Robert Carreau, Ph.D.
Head of School

Welcome to Rosseau Lake College

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

Dr. Robert Carreau, Head of School

About RLC

Average class sizes at Rosseau Lake College range from 15—25 students. Our students are known, counselled and cared for. Our campus consists of four boarding residences and is home not only to our boarding students, but to the majority of the teaching staff as well.

We take great pleasure in finding the strengths in our students, building their confidence and nourishing their potential through a personalized learning environment that will prepare them for university, other post-secondary opportunities and the challenges of the future.

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