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Rosseau Lake College

A world-class independent school, located right here in Muskoka.

Rosseau Lake College is a co-ed day and boarding school offering Grades 7 to 12, located along the shores of Lake Rosseau in Muskoka. With our engaging, student-centred, personalized approach to learning, our graduates have a distinct advantage. Rosseau Lake College prides itself on small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, all set against a beautiful Muskoka landscape.

Future Forward

Personalized

Student-centred learning program designed to increase engagement

Hands-On Learning

Hands On

Small class sizes & hands-on learning providing a more individualized learning experience

Competitive

Competitive

95% of RLC graduates enter one of their top three schools for post-secondary education

Affordable

Affordable

Low tuition costs with grants and bursaries available for local students and boarders

Special bursaries for local families

Rosseau Lake College offers bursaries exclusively for local families, allowing day students to save over 50% on tuition.

Bursaries

Rosseau Lake College offers four bursaries exclusively for local families, allowing day students to save over 50% on tuition. These bursaries, valued at $10,000 each, are available for day students from the Muskoka area.

The criteria for these bursaries are:

  • Students must currently reside in the ‘triangle’ between Bracebridge, Huntsville and Parry Sound.
  • Students must demonstrate past academic success and involvement in co-curricular activities.
  • Students must commit to attending RLC until graduation.

RLC also offers two similar bursaries for Canadian boarding students from outside of Muskoka. For more information, please fill out the contact form in the section below.

Learn More

Fill out this simple inquiry form to connect with our Director of Enrollment and learn more about Rosseau Lake College. Bursaries are available for day students from Muskoka and support eligible students through their entire time at Rosseau Lake College. For more information about how to apply, contact us.

Sharon Magor
Director of Enrollment Management
Rosseau Lake College
(705) 732-4351, ext. 12

  • Please enter a value between 6 and 12.

5 Reasons Muskoka is the Best Place to Learn

1. Explore Nature

Students at Rosseau Lake College have the unique opportunity to interact and explore a truly Canadian environment each and every day. Our backyard, right on Lake Rosseau, shapes how students learn and understand the world around them – whether it be through art, science, athletics or extracurricular activities. Studies show that green spaces around schools increase attention span and memory and that young people who spend time outside are more likely to protect the environment as adults.

 

2. Become Community Leaders

We understand the importance of being active leaders in and for our community, and our students are at the forefront of that community action. Rosseau Lake College students are able to participate in a wide range of projects that benefit the Muskoka community, and learn important leadership skills and network with important community figures through these initiatives.

 

3. Small, Tight-Knit Group

With small class sizes and a familial feel to the campus, students quickly find themselves in a close, tight-knit group with their peers. Students are able to forge lasting friendships with local and international students, and to express their thoughts and ideas in a welcoming environment. Rather than being just another number, our students can feel they can expand their world views.

 

4. Physical Fitness Outdoors

Through our sports and clubs programs, as well as our annual fall outtrips, students have the opportunity to try a number of fun and exciting outdoor sports and recreation initiatives. Whether it’s hiking, camping or kayaking, our students are able to get out of the gym and participate in a number of activities not offered at other schools.

 

5. Leadership and Growth

Given the location of our campus, Rosseau Lake College students are encouraged and motivated to become self-sufficient and develop important characteristics that will benefit them in their education, career and life. Our students are well-equipped to face the challenges of post-secondary education and working in the 21st century.

Getting away from urban environments encourages different perspectives on some of the most pressing issues in the world. Thinking outside the box starts by going outside.

Discovering Students' Potential

Discovering Students' Potential

Is Rosseau Lake College Right for Me?

As the education system changes and young adults are increasingly expected to be independent and prepared to jump right into new challenges, traditional teaching methods don’t do enough for personal development.

Beginning in September 2017, Rosseau Lake College is implementing Discovery Days, an innovative approach that allows students to develop important skills and realize their full potential independently.

Discovery Days will occur every Friday during the school year and transform the timetable into a student-designed day that allows for non-traditional learning. Rather than going to their regular classes, students will work on longer-term projects and have access to different learning spaces that allow for successful completion of those projects.

Through this process, students will have the opportunity to inquire, explore and investigate the world around them, providing critical decision-making abilities and developing personal skills that will set them up for success in postsecondary education and their careers.

The Discovery Days philosophy focuses on three stages of learning:

  • Design Time: Students will work on Discovery Projects, including lab work, studio work, group collaboration and presentation tasks.
  • Flex Time: Students will have the chance to work on passion projects of meaning to them to develop their own interests, hobbies and personal skills.
  • Active Time: Students can enjoy learning outdoor skills, become involved in clubs, participate in athletics and attend Indigenous workshops.

Part of the Discovery Days development will include the creation of a new MakerSpace, and students will be encouraged to utilize the full wealth of resources available at Rosseau Lake College. They will get out of the classroom and move around campus to the venues that help them achieve their personal goals.

Teachers will take on a facilitator role in this new system, giving students the opportunity to engage and interact with faculty with whom they might not have classes. This will allow for students to seek out peers and faculty with similar interests and collaborate, build together and fully realize their passion. Passion projects, worked on during flex time, won’t even be graded - they are strictly for personal development and the opportunity to see a project of interest through from start to finish.

As changes continue in education, business and everyday life, gaining these personal leadership, project management and organization skills are crucial to succeeding in a globalized world that places greater emphasis on independence and self-starting.

Getting a jumpstart on personal development and independence will provide greater skills at the university level and as graduates begin their careers.

Is Rosseau Lake College Right for Me?

I want to understand not just the why, but the how.

Rosseau Lake College provides a inquiry-based environment where students research real-world projects and put them into practice through hands-on opportunities. Our learner-centred approach allows students to succeed through a number of teaching and learning styles.

 

I don’t want to be just another student number.

Students who attend Rosseau Lake College quickly realize that we’re more than just a school, we’re a community. Students can build lasting, meaningful friendships with their classmates, and have an opportunity to meet with teachers and instructors in an environment that encourages critical thinking, creativity and knowledge sharing. Faculty and students alike work together to co-create an environment that helps students achieve their goals.

 

I need to get out of the classroom sometimes.

Given Rosseau Lake College’s location in the heart of Muskoka, our students have the opportunity to engage in fun activities like camping, hiking, kayaking and more. Students are encouraged to join our athletic teams and clubs and to pursue their interests. Plus, each Fall our outtrips allow students to explore the Canadian environment in a unique and fun way.

 

I love Muskoka.

We do, too. That’s why our students are active members of our local community. We work with local groups to help with initiatives that improve our community and help the people who live here. The next generation deserves the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful community we take for granted, so we work to make it happen.

 

I want to go to university OR college.

That’s great! Rosseau Lake College’s faculty are experts in their fields and our student-centred, personalized approach to teaching will set you up for success at the post-secondary level. In fact, 95% of our graduates are accepted to one of their top three schools and 72 post-secondary institutions sent offers out to our students just last year. Attending Rosseau Lake College gives you the skills and personal qualities needed to succeed.

Why I Chose Rosseau Lake College

Why I Chose Rosseau Lake College

Why I Chose Rosseau Lake College

Gabrielle Moquin, Class of 2016

Gabrielle MoquinGabrielle Moquin attended Rosseau Lake College beginning in Grade 7, and graduated in 2016.

Originally from Parry Sound, Gabrielle first became interested in attending Rosseau Lake College because of her older brother, a student who was thriving at RLC due to the small class sizes and emphasis on individualized learning.

New Opportunities

When asked, Gabrielle says her most important memories of Rosseau Lake College are her classmates, the supportive teachers, and the opportunities in sports and the arts that she wouldn’t have had access to if she had attended her local high school. “It was worth the long days and early mornings” she says.

As an athlete, Gabrielle appreciated the variety of sports offered at RLC. She participated in field hockey, rowing and ultimate frisbee, as well as winter sports like nordic skiing and snowboarding. She also became heavily involved in the Drama and Band programs. Gabrielle notes that since participation in extracurricular activities at Rosseau Lake College is mandatory, many students develop interests in activities that they wouldn’t have tried otherwise. “Rosseau Lake College builds an environment where you can be open to trying new things” she says.

The annual school out-trips were also a highlight for Gabrielle. “It’s a bonding experience that sets the tone for the year,” she says. “It connects everyone on a different level.”

Gabrielle Moquin RLC Nordic Skiing

Advantages in Post-Secondary Education

When it came time to apply for post-secondary education, Gabrielle says the most difficult part was cutting down her list of accomplishments for the application forms. From sports to academic awards to leadership and community service experience, her portfolio was full of accomplishments that set her apart from other students. Although she was offered scholarships at several universities in the United States, she ultimately chose to attend Western University in London, Ontario where she is pursuing a B.A. in philosophy with an eye to attending law school. Eventually she’d like to have a career in politics.

International Connections

Gabrielle benefitted immensely from the diversity of the Rosseau Lake College student body. Attending classes alongside students from Canada, Mexico, Spain, China and Japan broadened her horizons, and school trips to Europe (France and Spain), and Kenya (Me to We Foundation) awakened an interest in travel and adventure. Gabrielle participated in another Me to We Foundation trip to India, and after her first year exams are complete in April 2017, she’ll be travelling to Japan to visit a fellow RLC alumni, then heading off on her own to explore more of the country.

Gabrielle’s Advice

When asked what advice she would give to a student who was interested in attending Rosseau Lake College, Gabrielle says “I’d tell them that they will make so many close friends at RLC. Don’t be afraid to be independent! You’ll still have your other friends, but you’ll get to meet a lot of great people from all over the world.”

Feature Articles

Why I Chose Rosseau Lake College

Why I Chose Rosseau Lake College

Is Rosseau Lake College Right for Me?

Is Rosseau Lake College Right for Me?

5 Reasons Muskoka is the Best Place to Learn

5 Reasons to Learn in Muskoka

4 Ways We Prepare Your Child for the Future

Discovering Students’ Potential

Visit Us

Contact us to arrange a campus tour.

(705) 732-4351, ext. 12

sharon.magor@rosseaulakecollege.com

We’re located at Hwy 141 & Bright Street in Rosseau, Ontario.

Find us on Google Maps.

Visit Us

Contact us to arrange a campus tour.

(705) 732-4351, ext. 12
sharon.magor@rosseaulakecollege.com

We’re located at Hwy 141 & Bright Street in Rosseau, Ontario.

Find us on Google Maps.

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