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Shawnigan Lake School

Shawnigan Lake School
1975 Renfrew Road 
Shawnigan Lake, BC  V0R 2W1 

Phone: 250-743-6207 
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School Information:

Gender: Co-Ed
Grades: 8-12
Boarding: Yes


Annual Tuition Fee (Day):
Annual Tuition Fee (Boarding):
Financial Assistance:
Students who receive need-based financial aid: 25%

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Since 1916, Shawnigan Lake School has provided an education that leads to the development of the entire person: physical, artistic, social, moral, spiritual and intellectual. In Canada's boarding school, Shawnigan students are provided with exciting challenges seven days a week in a safe and secure rural setting. Located just 45 minutes north of Victoria on the shores of Shawnigan Lake, the school has the most spectacular campus one could ever hope to see, with 380 acres of wooded and landscaped grounds. Over the last decade, most of our facilities have been newly constructed or upgraded, including our nine residences, and the science, math and English centres. In Marion Hall, as traditionally impressive a building as you will find, we offer our students an unparalleled family dining experience, paying special attention to healthy dietary choices, manners and deportment. Non-denominational gatherings are held three mornings a week in the intimate setting of our Chapel, where students know it's cool to sing. Small class sizes, outstanding facilities, and committed teachers make Shawnigan the complete educational choice. As a university preparatory school, we offer students a wide range of provincial and Advanced Placement courses and all of our young men and women are expected to take full part in our nationally recognized athletics and arts programs. A visit to our spectacular campus will convince you that Shawnigan is the place where dreams come true.
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Year Founded: 1916
Endowment: $13,500,000
Campus Size: 380 acres

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School Size: 500
Number of Boarding Students: 429
Boarding Grades: 8-12
Number of Day Students: 71
Day Grades: 8-12
Enrollment By Grade:
Entry into Grade: Number of Students Admitted:
8 40
9 72
10 118
11 135
12 135

Advanced Placement Classes (AP):
  • Biology   
  • Calculus AB   
  • Chemistry   
  • Chinese Language & Culture   
  • Computer Science A   
  • English Language & Composition   
  • English Literature & Composition   
  • European History   
  • French Language & Culture   
  • German Language & Culture   
  • Human Geography   
  • Physics 1   
  • Physics 2   
  • Physics C   
  • Spanish Language & Culture   
  • Studio Art   
  • US History   
  • Badminton   
  • Basketball   
  • Camping   
  • Cross Country   
  • Field Hockey   
  • Figure Skating   
  • Fitness   
  • Golf   
  • Hiking   
  • Ice Hockey   
  • Kayaking   
  • Rowing   
  • Rugby   
  • Soccer   
  • Squash   
  • Swimming   
  • Tennis   
  • Volleyball   
  • Civic Leadership   
  • Community Service   
  • Debating/Public Speaking   
  • Environment Club   
  • Homework Helpers   
  • I.T.   
  • Library   
  • Outreach   
  • Yearbook   
    Arts and Media:
  • Architectural Drafting   
  • Band   
  • Choir   
  • Computer Animation   
  • Dance   
  • Drama   
  • Drawing   
  • Film   
  • Fly Tying   
  • Graphic Design   
  • Graphic Design   
  • Illustration   
  • Information Technology   
  • Library Arts   
  • Model UN   
  • Music   
  • Musical Theater   
  • Painting   
  • Photography   
  • Pottery   
  • Robotics   
  • Sculpture   
  • Sewing   
  • Sport Science   
  • Studio Art   
  • Textile Arts   
  • Woodwork   

  • Admissions

    Application Deadline (Day): Rolling
    Application Deadline (Boarding): Rolling
    Interview Required: Yes
    SSAT Required: No
    Application Requirements: 1. Completed Application Form 2. Recent photo of the applicant 3. Completed Academic Reference Form from Math Teacher 4. Completed Academic Reference Form from English Teacher 5. Copy of last year?s final report card and a copy of the most recent report card 6. Copy of applicant?s birth certificate or passport 7. Application fee of $200.00 8. Campus visit