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Lakefield College School
Lakefield College School
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0
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Lakefield College School

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

Curriculum:
Liberal Arts
Grades (Gender):
9 to 12 (Coed)
Tuition:
$32,000 to 63,500/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
16
Enrolment:
Day: 105 (Gr. 9 - 12), Boarding: 260 (Gr. 9 - 12)
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Sarah Milligan

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School Address
4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, K0L 2H0

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About this school:

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The best thing about LCS is our people, the warm community and commitment of our students and staff. Caring teachers, advisors and coaches challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential preparing them for a life of leadership and making contributions to the global community. Students enjoy individualized learning support and are immersed in programs that focus on educating the whole student. Our graduates receive offers of admission to exceptional post-secondary institutions around the world.


The Our Kids review of Lakefield College School

our takeThe 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.



Upcoming Events Next event: October 14, 2017

upcoming events
  • October 01, 2017: Visit this school at the Ottawa Private School Expo: booth #15
    Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J2
    Join us Sunday, October 01 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Speak with school representatives, parents, students and experts face-to-face and learn about many different schools in one day, at one location at the Ottawa Private School Expo, the largest school fair in Ottawa.

  • October 21, 2017: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #35
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Saturday, October 21 from 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    The Toronto Private School Expo is the largest event of its kind. Exhibiting schools include both day and boarding traditional, arts, Montessori, Waldorf and special needs schools from across the GTA and as far away as Switzerland or Hawaii. Attend the Expo on October 21th, 2017 to learn more!

  • October 14, 2017OPEN HOUSE
    Lakefield College School, 4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario
    Join us Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am - 02:00 pm



Academics


Curriculum Liberal Arts

Primary Curriculum: Liberal Arts


What Lakefield College School says: In order to prepare students well for the challenges of university and life in a rapidly changing world, Lakefield\'s faculty engage students in academic activities which will enable them to develop disciplined habits of study, critical thinking skills, and a talent for co-operative problem-solving. In addition, students are given significant opportunities to use a variety pf educational approaches including experiential, collaborative and interdisciplinary methods along with digital tools to enrich their learning. In order to ensure intellectual breadth, students at Lakefield are required to study a core curriculum which reflects the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

  • Approach:
    Focus
    Academic


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  


    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  


    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages Communicative

      The communicative method of language acquisition emphasizes the use of the target language in authentic contexts. The approach commonly features interactive group work, games, authentic texts, and opportunities to learn about the cultural background of the language. Drills and quizzes may still be used, but less frequently than with the audio-lingual method.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  


    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish


    Fine Arts Creative

      Creative arts programs are studio-driven. While historical works and movements may still be taught to add context to the program, students mainly engage in making art (visual, musical, theatrical, etc). The goal is use the actual practice of art to help educate students’ emotions, cognition, and ethos.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  


    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  


    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Sex and Health Education Ontario curriculum
    Topics covered in sex and health education:
    Topics We begin covering this topic at: Begins in Ontario
    Body parts Gr. 1
    Nutrition Gr. 1
    Human development Gr. 1
    Puberty Gr. 4
    Sexual health and hygiene Gr. 4
    Reproduction Gr. 5
    Pregnancy Gr. 7
    Sexually transmitted infections Gr. 7
    Sex and decision-making Gr. 7
    Contraception Gr. 8
    Consent Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Sexual orientation Gr. 8
    Gender identity Gr. 8
    Misconceptions relating to sexuality Gr. 10 Gr. 10
    Relationships and intimacy Gr. 8
    Bias and stereotyping about sex Gr. 12 Gr. 12
    Sexual harassment Gr. 9 Gr. 9
    Body image issues Gr. 7
    Mental illness Gr. 11 Gr. 11
    Social justice and diversity

    What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.

    Approach:
    Mostly value-neutral

    By and large, we teach sex education free of any particular moral or ethical standpoint. We try not to impose any particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) on our students when teaching sex and related issues.


    Fairly value-based

    Sex education is sometimes taught from a particular moral or ethical standpoint. Sometimes particular values or value systems (such as social, political, or ideological values) are invoked when teaching sex and related issues.

    Traditional

    This includes a range of positions. A traditional approach might, for example, go as far as emphasizing the nuclear family and complete abstinence from sex before marriage. Alternatively, this approach might simply involve placing less emphasis on sex outside of the context of marriage and more emphasis on abstinence. Or finally, it might just involve focusing less on sex outside of the context of marriage.

    Progressive

    This might mean more emphasis is placed on the importance of such things as social equality, diversity, and choice in sex education.


    What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.



    Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What Lakefield College School says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.


    Academic Culture Supportive

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

    What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced, Emotional

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    Secondary Developmental Priority: Emotional
    Emotionally intelligent and confident individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others.

    What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Special Needs Support Moderate

    Moderate

    Lakefield College School provides special accomodations for certain learning disabilities (moderate to severe). They do not provide specialized support for developmental disabilities, behavioural/emotional disorders, or physical disabilities.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy

    Gifted Learner Support No Support

    No Support

    Lakefield College School does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

    Class Sizes Not available

    This information is not currently available.


    Extracurriculars

    principal
    What Lakefield College School says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cross-country skiing
      Downhill skiing
      Equestrian
      Field Hockey
      Football
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Snowboarding
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
      Badminton
      Canoeing/Kayaking
      Sailing
      Weightlifting
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Dance Club
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Online Magazine
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Robotics club
      Round Square
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

    Day Boarding (Domestic) Boarding (International)
     
    9101112
    Day$32,000
    Boarding (Domestic)$57,000
    Boarding (International)$63,500


    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    Early paymentall students1%


    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered: 9 to 12
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid25%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:
    Rolling deadline Repeats annually

    More information:
    www.lcs.on.ca/fees

    Application Details:

    This school works with Apple Financial Inc. for processing financial applications



    Merit based Scholarships

    Lakefield College School
    Amount: $0
    Other
    Deadline: 03/13/2013
    Eligibility Details: Students grade 9 to 12—"The purpose of Lakefield College School's financial assistance program is to recognize excellence in a number of different areas and to give deserving students the opportunity of a Lakefield College School education regardless of their family's financial circumstances. Lakefield awards bursaries and scholarships; however, the majority of these funds are awarded to students who show a demonstrated financial need. Financial assistance may consist of a combination of a scholarship and a bursary. Bursaries are renewable each year based on the good social and academic standing of the recipient. "
    For more details, visit: www.lcs.on.ca/fees

    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 365
    Average enrollment per grade91
    Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
    Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
    % in boarding (total enrollment)71%

    If you want to learn more about boarding schools, check out our comprehensive guide.


    Student distribution: This information is not currently available.


    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewN/A
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)N/A
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee 

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling

    Boarding students:
    Rolling


    What Lakefield College School says: This information is not currently available.


    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student Lakefield College School is looking for: This information is not currently available.


    Day Boarding

    Student Entry Points

    Student Type9101112
    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000
    Boarding Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    0000

    University Placement

    highlights
    Services = offered
    Career planning
    Internships
    Mentorship Program
    University counseling
    Key Numbers
    Average graduating class sizeN/A
    *Canadian "Big 6" placementsN/A
    **Ivy+ placementsN/A

    *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University, University of Alberta, or Dalhousie University.

    **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)


    Notable Alumni

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    Alumnus Graduation Year Accomplishment
    Felipe VI 1986 The King of Spain. Succeeded to the throne on 19 June 2014.
    Paul Desmarais, Jr. 1972 Chairman and co-CEO of Power Corporation of Canada. Officer of the Order of Canada. Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
    Emilio Azcárraga Jean 1986 Chairman and CEO of Televisa, the largest Latin-American media company in the world.
    David Miller 1976 Mayor of Toronto
    Matt Frewer 1976 Stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and voice artist. Best known for his roles in "Watchman" and "Orphan Black".
    Jim Harris 1979 Leader of the Green Party of Canada
    Gord Hunter 1964 Ottawa City councillor representing Knoxdale-Merivale Ward
    Cody Ceci 2010 NHL hockey player for the Ottawa Senators

    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    Looking back at my time at LCS

    "Not one day passes without thinking back on my time as an LCS student - and the entire school community - that will, without a doubt, always be a part of who I am and what I do.  Because of my experience, I have had the chance to study at top universities in England, completed my Bachelors at Warwick Business School and my Masters at Cass Business School - securing my first “real” job at Rothschild.  LCS recognized and realized a potential in me that I didn’t know I had and, up to this point, no other experience has changed and driven my life so dramatically."

    ...



    Just Imagine

    Imagine learning in the classroom, on a climbing wall, on the lake, on the stage, or on the field. Imagine having a slumber party every day with great friends from around the world. Imagine having waterfront bonfires, rocking out at coffee houses, travelling across the world on service projects, and canoeing through Canada's North. A Lakefield College School education is better than you can imagine. At LCS, our education is about you: small classes, enthusiastic teachers, great facilities, and students who are engaged in learning and living. If you like trees and technology, challenges and championships, friends who are like family, every day of your LCS experience will be one of œthe best day's of your life. But what do our students have to say about it? Check out our video tours to find out more.

    ...



    In the News

    News

    March 1, 2017 - New Head of School and Head of Foundation for Lakefield College School

    The LCS community is delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Kee as the new Head of School and Head of the LCS Foundation, effective August 1, 2017. ...


    August 22, 2016 - LCS Student Wins RBC Scholarship

    Congratulations to Lexie Krocker '16 who is one of fifteen recipients (out of 8,000) to receive a $10,000 scholarship from RBC! ...


    August 22, 2016 - Gladiator Showdown

    On Thursday, June 2, the entire school took to the outdoors to participate in the 2016 Gladiator Day. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) Associations
    • Round Square Associations


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