Futurum Doctrina et Concordia Prospice - Look to the Future with Knowledge and Friendship.
Lakeshore Collegiate Institute (LCI) provides opportunities for you to enrich your personal and academic achievement by providing a demanding curriculum that incorporates academics with the arts, technology, co-op and athletics. LCI is a dynamic school with a wide offering of programs for every student. Starting in grade 9, all students are welcomed to secondary school with an orientation program in August lead by our Leadership Students. Unique to LCI, in addition to our broad academic curriculum, is an extensive technology program including courses in culinary arts, cosmetology, transportation, construction, WoodLINKS (fine furniture), CyberARTS, graphic design, photography and video production.
CyberARTS is a four year multidisciplinary program where traditional Visual Arts are combined with Communications Technology and Digital Media. Each year students earn two credits, one in Visual Arts and one in Technology, and a CyberARTS certification upon graduation. The aims of this program are to develop students’ technical, creative and academic skills while encouraging creative thinking, independent work habits and strong communication skills to prepare student for post-secondary success. Students must go through an interview and application process in order to join the program.
Student Life - Where You Belong
Fitness and School Spirit; every student is encouraged to participate and join any of our numerous intramural and sports teams. Lakeshore is in the process of completing a brand new Artificial Turf / Dome for our field complex, and continues to have access to ice time at the MasterCard Centre and pool time at Gus Ryder pool. Lakeshore supports teams in football, soccer, hockey, cricket, basketball, volleyball, cross-country running, track and field, golf, badminton, lacrosse, wrestling, rugby, swimming and Ultimate Frisbee to name but a few. LCI received a Healthy Schools Award from Education Minister Laurel Broten, MPP, Etobicoke-Lakeshore recognizing our work creating and promoting a healthier school. Fitness and nutrition are a focus at LCI. We offer a wide range of groups, clubs and activities where a student’s artistic, academic, social and leadership skills can be developed. Some of the clubs available include Students' Council, Yearbook, Caring Adult program, Environmental Club, Model UN, Camp Olympia for grade 10’s, Albion Hills Leadership Camp for grade 9’s and a German Exchange partnership with Paul-Pfinzing Gymnasium secondary school in Bavaria.
What Sets Us Apart
LCI supports student learning with cross-curricular networked computer labs and a diverse library resource centre. A Newcomers’ Program and a settlement worker are available to support our English language learners. Student Services provides academic support, post-secondary/career counselling, arranges university/college visits, seminars, guest speakers, university/college fairs as well student support with scholarship applications and financial planning. LCI's Co-op Department offers students opportunities to explore career options in a variety of fields/locations, ranging from hospitals to lawyers' offices, early childhood and teaching assistant positions as well as the trades. Many of our student placements in the trades are registered through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. Most of LCI's students go on to University, College or into a skilled trade apprenticeship. We are proud of the numerous awards, scholarships and recognitions they receive for outstanding achievement and involvement in academics, our community and skill competitions.
Parent and Community Engagement
LCI partners with many community agencies such as Public Health, Women's Habitat, Rotary/Lions Clubs, National Silicates, Humane Society, Clear Directions, Job Start, Lakeshore Area Multiservice Project, Etobicoke Dental Services and others. LCI fundraises for the 30 Hour Famine for World Vision; Free The Children through our annual Polar Bear Dip, The Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund, Sick Childrens' Hospital and local food and toy drives. LCI participates in the Annual Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade and provides community service by students in the cosmetology and transportation programs. LCI hosts regular school council meetings on the first Monday of each month. Two outdoor electronic signs provide information to the community and an automated voice message system is used to update parents on current school events, pertinent dates and student attendance. Imagine a TDSB where all schools share a common core set of characteristics. They are community-driven and focused on teaching and learning. Students and parents have a wide variety of opportunities and there are enough students in every school to increase program choices. Imagine there is a clear focus on achieving student success and every student is engaged, has a voice, access to a caring adult and the opportunity to develop their full potential. Here at the TDSB our focus is on student achievement, parent and community engagement and financial stability.