Rosseau Lake College is a university preparatory school dedicated to ensuring that, upon graduation, every student has the option to attend their university of choice. Our focus is on developing competence, confidence and character - the attributes that post-secondary institutions seek.

Our results speak for themselves with 95 to 100% of our graduating students receiving acceptance at the post-secondary institutions they want to attend and in the programs they want to pursue.

How do we do this? Meaningful education involves more than good marks. When students are accepted for who they are, each with their unique talents and personality, and live in an environment with considerate and helpful people, they learn the value of integrity and tolerance. Gaining confidence and building character through challenges and successes promotes self-esteem and the ability and desire to help others. Rosseau Lake College teaches valuable life skills beyond the typical curriculum that contribute to the development of a solid and well-rounded individual.

Imagine a small class of students where everyone has the opportunity to participate in discussions and a science lab held outdoors. You can practise a musical instrument under the shade of a tree, read a book by the waters of Lake Rosseau, or paddle down the Shadow River. Play field hockey or rugby, network with friends at a student dance, or share the cultural experience of celebrating the Chinese/Korean New Year - do all of this while you achieve your academic goals. Rosseau Lake College students participate in a variety of programs and activities that support individual achievement and instill the confidence and capabilities to succeed in post-secondary education and in life.

Rosseau Lake College is a small school with a clear mission. It is a place where each student matters and we speak in terms of personal growth and development not just institutional efficiency.

We have a beautiful setting, with fresh air and a range of outdoor activities for every season. Still, the true measure of the school is not only the impact the personal relationships and work habits developed here have on our students throughout their life.


Contact: Lynda Marshall
Phone: 705-732-4351 ext.12
Toll Free: 800-265-0569 ext.12
Fax: 705-732-6319
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $200
International Application Fee: $300


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Campus Life

Dorm Life

Department Director: Len Beaulne
Average Students per Dorm: 10
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code:  Uniform

Student Life

Imagine living with friends from all over the world. Twitter scavenger hunts, pizza parties, house competitions, there is always something going on in one of Ridley College's ten boarding houses. Will you be a Leonard Ladybug or a Dean's Knight? There are five boys houses, four girls houses and one junior boarding house on campus. Junior boarding can begin in Grade 5. 

On the weekend, go on a Duke of Edinburgh excursion - horseback riding, dogsledding, canoeing trips are planned yearly or head to New York on an art trip. Spirit nights at home games, dances, and theatrical performances are regular events on campus.

Dorm Amenities
  • Lounge
  • Wireless Internet
  • Rugby and Soccer fields
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Sand Volleyball Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
Clubs & Organizations
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Photography
  • Student Publications
  • Snowboarding
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yearbook

Arts & Athletics

Sports programmes are mandatory and operate a minimum of five days a week. Throughout the year students have the opportunity to participate in varsity or intramural programmes.

Arts Department Director: Matt Sullivan
Athletics Department Director: Trent Howell
Notable Achievements:
2014 CISAA Div. III Sr. Boys Rugby Champions
2014 CISAA Div.II Jr. Boys Rugby Champions
2014 CISAA Div.III Girls Field Hockey Champions

Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Free Style Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Art History Art Classics
  • Art Club
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Improvisation Group
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Theater

Summer Programs

Academic Excellence At the Muskoka English Academy, international youth ages 10-17 improve their English fluency through our four-week ESL Accredited or ESL English Conversation Programs, taught by certified instructors. Students may register for either our ESL Accredited Program or our ESL English Conversational Program. Option #1: ESL Accredited Program At the start of the ESL Accredited Program, students will be assessed by our instructors and placed into one of five levels. of proficiency This ensures instruction is catered to their level of understanding. Upon completion of the four-week program, students will receive a credit from the Ontario Ministry of Education in ESL, as well as two progress reports. ruction each week. Option #2: ESL English Conversation Program The ESL English Conversation Program focuses on the basics of conversational English, including idioms, dialogue, pronunciation and basic grammar. This program is for youth who would like to improve their existing English competency or develop a working knowledge of conversational language. Upon completion of the program, participants will be given a certificate of completion from the Ontario Ministry of Education, as well as two progress reports. Camp Adventures Students have the opportunity to extend their English learning by engaging in world-class outdoor activities at Muskoka Woods, one of North America’s premier summer camps. They will fly down the KrakenRACER waterslide, kayak on Lake Rosseau, mountain bike through forests, express themselves through fine art and much more. Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth resort that welcomes all young people to life-changing experiences. Camp guests choose from water sports and athletics, media and arts, leadership and team building programs.

Department Director: Lynda Marshall