Not only does our leadership training allow students to discover and develop individual leadership qualities, but it also showcases each student’s ability to develop as a leader of their peers. Kiski’s program builds confidence and facilitates the success of our boys and girls.
Concepts of leadership are demonstrated and assessed throughout the entire school year, with opportunities for students to co-captain sports teams, lead clubs, and mentor younger students, among many other extracurricular activities. Each year 30 students are elected to be prefects. Prefects are student leaders in the residence halls who are a resource for their peers and help faculty run the dorms smoothly. Additionally, several events stand out as tremendous opportunities for our students to learn and practice leadership:
Four Community Weekends during the year have been specifically designated as Leadership Weekends. Students participate in the low ropes course, colloquium-style case studies in advisory groups, off-campus trips, Cougar Cup events, community service projects, maker and entrepreneurial leadership activities, and much more, all with an emphasis on cultivating a strong sense of character and leadership.
Our Kiski Leadership Speaker Series serves as a forum for our boys and girls to hear from a range of presenters who bring various backgrounds, points of view, discussion topics, and stories to the stage. Each speaker challenges the ways we view the world and showcases the leadership characteristics they’ve developed throughout their own life. We’ve been fortunate enough to have world-renowned authors, Holocaust survivors, CEOs, military leaders, and many others spark healthy debates and questions about how we live and lead within our communities.