Established in 1879 originally named “The Grove”, Lakefield College School began as a preparatory school for boys only. Over the years the school has grown significantly to become, a Private School for boys and girls, grades 9 to 12. With day and boarding students, LCS enrolls approximately 370 students each year, with students from the Kawarthas and all over the world.
A leader among Canadian independent schools, LCS prides itself on its reputation for innovation, rigorous academics, challenging athletics and inspiring co-curricular arts taught by teachers who believe in the value and potential of each student. Notable alumni include actors, musicians, writers, entrepreneurs, political figures, and royalty.
Located within walking distance of the Village of Lakefield, LCS lies in the heart of cottage-country, surrounded by stunning rivers and lakes on the edge of the rugged Canadian Shield. The natural campus setting includes rope courses, an indoor climbing wall, tennis courts, outdoor hockey rink, cross-country ski-trails, and 7,000 feet of shoreline on Lake Katchewanooka.
LCS displays a progressive and caring community, committed to a process of learning and growth in an environment that embraces and instills the following seven values:
- Education of the Whole Person
- Trust, Healthy
- Caring Community
- Environmental Stewardship.
The LCS mission statement showcases their goal as a private school and member of the Lakefield community; “To challenge and enable students to reach their individual potential in mind, body and spirit”.