During this challenging time, the Shawnigan Lake School Admissions team is here to ensure that you have all the information necessary to help you choose a boarding school that is the best fit for you and your child.
Our friendly and experienced team members are happy to connect with you online at any time to talk about the Shawnigan experience and to answer your questions.
Please contact admissions@shawnigan.ca to set up a virtual meeting with one of our team members today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Complete the application

In order to apply to Shawnigan Lake School, please complete the following:
  • Submit the online application form
  • Provide your child’s current math teacher with the math reference form and have him/her submit it directly to admissions by scanning and emailing to: admissions@shawnigan.ca
  • Provide your child’s current English teacher with the academic reference form and have him/her submit it directly to admissions by scanning and emailing to:
  • Scan and email the following supporting documents:
    • Final report card from the previous school year
    • Most recent report card
    • Copy of birth certificate or passport (international students MUST include a copy of the picture page of their passport or permanent resident card)
    • IELTS General or TOEFL official scores for international students
  • Pay $250 application fee by completing this form and emailing to admissions@shawnigan.ca (alternative payment methods found here
Once we receive the online application, one of our Admissions Associates will be in touch with the next steps.  


Interviews are conducted when the family arranges to come tour the campus.  Both the applicant and his/her parents or guardians are expected to attend the interview. It is in the applicant’s best interest to visit the School and be interviewed in person. Skype interviews may be considered on a case by case basis. 


Decisions are made after a thorough assessment of the applicant. We stress that this assessment is based on academic performance and potential, extra-curricular skills and accomplishments, integrity and suitability for the boarding experience. 

Requests for financial aid (Founder's Awards) will only be considered after a student is accepted.

Contact Us

Phone:  250-743-6207
Fax:       250-743-6280
Email:   admissions@shawnigan.ca
Shawnigan Lake School is an independent boarding school for Grades 8-12 on Canada's West Coast. Our modern, diverse and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.