A dynamic and inclusive community where teachers guide and facilitate learning
MacLachlan College is a world-class school offering the benefits of small class sizes, highly dedicated and engaged teachers and an internationally recognized curriculum. Our exceptional co-educational learning environment is centred on academic excellence and an ongoing commitment to the latest innovations in education. Believing that active learning has a central role in inspiring and supporting a new generation of learners, our classrooms are active and dynamic spaces that foster collaboration, creativity, engagement and flexibility.
Housed in an historic mansion in Old Oakville, MacLachlan is a well-established school from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. As one of Ontario’s finest independent schools, the college enjoys a solid reputation for academic achievement. MacLachlan was founded in 1978 on the vision of a school that embraces solid concepts of academic excellence within a stimulating, dynamic environment that nurtures the joy of learning. Always raising the bar on excellence, MacLachlan is accredited as an IB World School, and is the only private school in Oakville offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.
The International Baccalaureate is one of the world’s most rigorous and highly esteemed education programs and as such IB schools are inspected on a regular basis to ensure adherence to standards of excellence. MacLachlan prides itself on providing superior academics in a warm and welcoming environment. Our students develop a strong academic foundation through the IB Primary Years Programme in Kindergarten through Grade 6 and transition to an enriched university preparatory program in Grades 7 through Grade 12.
MacLachlan provides a rich and balanced education for every student by supporting academic achievement, accomplishments in the arts, extracurricular endeavours, community and international service, and other outdoor education pursuits.
MacLachlan College is more than a school. It is a dynamic, small and inclusive community where students are accepted for who they are and where teachers guide and facilitate learning by creating real world connections. Our graduates are well prepared for future success and attend top universities in Canada and abroad.
MacLachlan is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and is a member of the Conference of Independent Schools, Ontario (CIS).
MacLachlan College program highlights include:
IB World School Primary Years Programme
Advanced Placement courses
Active Learning Classrooms
Everest Centre—Enhanced Learning Modules
Interactive SmartBoards, iPads
Cultural service and adventure travel
Choir and band competitions
Duke of Edinburgh program
Bussing and before-and after-school program
Varsity and Intramural Sports
Founding member PSAA
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What Our Parents Are Saying
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This was the best decision we have made for our child. We feel like part of a family and the level of education is outstanding.Parent, Grade 1 student
MAC has a culture of acceptance and excellence that sets the tone for a positive and productive educational experience.Parent, Grade 9 student
There is pride when our child says ‘I’m a risk taker or helper because…’ we have also seen a recognition of logic and reasoning, even at the JK SK levels.Parent, Grade 1 student