St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women.

JK to Grade 12

A personalized, real-world learning experience.

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A premier independent school for girls from JK to Grade 12

Located on 10 beautiful acres in the heart of Olde Oakville, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is a premier independent school for girls from JK to Grade 12. The school’s mission is to engage each girl in a personalized, real-world learning experience where she explores her unique pathways within a nurturing community.

Through unique Signature Programming, dedicated expertise in both girls’ education and personalization, SMLS students benefit from an enhanced academic program, leadership development, and practical, real-world education.

Established in 1891, SMLS has inspired and empowered young women to challenge and transform the world for over 130 years. Renowned as one of the premier independent schools in the country, SMLS is best known for its vibrant community, caring environment, outstanding faculty who are experts in girls learning, state-of-the-art facilities, and innovative programming that focuses on academics and the emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing of each student.

Each year, SMLS graduates receive admissions to top-choice universities around the globe alongside scholarships that cumulatively total over $1 million. Graduates from SMLS thrive in life beyond high school because they are well-prepared for the real world thanks to the practical components of the school’s programming, including professional internships, foundations in active healthy living, global competencies, and workshops for university preparations. Beyond graduation, SMLS alumnae remain well-connected to the school and form a supportive network of women providing mentorship, guidance and business connections for one another.

SMLS believes in the power of girls’ education. It is well proven in research that girls’ school environments add opportunities for young women, and at SMLS, girls occupy every leadership role, every spot on the math team, and every position in the robotics club. In fact, every aspect of the school – from the classroom to the athletic field to the academic program – is designed for girls. This is a significant strength of the school and one that directly addresses the school’s ability to set your daughter up for a lifetime of success.

Challenging and Transforming the World

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Contact and Directions

Are you interested in finding out more about our school? Come visit us during an Open House, or contact us, and we will be happy to give you a personal tour of our school.

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2L1
(905) 845-2386

Admissions Contact:

Kate Churchill, Admissions and Enrolment Coordinator
Tel: (905) 845-5830 ext. 814
Email: kchurchill@smls.on.ca

What Our Parents Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our parents do the talking!

The single-gender environment provides the opportunity to create strong, intelligent women who aren’t afraid of participating. SMLS is a warm, inviting, supportive place that allows students to be unique.
SMLS Parent

Being in an all-girls school helps young ladies focus on themselves and their education, as opposed to other things. Boys and girls have different ways of learning. It’s important to recognize that and put them in the best place possible.
SMLS Parent

The St. Mildred’s experience builds character and lifelong friendships. We want that for our daughters.
SMLS Parent

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls Since 1891. Empowered Women Forever.

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