Boarding Experience
Boarding Life

Creating a Global Understanding

The boarding experience is enriched by students from over 50 countries around the world.

Students live, study, socialize, and excel together while being exposed to different cultural references and international perspectives. This unique environment allows students to develop the global literacy and competency they need to create and cultivate their roles as leaders in an increasingly global community.

The Houses of Ridley are also the focal point for social activities and inter-house rivalries. The houses provide all students with opportunities to participate in structured activities on- and off-campus, examples including:
  • Bowling night
  • Deans Dance nights
  • Skating
  • Ping-pong tournaments
  • Harry Potter night
  • Ridley Haunted House
  • On-campus sports nights
  • Off-campus visits to local movie theatres, Canada’s Wonderland, Niagara Paintball Park, and Fallsview Indoor Water Park
  • Weekend ski trips to Mont Tremblant
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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.