Typical Day

Standard Dress

Lakefield College School prides itself in a dress standard that provides its students with comfortable, flexible clothing in order to embrace our strategic directions of outdoors every day, authentic learning, and community first. This dress standard includes the essential clothing needed at Lakefield College School. When planning purchases, please remember that laundry, included in the boarding tuition fees, is sent out once a week, returning in two days. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available in the residences. Students also have access to a free, communal laundry room located in our School Block.

In keeping with its environmental value, Lakefield seeks corporate partners for dress that manufacture clothing in Canada or that make a strong commitment to sustainability in their business practices, or both. Many of our clothing pieces are manufactured by Top Marks, but students may also purchase pieces of Standard Dress from School Stores and preferred supplier Mountain Equipment Coop. Information about Mountain Equipment Coop’s sustainability policies is available here.

Top Marks is currently the exclusive supplier of our Formal Dress. Formal Dress is worn at least once a week, on special occasions, and for some designated school trips. Standard Dress is worn on the other weekdays during the academic day (8:30 am - 3:30 pm). Spirit wear, other tops (school sport, clubs and house wear) are permitted on Wednesdays. See details for both Formal and Standard Dress under Types of Uniforms (below).

To Order:

  • Top Marks Canada: For Health and Safety reasons Top Marks will not be coming to LCS this year. If you have not yet done so, please complete your new Top Marks formal and standard dress orders directly through the Top Marks website using our school code: LCS01. The school will help with exchanges if necessary upon arrival to school if the exchanges cannot be accommodated prior to arrival.
  • School Stores: Families may purchase standard dress tops from School Stores upon arrival at the school. To order any items remotely please visit the school stores website then contact Krista Dunford or Dawn Goble at 705.652.3324 ext. 340 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays (Wednesday until 2:00 p.m.).
  • Replay Shop: The Replay Shop in School Stores carries gently used items. Contact the Replay Shop by email for assistance.
  • MEC bottoms can be ordered directly through this MEC link.

Types of Uniforms

List of 2 items.

  • Formal Dress

    • Green blazer with crest (navy for grade 12)
    • White oxford button-down shirt
    • School tie (grad ties for grade 12)
    • Grey dress pants and belt
    • Pleated tartan skirt (worn with lycra shorts)
    • Navy or grey socks
    • Black or brown dress shoes
  • Standard Dress

    Our standard dress allows students to be dressed appropriately for the wide range of learning activities they might experience in a day, from physical activity in the outdoors to dance and drama to science experiments and formal class presentations. Students are expected to choose from among the many pieces of standard dress available to them so that they may engage confidently and freely in whatever learning the day brings.

    Students may select from the following Standard Dress items:

    Standard Dress tops are available for purchase only from Top Marks or School Stores. Families may purchase tops from School Stores upon arrival at the school.
    • Top Marks white oxford cloth shirt (long or short-sleeved)
    • Top Marks white or navy polo shirt (long or short-sleeved)
    • Top Marks navy pullover v-neck sweater (a classroom dress shirt must be worn underneath)
    • Top Marks navy heavy-weight polar fleece pull-over
    • School Stores-supplied LCS quarter-zip sweatshirt in green, navy, or white
    • School Stores-supplied LCS crewneck sweatshirt in red, green and navy. Must be worn with a collared LCS shirt underneath.
    • School Stores-supplied LCS rugby shirt
    • School Stores-supplied active-wear quarter zip in red, green or navy
    • A wicking layer t-shirt (e.g., UnderArmour, not cotton) may be worn under sweatshirts/fleece for outdoor education, physical education, drama, or dance classes)
    The Standard Dress for bottoms is a black pant that allows for freedom of movement and is professional in appearance. Students may choose black pants that best meet their needs and fit. Our preferred suppliers are Top Marks and MEC. Other black bottoms appropriate for Standard Dress from other suppliers must be:
    • Solid black with no additional colour or transparency;
    • have no excessive branding; and
    • made from fabric that has stretch and is synthetic (not cotton) for quick-drying and ease of movement.
    • Please note that black denim and corduroy pants are not acceptable as Standard Dress.
    • Skin-tight bottoms of any kind/style are also not permitted.
    From Easter to Thanksgiving, students may also wear black shorts or black skorts. Please note that MEC frequently changes styles, brands, and colours. Families can order directly from Mountain Equipment Coop and have their order delivered to LCS.

    Please view this video to see what bottoms are/are not acceptable for classroom dress.

    • Athletic/running shoes
    • Seasonally appropriate hard-soled shoes or boots
    • Hard-soled sandals (e.g. Birkenstocks)
    • Dress shoes
    Flip Flops, slippers or slides are not acceptable. Socks must be worn from Thanksgiving to Easter.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

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