Boarding and
Campus Life

Rosseau Lake College is located in one of the most extraordinary settings in Ontario. Over 70 boarding students from Canada and around the world come to live and learn each year on our stunning 56-acre campus.

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 lifelong drive in students to learn and grow and make a difference in the world and we are 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.

I hear about Bree going for walks with friends, doing a luge track, enjoying the terrain park, and even doing a polar bear dip. I know she is having fun with the RLC family so I don't worry about her.

– Current Parent & RLC Alumnus, David Brisson ‘90

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.

Rosseau Lake College is home; a place of identity and belonging. After a boarding experience at RLC, students are very well equipped and positioned to make a successful transition to university life.

Student Residences

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. House parents are faculty members who live in each residence and are available 24/7. Students are paired with peers comparable in age and 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
Community Services
Ontario Science Centre
Royal Ontario Museum
CN Tower
Mini Golf
Ice Hockey
Laser Tag
Snow Tubing
Canada’s Wonderland
Rock Climbing
Ripley’s Aquarium
Major League Games

Mutual Respect

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.