Admissions Open House Events

While Ridley College’s campus is currently closed to all visitors, the Admissions Office looks forward to providing you with a personalized and interactive virtual tour at your convenience. Please contact admissions@ridleycollege.com to schedule a virtual tour or information session with a member of our team. 

Throughout the 2021-22 school year, we will be hosting information sessions for both Upper and Lower School prospective families, and participating in many virtual fairs and events. Whether you live locally, elsewhere in Canada, or on the other side the world, we look forward to connecting with you! Please visit this page regularly for updates.

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Open House Events

Want to learn more about Ridley College? Join us at our Open House Events, designed to provide you with important information about our school. Whether you're looking for answers to questions on boarding, athletics or our outstanding IB programme, these sessions will be your essential introduction to Ridley. Then, following the event, learn from the Tigers who live it: comprised of diverse students from across the globe, our student panels will be happy to share their experiences with you and your family.
Why come to a Virtual Open House? 

From the comfort and convenience of their own home, interested families will be able to:

  • Speak with students, faculty, and staff about our programmes;
  • Delve into specific topics related to day-to-day life on campus;
  • Hear from student panels, who will speak about their individual experience at Ridley;
  • Have your questions answered about our boarding programme—and boarding generally!
  • Learn how Ridley prepares students for the world's top universities; and
  • Understand our commitment to nurturing the whole child—we focus on students' physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing, and engender in each one a lifelong love of learning.

 
EVENT DATE EVENT TOPIC SATURDAY STUDENT PANEL

July 15, 2021
• 10:00a.m. EST

Information Session for Prospective Students Panel will take place during the event.

July 29, 2021
• 10:00a.m. EST

Information Session for Prospective Students Panel will take place during the event.

August 19, 2021
• 7:00p.m. EST

Information Session for Prospective Students Panel will take place during the event.

October 14, 2021
• 9:00a.m. EST

Immigration Support for International Students Panel will take place during the event.

October 23, 2021
• 10:00a.m. EST

JK-Grade 3 Fall Virtual Play Date Panel will take place during the event.

November 27, 2021
• 9:00a.m. to noon & 9:00p.m. to midnight EST

This is Ridley!
Morning Session
Evening Session
Panels will take place during the events.

December 2, 2021
• 7:00p.m. EST

Virtual Tuition Assistance Information Session (*for students with Canadian or American citizenship or PR status) Panel will take place during the event.

February 5th, 2022
• 9:00a.m.-noon EST & 9:00p.m.-midnight EST

This is Ridley! Panel will take place during the event.

February 16, 2022
• 5:30-6:30p.m. EST

JK-Grade 3 Family Reading Evening Panel will take place during the event.

February 16, 2022
• 7:00-8:00p.m. EST

Grades 4-8 Family Reading Evening Panel will take place during the event.

February 23, 2022
• 7:00p.m. EST

Grade 9 Information Session for Prospective Students Panel will take place during the event.

March 3, 2022
• 7:00p.m. EST

Immigration Support for International Students March 5, 2022
• 10:00a.m. EST

April 7, 2022
• 7:00p.m. EST

Rowing Virtual Open House Panel will take place during the event.
April 9, 2022
• 9:00-10:30a.m. EST
JK-Grade 6 Saturday Play Date Panel will take place during the event.
 
 
 
 
 
"I could not imagine a better school for our children or for us as a family." — Jo Hanna, President of the Ridley College Family Guild 
 

Admissions Fairs

Learn more about Ridley College—wherever you are! Throughout the year, members of our Admissions team will be attending numerous Admissions Fairs and Events. They'll be happy to meet with you, share what makes Ridley a world leader in education and answer any questions you may have about our school. Have questions about an upcoming event? Reach out and contact our team!


DATES
LOCATION
EVENT
CONTACT
July 16, 2021 
Virtual Event 
Balkans and Central Europe 

Anna Parkhomenko
 
Ricarda Romain 
 

August 11, 2021 10:00a.m.
 
Virtual Event 
Applyboard  
Julie Cameron
Jenna Cameron 
September 2021 
October 2021
November 2021
Virtual Event 


Ridley Days at Vericant

 • Shanghai: 09/26 | 10/06 | 10/30 | 11/28
 • Beijing:
09/26 | 10/06 | 10/30 | 11/28
 • Shenzhen: 09/26 |10/07 | 10/30 | 11/28 
 

Jenna Cameron  

September 22-24, 2021

Virtual Event
ILF & Workshop Buenos Aires 2021
Ricarda Romain

September 23, 2021 9:00a.m.–12:00p.m.
 

Virtual Event 
CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #1: International Education Agents & Consultants (global) 
Anna Parkhomenko
Jenna Cameron
 

September 25-26, 2021

Virtual Event
IYM 17th Annual School Fair
Adam Arkell

September 30, 2021

Virtual Event

Online Workshop “Higher education in the USA, Canada, UK & Ireland” Ekaterinburg, Russia 

Anna Parkhomenko 

September 28-30, 2021
 

Virtual Event
 

ICEF – Latin America 
Ricarda Romain 
October 2, 2021, 8:00–11:00a.m. 
Virtual Event 
CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #2: Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania 
Ricarda Romain
Anna Parkhomenko
 

October 2-3, 2021

Virtual Event
IYM 17th Annual School Fair
Adam Arkell
October 5, 2021  

Virtual Event


Schools to Know - Bermuda 
Sarah Whitty 
October 5, 2021, 5:00-10:00p.m. 

Virtual/Hybrid Event 
 
 
EduCanada USA  
Adam Arkell 

October 9, 2021 1:00-3:00p.m. EST

Virtual Event 
Universo Educativo Mexico High School Event
Ricarda Romain

October 9-10, 2021 

Virtual Event
IYM Coaches Conference
Adam Arkell
October 12-31, 2021 

Virtual Event


Nigeria - Virtual Student Interviews via Zoom & Skype 
Julie Cameron 
October 18, 2021 4:00-4:22p.m. EST 
Virtual Event 

Parents League Boarding School Fair (virtual or in person)
 

Adam Arkell 

October 18-22, 2021

Hybrid Event
Parents League Boarding School Virtual Fair 
Adam Arkell
October 20, 2021, 6:00–9:00p.m. 
Virtual Event 

CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #3: 
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland, Eastern US States, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Barbados, The Bahamas, Jamaica 
 
Sarah Whitty
Adam Arkell
 

October 27, 2021

Hybrid Event
CAPIC Education Partner Symposium
Jenna Cameron

October 31, 2021  9:30p.m.–3:00a.m.
 
Virtual Event 
Success Canada Forum Bangkok, Thailand 
Jenna Cameron 

October 31-November 2, 2021
 

Virtual Event  
ICEF - Berlin 
Anna Parkhomenko 
October 2021 

Virtual Event


Grange School 
Julie Cameron 
October 2021 

Virtual Event
 

Local Ontario Elementary School Visits 
Sarah Whitty
October 2021 

Virtual Event
 

IYM Virtual Prep School Fair 
Adam Arkell 
October 2021 

Virtual Event
 

Sterling Hall School Fair 
Sarah Whitty 

November 5-6, 2021,
9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Virtual Fair
VEF IHSO Global Online High School Fair (Turkey, Azerbaijan, Morocco, Romania, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, UAE, Ukraine, Serbia, and Russia)
Anna Parkhomenko

 November 5-7, 2021
 


 Saudi Arabia - Aramco
 

Saudi Arabia - Aramco Boarding School Fair 
Julie Cameron 
November 6, 2021, 12:00–3:00p.m. 
Virtual Event 

CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #4: 
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western US States, Mexico 
 
Sarah Whitty
Adam Arkell
 
 
 

November 6, 2021

Virtual Event
2021 Fall Overseas Education Expo (OH!Study) Taipei, Taiwan
Jenna Cameron

November 10-12, 2021

Virtual Event
ICEA Virtual Conference
Adam Arkell
November 14-15, 2021 

 Virtual/Hybrid Event
 

IQ Consultancy Fair - Russia 
Anna Parkhomenko 

November 16, 
 
2021, 1:30–3:00p.m. 


Virtual Event
 

Ssb Nottebohm Virtual Boarding School Event 
 
Ricarda Romain  
November 19, 2021, 9:00p.m.–12:00a.m. 
Virtual Event 
CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #5: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia 
 
Jenna Cameron
Helu Zhang
 

November 24, 2021, 5:00–8:00p.m.
 

Virtual Event 
CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #6: Brazil, Colombia, Chile 
 
Ricarda Romain 

November 27, 2021

Virtual/Hybrid Event
“Education Abroad 2022” Fair Ekaterinburg, Russia
Anna Parkhomenko

November 2021
 
 

Virtual/Hybrid Event 
 

Selwyn House Event - Montreal 
Sarah Whitty 
December 4, 2021, 10:00a.m.–1:00p.m. 
Virtual Event 
CAIS Boarding School Virtual Fair #7: Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran 
 
Julie Cameron
Jenna Cameron
 
 
December 6-8, 2021
 


Virtual Event

ICEF – Miami 
Anna Parkhomenko 
January 24-February 15, 2022 

Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja)
 
Ghana 
Rwanda 
Uganda 

Africa 
Julie Cameron 

January 24– February 4, 2022
 


Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany
 
IB school visits and agent visits 
Ricarda Romain 

February 22-24, 2022
 


Virtual Event
 

ICEF Virtual Secondary Education Fair 
Anna Parkhomenko
Ricarda Romain Adam Arkell
 

March 20, 2021

Virtual Event
Elmwood Franklin High School Fair
Adam Arkell
April 2022 

Virtual Event
 

Elmwood Franklin High School Fair 
Adam Arkell 
May 13-15, 2022 

Virtual Event
 

ICEF – Toronto 
Alexandra Little
Jenna Cameron
 
May 2022 

San Francisco, CA
 

Town School for Boys Fair 
Adam Arkell 

June 2022
 
 

P.E.I.
 

Andrews Hockey Showcase 
Sarah Whitty 



 
 
 
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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.