Orientation Essentials

Preparing for Boarding

What to Bring to School

Each student’s room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, a set of drawers and hanging closet space. Bed linen, a pillow and laundry bags are also supplied for each student though you may want to bring an extra set. Please remember that space is limited.

Please do not plan to rent a trailer to bring your child and all his/her worldly possessions to school in September. The following is a list of suggested items that may help you to best pack your child for school.

Necessary Items

  • Hangers
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Classroom Dress and Number One Dress uniforms and dress shoes
  • Casual clothes (jeans, casual pants, t-shirts, sweaters, shorts, casual shoes, sandals, etc.)
  • Clothing suitable for Outdoor Education classes – includes hiking boots, loose comfortable old clothing that can be layered in cold weather
  • Bathing suit
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Winter outerwear – mitts, toque, winter boots
  • Pajamas/bathrobe
  • Underwear, socks
  • Athletic wear (depending on individual sports interests)
  • Indoor non-marking sneakers/athletic shoes (for gym use)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Alarm clock
  • There are occasional events, such as the Semi Formal for which students may wish to bring ‘nice’ clothes (dress, jacket, dress pants)
  • Air tight food container for snacks in residence (e.g. Rubbermaid bins)
  • Personal safe or lock box

Optional Items

Please see “Residential Guidelines” on the online eRegistration system
  • Personal bedding, including pillow and duvet with removable, washable covers (all beds are "Twin Extra Long" - 38" x 80")
  • Small fridges (CSA-approved for safety purposes)
  • Decorations for room (posters, plants, photos). Students may decorate the walls with posters/pictures that are appropriate and consistent with the school's values
  • Sticky Tack (please note that thumb tacks are not permitted)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry soap (for students who wish to do their own laundry, residences have coin-operated washers and dryers available to them)
  • An extension cord (which must be inspected and CSA-approved for safety purposes – one power bar per student)

Items Not Permitted

  • Televisions, monitors, gaming systems
  • Halogen lamps, or desk lamps that may prove to be a fire hazard
  • Cooking equipment and appliances (kettles, toasters, immersion heaters and microwaves). The common room in every residence has a microwave and kettle for student use
  • Candles/incense (open flames are not permitted in any room due to fire code/safety regulations)
  • Furniture

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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