Lower School
Student Life

Musical Expression

The Lower School also provides a rich and comprehensive musical environment that allows all students to explore their musical abilities.

Classes begin in kindergarten and continue to Grade 8. Students learn about their own capabilities for creative expression within an active and genuine music making experience. They explore their abilities for musical expression by singing, playing Orff percussion, composing, dancing, learning an instrument, or recording. In Grades 4 and 5, students add recorder and ukulele to their learning experience. Grade 6 to 8 classes learn to play a musical instrument as part of a separate band or strings class.
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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 60 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   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.