The Ridley College experience empowers students to embrace their individuality, develop who they are, strive for who they will be, and define the lives they will lead. Our boarding houses provide boarding and day students a key element for that journey.
Built on a community-oriented philosophy, our boarding houses foster individual character development, promote personal growth, and inspire students to lead flourishing lives within a community.
All Upper School students participate in an advisory programme and residential life evenings during which topics of interest are discussed and explored by the students under the guidance of their Head of House.
With more than 665 students from 44+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the second largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.