Welcome to
Rosseau Lake College

Nestled among the pines on a pristine 56-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.

Rosseau Lake College is one of Canada's most unique independent, co-ed, day and boarding schools, offering extraordinary learning in a highly experiential academic program in grades 6-12. Every September since 1967, RLC has welcomed (approximately) 120 boarding and day students to our 56-acre campus located along the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau in Ontario, Canada. 

We take pride in our small school and our unique environment. We have the honor of truly knowing every student, forming lifelong relationships. Every student matters, deeply, to us. 

At RLC, we inspire and empower each student through our innovative academic program; one that is intentionally rooted in the vast opportunities of nature and our incredible geographical setting. Connections are made between the Seven Generations teachings and our Rosseau Roots that nurture our students to be thoughtful, balanced, adventurous and creative. 

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 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).

We strive to develop culturally responsive, inclusive students who embrace diversity and equity. We want our students to be genuine ambassadors equipped and inspired to engage in current and future opportunities with courage and integrity. When students graduate from RLC they have developed the skills, knowledge, and confidence to take on any challenge. They are ready for anything.

A group of smiling students poses in front of the RLC dining hall logo.
Being immersed in our majestic, close knit campus is an incredible privilege. We are unique, proud, and joyful. Students develop character, personal expression and meaningful relationships with the land, self and others. Learning transcends time and place so students develop an everlasting sense of belonging and an understanding of who they are and what they can achieve.

– Dave Krocker