One of Lakefield College School’s defining characteristics is its long-held commitment to developing leadership and character in students.
The school’s focus on leadership is formalized in its Leadership, Character, Values Program (LCV) which encompasses all grade levels and is supported by grade mentors and includes intersession excursion opportunities. The LCV program focuses on four pillars of development at each grade level: The Confident Self (Grade 9), Stewardship (Grade 10), Citizenship (Grade 11) and Leadership (Grade 12).
“Our goal is to enable each of our students to develop their individual potential as self-confident and ethical leaders who are active and engaged citizens in all aspects of their lives and who are positioned to make a positive difference in whatever endeavours they choose to pursue in the future.” Peter O’Grady, Director of Student Leadership
The LCV program provides students with a set of tools for applying in all aspects of their lives, and acts as a conduit for engagement in cocurriculars, athletics, service projects, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Round Square and other programs.
Students learn to create goals and develop areas of focus in their leadership skills development and are supported by staff in ways that enable fun, learning, and reflection. This process culminates in the Grade 12 Senior-in-Charge (SIC) Program
and through the School Life Class when graduating students put their skills into practice as community leaders
“School Life Class has taught students how to work together to create events for the entire school. This involves coordinating with teachers, other student leaders, and encouraging school-wide participation. Mostly, however, it’s about cooperation and enthusiasm; it encourages enduring positivity, kindness, and presence. In the class, we come to learn about the intricacies of teams and the challenges and benefits of being young leaders.” ~ Juliet Gardner ’15
Lakefield College School's reputation for leadership development is well-founded. Its graduates have received offers of admission to exceptional postsecondary institutions
from around the world, where they have followed their passions for architecture and interior design, commerce and management, economics, engineering, geomatics, hospitality, international relations, kinesiology, law, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, publishing and digital culture, the sciences and other fields.