Welcome To Admissions!

We are so pleased that you are interested in learning more about our private school and admissions process.

We are very proud of our dynamic learning spaces and world-class academic programs and provide prospective families personal attention regarding their questions about our academics and additional program offerings. We offer a variety of ways to connect including phone calls, email correspondence and in-person and virtual one-on-one appointments.

Please contact admissions@maclachlan.ca to learn more.

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    Heather Birnie,
    Director of Admissions

    As Director of Admissions, Heather is the primary contact for parents seeking an inspiring educational environment for their children. With an extensive background in communications and an in-depth perspective on all things MAC, she is a highly valued resource for current and prospective parents alike.

    Maclachlan College Students Diversity

    Kudos from MAC Parents

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

    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

    I just wanted to pass along how much we appreciate the MAC teachers. While our crew would much rather be in class, the way the teachers have brought as much energy and class participation to online learning has been amazing. I can’t imagine the additional workload this has added to their lives but we thank you all!

    Parent, Grades SK, 2, 4, 11 students

    I just wanted to take some time to congratulate you and the school on how well the online schooling is going … and I was [also] very impressed and happy with how the school handled the safety measures on campus. Both kids and parents felt safe at school knowing you were so diligent with safety.

    Parent, Grades 2 and 5 students

    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 was the first 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).

    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
    • National/international debating
    • Cultural service and adventure travel
    • Choir and band competitions
    • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme
    • Bussing and before and after-school program
    • Varsity and Intramural Sports
    • Founding member PSAA

    Would you like to connect with our Admissions office?

    Want to speak to our admissions office? Get in touch with us today and we will address any questions you have.