SAC offers an extensive Residential Life Curriculum; in fact, it’s what distinguishes us from many other independent schools across North America.

The Residential program begins in Macdonald House, where our younger boarding students (Grades 5-9) begin their SAC education. The Macdonald House experience offers a safe and nurturing environment where our students are supported and encouraged to gain confidence and seize new challenges through structured and unstructured activities. Various post-study activities in Macdonald House include Trivia Challenge Night, the iPod Club, Comedy Night, Board Games Night, as well as a plethora of sports activities, ranging from floor hockey and indoor soccer to our climbing wall. Students may take part in a supervised swim or join the Sports Yoga Club. There is never a boring night in the various houses and there is always something to get involved in. Keeping the boys focused and busy in a positive manner makes residential life a fun and exciting place to be! As we like to put it, “it is the beginning of their journey on the road to independence” and prepares our students well for their Upper School experience.

Our Macdonald House boarding students quickly learn to embrace diversity, develop and foster community, and get active and involved in the host of residential activities organized by the Macdonald House Council, Heads of House, Resident Dons, House Captains, and Duty Teachers. Boys focus on leadership development, managing time through supervised study, and becoming positive role models for peers and the community around them.

The evening and Complete Weekend program offers an abundance of fun and interesting activities that help our boys create life-long friendships and memories.

For more information about the extensive Residential Life Curriculum at SAC and its importance in adolescent development, please contact David Galajda, Director of Residential Life, at 905-727-1219.
St. Andrew's College
15800 Yonge Street, Aurora, ON L4G 3H7 Canada
Tel: 905-727-3178