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 Dormitories

There are four gender-specific dormitories on campus. Each is staffed by a caring and responsible Head of House and a Duty Team. House parents are faculty members who live in each dormitory 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.

Campus Life Weekend Activities

Lake League
Community service
Backyard games
Nordic skiing
Shopping trips
Socials (dances)
Arts and crafts
Movie nights
Tree climbing
Rock climbing
Scuba diving
Outdoor adventures!

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.

Evening Routine

QUIET HOURS in houses from 6:30pm through 9pm.

GRADE SPECIFIC STUDY HALLS: Get together with your friends to get your work done. Attendance is voluntary but encouraged.

MONDAY and THURSDAY SUPPORTIVE STUDY: If a teacher recognizes that you need direction in order to get your work done, or if you have overdue work, you will be assigned to Supportive Study on Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm - 8pm.

INDIVIDUAL INTEREST CLUBS: Staff and students will be encouraged to lead weekly clubs to share their interests. The idea is for staff and students to share something that they are interested in with the community.

.SNACK: Is served in the dining hall each night from 9-9:30pm.