Brookes Shawnigan Lake, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia


At Brookes Shawnigan Lake, imagine a place where a positive energy in the corridors develops a sense of wonder and discovery in the classrooms. Where internationally minded students prepare themselves to meet the needs of a rich curriculum, based on international standards with benchmarks tailored to meet the global needs of our diverse student population. We believe that all of our students will thrive in the challenging, productive, and positive learning environment we offer.

Brookes Shawnigan Lake is an authorized IB World School. Our mission is to prepare young men and women to become global citizens who have a passion for service and leadership.

We follow a holistic philosophy and believe in educating the entire person. The benefit of the Brookes Shawnigan Lake curriculum is the way that we actively combine challenging experiences with academic rigour and creative opportunity in the personal education of every student. Our educational philosophy is that an active, challenging curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop all their intelligences (Analytical, Practical, Creative and Emotional) and these then strengthen each other, leading to well-balanced, perceptive individuals who have the confidence to take action to improve the lives of others.

Within each Brookes school there is the unique opportunity for self expression. . The three pillars of our education are Character, Creativity and Connectivity. At Brookes Shawnigan Lake we value sustainable practices; each of our graduates leaves with an understanding of the theoretical framework and practical applications for social, environmental and economic sustainability.  Through project based learning and connections with the local community, Brookes Shawnigan Lake students are given the tools to be leaders in their own community.

Brookes Shawnigan Lake now occupies the beautiful campus in Shawnigan Lake and has an enrolment of 160 students. Offering unique and progressive educational opportunities to students both locally and from around the world, Brookes Shawnigan Lake strives to maintain its goal of enriching students’ lives and unlocking the hidden potential of every student. Only 20 minutes from the Westshore, our campus is situated in the perfect setting for local and international students alike. With bus services operating from Duncan, the Westshore, and everywhere in between, Brookes Shawnigan Lake invites students to experience the benefits of an international school in a small community setting.



Study at Brookes Shawnigan Lake

As a member of the Brookes Education Group, we offer a strong academic programme that is individualized to help each student reach their maximum potential. Students also have the opportunity to study as an exchange student at any of our other campuses. There are many choices, with Brookes campuses in Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus new schools opening in India and the Russian Federation by 2018.

Unique to Brookes Shawnigan Lake is our focus on sustainability. While we support building green, we have challenged ourselves to go a step further. Brookes sits on a beautiful site and former home of the Maxwell International school. However, the school had sat unused for a few years. This presented us with an interesting challenge: how to take an existing building and make it as environmentally friendly as possible.” We have several initiatives throughout the school and are engaged with community partners to help us accomplish this laudable goal.

The boarding programme at Brookes Shawnigan Lake is focused on providing students with a supportive atmosphere to allow them to achieve success in all areas. With a strong emphasis on community, the boarding program is filled with activities and opportunities for residents to: build relationships, excel in their academics, and develop their leadership skills. Students living on campus have the advantage of being immersed in an environment that provides enough structure for a productive routine, and enough freedom to allow independence to be expressed.

Tuition fee 2021 - 2022

CAN$ 52,800 One year Standard Full Time Boarding Option (shared room) 

CAN$   2,500 International Student Registration Fee 

Standard Full Time Boarding – Boarding allows students to participate in the dynamic boarding programme that we offer. The weekends at Brookes are never dull, with full day excursions taking place every Saturday, providing an opportunity for students to learn outside the classroom. From ice skating and golfing, to historical museums, the objective is to provide fun, safe experiences that build knowledge and character. With several dorm parents on site, full-time boarders have access to assistance with assignments and homework every day of the week.

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