SMLS Health & Safety Plan and COVID-19 Updates for 2020-2021

SMLS welcomes all of our students back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Our highest priority remains the health and safety of our girls and our school community. In September 2020, all girls from Preschool to SS12 returned to school five days a week to enjoy a robust academic and co-curricular program, while maintaining physical distancing and cohorting. A number of new safety protocols and routines have been developed. 

Update January 2021: the provincial government has stated that publicly funded and private schools in Halton will remain closed at this time and a return-to-school date has not been announced. The SMLS Remote Learning Plan continues for girls in JK to SS12.


Giving Back Whole Brain Learning And
Inspiring Creativity
There is no shortage of research into education and pedagogy addressing the necessity to engage a student’s whole brain to ensure they are open to the exploration of the many avenues of learning available today.

One of the researchers whom we admire is Michael Fullan, O.C. Fullan is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Read more...

About Us

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  • Academic Excellence

    Our academic program utilizes the highest standard of proven best practices and innovative approaches. We identify each girl’s academic strengths and challenges, so that we can support her in achieving success and confidence in her own abilities.
  • Whole-Girl Development

    We focus on the social, emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of every girl from Preschool to Grade 12. We understand developmental stages of girls and work with each girl to ensure she is known, supported, and challenged to be her best self.
  • Experts in Girls' Learning

    Our faculty members are experts in their fields, with extensive experience in teaching and learning designed for girls. They get to know each girl and form a personalized connection to help her thrive in her education at SMLS and beyond.
  • Real World Learning

    Our program integrates academic studies with relevant career and life experiences, allowing students to gain a deeper personal understanding of the world around them and to develop as global citizens and leaders.
  • Real World Results

    With admittance to their first choice of post-secondary institutions, our grads are poised to
    become women who will challenge and change the world in their own, unique way. Our goal is not only to prepare girls for post-secondary education, but to provide them with the courage and skill to pursue their individual passions.

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  • 500+

    offers of admission from leading universities extended to the Class of 2020 (60 grads)
  • 1st

    All-girls Robotics Team in Canada
  • 102

    Student leadership positions
  • 10

    Advanced Placement courses offered each year
  • 45

    Spartan sports teams
  • 40,000

    square metres of beautiful campus grounds - 10 acres in the heart of Oakville
  • 16

    international trips to 13 countries annually
  • 48%

    of graduates entering STEM related programs of study



Come Visit Us

Discover how your daughter will benefit from SMLS's superior academic program, our attention to each girl's social, emotional and physical wellbeing, and student leadership development - all designed for girls.

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, ON L6J 2L1

T: 905-845-2386 | F: 905-845-4799

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"SMLS prepares students to succeed in their post-secondary experiences and life beyond the pillars, through academic challenges such as AP courses, support such as extra help lessons and, most importantly, talented and dedicated teachers and the peers who surround you. I feel excited for what the future holds.”
Melanie Peck '18, former Head Girl