “I’m lucky that Havergal has excellent facilities and encouraging teachers, but I know it’s not the same for everyone,” she says. Her interest in giving back started when she was nine years old and she volunteered for her neighbourhood’s Karma Club, in which members would reach out to local people in need with random acts of kindness. “One major concept that I have accepted is that—in any community—you can find people at different stages of their lives who have varying motivations and worries. And within any community, you find vulnerability; its manifestation is what varies.” Jilly has seen first-hand how small gestures of kindness can inspire others to do the same and it has helped her become a benevolent leader with a passion for lifelong learning.
Starting at Havergal at the age of four, Erin describes the school as her second home. She developed an enduring interest in activism in Grade 6 when her teacher assigned the class to participate in Project Give Back. She chose the Yad Vashem Twinning Program in which Jewish youth learn about and dedicate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah to children who died in the Holocaust. Her work on this project inspired her to engage young people in anti-bullying and anti-racism causes through Holocaust awareness. She has spoken and performed the violin at events such as the National Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. For her work, she received the Cantor Kraus Catalyst for Change Award from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Project Give Back’s Joey Award honouring notable alumni/ ae; and, most recently, the highest accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work: The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award. Erin is an avid figure skater medalling at the 2019 National Synchronized Skating Championships with the Meraki Intermediate Synchronized Skating Team. Her love for giving back led her to study medicine at the University of Central Lancashire.
Starting at Havergal in Junior Kindergarten, Sabrina graduated with the confidence that she could explore different fields of study at university before deciding on a career-focus. She left Havergal ready to take on a variety of courses at the University of Guelph, where she received the Board of Governors’ Scholarship. “I want to keep my options open so I end up in a career doing something that I love,” she explains. “I’m open to changing directions with my education, depending on what I connect with.” In addition to learning, Sabrina also discovered a love of science and community involvement at Havergal. She was active in athletics (badminton, tennis and rowing), played the violin with the orchestra and volunteered for leadership opportunities. In her graduating year, she was excited to return to the Junior School as Junior School Prefect. “I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to lead our youngest students and give back to the place where I grew up.” In her spare time, she volunteered with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s wheelchair basketball program. Sabrina was the recipient of Havergal’s Governor General’s Academic Medal for achieving the highest academic average in all Grade 11 and 12 courses.
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