Boarding Experience
Boarding Life

A Values-Based Community

All day students and boarding students are associated directly with one of Ridley’s 10 boarding houses.

The boarding houses provide boarding and day students at all developmental stages a safe, supportive, healthy, and values-based community environment. These small families within the school serve as a central hub of social, service, athletic, and enrichment activities for all students.

Boarding students learn to live independently, but they also learn the importance of a community. Day students learn to study and socialize within the context of a larger community. Together, all students have the opportunity to develop the beliefs, values, and character traits that will enable them to live a life of integrity, independence, empathy, and service.
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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 over 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 co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.