At St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School, girls from Preschool to Grade 12 experience an enriched academic and co-curricular program, personalized learning and teachers who are experts in educating girls.
Our academic program utilizes the highest standard of proven best practices and innovative approaches. We identify each girl’s academic strengths and challenges, so that we can support her in achieving success and confidence in her own abilities.
We focus on the social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of every girl from Preschool to Grade 12. We understand developmental stages of girls and work with each girl to ensure she is known, supported, and challenged to be her best self.
Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with extensive experience in teaching and learning designed for girls. They get to know each girl and form a personalized connection to help her thrive in her education at SMLS and beyond.
Discover how an SMLS education will benefit your daughter for her whole life.
- Signature Programs in Global Studies, STEM & Robotics, Active Healthy Living, Art & Design
- Professional Internship Customized for Each Girl (Grade 11)
- Enriched curriculum, Advanced Placement, DELF
- Focus on whole girl and student wellbeing
- 10 acre campus and world-class facilities
Our Take: St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
The school has a long history, having been founded in Toronto 1891. After a move to Oakville, it later paired with a school guided by Ruth Lightbourn, a renowned teacher who founded a school almost by default—she began as a tutor for the children of John Guest, then headmaster of Appleby College, and her success was of the kind we associate with Nanny McPhee. She became the go-to tutor, and in time founded her own school. That and St. Mildred's formally joined in 1969, combining the traditions and the drive of both under one umbrella. More than anything, the intention is to provide girls with the skills, experience, and esteem that will carry over into academic and professional success. Ample opportunities are provided for students to discover their passions, wherever they may lie, as well as the encouragement to grow within those areas of interest.