Lakefield, ON | Grades 9 - 12 | Shortlist
My son loved going to school at LCS. He enjoyed the wide range of classes and extracurricular activities. He enjoyed the boarding experience and he gained independence and so many friends. The living away from home was a great way for my son to build independence, however, there is great support through the housing staff to help with settling in, academic support and meeting new people. They have a student body from the graduating class that all have leadership roles which also help with the younger students to become more comfortable and find their niche in the school body. My son had some issues with the specific study schedule as they had "study time" each night from 7 to 9pm. This is great to help instill the need to do homework daily, however, my son is a morning person and by 7 pm is fading in the ability to focus, work hard. So he woke early and did all his work then. Otherwise the school is very supportive of learning styles and needs.
Did our son love going to school at LCS? More than you can even imagine. His only regret is not having gone sooner. We chose LCS for their academic program but left with so much more. School life is so much broader than just academics and achieving academic goals. School life at LCS truly is like non-other. As parents we know it takes a village to raise our children. All we can do is crack the doors of opportunity for our children, it's up to them to open the door and walkthrough. LCS enhanced our son's life in so many ways. He is fiercely independent. He is respectful. He is kind. He is interesting and interested. He is engaged. He has a social conscience. He is loyal. AND he's an excellent student. I thank LCS for helping to raise our son.
LCS will awaken hidden potential in your child. Additionally, LCS will nurture known talents that your child already has and take them to new heights. We have seen increased self-confidence and awareness in our son about his potential as an individual in a growing and diverse community. He has a better appreciation of mentorship (as a mentee and as a mentor) and a developing passion for business, networking and leading by example. He already has the perspective that he will reflect on his high school career as some of the best days of his life. LCS reminds me of “glamping” which is a luxurious way of camping. In glamping, you are getting the comfort of a shelter and facilities in a gorgeous natural setting that feels like a retreat. LCS is a glamping school. You are getting enriched academics while living in a picturesque setting surrounded by other like-minded joyful souls.