Parents looking for a place where their child is known and challenged rather than getting lost in the crowd will find that at RLC. We are dedicated to fostering a life-long drive in students to learn and grow and make a difference in the world and we have been successful by providing a safe and welcoming environment for students to learn where traditions and cultures are respected.
One thing that draws families to RLC, is our mission to connect students’ lives to the natural world, enriching their education, health, wellbeing and personal development. Nature is present in every aspect of the school’s operations and is central too, and deeply embedded in, the school’s culture.
The goal of boarding life at Rosseau Lake College is to provide for, and to support, boarders' academic, social, and personal growth within a safe and inclusive boarding community. The development of an environment of mutual understanding, respect and responsibility is critical to this growth.
Through a variety of informal instructional and boarding life strategies, and through a variety of forums and formats, boarders develop vital personal, moral, social and educational knowledge, skills and values.
There are four gender-specific residences on campus. Each residence is staffed by a caring and responsible Head of House and a Residential Duty Team. Houseparents are faculty members who live in each residence and are available 24/7. Students are paired with peers comparable in age with similar interests.
On the weekends, students are offered organized activities supervised by staff. Activities vary depending on the season, but each student is asked to participate in at least one event throughout the weekend.
Resident Life Weekend Activities
Movies + Dinner
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
Major League Games
Rosseau Lake College promotes a culture of mutual respect and trust between staff and students. RLC staff members are involved in students' lives—as teachers, student advisors, trip leaders, coaches, community service leaders, and friends. These strong student-teacher relationships are often cited by RLC alumni as the most important element of a Rosseau Lake College education.