Giving Opportunities


Our promise is to create a program that offers our students unforgettable days—and our graduates a world of unbelievable opportunities. Our students learn in ways they never imagined. They learn through the relationships they build. They learn through outdoor education. They learn through international opportunities and expeditions to fascinating corners of the world. They learn from teachers who know them on a level that’s difficult to imagine. They enjoy individualized learning support…and are immersed in knowledge and experiences that only a program like ours can deliver. A program that educates the whole student.

Your generosity helps us to deliver exciting programs

We are so grateful for the generosity and commitment of our donors whose gifts have enabled us to provide unique learning programs of such tremendous benefit to our students, such as:

The Learning Commons 

The Learning Commons offers a variety of programs that provide cutting-edge, individualized learning strategies and resources for all students; in particular, it has been transformative in the learning development of more than 225 LCS students with identified learning differences.

Irving and Ondaatje Expeditions

Students who participate in the Irving and Ondaatje Expeditions learn through international opportunities and expeditions to fascinating corners of the world.
  • The Irving Expedition sends a group of students on an epic canoe trip through northern Canada
  • The Ondaatje Expedition sends a group of students on an international adventure expedition, such as rafting in Nepal or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Shaw Festival

This unique program allows students interested in the dramatic arts the opportunity to participate in a two day residency program at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  The students are coached by Shaw professionals, who provide workshops, and experience their performances as audience members.

Opportunities to Support Professional Development

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  • Faculty Coaching

    Funding to Support Faculty Coach Positions:
    $20,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $500,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    This valuable support would permit one teacher to be released two days per week to coach peers in development of new pedagogical approaches.
  • Teaching Fellowship

    Lakefield Educator’s Apprentice Program (LEAP):
    $30,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $750,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    Fund the annual salary cost of a new LEAP teaching fellow, who will co-teach, co-plan, and co-assess alongside a teaching mentor.
  • World-Class Conferences

    Grant to Attend World-Class Conferences:
    $5,000 Expendable (Fund one year)
    $125,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    Each grant covers cost
    of sending one faculty member to a leading research-based conference (e.g., innovative teaching methods, brain research related to learning, etc.), with expectation that learning be shared broadly upon his/her return.

Opportunities to Support Student Learning

List of 4 items.

  • Academic Coaching

    Enable FA recipient to receive academic coaching:
    $5,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $125,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    Our academic coaching program is currently billed separately to parents. Your donation would enable a student on FA to participate.
  • Evening Study Class

    Funding second supervised evening study class: 
    $20,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $500,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)          
    Demand for our supervised evening study class is extremely strong, such that the addition of a second class would be extremely valuable.
  • Mindfulness & Meditation Program

    Mindfulness and Meditation Instruction Program:
    $5,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $125,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    Enable us to offer a program teaching students valuable mindfulness and meditation skills.   
  • Peer Tutoring Program

    Launch of peer tutoring program:
    $6,000 Expendable (Fund One Year)
    $150,000 Endowed (Fund in Perpetuity)
    Support the establishment of a peer tutoring program, in which advanced students tutor their peers in a program overseen by faculty.    


If you have questions about the school's unique programming offers or opportunities for support, we welcome you to contact Theresa Butler-Porter or Shane Smyth at the LCS Foundation.

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324


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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