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  • Admissions Update - April 2021

    In spite of the global pandemic, we are in the strongest admissions position ever in my memory. We are extremely close to reaching our target for next year, a couple of months sooner than normal. Re-enrollment letters were sent out to our current families at least a month earlier than usual this year with a 95% return for Domestic and 94% return for International.
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  • Alumni Notebook - April 2021

    International Women’s Day Profiles

    To help the School celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8), our Alumni Engagement Team profiled four Shawnigan alumnae on our social media channels. We are so proud of these amazing women! We invite you to follow the links below to read the interviews.
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  • About

    Century is the story of Shawnigan Lake School, an independent boarding school on Vancouver Island. Founded in 1916 by C. W. Lonsdale, Shawnigan has become Canada’s Boarding School. This book tracks the history of the School from its humble beginnings, through a century of challenges and triumphs, to its present position as the country’s foremost coeducational boarding high school.

    In Century, Jay Connolly provides the narrative backbone of Shawnigan’s history but leaves much of the storytelling in the hands of the students, teachers, and leaders who have lived and shaped Shawnigan Lake School. “Adolescence—or the recollection of adolescence,” he writes in the preface, “provides a particularly rich speaking moment because it often combines raw emotional experience with revelations of body, mind, and spirit. In the best of these interviews, the confluence of these factors leads to epiphany.” Century gives us an inside view of a remarkable Canadian school.
We acknowledge with respect the Coast Salish Peoples on whose traditional lands and waterways we live, learn and play. We are grateful for the opportunity to share in this beautiful region, and we aspire to healthy and respectful relationships with those who have lived on and cared for these lands for millennia.