Welcome to Ridley College. Thank you for taking time to explore our exceptional learning community.
Nestled in the heart of the bountiful Niagara Region, Ridley College is an independent school for students JK to Grade 12, which insists the primary aim of education is the cultivation of human flourishing.
When the Reverend Dr. J.O. Miller founded Ridley College in 1889, he said the only true education is one that develops the threefold nature of the child, which he listed as the student’s moral, intellectual, and physical natures. We continue to honour these aspirations from a different century by providing students from across Canada and around the world with a well-rounded, balanced education of the mind, body, and spirit. Whilst times may change and people may change, certain values have remained constant, including the belief in the intrinsic worth of the 'whole child.'
Guided by an aspirational vision, we inspire flourishing lives to transform our globe.
At Ridley, knowledge and wisdom are complemented by care and compassion; achievement and excellence are accompanied by health and wellbeing. Guided by an aspirational vision, each and every day, we aim to inspire flourishing lives to transform our globe. Ours is a mission to teach the habits of living well and to provide experiences that will guide students to a deeper understanding of themselves and the world they will lead.
I invite you to explore our website, which is a virtual glimpse into the Ridley experience. Of course, nothing can replace visiting the campus in person, so I strongly encourage you to book a tour with our Admissions Office. We welcome you to explore our beautiful campus, meet a community of friends and mentors, and discover where you belong.
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J. Edward Kidd, Headmaster