Louisa attended Seven Summits for five months in 2018-19 in the first semester of grade 11 as an international student from Austria so that she could ski race with the Red Mountain Academy.
“The best thing for me was the possibility of studying at my own pace. The teachers were really helpful and I could ask for help from them anytime, even if I was racing in Alberta. 7S is the perfect fit for students who are looking for a school where they can actually have fun!”
October 2020 Alumni Update!
What a star! Louisa wins a place on the U23 Canyon Development Team and will compete at the highest level of Zwift racing with Canyon Esports - the world's first professional E-Racing team.
Hannah attended Seven Summits for three years, leaving after grade 11 to attend the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she obtained her high school IB diploma after studying alongside students from 80 different countries She was then accepted as a President’s Honours Scholar to the University of Toronto to study Co-op Honours International Development .
“Being someone who was ‘bored’ with the traditional approach, I loved the self directed, independent style of education at 7S which allowed me to work ahead, or dive in deeper to things that interested me. This allowed me to do so much more with my high school, for example completing two years in one so that I could go on a year-long Rotary Exchange to Brazil and return on track with my peers. One thing I appreciated about the centre was that alongside academics, creative, service and community pursuits were prioritized, allowing me to receive support, encouragement, and recommendations from staff in order to further my community engagement and volunteering. Seven Summits taught me all the things you would expect from a self-directed high school: self restraint and motivation, time management, self responsibility, and study skills."
Anika joined us for Grade 12 so that she could pursue her sporting passions without getting behind in her academic studies
“7S made me feel like I could be myself right away. I had an amazing time and can honestly say that it was the most fun I’ve had in my whole life.” From the Yukon, Anika trained at Red Mountain Academy while studying at Seven Summits Centre for Learning. "What I really liked was that the whole atmosphere was so relaxed and welcoming. The teachers were always ready and willing to help students in any way they could. I was also really impressed with how so many different types of people got along so well, from athletes and drama kids to anyone in between. I wish I could have another year of going to 7S. Coming from a person who’s been sick and tired of school since 9th grade, I think that’s testament to how good 7S is!”
Samara Kuhn attended 7S for three years, starting in 2016/17. "Thriving in its blended learning environment she worked on grade 10, 11 and 12 classes in her last two years and graduated a year early.
“Being able to work at my own pace, while receiving my teachers’ help, allowed me to graduate a year early while still being able to maintain an academic average with which I was happy. Getting my high school education at 7S has allowed me to gain a vast array of skills. Learning how to properly manage my time and school work with the rest of my life has already and will continue to serve me well. Through all of the wonderful volunteer opportunities that come along with attending Seven Summits, I have gained many important communication skills, ranging from face to face to online. Once I graduate from Seven Summits I will be moving to France for 10 months on a Rotary exchange. I will be attending high school while abroad, but it will be used as a way for me to learn French aswell as French culture. Upon my return from France, I am moving to Vancouver to attend UBC. I will be getting a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology over four years. If you have any interest in going to Seven Summits, I think that you should try it out. The wonderful teachers and staff will be there to help you with anything, whether it be course-related or activities outside of school. Everyone who works and helps in this school wants to see you succeed and they will do everything it takes to make sure that happens. This school creates such a wonderful environment for athletes because, for those missing a lot of school, Seven Summits is here to accommodate your schedule in a way that other schools are unable to do.”
“Socially, Seven Summits Centre for Learning is like one big family,” says Natasha who graduated as a Valedictorian and will be attending University in 2020, after taking a gap year to work, travel and dance. She is part of a cohort of students who attended Seven Summits from Grade 8 – 12, experimenting with a semester at another local high school in Grade 10, before returning to our innovative, close-knit learning community to embrace the opportunities, flexibility and support that a Seven Summits education provides.