Shawnigan Lake School

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, V0R 2W1 (View map)

co-ed, Non-Denominational

Shawnigan Lake School is one of North America’s premier boarding schools. Situated on a stunning 300-acre campus on beautiful Vancouver Island on Canada’s West Coast, Shawnigan has, over the last 100 years, refined and developed the art of boarding and the science of a complete education. The focus on community is paramount with 450 boarders in a school of 515 students from grades 8-12 and over 70 staff members living on campus. The rigorous curriculum of university-preparatory academics is complemented by a wide range of very strong sports and fine arts programs. Shawnigan’s whole ethos and approach are designed to imbue the experience of its young people with the moral fibre, the values and the ‘way of being’ that will equip them for successful, productive and happy lives. At Shawnigan, the character you build is yours forever.

Contact name: Gaynor Samuel

Contact email:

Girls boarding: 199

Girls day: 42

Boys boarding: 235

Boys day: 41

Campus size: 300

Year founded: 1916

Average class size: 15

Student teacher ratio: 8:1

Dress code: Yes

Domestic Seven day tuition: $48.00

International Seven day tuition: $64.00

Five day tuition: $0.00

Boarding grades: 8-12

Day grades: 8-12

Day tuition: $26.00

Accreditations: CAIS, NAIS, TABS, NABI

Pre-Grade Nine Boarding: Yes

Advanced placement: No

International bac: No

ESL: Yes

Payment plans: Yes

Need based aid: No

Merit scholarships: No




Summer Programs