Tuition & Fees

Invest in the Ridley Experience. Build a Legacy.

Ridley College offers a unique opportunity for students from around the world to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Our integration of a traditional liberal arts education with individual learning, the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, a learner-driven culture and campus community, and a commitment of service to others is the foundation of a flourishing life and a personal legacy. 

Partner with Ridley to Build Your Legacy

Our Admissions and Business Offices are available to help you understand your payment options. We offer a variety of payment plans (some restrictions apply), as well as bursaries and scholarships for qualifying students.

-Doug and Gina Allan

When the time came to choose a secondary school for Josh, we did some research and learned that Ridley is one of the top 25 schools in Canada. We decided to take a tour of the campus and see how it felt…how we fit with Ridley and how Ridley fit with our family. Immediately, we noticed that any student we encountered was polite, respectful and more than willing to assist us with finding our way. We had a guided tour of the campus by a senior student who invited us to view the classrooms/learning areas, residence and recreational facilities, and all that Ridley had to offer. We asked lots of questions of our guide and students we encountered as to what they thought of Ridley. Everyone agreed that it was a great school and that it was the right choice for them in providing a good education in preparation for life after Ridley.

We provide more than $3.5 million in scholarships and bursaries each year. Contact us to learn more about how a Ridley education can be brought within reach.

Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)

Our base tuition and fees for the current school year vary by category and are outlined below. Total fees are dependent on the payment plan chosen.
Please see the 2020-2021 financial guides for more details.

Day Students

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  • JK/SK

  • Gr. 1-4

  • Gr. 5-6

  • Gr. 7-8

  • Gr. 9-12/PG


Domestic Boarding Students

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International Boarding Students

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Families must complete and sign an enrollment contract following acceptance of an offer of admission.
A signed re-enrollment contract and payment of the first tuition installment are required to hold a student’s place at the school for the following year. We'll send you an email in early February with information on how to re-enroll.


Payment Options

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Click here for the Financial Portal.

Credit Card
• using Plastiq, 2.85% transaction fee (

Online Bill Payment
• through your Canadian bank account 
• family number must be included (family number is your account #)

• made payable to Ridley College

Wire Transfer
• Contact the Business Office for banking details at

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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.