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School Mission and Values

Mission & Values

Our Vision
Young women empowered to challenge and transform the world.

Our Mission
To engage each girl in a personalized, real-world learning experience where she explores her unique pathways within a nurturing community. 
 

The Essence of SMLS

Each Girl at the Centre
We believe that each girl is creating her own distinct educational pathway, as her interests, strengths and passions emerge. We are committed to co-creating that pathway with her in a personalized learning environment where each girl’s joy, laughter and love of learning belong.

Academic Excellence and Innovation
SMLS is grounded in best practices and focused on innovation. We set the highest standards of excellence for our academic curriculum and signature programs as we develop ethical, culturally competent leaders who are catalysts for positive change.

Wellbeing and Belonging
We understand that connectedness to oneself, others and the world around us is fundamental to our students’ learning and wellbeing. As a school community, we are united by our values and our commitment to building a just and inclusive environment with empathy, integrity and respect. We honour our Anglican heritage and welcome all faiths and cultures, celebrating the diversity reflected by each member of our school community.

Strength of Spirit
We live in a complex world with uncertainty and change. We believe that resilience, courage and commitment are essential for our students and our community to embrace life fully, open ourselves to limitless possibilities, and boldly meet the unknown challenges ahead.

You can learn more about our strategic framework and our school-wide priorities in our 2022-2029 Strategic Plan: Aspire 2029.

SMLS is an Anglican-Based School that Fosters Inclusion & Diversity

SMLS is an Anglican-based school and welcomes students from every faith. We foster and encourage inclusivity and diversity within our school community. Our Anglican roots and traditions are reflected in weekly Chapel and three yearly Eucharist services, as well as religious studies in Junior School. Students in Grades 1 to Grad Year are required to attend Chapel and Eucharist services, and participation in communion is voluntary. 

At Chapel, we celebrate both our Anglican roots and world religions and cultures, so that we may develop an understanding of the diversity represented by each student within our school community. Chapel also includes important school announcements and presentations, as well as celebrations of student achievements.
 

Strategic Priorities

SMLS is standing at the threshold of a new and exciting era in our school's history; an era in which limitless potential is helping to shape our shared future. Learn more at www.aspire2029.ca

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, ON L6J 2L1
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www.smls.on.ca

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