Shawnigan Lake School
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Location:
Canada / Victoria
Other locations: Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia,
Institution Description
Shawnigan At A Glance

General
  • A co-educational, independent boarding school founded in 1916
  • Just over 450 students in grades 8-12 (90% full-time boarders)
  • 80% of students are from Canada and the United States
  • 20% of students are international, with more than 30 countries represented on campus

Academics
  • University preparatory-based education program
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Faculty Advisor assigned to each student to facilitate Academic progress
  • Learning Centre with 5 instructors

Advanced Placement
  • 16 AP courses offered (2012 average score: 4.06)
  • 73 courses offered within the BC curriculum

University Profile
  • 100% of graduates accepted into university
  • More than 85% of graduates accepted to first choice

Campus
  • 300 acre, rural setting
  • Family-style dining in Marion Hall (Capacity: 500)
  • 9 modern boarding houses (5 boys, 4 girls)
  • Wireless campus

Fine Arts Program
  • 28 instructors in music, drama and visual arts
  • 24 extracurricular fine arts options
  • 9 annual Musical Theatre and Drama productions
  • Artist in Residence Program
  • Hugh Wilkinson Studio Theatre (Capacity: 600)

Athletics Program
  • 15 different sports offerings
  • Nationally acclaimed rowing and rugby programs
  • National level coaches
  • Annual sports tours
  • International-sized rugby field with Pavilion
  • Rowing boathouse and docks (58 rowing shells)
  • 9 full-sized playing fields
  • 6 tennis courts
  • All-weather turf field for field hockey and soccer
  • State-of-the-art indoor athletic facility with 4 squash courts, 2 gyms, high performance weight room, fitness centre and golf simulator

Leadership
  • Values-based education
  • Extensive volunteerism opportunities
  • Thorough Environmental Issues approach
  • Annual International Service expeditions
  • Whole school 1 week ski-trip to BC interior
  • In-House Residential curriculum