St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
1080 Linbrook Road
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1
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Andrea Williamson

Phone number:
(905) 845-5830×
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St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
Preschool to 12 (Girls)
$8,530 to $25,320 per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Day: 600 (Gr. PS-12)

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Contact Name:
Andrea Williamson

Phone Number:

School Address
1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2L1

About this school:

SMLS is a dynamic learning environment designed to address the unique needs of girls from preschool to graduation. Our programs focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of girls, and are designed to develop our students to become courageous girls who challenge and change the world . In 2015/16, we'll be celebrating our 125th anniversary of educational excellence.

More information on St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is an academic, day school in Oakville, Ontario. The school offers programs for grades Preschool to 12 with enrolment of 600 students. St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School has varied class sizes and has a tuition of $8,530 to $25,320 per year. This private school requires students to wear uniforms and the language of instruction is English with Partial French immersion .

Principal's Message


Dorothy Byers, Head of School

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is a dynamic learning environment.  Our focus is the unique learning needs of girls from preschool to graduation (grade 12). We are not just a school without boys, but informed by research and experience, our programs are designed to focus on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of girls and young women. We design all our programs, whether they take place in classrooms, sports fields, the theatre, local community or international worlds, to challenge and develop each girl as she continues on her path of learning. It is an exciting journey that equips our girls with skills for life!

I invite you to spend some time with us virtually on our website at www.smls.on.ca and then come to visit with us in person. We will be delighted to welcome you and share the unique experience our school offers, and the successes of our graduates!


Kind regards,

Dorothy Byers 
Head of School

905.845.5830 ext. 801



Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Day Rolling
Boarding Rolling
Homestay Rolling

Application Requirement:

Please see our website: http://www.smls.on.ca/Page/Admissions

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Day): Students Admitted
    Preschool Limited
    JK Limited
    SK Limited
    K Limited
    1 Limited
    2 Limited
    3 Limited
    4 Limited
    5 Limited
    6 Limited
    7 Limited
    8 Limited
    9 Limited
    10 Limited
    11 Limited
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Day Students $8,530 to 25,320 CDN

Stories & Testimonials


The Importance of Connectedness in All Girls’ Schools

I recently referred to my copy of Dr. JoAnn Deak’s book How Girls Thrive.  In it, Dr. Deak highlights the importance of connectedness in the successful learning of girls.  In her words, “thanks to the hormone oxytocin, girls are neurobiologically primed to have a higher need for connectedness”.

Teachers at all-girls’ school SMLS can attest to this fact.  As educators who focus on how girls learn, we understand that our Millies require a caring learning environment that nurtures their minds academically while tending to their affective needs as learners as well.  The independent all girls’ school advantage offered by SMLS provides an optimal learning experience where teachers –  whether in the classrooms, labs and hallways or on the sports fields, stage or an excursion  - artfully blend their teaching strategies with opportunities for our learners to feel connected and cared about.

What other benefits can girls expect at SMLS? Find out here on Karen's blog: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/importance-connectedness-girls-schools/



Experiential Learning at its Best!

We started off the morning of our experiential learning  with a continuation of our CPR certification course. Yesterday we were given homework to research in groups a health emergency and be ready to present. The health emergency presentations we saw today included a variety of common health conditions such as: diabetes, asthma, concussion, anaphylaxis, heart attack and anxiety.

The presentations involved a general overview of the health condition, the signs and symptoms and treatment, finishing off with a skit. We learned valuable information about common health conditions and how to assess the situation and what to do in the best interest of a victim in that situation. An important part of this experiential learning workshop is learning how to recognize an emergency situation, knowing how to assess the situation and finally, how to act. We got to apply our newly learned skills by practicing n partners and on the compression dummies by acting out various situations.

Read more about these hands-on learning experiences and see photos: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/experiential-learning-best/


Millies go Hiking in the Jungle

Global perspective, real world experiences, and opportunities to try new things are all part of the St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School experience. During the senior girls global studies trip to Ecuador, Millies went hiking in the jungle...

After getting our faces painted with nature designs, we went on a morning 2.5 hrs hike guided by a local Kichwa indigenous. In our hike we learned about certain species of plants, insects, animals etc. After a much needed rest we walked to a local community home where they showed us the way Kichwa people live, their customs and how they make their pottery. We later changed into our swimsuits and travel by boat to the Napo River where we went tubing while watching the gorgeous Amazon sunset. The amazon experience did not stop there, following dinner we had a farewell ceremony where a family dressed in their traditional attire danced for us.

Read more about this experience and see photos: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/day-8-hiking-jungle/


Millies, A Weekend in Beijing!

In November, St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School Senior Girls travelled abroad as part of the Global Studies Program that our school is famous for.  A weekend spent in Beijing represented a huge learning experience and a great stretch for everyone involved. It all began on a Friday when we were introduced to our home stay sisters from BCCSC. We started off the day with making a presentation about Canada to the middle school and elementary school students, and they really enjoyed it. Some girls participated in the elementary school student’s Kung Fu class, and the middle school students taught our girls about Chinese tea, historical instruments and writing. This was followed by an afternoon of classes. At the end of the day, we all ventured off into our separate paths and said goodbye for the weekend. This was the start to our individual journeys of the home stay experience. We all had many different experiences; this included Hu Tong, karaoke, shopping, trying new foods, and getting to know our home stays and their families very well. Read more about our Beijing trip and see pictures of our real world, global experiences: http://blogs.smls.on.ca/weekend-beijing/



In the News


March 24, 2015 - SMLS Preschoolers Have Academic Advantage

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February 20, 2014 - Millie grads go anywhere they choose

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School is often asked, “Where in the world are our grads?” the answer is simple – wherever they choose to go! ...

February 20, 2014 - President of KidsCanPress featured speaker at St. Mildred's-Lightbourn

Lisa Lyons, President of publisher KidsCanPress,is featured speaker in the Women in Leadership of Exemplary Character speaker series at SMLS ...

Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Distance learning
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Exchange programs
  • Round Square
  • Study Abroad
  • Summer camps/program
  • Summer studies
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • After-school program
  • Before-school program
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • Lunch program
  • Transportation
  • Tutoring

    Special Needs

  • ADHD (moderate to severe)
  • Behavioral
  • Learning study assistance


  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Directing
  • Film & video
  • Graphic design
  • History of Theatre
  • Lighting design
  • Music history
  • Music theory
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Recording
  • Screenwriting
  • Sculpture
  • Set design
  • Television/Radio
  • Theatre design
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative writing
  • Independent study
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Religious studies


  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Ecology
  • Robotics

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Math Club
  • Poetry/Literature club
  • Robotics club
  • School newspaper
  • Science Club
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Camping/Canoeing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Outdoor Club
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Faith
  • Leadership
  • Social justice

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Entrance exams
  • Financial aid
  • Interview required
  • Scholarships

    Religious Affiliation

  • Anglican


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

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