An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Lakeside School re-envisioning: competencies and mindsets

Lakeside’s re-envisioning encompasses a set of projects exploring new ways to answer the question: Within the framework of Lakeside’s mission and values, how do we teach students to make good decisions and act on them?

Over the past year, Lakeside School has identified six competencies and seven mindsets we believe our school should focus on teaching students over the course of their time here. We believe these competencies and mindsets are especially appropriate for students to engage in during grades 5-12, in preparation for their future educational goals and their personal and professional lives.

Lakeside’s re-envisioning task force defines competencies as what graduates can do, and mindsets as who graduates are – what they value, how they behave, and the frames through which they see the world.  While content, sometimes referred to as “domain knowledge” (dates, equations, etc.), remains important, it will become secondary to what students can do with their knowledge.

Learn more about competencies and mindsets in this article and find the full list below. Find more about the re-envisioning on the re-envisioning webpage.

Competencies – What graduates can do

Mindsets – Who graduates are