Extraordinary learning
is in our nature.

Rosseau Lake College is an independent co-ed day and boarding school offering Grades 7 to 12, located on the  shores of Lake Rosseau in Ontario, Canada.

Robert Carreau


" ... to accept challenges and grow from them. To never stop inquiring. To never stop supporting and inspiring others."

"I stayed for a weekend the year before enrolling to try it out. I thought it was awesome then and still did six years later when I graduated. ... it is one of the best things that ever happened in my life."

—Dylan Cunningham '07
Canadian Rockies ski and climbing guide; the third skier to descend the North Face of Mount Robson; in 2020, made the first ascent of Red Beard, a 420-metre M5 WI5, in Banff National Park.

"Probably the most useful tools I learned from my time at Rosseau were independence and the confidence to go out on my own."

—KatieTsuyuki '01
Elite snowboarder, consultant, and motivational speaker; Canadian Olympic Snowboard Team in Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018

"To attend RLC felt second-nature to me. It was as though I were going to school in my own backyard, immersed in the natural world ... RLC was a place of calm, focus, and inspiration."

—Samantha Brett '04
Founder of IronOaks Environmental Management Inc., addressing resource management and sustainability; senior environmental advisor to TC Energy Corporation in Calgary, Alberta.

Intentionally small, meaningfully diverse

Our small school environment ensures authentic, meaningful relationships and an inclusive, warm community. We are leaders in true diversity, embracing over 20 different nationalities within our community. We ignite the “it” within each student, challenging and empowering your child to pursue their own passions.

Classrooms without walls, learning without limits

Our lakefront campus provides a unique environment for an innovative academic program that immerses your child in powerful experiential learning that’s impossible to gain in traditional classroom settings.

Connected to the spirit of Indigenous teachings

Indigenous culture, history, and learning philosophies are a cornerstone of our school’s everyday learning experiences and integrated throughout our curriculum. These experiences deepen the bonds in our community, and foster understanding, personal growth and inclusive leadership skills within our students.

Strength of character
and sense of self

We take pride in supporting students to realize the best of themselves and lead lives rich in meaning. Your child will leave RLC with a well-developed sense of self, along with the values, understanding and perspective to be conscientious stewards of a fast-changing world.

By the Numbers


Year RLC was established

Grade 7-12

Co-educational day and boarding school


Number of students


Percentage of international to Canadian students


Average class size


1 faculty member for every 5 students


of students live in residence on campus


of students are female


Nationalities represented in our student body


Dialects spoken

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Preparing Students For
What’s Ahead

Our students have an advantage when applying for post-secondary education. Year over year 100% of our graduates are accepted at their top schools of choice, throughout Canada, the US and beyond.

Over the past 5 years our graduates have received admission offers from the following institutions.

Bishop’s University, University of British Columbia, Carleton University, Conestoga College, Dalhousie University, Durham College, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Fanshawe College, St. Francis Xavier University, George Brown College, University of Guelph, Humber College, Huron University College, King’s University College, Lakehead University, McGill University, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Northern College, Nipissing University, OCAD University, Ontario Tech University, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, Sheridan College, Simon Fraser University, Toronto Metropolitan University, Trent University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Windsor, York University

Middlebury College, University of Edinburgh, Australian National University, University of Hong Kong, Kingston University, University of Mexico, Paris School of Business, St. Lawrence University, University of Texas