Head of School Welcome
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
– John Dewey, 1916
Nestled among the pines on a pristine 50-acre historic lakefront property in traditional Anishinaabeg territory, Rosseau Lake College offers a boarding and day school experience that is like no other in Canada. Through a highly innovative, interdisciplinary, and culturally responsive program, we do more than educate students; we empower them. Each RLC student builds a strong personal brand through academic knowledge, relevant workplace experiences, and self-awareness cultivated in our school’s natural setting. This personal brand becomes the core of their success here, and guides them in acquiring the skills and credentials that will set them apart in their post-secondary studies and professional lives.
At Rosseau Lake College, we believe in people. Our core values of Competence, Confidence, and Character highlight the personal focus that encourages our students to bring out their best of selves. Experiential educator Kurt Hahn once said that “there is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.” At RLC we take pride in showing students the potential that already lies within them, and pushing them to realize that potential. Coming to “know thyself” is not easy, but this knowledge allows students to harness their greatest strengths, in line with our motto “Scientia auget vires” (Knowledge increases strength).
Do not take my word for it. Come and see us, meet our incredible team, immerse yourself in nature, and discover why Rosseau Lake College is the best small independent school in Canada.
Robert Carreau, Ph.D.
Head of School
Our mission is to graduate students with a strong personal brand through a culture that is rich in discovery.
Teaching and Learning Statement
Teaching and learning at Rosseau Lake College occurs in a collaborative and diverse environment, where students actively develop their personal brand, through a culture of discovery.
After two years of research and planning through a process that involved students, parents and alumni, we are excited to share RLC’s new strategic direction. It is a plan that celebrates learning and motivates students to apply their knowledge and skills; it applies a methodology that will deepen student engagement and lead to quality learning experiences as they prepare for experiences beyond high school in the knowledge economy.