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.
Of course, life at a boarding school can be difficult. Being away from home is a unique challenge that can test young people's independence and resourcefulness.
Fortunately, boarding at Shawnigan includes all the support that our residents may need, from involved, caring staff to modern, well-equipped dorms to some of the best food of any school out there.