Lakefield College Schoolreview by Wilfrid Laurier University student. Lakefield College School provided everything you need in terms of academics when preparing for University. I cannot say they lacked in any particular aspect. They have a great programs with lots of resources whether it be drama or music or the sciences. As for the student body they are extremely friendly and welcoming. You won't walk down the hall without seeing a smiling face and a joyful welcome. When it comes to academics students are generally striving to do their best which creates some competitiveness which I found to really help. You want to do your best and help those around you do their best. When it comes to the teachers at Lakefield they are top notch. The teaching style varies from teacher to teacher but for the most part it was more focused on discussions with peers rather than lecture based. Personally I found this a great way to learn and really remember what was taught that day in class. The class size is around 20 students per class. The teachers really do want to help you and see you do your best so they are always available whether it be after class or during lunch time. The workload isn't anything to be afraid of and can be easily handled by any student. Extra help is regularly available to all students in all classes. Most extra help is conducted either during lunch hours or after school.
Quality of Life at Lakefield College School was outstanding. Many students enjoy the all you can eat in the dinning hall and flexibility in meal choice. There are also many staff at the school willing to help and assist you in anything you need which greatly helped the quality of life and make school that much better. Everyone at the school is extremely friendly and willing to help. I promise you that once you get into the 'Grove' spirit you will fall in love with the school. The school has many rules as do any school and they have their own ways of disciplining students. In general the school is fairly liberal when it comes to discipline and strongly believes in second chances. The houseparents are always around and there to help you in anyway they can. They make sure the boarding house in tidy and neat while yet still allowing students to be individual in the way they decorate and arrange their room.
Student life is extremely important at Lakefield and students must take part in an extracurricular activity every term whether it be hockey or recreational skiing. After school every day excluding Mondays students take part in an extracurricular activity that generally lasts for an hour, which is roughly 5 hours a week for sports and activities since their is extracurricular on Saturdays as well. This balance of academics and sports along with leisure creates a very well rounded individual who learns to manage their time and get everything done on time. The activities that I took part in were swimming (outside of school) and tennis. I am a competitive swimmer so I was allowed to swim outside of school and this counted as my extracurricular activity. I was also apart of the tier one tennis team at Lakefield and as always we had a huge rivalry with Trinity School, our schools biggest rival.