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St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake is a growing IB (International Baccalaureate) school nestled against Shawnigan Lake on Canada’s Vancouver Island. It intentionally brings together both local and international boarding students so that all of our students have an enriching and academically rigorous experience.
We have incorporated the latest educational research into the creation of a truly 21st century ready learning community, where innovation and creativity are paramount.

Life at St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake instills a sense of adventure in our students that are inspired to explore, take risks and innovate in and out of the classroom.

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The SJASL Spotlight is a weekly newsletter which showcases important things that have happened on campus over the past week, and how we communicate the day-to-day lives and school activities to the parents. It includes insights into the lives of our students, shares the menu for the following week, and event and activity dates to remember for the days ahead.

“St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake has such kind and supportive students who make this place feel like home. All the teachers have different styles and approaches to help me learn and improve my studies.”

Bob Fan

“My time at St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake has been very meaningful and impactful. The teachers are compassionate and passionate about learning and push you to strive to be the best student you can be.”


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The Football Academy is here!

St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake (SJASL) has teamed up with The Pacific Football Club to develop a new premier soccer training academy that’s geared for students. We’re so excited about this new way to provide the very best learning experiences for our students.

If you are thinking about a private school in Canada for your children, then this is just one more reason why families are choosing SJASL.