Summer Programmes

EAL (ESL) Programmes

The Ridley College legacy of academic excellence continues with English as an Additional Language (EAL) summer boarding programmes tailored for participants ages 9 to 17. Ridley offers three EAL (ESL) Programmes that will help participants develop their English language proficiency.
 
Registration deadline and full payment due: May 15, 2019
 

List of 3 items.

  • EAL (ESL) Camp Experience

    Designed for campers ages 9 to 17 who are beginner to intermediate-level English speakers. Students will be placed in classes based on age and English language proficiency. No pre-language assessment is required. This camp enhances English reading, writing, speaking and comprehension, while campers engage in both interactive classroom activities and fun traditional camp experiences. Includes scenic, cultural excursions within the Niagara region and to Toronto.

    Weeks Available


    Two-week sessions:
    Session 1: July 7-20
    Session 2: July 28-August 10
    Session 3: August 11-24
     
    Total Cost: $3,499
    Deposit: $1,000 (due at time of online registration)
    Remainder of payment: $2,499 (due by May 15, 2019)

    Three-week sessions:
    Session 1: July 7-27
    Session 2: July 28-August 17
     
    Total Cost: $4,999
    Deposit: $1,000 (due at time of online registration)
    Remainder of payment: $3,999 (due by May 15, 2019)
     
    First day of classes: please arrive at the Upper School dining hall, the Great Hall, at 8:30a.m. to meet your teachers.
     
    For Residential Boarding Programme information please see our FAQ page.
  • EAL (ESL) Language Immersion Experience

    This programme, suited for students ages 9 to 15, combines two of our most popular offerings, providing campers with both an English learning and immersion experience with local students. Those enrolled in this programme participate in the EAL (ESL) Camp Experience during the first two weeks and will work on enhancing their reading, written and comprehension English skills. During the third week, campers become immersed with local students by choosing one of our Day Camp options to participate in. This daytime experience enables campers to practice their English conversation skills with other Canadians. 
     
    In the evenings and on weekends, campers participate in Ridley’s robust co-curricular programme. On campus activities and off campus excursions will allow them to become immersed with international boarding students.
     
    Please see our Day Camps page for a complete list of our offerings.

    Three-week sessions:
    Session 1: July 7-27
    Session 2: July 28-August 17
     
    Total Cost: $4,799
    Deposit: $1,000 (due at time of online registration)
    Remainder of payment: $3,799 (due by May 15, 2019)
      
    First day of classes: please arrive at the Upper School dining hall, the Great Hall, at 8:30a.m. to meet your teachers.
     
    For Residential Boarding Programme information please see our FAQ page.
  • EAL (ESL) Summer Credit Programme

    Our ESL Summer Credit Programme is designed for students ages 13 to 17 with an intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency who wish to participate in a more rigorous English language programme, apply to English speaking high schools or universities and/or wish to earn an Ontario Ministry of Education academic credit in ESL.

    Students will begin the programme by participating in a fun and engaging orientation learning experience where students will familiarize themselves with the campus and their new surroundings. Students will participate in fun on-campus group activities to encourage the students to form new relationships with their classmates.

    Classes will begin on August 1st, when each student will be formally assessed by respected members of the Ontario College of Teachers who all possess an advanced certification in ESL programming. Students will then be placed in appropriate level classes where the curriculum will be delivered through an experiential learning approach, with a combination of classroom time and cooperative group activities. Participants will receive 110 hours of class time instruction and the opportunity to develop their language skills by going on afternoon and weekend excursions, which include trips throughout the beautiful Niagara Region and to Toronto! At the end of this programme, students will have the opportunity to write the BO/CO/DO test. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an Ontario Ministry credit and a report card.  

    Session 1: July 28-August 24, 2019
     
    Total Cost: $5,499
    Deposit: $1,000 (due at time of online registration)
    Remainder of payment: $4,499 (due by May 15, 2019)
     
    First day of classes: please arrive at the Second Century Building (Building E on campus map) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:30a.m.
     
    For Residential Boarding Programme information please see our FAQ page.

All our boarding programmes include:

  • 24-hour dorm supervision by qualified Ridley College staff
  • Shared accommodation in Ridley dorms
  • Three meals and two snacks daily 
  • Health insurance while staying on campus
  • Access to 24-hour health care by medical professionals at Ridley’s Schmon Health Centre
  • Free WIFI access
  • Evening and weekend excursions such as: Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake shopping at the local outlet mall, Canada’s Wonderland, and day trip to Toronto.
The programme cost does NOT include: spending money (we recommend $300 CDN), initial arrival and departure transportation to and from Ridley and unaccompanied minor service (if required).
 
 
Refund Policy
For all day students attending Summer Academy and Enrichment Programmes, full payment is required at the time of registration. For boarding a deposit of $1,000 is required. The remainder of the boarding programme cost is due on or before the registration deadline of July 5, 2019. All of these programmes are run based on enrollment. Therefore, if a course is deemed unable to run due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be granted. There will be no refund offered after July 5, 2019 if a course has sufficient enrollment. Cancellation requests prior to July 4, 2019 must be made in writing and submitted to the Summer Programmes office at summerprogrammes@ridleycollege.com. Refund requests made by day students are subject to a 50% refund of the programme amount. Refund requests made by boarding students are subject to 50% refund of the deposit paid.
 
A student whose participation is terminated due to behavior incongruent with Ridley’s Code of Conduct will not receive a refund.
 
Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

Contact Summer Programmes

Milana Schramm
Manager of Summer Programmes
905-684-1889 Ext. 2351

Katelyn Scott
Administrative Assistant
905-684-1889 ext. 2350
summerprogrammes@ridleycollege.com
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.