Shawnigan Prep

The Shawnigan Preparatory Program, or "Prep," is an innovative academic curriculum built specifically to prepare international students for a thriving career at Shawnigan Lake School and beyond.

Created in 2011 on the premise that quality students were being turned away from Shawnigan based on their language skills, the program's mission is to help students build confidence in language, character and personality. An intensive grammar and composition component ensures students attain the levels needed for success in the School.
The Prep House is home to six boys and six girls.

For additional information on this unique program, please contact Julia Pollock in the Admissions Office at

Normal academic schedule

7 - 7:30 a.m.    Breakfast
8:30 - 11 a.m.    Class
11 - 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. Class
12:40 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:40 p.m. Class
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Academic assistance
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sport & fine art period
6 p.m. Dinner
7 - 9 p.m. Homework
9 - 10 p.m. Free time
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      Prep students play soccer on the beach during a midterm break camping and surfing trip to Tofino.

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      Shawnigan Prep students work in the Stag Cafe making pizzas for sale. Prep Pizza Night is one of the most popular events on campus.

Shawnigan Prep School

List of 6 members.

Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.