A Welcome From Our Head of School, Michael Piening

When I am asked to describe MacLachlan College, the words that come to mind are: welcoming, inspiring, nurturing, supportive, community, and yes, challenging academics. This historic building in the heart of Oakville, Ontario is much more than a place where your child goes to school, it is an active hub for learning and development.
As a school that spans from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, we witness, and influence, tremendous growth in our students, and we feel privileged to guide them through this journey. Our dedicated teachers construct creative and innovative programs so that every individual child’s needs, potential, interests, and talents are nurtured and developed.
Our methodology focuses on the individual experience of each student using innovative technologies to support our teachers and their efforts to engage students in meaningful ways. Our children are taught to connect what they learn in the classroom to the world beyond; preparing them for life outside our halls.
At MacLachlan, traditional classrooms that use one-way instructional teaching and learning techniques have been transformed into creative hubs that ignite critical thinking and collaborative learning. Our active learning classrooms and resources enable students and teachers to work in partnership by connecting existing knowledge to new ideas. Here, we teach young people how to learn. We teach them that focused effort and hard work are followed by the reward of discovery and accomplishment; instilling a lifelong passion for learning.
MacLachlan is proud to be an accredited International Baccalaureate World School and offers the demanding and highly-acclaimed Primary Years Programme from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6. The IB path of study prepares children from all over Canada and the world to participate in a truly global community. It challenges students to think analytically, investigate fully, and to apply their knowledge on a broad scale.
In Grades 7 through 12, MacLachlan delivers an academically rigorous and enhanced inquiry-based curriculum. In addition to leadership opportunities, character development, and community service initiatives and programs, the Advanced Placement courses that are offered in Grades 11 and 12, further challenge and prepare students for university life.
It is likely that you have given a great deal of thought to the qualities you are looking for in a school.  As you explore our website, you will get a glimpse into our school and our program offerings; however, the best way to learn about our unique and engaging environment is to experience it. I encourage you to visit us and see first-hand how MacLachlan College is much more than a school. It is a community where children and young adults thrive and where confidence, curiosity and passion ignite.  
Michael Piening
Head of School
B.Sc.,(Hons.),B.Ed.,M.A.,OCT, Prin.Cert.

School Information

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
337 Trafalgar Road, Oakville       
ON Canada L6J 3H3                Contact Us
Tel: (905) 844-0372 | Fax: (905) 844-9369


Oakville's only IB World School, proudly offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. 
STARTING WELL. FINISHING STRONG. Welcome to MacLachlan College. We are an independent private university preparatory school from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 located in Oakville, Ontario Canada.