Typical Day

Standard of Dress

Living and learning through relationships is a cornerstone of our community. Students and staff worked together to create a dress standard that enables students to feel comfortable and confident in their learning environment. LCS prides itself in a dress standard that is gender-inclusive and provides its students with comfortable, flexible clothing in order to embrace our strategic directions of outdoors every day, authentic learning, and community first.

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.

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.
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).

What to Wear

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  • Formal Dress

    Formal Dress is worn at least once a week and on special occasions and for some designated school trips. Top Marks is currently the exclusive supplier of our 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
  • Students wearing standard dress at the waterfront

    Standard Dress Tops

    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 or order ahead of time online.
    • 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)
  • Standard Dress Bottoms

    The Standard Dress for bottoms is a black pant that allows for freedom of movement and is professional in appearance. 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
    • 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
    From Easter to Thanksgiving, students may also wear black shorts or black skorts.

    • 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.

To Order:

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  • Top Marks Canada

    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 online or on campus upon arrival at the school.

    To order any items for delivery outside of North America, please visit the school stores website to view available items, then contact School Stores by phone at 705.652.3324 ext. 340 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Wednesdays the store closes at 2:00 p.m.).
  • Replay Shop

    Gently used uniform pieces are available at a reduced cost, as well as loaners for short-term exchange students. Students or families may come in and browse the Shop’s available items any time the School Store is open.

    Donate your used uniform pieces (all clothing must be clean and in good repair) by bringing them to the School Store or dropping them off at designated collection times in the dorms. All items will be cleaned and sold as they become available. Proceeds from the Replay Shop support projects that directly benefit the students. 

    Please contact the Replay Shop by email for assistance.
  • Mountain Equipment Company (MEC)

    Loose fitting solid black pants with synthetic stretch fabric can be purchased from the Mountain Equipment Company's online store.

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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