Welcome to Leahurst College
"We are so thrilled to have our daughter at Leahurst! She is just blossoming in the wonderful environment and we are so impressed by the incredible learning opportunities. A special thanks to all the teachers for their passion and creativity." —Leahurst Parent
Leahurst College is a co-educational day school for academically strong, motivated, enthusiastic, empathetic, creative and kind students who are seeking an enriched educational experience, both academic and otherwise. The cornerstone of our program is a dynamic, university-preparatory learning experience that will develop students’ potential and confidence.
We are committed to nurturing in our students a sense of empathy, caring, and community, while fostering academic excellence and innovation. Our instructors balance passion, knowledge, and best teaching practices with care for the whole student inside and outside the classroom. All students will have regular opportunities to participate in enrichment activities involving sports, travel, technology and culture.
We welcome into our community all students with an appetite for learning and an appreciation for diversity. To help foster a rich and diverse learning environment, our scholarship and bursary program will attempt to provide financial assistance to as many students as possible.
At Leahurst College we are dedicated to inspiring and challenging students to excel. Our students are invited to use imagination, courage, and strength of character to prepare them for the many wonderful adventures that lie ahead.
For more information, we invite you to visit our Junior School (Grades 5 & 6), Middle School (Grades 7 & 8) and Senior School (Grade 9-12) program pages.
Message from the Head of School
I recall with great fondness the small independent secondary school I attended in Montreal. The caring environment, outdoor education trips, opportunity to travel with classmates and wonderful teachers made for an exceptional learning experience.
From very early on in my teaching career, I dreamt of someday opening a similar school in Kingston. This school would be warm and welcoming. It would foster kindness and the pursuit of excellence. It would encourage students to express themselves confidently and to connect with the world around them.
Leahurst College was founded in 2013 and I am very proud of what we have built. Our faculty, staff and students consistently reflect the values described in each of the Houses, and demonstrate outstanding character development. As each student pursues academic excellence, they find themselves among close friends and supportive teachers.
As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, it is important to acknowledge that with Hard Work and Kindness, Big Dreams can come true.
Elizabeth Turcke, Head of School