Our approach to education goes beyond the academic, athletic, and fine arts components and extends to preparing our students to live happy, healthy lives. Our progressive, relevant, and vibrant 'Shawnigan Life Curriculum' is a pillar of a Shawnigan education.
We also work with a number of experts as part of our curriculum:
Kerri Isham: Healthy Relationships
Jesse Miller: Digital Literacy/ Cyber Safety
Rob DeClark: Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Shawnigan Lake School has the largest number of full-time boarders of any school in Canada, and boarding life remains the cornerstone of a Shawnigan experience.
While students at a regular school show up for 6-8 hours a day, Shawnigan students are fully immersed, learning and growing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Living with 50-60 peers teaches compromise and patience. The blend of nationalities teaches tolerance and understanding. The roles assigned to senior students teach teamwork and leadership.
While living away from home is a unique challenge that can test young people's independence and resourcefulness, boarding at Shawnigan includes all the support that our students may need, from involved and caring staff, to modern, well-equipped dorms and facilties, to on-campus health and wellness supports.