The regions Rosseau Lake College offers busing from are:
Additional notes: We are flexible in offering new routes to new day students, from areas not currently serviced.
How we see Rosseau Lake College
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How Rosseau Lake College sees itself
"RLC prides itself on graduating students who have a strong sense of identity as learners, able to describe who they are and to analyze the experiences they’ve had. In addition to earning the OSSD, students leave having paddled canoes, travelled the world, and learned alongside others from communities from around the world and down the street. As alumni invariably say, they have also gained a profound sense of community, having experienced how important they can be to a group, just as they’ve been lifted by it."
"Our intentionally small school ensures authentic relationships and an inclusive community. We realize that capping our tuition forfeits the opportunity for a larger operational budget, but we believe the benefits of a tight knit community, embracing over 20 different nationalities, is worth it. Indigenous culture and learning philosophies are integrated throughout our curriculum, deepening our bonds, and fostering understanding, personal growth and inclusive leadership skills within our students"
"Families choose Rosseau Lake College because we are intentionally small and meaningfully diverse. No other school can match this level of diversity. In our small community of 130 students, we embrace over 20 different nationalities. Our students collaborate within a multicultural environment fostering a global perspective, improving their social and collaborative skills, and building an international network of friends. Learning in this environment is a life-changing experience."
"At RLC, we understand our job isn’t to protect students from every disappointment, defeat, or scary situation - in fact, we often go out of our way to create these challenges. When our students encounter a difficult problem, we want them to have the skills to solve it instead of giving up; when they make a mistake, we help them grow and learn from their mistake. We believe that high school is more than a path to post secondary education. Students leave RLC with a well-developed sense of self."
"In every part of our brand identity, website and literature, we talk about ‘community’ as one of our greatest strengths. Often this aspect of our school is under-appreciate through the admissions process. Our mission states that “RLC is a family with global citizenship that supports one another to be the best of ourselves, throughout our lives.” Parents learn that being part of our community is the opportunity of a lifetime, for a lifetime."
"1. We are intentionally small and meaningfully diverse
2. We have classrooms without walls and learning without limits
3. We are connected to the spirit of indigenous teachings
4. We develop strength of character and a strong sense of self
5. The bonds we build with our community are deep and everlasting"
Campus in Spring
Home away from Home
How people from the school’s community see Rosseau Lake College
Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone
David Krocker, Head of School
BEd, BA, Masters in Educational Leadership
“We are all one drum and we need each other” – Richard Wagamese from One Drum
Our incredible natural setting along with our small, cohesive community establishes a sense of home, belonging and immersion. We truly live, learn, and explore through authentic relationships.
Nestled among the pines on a pristine 56-acre historic lakefront property in traditional Anishinaabeg territory, Rosseau Lake College offers a boarding and day school experience that is like no other in Canada.
Students at Rosseau Lake College develop transferable dispositions that transcend time and place by understanding who they are and what they can achieve.
Our Discovery Projects represent our student centric beliefs. Students are able to express themselves, explore their passions, and demonstrate their curiosity and intellectual skills.
The Seven Generations and Rosseau Roots foundations are integrated into all we do along with our amazing Outdoor Learning. Students are immersed into academic pursuits that are integrated, meaningful and incorporate values, curiosity, our natural setting and relationships.
Rosseau Lake College is unparalleled in our natural environment and small school size. We truly are connected to each other, our land, and our values. We have without a doubt an extraordinary school and experience that is a privilege to experience.
When students graduate from RLC they have developed the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on any challenge. They are ready for anything.
“Being immersed in our majestic, close knit campus is an incredible privilege. We are unique, proud, and joyful. Students develop character, personal expression and meaningful relationships with the land, self and others. Learning transcends time and place so students develop an everlasting sense of belonging and an understanding of who they are and what they can achieve.”
– Dave Krocker, Head of School
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