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Our admissions process is designed to get to know you and your family. Together, we explore the possibilities for you at Ridley College, and find out whether our school is the right fit for your education.


Your admissions process begins with your application. After it is submitted, you will liaise with a member of the Admissions team, who will review your profile, share further information, arrange visits, answer questions and determine if Ridley is right for you. Our approach is specifically designed to help us understand each candidate as an individual student. We understand that there may be unique circumstances that require flexibility and we adapt to accommodate for these where possible.

2024-25 Enrollment Update

Please check this site often for admissions updates or contact our Admissions team with any questions.

All boarding applications for the 2024-25 academic year will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis. To avoid disappointment due to limited space in certain grades, we recommend applying early. Families can generally anticipate a decision within two weeks of a student’s file being completed in full.

Applications are being offered on a rolling basis. 

Applications are being offered on a rolling basis. 

Due to high demand and a competitive application process, Ridley can no longer offer rolling admissions for day applicants in our Upper School.

The application deadline for September 2024 entry was Friday, February 23rd, 2024. Decisions will be released to students who completed their application by the February 23rd deadline on March 1st, 2024.

The deadline for families applying for Tuition Assistance was Wednesday, February 14th, 2024. 

If you have any questions about your Upper School Day application, don't hesitate to contact our Admissions team

To apply for day student status at Ridley College, families must have a current, local address and reside within a 50 km radius of the campus. Anyone with a residence outside this radius applying as a day student must seek an exemption by requesting approval from the Director of Enrollment Management.


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We encourage you to begin the process during the fall and spring of the preceding academic year. Students applying to Ridley College are asked to submit:

  • Online application
  • Year-end academic reports (for three years, including the current school year)
  • Confidential Recommendation Form
  • If English is not your first language: 
    • You must complete the English as an Additional Language (EAL) Assessment Form as part of your application. 
    • Admissions Officers may request English language proficiency results from testing services such as IELTS, Duolingo, or TOEFL.  
    • All applicants studying in mainland China are requested to submit either Vericant interview results OR Duolingo test results.

Once you have submitted your application, the Admissions Office will provide the Application Checklist, which will help you to upload the required documentation and schedule your interview.

Your Guide To A Successful Admissions Interview

I was immediately impressed with how quickly the school got in touch to provide information to help us in the decision-making process. They also accommodated tours and multiple class visits to ensure it was the right school for us. I have noticed how easily [my girls] have adapted to the school, how much more they are learning in the diverse courses and how their social interactions have blossomed. 

Marleen McMaster, Ridley Parent

Tuition Assistance

We provide more than $3 million in scholarships and bursaries each year for students who qualify for tuition assistance. Learn how we can make a Ridley education accessible to you.

Tuition Assistance

2023-24 Admissions Viewbook

Download a digital copy of our viewbook to get information about Ridley – instantly and all in one place. Ridley's viewbook provides an overview of our school, academics, boarding and the student experience.

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If you have questions about the admissions process or entrance requirements, contact the Admissions Office at 1-905-684-1889 Ext. 2207 or [email protected]

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