Established in 1879, Lakefield College School provides a world-renowned co-educational day and boarding school experience for Grades 9 through 12. Inspired by a belief in the fundamental value of each person—caring teachers, advisors and coaches challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential, preparing them for a life of leadership and making positive contributions to the global community.
At Lakefield College School, the strong sense of community and the warmth and commitment of our students, staff and volunteers lie at the core of our programs and you can feel the “pride of school” that radiates from so many. This pride is enhanced by our beautiful natural campus. Located just under two hours northeast of Toronto, Ontario on the edge of the rugged Canadian Shield, our campus provides a fantastic outdoor classroom—equipped with 315 acres of beautiful grounds, a lake, fields, forests and small village-like residences.
Our mission, to challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential in mind, body and spirit, comes with a commitment to uphold our values and to ensure that the academic and social needs of our students are paramount. Academic rigour is important, as is learning through experience and relationships—a unique approach that, as a small boarding and day school, we offer like no other. At LCS, students learn through the relationships they build with their peers and community, through international opportunities and expeditions, and from teachers, coaches and staff who know them really well. They enjoy individualized learning support and are immersed in an academic program and experiences that focus on educating the whole student. Our school-wide leadership program (Grades 9 through 12) encourages personal resiliency, builds confidence and a commitment to community service, preparing our graduates to pursue their passions in any field.
We are very proud of LCS graduates who have gone on to pursue all types of successful careers in our 137-year history. We are equally proud to have been the alma mater for international royalty. His Royal Highness The Duke of York attended the school in 1977 and is presently the Honorary Chairperson of the LCS Foundation. The King of Spain, His Majesty King Felipe VI attended LCS in 1985 and maintains ties with the school and his former classmates to this day.
Every year, approximately 140 students (including expatriate Canadians) from more than 31 countries make the journey to attend LCS along with approximately 225 domestic students attending from various locations across Canada. Coming to LCS from abroad is an enriching and exciting adventure. Supported by a variety of programs and caring people, our boarding students quickly adjust to a happy life at LCS, making friends from all over the world.
Throughout their educational career, LCS students receive support from a caring team of academic advisors and guidance counsellors who help them discover their perfect post-secondary plan. Lakefield College School graduates have received offers of admission to exceptional post-secondary institutions around the world where they continue to follow their passion in a variety of fields.
3 Key Program Features:
- The LCS Advanced Placement academic program offers a faster pace and enriched depth of learning
- LCS is the only Canadian boarding school that serves only high school students (Grade 9-12
- LCS health and wellness, outdoor education and leadership programs support development of the whole student
- Total Enrollment : 365
- Type : Co-Ed
- Boarding Grades : 9-12
- Total Students : 365
- Boarding Students : 260
- Day Students : 15
- ESL Offered : No
- Summer Program : Yes
- Avg. Class Size : 15
- Standard Application : Yes
- Academic URL : https://www.lcs.on.ca
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