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Global-Minded Learning

Ridley’s Lower School is also a fully accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School.

Designed specifically for students from three to 19 years of age, the IB approach to teaching and learning cultivates a student’s natural curiosity from the start and enables development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Our approach to learning develops lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. We focus on the development of the whole child.
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P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third 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.