Typical Day

Standard Dress

Lakefield College School prides itself in a dress code 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 code 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.

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 every Tuesday, on special occasions and for some designated school trips. Standard Dress is worn Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the academic day (8:30 am - 3:30 pm).  See details for both Formal and Standard Dress under Types of Uniform (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 (contact Krista Dunford), and can pick up these items upon arrival at the school.
  • Replay Shop: The Replay Shop in School Stores carries gently used items and will be open by appointment only. Contact Louise Maltman at louisemaltman@yahoo.com).
  • MEC bottoms can be ordered directly through this MEC link.

Types of Uniforms

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  • Formal Dress

    • Green blazer with crest (navy for grads);
    • White oxford cloth button down shirt;
    • Pleated skirt in Mackenzie tartan;
    • School tie;
    • Navy knee socks or tights, lycra bike shorts; and
    • Black or brown dress shoes (oxfords/loafers)
    • Green blazer with crest (navy for grads);
    • White oxford cloth button down shirt;
    • School tie;
    • Grey flannel pants, belt (black or brown);
    • Brown or navy socks; and
    • Black or brown dress shoes (oxfords/loafers)
  • 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 order tops from School Stores in advance through our website and can pick up these items 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 red, 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 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 (either full-length, capris, or shorts) 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 available. LCS works with MEC to keep some black bottom samples in School Stores for student fittings; 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.

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