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Welcome to Northcote Campus

Northcote Campus is a 160-acre farm (located just north of our main campus) that was generously donated to Lakefield College School in 2007 by Gretchen and Donald Ross '48. The campus sits on a drumlin that extends from beyond Clear Lake all the way to Chemong Lake. The property has 7,000 feet of shoreline and is a habitat for a diversity of flora and fauna. Rich in historical significance for both settler and Indigenous peoples of the area, Northcote Campus also has many ties to the history of Lakefield College School.

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  • 160 acre Property

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  • 7000 feet of shore on Lake Katchewanooka

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  • Provincially significant wetlands

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  • 5 acres of winter rye seeded fields

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  • 5 km of established trails

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  • Mixed regenerated forest


Northcote Campus Highlights

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  • Providing Authentic Learning Opportunities

    With its biodiversity and changing landscape, Northcote has provided the perfect setting for a variety of authentic learning opportunities, including:

    • First World War and American Civil War Reenactments
    • Biology Class Shoreline Studies
    • Orienteering
    • Ongoing Outdoor Education and camping activities in the fall, winter and spring
    • Building and woodworking opportunities through community service
    • Wilderness skills for students Learning English through the Outdoors
  • Strengthening Community First

    Our beautiful 160-acre property at Northcote has provided a stunning backdrop and location for a variety of community events, including:

    • Our Annual Winter Carnival, replete with snow games, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and winter snacks
    • LCS Community Events (e.g. Trustee Days)
    • Historical Society Day trips
  • Promoting Outdoors Every Day

    The fields, forests and trails of Northcote offer LCS students and staff opportunity for a variety of outdoor recreation activities such as:

    • Trail Walking
    • Picnicking
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Snow-shoeing
    • Dog Walking

A Vision for the Future

LCS is exploring a long-term vision for Northcote. To that end, we held a series of webinars to educate ourselves and the broader LCS community, inviting an array of passionate and talented people from educational institutions that have farms to speak with us, including three excellent American boarding schools that, like us, specialize in educating teenagers. The series has inspired excitement and optimism - about growing our own food and about sustainability and we are looking forward to realizing our plans for for the future.

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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