The immediate academic objective of students at Lakefield College School is university entrance. One hundred percent of last year's graduating class was accepted at university, and 80 percent was accepted by the university of their choice. University expectations of student achievement continue to rise. This is a product both of the increasing competition for university places and of the increasing breadth and complexity of knowledge which universities must impart to their students.
Business and professional leaders as well as university educators are demanding that secondary school graduates have not only a substantial knowledge base, but also the sustained work habits and the intellectual skills needed to respond to changing circumstances and to develop creative solutions to problems.
In order to prepare students well for the challenges of university and a rapidly changing world, Lakefield's faculty engage students in academic activities which will enable them to develop disciplined habits of study, critical thinking skills, and a talent for co-operative problem-solving. In addition, students are given significant opportunities to use modern technology as a tool to assist them in their learning. In order to ensure intellectual breadth, students at Lakefield are required to study a core curriculum which reflects the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Lakefield is a school which takes pride in scholarship and encourages students to do the same. An enriched program, including Advanced Placement courses, offers challenging opportunities. Full details of the LCS Curriculum can be found in the Course Selection and Academic Policy Guide 2016/17