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  • Admissions Update

    During a time of great uncertainty, Shawnigan has continued not just to rise to the occasion but excel. The School’s swift and successful pivot to the Shawnigan Online Unique Learning (SOUL) program had a very positive impact on Admissions, with re-enrollment happening earlier and in greater numbers than ever before. The Founder’s Fund – an extraordinary community act of spirit and generosity – has also been instrumental in providing a financial life raft to many of our financial aid and scholarship families, bringing many of our wonderful students home to Shawnigan this fall.  
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  • Charles, Catherine and Carl Asche with their dogs Trip and Jack.  Photo was taken last month before the kids went back to their respective schools.

    Alumni Notebook - September 2020

    Carl Asche ‘79 (Lake’s)

    Carl on set of the documentary film “Diagnosing Healthcare” being released in October 2020. View the following link to read film synopsis.
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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.
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.