At Lakefield College School, we believe that our warm, caring community and approach to educating teenagers is like no other; that young people learn and mature best when they are encouraged to embrace their individuality within a richly diverse community. Relationships are cornerstones of the Lakefield experience and with over 40 countries represented, students have a truly global community from which to draw from. Boarding and day students develop deep and meaningful connections with teachers, advisors, mentors and their classmates, helping them to tackle every new challenge. At LCS, we believe in the powerful benefits of being outside every day including increased personal development, emotional well-being and better academic performance. With programs that leverage our outstanding surroundings, and world class Outdoor Education curriculum, our students deepen their connections with, and responsibility to, nature and the outdoors. We know that a personalized academic and co-curricular program, filled with authentic and experiential learning opportunities, helps students to discover their strengths and purpose, to become their own best self. Our students are inspired to develop the character and skills necessary to lead happy, fulfilling lives—good, caring people ready to contribute in meaningful ways.
- Worldwide university acceptances
- 315 acres on Lake Katchewanooka
- Small family-like residences
- Advanced Placement courses
- International travel, study, service
- Duke of Edinburgh Program
- Renowned Outdoor Ed. Program
- Leadership, Character Values Program
- 1.5 hours northeast of Toronto
Our Take: Lakefield College School
The first thing that people typically know about Lakefield is that Prince Andrew and the King of Spain both studied here. And, truth be known, they did. That said, the reality of the school isn't perhaps of the sort that that we might feel would attract a royal gaze. Lakefield is set in a rural setting, and while academics are strong, there is also a focus on physical activity and outdoor education as a vehicle for the development of interpersonal and leadership skills. As a result, students are more likely to be found on the ropes course or at the hockey rink than in quiet contemplation at tea time. Academics are rigorous, though lifestyle is, too, often creating a heightened level of engagement. Alumni, including the royals, conspicuously retain a very personal connection to the ongoing life of the school.