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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:
  • 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 (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 support will only be considered after a student is accepted.

Contact Us

Phone:  250-743-6207
Fax:       250-743-6280
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.
Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The school is home to nationally-ranked academics, arts and athletics, with 100 per cent of graduates accepted to university.