Boarding Experience
Boarding Life

Prepared for Life

70% of boarding school students say that their boarding school experience helped them develop self-discipline, maturity, independence, and the ability to think critically.

91% of boarding school students report that their schools are academically challenging, compared with 70% of private day and 50% of public school students.

87% of boarding school graduates report being very well prepared academically for college, compared with 71% of private day and 39% of public school alumni.

—The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
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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.