Shawnigan Lake School leads young people in the pursuit of personal excellence through the challenges of a well-rounded education.
We are by intention a school with students of diverse academic, economic, geographic and ethnic backgrounds.
We believe our students must be accountable for their decisions and actions and indeed for their non-decisions and non-actions.
Honesty is fundamental to every aspect of our students' lives.
The strength of our community derives from respect for the worth and dignity of each individual
Responsibility & service to the community
We require that our students view service to the community, be it local or global, as an integral part of their responsibility as citizens.
Caring for individuals
This underlies everything we do. The supportiveness of a community is the ultimate measure of its strength.
In educating the whole person, we emphasize the development of moral values and fine citizenship.
Despite the internationalism of our student body, Shawnigan is a Canadian school and very proud of that heritage.
Our chapel is central to our creation of community. It embraces all faiths or no faiths and prompts all students to reflect upon ethical and spiritual issues.
Shawnigan Lake School's mission and values are inseparable from the fact that we are first and foremost a boarding school and that we are a co-educational university preparatory school with the broader mandate of preparing our young people for successful lives.