Havergal College Grad Profile 2022
Learn about Havergal College's Graduates from the Class of 2022.
Grad Profile 2022 HAVERGAL COLLEGE
Top Areas of Study
34 Arts/Humanities/ Liberal Arts/Economics
36 Business Administration/ Commerce/Management
98% graduated as Ontario Scholars
$1.9M scholarships (renewable & non-renewable) offered to graduates
68% studying in Canada
20% studying in the United States
9% studying internationally
A+ 90–100 % B 70%–79.9 % We do not rank our students or calculate GPAs Passing Grade: 50% 110 14 3 A 80–89 %
3% of students are taking a gap year
Congratulations to the 125 students of Havergal’s Class of 2022 who have chosen to attend universities both in Canada and abroad. We wish them the best of luck in their areas of study.
Brock University Huron at Western University McMaster University Ontario College of Art & Design University Queen’s University
Brown University Carnegie Mellon University Columbia University Cornell University Duke University
University of Guelph University of Ottawa University of Toronto, St. George University of Waterloo Western University Wilfrid Laurier University
University of Calgary University of California, Davis University of California San Diego University of Illinois Urbana—Champaign University of Kent University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nottingham University of Oregon University of Richmond University of Rochester The University of Sydney University of Washington University of York Washington University in St. Louis Harvard University New York University Northeastern University Pomona College Stanford University Tufts University Tulane University University of California, Los Angeles The University of Chicago University of Miami University of Michigan University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of Tennessee The University of Texas at Austin University of Virginia Wellesley College
* excluding Ontario
Dalhousie University McGill University Nova Scotia College of Art and Design St. Francis Xavier University The University of British Columbia University of King’s College
New York University Shanghai Northwestern University Ontario Tech University Pepperdine University Point Loma Nazarene University Pratt Institute Queen Mary University of London Royal Holloway University of London Ryerson University Saint Louis University School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Smith College St. Bonaventure University St. Andrews (Scotland) St. Lawrence University The New School University of Alberta (Science) University of Edinburgh University of St Andrews University of Reading The University of Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong University of Birmingham University of Brighton University College London
Other Offers of Admission Bishop’s University Boston College Boston University Brescia University College—Western Carleton University Case Western Reserve University City, University of London Claremont McKenna College Concordia University Dartmouth College Durham University Georgetown University George Washington University Johns Hopkins University King’s College London King’s University College—Western Loyola University Chicago Middlebury College
3% of students are taking a gap year
Meet Some of Our Graduates from the Class of 2022 At Havergal College, we offer our students the opportunity to excel in academics, arts, athletics and leadership. When you look at the 127 students in the 2022 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 experience into unique versions of excellence. Grads
QuARMS—HEALTH SCIENCE Queen’s University Zoë Mohan
Zoë’s Havergal journey started in Grade 7, a year that sparked her love for school and learning. “Middle School was such a formative time in my life, which is why I wanted to give back as Middle School Prefect in Grade 12,” she says. She was drawn to the balance between academics, athletics and co curriculars at Havergal and immersed herself in leadership opportunities as early as Grade 7. In addition to focusing on the sciences, Zoë also took every language course available at Havergal, with a special interest in Mandarin. Outside of school, she was a volunteer karate instructor at the local YMCA and a Youth Volunteer at Women’s College Hospital. “Talking to patients and their families in a healthcare setting taught me that these conversations are different because they require more patience and understanding.” With an interest in becoming a doctor, Zoë was one of only 10 students across Canada to be accepted into the Queen’s University QuARMS program, an accelerated route to medical school. “My goal is to work toward supporting ethnocentric healthcare, which includes acknowledging diversity, understanding the needs of different populations and providing services accordingly.” Zoë is optimistic that she can make a difference in the world one patient at a time.
An athlete who excels at rugby, soccer, hockey and ultimate, Kennedy shared her love of Havergal’s Athletics Program as Sports Prefect in her graduating year. A member of the Canadian Rugby Development Academy, she joined Havergal in Grade 9 in awe of the school’s sense of spirit and community. In Grade 10, she went on exchange to Perth, Australia, where she made friendships for life and gained some independence. Kennedy was an early entrepreneur, starting her own swimming lesson business at the age of 14. “I registered my program with the Royal Lifesaving Society, and it didn’t take long until my entire summer schedule was filled with kids taking swimming lessons in my backyard,” she explains. “Watching children learn to love the water is my favourite part of my business.” Outside of athletics, Kennedy is interested in studying business and participated on Havergal’s DECA team. She is also a passionate advocate for cancer research and was a community volunteer hockey and softball coach. Kennedy is currently a member of the Women’s Varsity Rugby Team at Western University, where she is enrolled in Business Management and Organizational Studies and will complete her degree at the Western Ivey School of Business in her third and fourth years of university. Huron at Western University BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES Kennedy Johnstone
Beatrice Dal Bello Nova Scotia Collegeof Art andDesign FINE ARTS Beatrice’s green and gold school pride was contagious, which is why she was elected as Clubs and Spirit Prefect in her graduating year. Starting at Havergal in Junior Kindergarten, she was intrigued by the older student spirit leaders and developed an interest in taking on a role where she could express her school pride in innovative ways. This interest in creative expression attracted Beatrice to the fine arts at an early age. “In the Junior School, there was a project where we replicated the same two famous paintings every year from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6,” she explains. “Seeing my progress over the years was really fascinating to me and it drew me to continue exploring the visual arts.” Her grandmother, who is also an artist, motivated Beatrice to apply to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD), where she is currently pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. Outside of the arts, Beatrice followed in her mother’s footsteps (a Havergal Boarding student from the Class of 1986) as a member of the Havergal Rowing Team. Beatrice was honoured to be the team’s coxswain for four years because it was an opportunity for her to use her energy and enthusiasm to guide and encourage her teammates to victory.
University of Waterloo BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Living in Boarding for three years was a formative time for Mathilda, whose hometown is a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto. “My mom was also a Boarder at Havergal and she always talked about how it was a pivotal point for her in becoming an adult and maturing,” she recalls. Her grandmother was the first in the family to attend Havergal, graduating from the Day School in 1959. It didn’t take long for the Boarding School to feel like Mathilda’s second home, a place where she felt safe exploring different interests. She joined the Field Hockey and Curling Teams; played flute in the Symphonic Band; volunteered as the Photography Coordinator for school yearbook; and took on leadership roles such as Boarding Junior Don and Head Junior Don. Mathilda is currently attending the University of Waterloo for Biomedical Engineering. “I love that it combines my two favourite sciences: biology and physics.” She hopes her career takes her to different places around the world, where she can help people with their medical needs. She also aspires to give back to Havergal through bursary and scholarship support. “Education is an important pillar, especially for women, and I’d like to help others benefit the way I did.”
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. Students 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 student; and • focusing on active cross-disciplinary thinking and opportunities for mentorship and networking. Our Curriculum
Queen’s University HEALTH SCIENCE Safa Usman
Stanford University LIBERAL ARTS
Drawn to Havergal because of its reputation as a liberal arts-focused school, Safa was thrilled to join the Junior School in Grade 6. With a passion for languages, arts and sciences, her love of learning was nurtured at Havergal. In the Upper School, she immersed herself in many arts-related programs, including the band, choir and anything theatre-related. “I love acting because you really have to understand the perspective of the characters and the playwright,” she says. “This encouraged me to start writing my own plays.” Her French and Drama teachers encouraged her to enter the Toronto French Theatre contest Les Zinspiré.e.s. in Grade 10, and her play was selected as a finalist across Canada to be performed by a team of professional actors. “For me, studying languages opens new doors to connect with others,” she explains. “Figuring out how to interact with people based on their unique stories is appealing to me.” At Havergal, Safa put her communication skills in action as the co-founder of a student diversity affinity group. This idea of connection continues to be the driving force behind Safa’s interest in studying Health Sciences at Queen’s University, where she can continue to engage in critical analysis, engagement, conversation and out-of-the-box thinking in her studies.
Starting Havergal in Junior Kindergarten prepared Marley to lead as School Captain with a strong sense of community and responsibility. “It’s all about service leadership and helping the people around you,” she explains of her work ethos. Born into a family of Havergalians (her mother and aunts are also HC graduates), Marley understood the benefits of making the most of her time on campus. She got involved with the Forum for Change in the Junior School, which ignited in her a passion for community service that continued into the Upper School. This included participating in Havergal’s Global Learning and Leading Diploma, a multi-year certificate program that focuses on social justice work and outreach. Outside of school, Marley is often exploring the world of business through internships in industries such as fashion and interior design. During the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, she found success in creating an e-zine focused on social justice issues, with submissions from student writers from around the world. Today, Marley is a part of the entrepreneurial culture at Stanford University, where she is learning more about management science engineering and economics, ready to discover where her ambition will take her next.
Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements—30 Credits
4 English (2 senior) 3 Mathematics 2 Science 1 French 1 Canadian History 1 Canadian Geography 18 Compulsory Credits
1 Physical & Health Education 1 Arts 0.5 Civics 0.5 Career Studies
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. 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, their 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 student with the tools they needs to respond to challenges. The school is a place of support, belonging and engagement. Every student is supported and cared for so that they may develop the strategies and tools for lifelong optimal levels of wellbeing. Spirituality at Havergal Built on Anglican values, Havergal
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 their time at Havergal, each student belongs to one of 10 Houses. In the House system, students come together in smaller, cross-grade groups and learn to co operate for the common good and are given opportunities to develop the qualities of initiative and leadership. As they progress through the Junior (JK to Grade 6), Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Senior (Grades 9 to 12) Schools, their 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 .
Plus 3 additional credits, consisting of 1 credit from each of the following groups: • Group 1: English (including the Ontario Secondary SchoolLiteracy Course); French as a second language; classical languages; international languages; First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages; Canadian and world studies; First Nations, Métis and Inuit languages 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 • Group 3: 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.
AP Advanced Functions AP Biology AP Calculus & Vectors AP Data Management (Statistics) AP Core French AP Capstone (Seminar & Research) Band Biology Calculus & Vectors Canadian & World Issues Canadian & World Politics Chemistry Classical Civilizations Communications Technology Computer Information & Science Data Management Drama Economics Senior Year Courses
Education Toward a Changing World English Language (core) English Literature French Financial Accounting Introductory Kinesiology Latin Law Mandarin Philosophy Physics Politics Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership Spanish Spanish Literature Strings Visual Art Vocal Music World History Since the 15th Century Writer’s Craft
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 graduate is connected for life to our network of Old Girls/Alums from diverse career portfolios spanning the globe. They graduate with an inquiry mindset, ready to solve problems and meet the demands of a rapidly-changing world.
Principal Dr. Katrina Samson
Head of Guidance Heather Johnstone firstname.lastname@example.org Jordy Winograd email@example.com Carrie Steele firstname.lastname@example.org Kirsten Uhre email@example.com Guidance Counsellors
Farisa Santos firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Mandala email@example.com Jordan Frost firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing young women to make a difference
1451 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5N 2H9 Tel: 416 - 483 - 3519 www.havergal.on.ca
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