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Shawnigan Lake School

Address: 1975 Renfrew Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1
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Description Shawnigan Lake School

Location: Canada, British Columbia, Shonigan Lake
Age of students: 12+ years
Programs: High School, Program 8 - 12 classes, AP courses (15 advanced programs), ESL program
Number of students: 450
Year of foundation: 1916
Type of education: joint
Accommodation: residence
Price: from C $ 28,200 per term with full board accommodation
Ranking: Canada's largest boarding school, ranked among TOP-30 prestigious secondary schools in the country 

Shawnigan Lake School is one of the most popular schools in British Columbia and Canada in general. More than 450 students from 30 countries study here. 100% of Shawnigan Lake School graduates enter selected universities in Canada, the USA, and other countries.

The school offers standard programs and increased intensity programs. Children learn and live in an atmosphere of friendship, mutual respect. This contributes not only to their academic, but also personal development.

The school has all conditions for revealing talents of students. The school provides developed sports infrastructure. At school there are more than two dozen circles of creative direction. They are visited by students who are passionate about vocal, music, theatrical art, photography, poetry, design and applied art. Competently organized entertainment programs of the school do not allow children to miss their free time.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Shawnigan Lake School

Program name
01.09.2019 -30.06.2020
from 71 300 $CAD / year

8 - 12 classes

Shawnigan Lake School's general education program provides for the study of compulsory and optional subjects. The list of disciplines includes subjects: mathematics, natural, social sciences, English, modern languages ​​(Chinese, Spanish, French), physical education, art, planning and business. In total, the program offers 73 subjects.

01.09.2019 -30.06.2020
from 71 300 $CAD / year

Motivated and successful high school students can attend an advanced training course in 15 subjects of the AP program. Successful passing examinations in priority subjects increases the competitiveness of applicants when enrolling in the world's rating universities. At the university level, languages ​​(English, Spanish, French), English literature, French culture, US history, EU countries, mathematical analysis, physics, chemistry, geography, biology, and studio art are taught at Shawnigan Lake School.

01.09.2019 -30.06.2020
from 71 300 $CAD / year

Accommodation and food

Students are offered accommodation in 9 residences. High school students live 3-4 people per room, high school students - 1-2. In general, residences have cozy living rooms, lounges, laundries and kitchens.

Boarding school students are provided with board meals. The Marion Hall serves daily Canadian, British, European cuisine. Also, the chefs of the school restaurant prepare national dishes of some oriental cuisines.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, Chinese, English, English literature, French, French culture, geography, History of europe, mathematical analysis, maths, Natural science, physical Culture, physics, Planning and business, sociology, Spanish, Studio art,  History of america


  • Impeccable reputation. High-quality academic preparation of students is confirmed by 100% of graduates entering the world's leading universities.
  • Individual approach to each student. There are 1 teacher for 8 children. This provides an opportunity for quality control of academic success and timely correction of individual curricula.
  • The school has a convenient location. It is located not far from one of the most touristy megalopolises of the country - Vancouver. The province of British Columbia, where the school is located, is ecologically safe, mild climate and picturesque landscapes.
  • School programs are aimed at children with different potentials and ambitions: advanced courses of advanced complexity are offered, many optional courses for those who want to study art and humanities in depth.
  • Sports achievements of its students. The school is the leader in British Columbia and Canada in terms of coaching staff and the number of victories of teams in national competitions.

Equipment Shawnigan Lake School

The Shawnigan Lake School campus covers an area of 300 acres. It is recognized as one of the largest in Canada and beautiful in the world. The campus includes academic buildings, residences, sports infrastructure, recreation areas and natural areas. The school also has a rich library with thousands of printed and electronic funds, a scientific center, computer classes, a theater studio with a chamber hall for 500 seats. There are several Wi-Fi points on the territory.

Sports infrastructure of the school is represented by 2 gyms, a fitness center, 4 squash fields, a golf course, a gym, several fields for playing football, rugby, field hockey. Also on the campus there are docks for kayaks, rowing boats, slipways.

Term dates and fees

Studying period: September - June.

Additional fees:

  • application fee $ 200 (not refundable)
  • registration fee $ 2,000 (not refundable)
  • full prepayment is required upon acceptance of entering invitation

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Shawnigan Lake School reviews


My brother and I go to school Shawnigan Lake School. My parents chose studying in Canada on the advice of their friends. In the office of Smapse we liked the description and pictures of the school (beautiful and modern), parents considered ratings and reviews of parents and students, an acceptable cost. At first they even thought that we had a discount! But everything is more prosaic: Smapse, they say, work as direct representatives, so they do not charge an agency commission of intermediaries.

Frankly speaking, we chose the school correctly. So it turned out that we have quite a different schedule: I have more exact sciences, and my brother took a bias in biology and chemistry, so we meet in general lessons and during sports classes. By the way, there are a lot of opportunities to play something after the lessons: the Canadians are obsessed with sports, so they give us all the conditions - choose, take inventory and play, if that, ask the coach and instructor. Classical excursions: the nature is very beautiful, and the cities are alive, large, noisy - you can go shopping, go to the amusement park, and go to the cinema. There are at least 5 kinds of popcorn there!).

Manager of the CMPA
Good afternoon, Nikita! Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that the school of our partners has been liked and approached in all respects! If we need our help on any issues - we will be very happy!

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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