Rosseau Lake College
|Year of Foundation||1967|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Gr. 7-12|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||110|
|Teacher Student Ratio||5:1|
|Accreditations||CAIS, CIS, Ontario Ministry of education, Round Square|
|Headmaster||Mr. Robert Carreau|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||$20,600|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||$59,600|
Rosseau Lake College is an independent co-ed, day and boarding school offering Grades 7 – 12, located along the natural, picturesque setting of Lake Rosseau in the Muskoka region.
With our engaging, student-centred, personalized approach to learning – a program we call Future Forward – our graduates have a distinct advantage. In a family-like environment, teachers work with each student to develop a personalized curricular approach that will enhance their academic competence.
The new Future Forward Program personalized learning approach is based on the personal learning profiles of each student. This approach allows students to set clearer personal goals, exercise diverse learning strategies, learn collaborative problem solving, experience teamwork in diverse learning spaces, while building 21st century skills and competencies for Post-Secondary studies, work and living in the future.
At Rosseau Lake College, culture is at the core of all we do, including academics. Each morning we gather as an entire community in a circle: we sing, give gratitude, look to the day ahead and generally look after each other. This supportive circle then extends to the classroom, and it is within the close-knit community that students best learn and thrive. We understand the incredible value of our small class sizes, but this is only one part of truly engaging students in their capacity to think, respond, innovate, create and reflect.
Our Personalized Learning Community is a strategic response to the challenge of motivating students in their learning. Our educators use assessment tools and practices to better understand individual student learning styles. This ensures that teaching approaches and learning environments are a direct response to the particular strengths,challenges and interests of the students. As a result, the learner is truly at the forefront of the learning process. Teachers collaborate constantly as professionals to create a holistic learning community focused on building relevant skills and competencies for the benefit of students now and in the future.
Rosseau Lake College believes in providing a world-class, hands-on education with a focus on the environment, 21st Century skills and entrepreneurship. We love to maintain the perhaps unlikely balance of connecting learning to the outdoors and our thriving Outdoor Education Program, while also applying cutting-edge technology in a meaningful way. With a core curriculum based on the descriptions of the Ontario Ministry of Education, Rosseau Lake College believes strongly in understanding each student’s learning preferences in order to foster engagement in the learning journey. By using authentic, real-world problems in the learning process, an RLC education is meaningful and relevant, allowing for a higher degree of engagement and success.
In their 12th Grade year, RLC students are asked to stand before their entire community and provide a statement of Personal Brand. In doing so, the students capture a sense of who they are as a person and a learner, reflecting on individual strengths and challenges and the many RLC experiences that have helped to shape a sense of self. There is no doubt that it is our students’ intellectual breadth, highly developed personal skills, and high level of self actualization that ensures a competitive advantage when applying to post-secondary programs.
Rosseau Lake College’s balanced, supportive, and challenging co-curricular program provides opportunity for students to develop self-confidence, self-awareness and life skills that will serve them well beyond their years in high school.
Exercising both mind and body is very important for the overall development of young people.
Our Arts program is skills-based and focuses on the thrill of public performance, providing a real sense of the natural relationship between practice and improvement.
The priority of our Athletics program is to teach the value of active living, healthy competition, and the empowering nature of sportsmanship.
Athletics are compulsory for all students and run all year, but are segmented into three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Many students opt for varsity sports, but life sports for the less competitive are also available.
The Arts program is also compulsory and runs from November to April, and culminates in the Spring Arts Gala.
Languages of instructionEnglish
"As you are probably aware, Jennifer really struggled in a couple of her courses in semester #1. So much so in fact, that she was actually having second thoughts about her post-secondary path and abilities. Based on her report card and your personal comments, it appears that the RLC school community — including both the co-curricular programs that encouraged and embraced her ideas (such as the Legion contest) plus the ever supportive academic staff who tirelessly and patiently counselled Jennifer until she could grasp the concepts that eluded her — afforded Jennifer the support she needed through the tough days and the inspiration to persevere. Indeed, I am very proud, but the school deserves a shout out for being an equal partner in her success."