Schools

The schools in Shawnigan Lake are among the top in Canada. There’s no better place to call home.

Shawnigan Lake offers private and public school education opportunities just minutes from the lake. Whether you plan to call Shawnigan Lake a vacation home, or are considering relocating to the area there are some great options to consider.

Shawnigan Lake School

Founded in 1914 and renowned as Canada’s largest and most prestigious boarding school, Shawnigan Lake School is a co-educational school offering grades 8-12. Focusing on university preparatory programs with a focus on academics, athletics and artistry, with  small class sizes, the school boasts 100% university admission rates. Shawnigan Lake School has a 380 acre campus that is completely wireless.

Shawnigan Lake School website

Dwight International School

Dwight International School is a university preparatory program offering both academic and program arts programs with university level program offerings in both drama and dance. Located on East Shawnigan Lake Road the school has a longstanding history in its location, which began as Strathcona Lodge School and then became Maxwell International Baha’i School and finally, in 2009, Dwight International School opened.

Dwight International School website

Discovery Elementary School

Discovery Elementary School is part of GVRD School District 79, servicing offering education for children in kindergarden to grade six. Discovery Elementary School is led by principal Jann Bradley and is located on McKean Road.

Discovery Elementary School website

Frances Kelsey Secondary School

Frances Kelsey Secondary School services Shawnigan Lake students in grades 8-12 from its Mill Bay location. Part of school district 79, the school has roughly 900 students in an open plan facility that was completed in 1995.

Frances Kelsey School website